Inactive [CHAT] HeroChat v4.10.3 - Comprehensive Chat Channel Plugin [1060]

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    HeroChat The Chat Channel Plugin (v 4.10.3)
    Download HeroChat
    Source Code on GitHub This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    Redmine (Issue/Feature Tracker)

    Permissions 3.0
    Rcjrrcjr has been working quite hard on this upgrade to Permissions. However, it currently still suffers from a number of bugs. The most important of these which directly affects HeroChat is the non-functioning of prefixes and suffixes. There are less-than-pretty workarounds, but I'm refraining from fully supporting an update until Permissions 3.1 is released which should include a number of significant bug fixes. When this does occur, however, I have a build ready for you guys that should work. You can download it here. Again, I highly suggest not using this until Permissions 3.1 is released unless you really don't care about prefixes and such.

    See you when I get back!

    Is your config resetting when you make changes?
    If you make changes to the config while the server is running, you need to use the /ch reload command to make the changes stick. I wish this message wasn't necessary, but people only seem to read things in big, bold, red text (if at all).

    Have a problem? a feature request? Go here.
    HeroChat now has its very own redmine found here. If you have an issue or would like to suggest a new feature, I urge you to file it via redmine. I will be checking this much more often than this thread from here on out.

    Show your thanks! Maintaining plugins like HeroChat is very nearly a full time job. If you enjoy my plugins and appreciate the support I provide, then please consider providing some support of your own. Donating even a tiny amount keeps me motivated and makes me feel loved so go ahead and donate!

    What is HeroChat? HeroChat brings a multiple channel system to Minecraft. Through the use of highly customizable channels, even the largest of servers can have manageable and readable chat.

    • Chat channels
      • Highly configurable
      • Public, private and password protected channels
      • Configurable custom message formatting including colors and health bars
      • Channel moderation
      • Local channels
    • Ignore lists
    • Regex-based censorship
    • User setting persistence
      • Automatically saves your settings when you log out
    • Permissions integration
      • Prefixes and suffixes
      • Restrict joining and speaking in channels
      • Restrict important commands
    • CraftIRC integration
      • Relay messages between Minecraft and IRC
      • Configurable links between in-game and IRC channels
    How do I install it? Take a look at the installation and configuration wiki found here.

    How do I use it? Take a look at the usage wiki found here.

    A Message to Users
    Thanks for all your support! I will do my best to keep this plugin updated and bug free. If you have any issues or feature requests, feel free to either leave a message here or find me in #herochat on EsperNet.

    Extra special thanks to my donors: TheYeti, playnight

    Change Log
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    Version 4.10.3
    • Fixed players not rejoining private channels when Permissions isn't loaded first.
    Version 4.10.2

    • Fixed a bug with {group} when not using Permissions
    Version 4.10.1

    • Fixed a bug with CraftIRC join/leave events ignoring the join-messages option
    • Added the {group} tag
    • Added the {groupprefix} tag
    • Added the {groupsuffix} tag
    Version 4.10.0

    • Added the separate-chat-log option
    Version 4.9.0

    • Renamed the global craftIRC-tag option to craftIRC-prefix to avoid confusion
    • Replaced the channel specific craftIRC-tags option with game-to-IRC and IRC-to-game to allow one-way communication
    Version 4.8.11

    • Added color support for the irc-tag
    Version 4.8.10

    • Fixed a bug with privileged channels and reloads
    Version 4.8.9

    • Added the local-distance option to set the local distance on a per-channel basis
    Version 4.8.8

    • Removed debugging code I left in accidentally
    Version 4.8.7

    • Fixed an infinite loop with certain censors
    Version 4.8.6

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 612
    Version 4.8.5

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 602
    Version 4.8.4

    • Added a permissions check before rejoining channels during a /ch reload
    Version 4.8.3

    • User settings are now saved before /ch reload does its thing
    Version 4.8.2

    • Added one-time tells to the /tell command
    • Added the {receiver} tag for use in tell formats
    Version 4.8.1

    • Changing focus now ends /tell conversations
    Version 4.8.0

    • Added the cross-world-chat channel option
    • Separated user data into multiple files
    • Added the /ignore alias for /ch ignore back in
    Version 4.7.6

    • Minor improvement to command handling
    Version 4.7.5

    • Minor fix for certain command specific help pages
    • Added global toggle (toggles all channels) to /ch toggle
    Version 4.7.4

    • Minor internal change to how format tags work
    • Minor change to how messages are sent to CraftIRC (allows player specific tags such as {prefix})
    Version 4.7.3

    • Fixed issue with CraftIRC messages being repeated in IRC
    Version 4.7.2

    • Fixed a bug where /qm g ? would show the command help rather than sending a message
    Version 4.7.1

    • Fixed a minor formatting bug regarding join/leave messages in the console
    Version 4.7.0

    • Added the /tell command to create private conversations
    • Added the incoming-tell-format and outgoing-tell-format options to the config
    Version 4.6.0

    • Added the /ch toggle command to allow temporary enabling/disabling of channels
    Version 4.5.0

    • Added custom replacements to the censor feature in the format 'censoredword;replacement'
    • Added the 'herochat.color' permission to allow players to use colors on the fly in their messages
    • Added the mute (per channel) and gmute (global) commands
    • Revamped help menu
    • Added command specific help. Type /<command> ? to use it (ie. /ch create ?)
    Version 4.4.3

    • Fixed a bug when creating a channel with all 5 arguments provided
    Version 4.4.2

    • Improved command handling
    • Fixed a bug where commands longer than the actual commands were being accepted
    • Removed the {color.COLOR} tags - use the usual &c colors now
    • Replaced the {color.CHANNEL} tag with {color}
    Version 4.4.1

    • Fixed a bug with colors in message formats containing underscores
    Version 4.4.0

    • Added regex based word censor
    Version 4.3.7

    • Fixed any and all line wrapping issues (thanks to Bukkit for fixing MC's color line-wrapping bug)
    Version 4.3.6

    • Added the reserved channel name list back in
    • Fixed a potential issue with the /<channel> <message> shortcut command
    Version 4.3.5

    • A default configuration file is now created if you do not have one
    Version 4.3.4

    • Removed the DEBUG message I left in
    Version 4.3.3

    • Fixed line wrapping issues related to Finnish characters.
    Version 4.3.2

    • Fixed the ignore feature
    Version 4.3.1

    • Quick messaging now also relays to IRC
    • Added an option to configure the format for game->IRC messages
    Version 4.3.0

    • Added CraftIRC support!
    Version 4.2.1

    • Updated the help command to reflect the password additions
    Version 4.2.0

    • Added passworded channels
    • Updated /ch create command to allow passworded channel creation
    Version 4.1.6

    • Fixed a bug related to negative health values.
    Version 4.1.5

    • Fixed an error when using custom display names.
    Version 4.1.4

    • Added full error reporting to Permissions issues.
    Version 4.1.2

    • Added licensing information to source and original post.
    Version 4.1.1

    • Finally found the cause of the line wrapping bug. It's fixed now.
    • Implemented stricter version checking for Permissions. HeroChat will disable itself it the right version isn't found.
    Version 4.1.0

    • Added a message for the plugin's onDisable() method.
    • Re-implemented the old quick message feature.
    • Added world specific channels.
    • Fixed the /ch reload command.
    • Added the {world} and {healthbar} tags.
    • Added an overloaded sendMessage for other plugins to use.
    Version 4.0.2

    • Minor change to make HeroChat compatible with future Permissions version names
    Version 4.0.1

    • Fixed a bug when creating channels without specifying a color
    • Decided on a more logical version naming scheme
    Version 4.00

    • Major internal rewrite
    • Added error handling around Permissions to help identify issues with Permissions configs
    • Temporarily removed iChat support
    • Updated for new versions of Permissions
    • The old /ch channels command is now /ch list
    • The old /ch list command is now /ch who
    Version 3.21

    • Another attempt to fix line wrapping.
    Version 3.20

    • Fixed an issue with the /ch remove command.
    Version 3.19

    • Minor adjustment to line wrapping.
    Version 3.18

    • Moved command handling to onCommand.
    • Removed replaced old quick messaging behavior with /qm <channel> <message>.
    • Reworked /ch create command.
    • Added special /ch help create menu.
    • Updated to add Permissions 2.4 support.
    • Removed GroupManager support.
    Version 3.17

    • Fixed banning and kicking players again.
    Version 3.16

    • Players are no longer able to speak in a channel after being kicked or banned from it.
    Version 3.15

    • Added configurable option that defines the tag used to prefix all plugin messages - defaults to [HeroChat]
    Version 3.14

    • Added support for {healthbar} tags in prefixes and suffixes
    Version 3.13

    • Added support for GroupManager. Permissions should still work though!
    Version 3.12

    • Minor internal changes
    Version 3.08

    • Updated to meet new Bukkit standards
    • Fixed long constructor spam
    Version 3.07

    • Added support for other plugins to send messages to channels without a Player object
    • Bug Fix: another attempt to work around the local chat location issues
    Version 3.06

    • Bug Fix: other plugin commands should work again
    Version 3.05

    • Bug Fix: accidentally forgot to set loaded channels to saved
    Version 3.04

    • Added checks for cancelled events.
    • Bug Fix: channels are now only saved if the "saved" option is added
    Version 3.03

    • Bug fix: local channels should REALLY save and work correctly - seriously.
    • Bug fix: the /ch reload command no longer crashes the client
    Version 3.02

    • Bug fix: local channels should now save correctly.
    Version 3.01

    • Bug fix: fixed missing permissions check when automatically joining channels the first time a user enters the server
    Version 3.00

    • Added optional join/leave messages.
    • Channel moderators can now delete their own channels.
    • Channel moderators can now ban users preemptively, even if they aren't online.
    • All user settings are now saved across logins.
    • Removed the /ch auto and /ch default commands as they are now obsolete.
    • Configurations are now stored in a different file with a slightly different format. Old data.yml files are converted automatically to assist in this change.
    Version 2.67

    • Bug fix: issue with /ch list
    • Bug fix: issue with /ch mod
    Version 2.66

    • Bug fix: fixed an issue where players couldn't toggle off their personal autojoins
    Version 2.65

    • Bug fix: forgot to include plugin.yml in the jar last build
    Version 2.64

    • Fixed censor color code formatting
    Version 2.63

    • Cleaned up code a bit
    Version 2.62

    • Improved line wrapping so the last color of the first line is reapplied for each subsequent line
    Version 2.61

    • Players can now add channels to auto-join with the /ch auto command
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.53

    • Actually removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (silly typos)
    Version 2.52

    • Removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (or externally reloaded)
    Version 2.51

    • Fixed rejoining default channels when reloading the plugin via Essentials
    Version 2.50

    • Added health bar support from iChat (iChat required)
    • Bug fixes
    Version 2.42

    • Minor bug fix to improve player nickname support
    Version 2.41

    • The join, leave and ignore commands can now also be accessed using /ch join, /ch leave and /ch ignore, respectively
    Version 2.40

    • Fixed major bug with /ch reload command
    • Message formatting now uses Player.getDisplayName() instead of Player.getName()
    Version 2.33

    • More bug fixes (fixed channels not being checked for join permissions when attempting to autojoin channels at startup)
    Version 2.32

    • Various bug fixes
    Version 2.31

    • Prefixes and suffixes can now be user-specific
    Version 2.30

    • Slight configuration file restructuring (I promise this will be one of the last times this occurs)
    • Channels can now have restricted join and speak privileges based on permission groups
    • Channels can choose to override the default format string
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.20

    • Console logging added.
    Version 2.10

    • Fixed bug so that message formatting works properly
    • Hidden channels are now hidden from the channel list even if you're in them
    Version 2.00

    • Massive restructuring of code
    • Redone config files - make sure to read the new configuration section
    • Channel moderation added (/ch kick, /ch ban, /ch mod)
    • Custom message formatting added
    • Local channel distance is now adjustable
    • More bug fixes
    Version 1.10

    • Added the /ch reload command
    • Improved suffix support
    • Improved multi-line message support
    • Various minor bug fixes
    Version 1.00

    • Initial public release!
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    Move your users.yml file to a safe directory outside of the plugins folder and do /ch reload; see if that helps. This error is happening when HeroChat tries to get the active channel of a player - they might be assigned to an invalid channel. If that doesn't work then the problem might be something else - I have to test HeroChat with 1060 and I have not yet, but I don't think there where any changes that would just cause this.

    The best way to do that is to use prefix and suffix; at the moment the only option to make that work is to downgrade to Permissions 3.1.6 from PermissionsBukkit.

    Failing that, add "force: true" to all your channel configs, and make sure no groups are restricted from using any channels. That way, all users will be forced to see all channels at all times, but they only talk into the channel they are focused on (i.e. which channel their messages go to). You cannot force them to focus on a specific channel though, they'll have to use /ch <channelname> to get into the right one.

    EDIT: You can use the speak: permission to assign which groups can talk where, and your join: should always be empty ("[]") so that everyone can see all the channels. Again, since PermissionsBukkit doesn't support groups, you will need Permissions 3.1.6 (for now). 5.0 will very likely support Superperms/PermissionsBukkit when it is done.

    Look into the message formatting options as well, that may be helpful for what you are trying to accomplish. The HeroChat Configuration Wiki has lots of good information.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
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    I have a question, why hasn't this been updated for a while?
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    If PermissionsBukkit is the issue, why not make prefixes, suffixes, and titles defined in the <username>.yml file HeroChat creates?
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    Ok I am having an issue with herochat

    minecraft 1.7.3
    Permissions 3.1.6
    (Not bukkitpermission

    The issue is that i will dupe the prefixs like [Admin][Admin]arnie231 instead of [Admin]arnie231

    what could be the issue iam not using essenstails :S maybe i have disable Bukkitperms but when i run the server is says bukkit perms emprty egnoring it or something :S

    Please help this is an amazing plugin and my server chat is a mess without and when theres like 20 people online
    Thank you
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    I've used HeroChat for many months, and this is the first time I hear of this file.

    Can anyone test this out if it works with BukkitPerms/SuperPermsbridge?
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    inherently no support for SuperPerms/Bukkit as none of them support Prefix/Suffix/Info Nodes. - it's just not possible without a complete re-write.
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    Can anyone help me ? need this sorting as i have alot of players online and chat is just spamming
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    Robert Pendell

    HeroChat 5 is reported to be supporting SuperPerms which is needed in PermissionsBukkit. I'm holding off on PermissionsBukkit while fighting an uphill battle with read time outs on the server (Permissions 3.1.x is suspect).
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    We've already posted about this many times. DThielke was busy with Heroes, it was released, and immediately it needed more work, including updating to SuperPerms. Work has been done on 5.0, but it is not yet complete and DThielke has had to concentrate his time elsewhere, both on other more pressing projects and on his life outside the Bukkit community.

    This is how it will likely be handled, except it will be in config.yml not users.yml. Users.yml is used to track your players' status and should never be edited by hand.
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    I cant seem to figure this out, im an admin, yet for some reason im in all channels at once, /ch join isnt even a command.

    on top of that it keep changing autojoin to true, on one server i was able to do /ch g to join global, cant do it now, not even a command, nothing shows up, and there is no fix for why i am still in all channels at once, cuz everytime i try to switch to any channel it says you are already in that channel.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
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    Any errors in the log?

    EDIT: Also, please post your config and the output of /plugins from the console
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    I'm using this with PEX and having a problem.
    default-message-format: '{prefix} {player}: '
    That's my default message format.
    And I set up prefix in permissions to look like '&b[Admin]&f'

    Did I do this correctly, or not? I looked for an example of what I should be putting but couldn't find one.
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    Does this work with Permissions 2 (quote this :p)
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    If you want to stay on Perms 3.x and have the timeout issues, get the 3.2 dev build (somewhere in the perms thread), it fixes them 100%. It does make your server not stop properly on a /reload or /stop command, but it doesnt time out anymore while running.


    Excited for 5.0 of HeroChat! ;)
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    I have the same problem. Someone was searching for the solution but he suddenly stopped with it :/
    With the default config file everything is fine and it will load, but when I make changes to it, it wont load.
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    Robert Pendell

    Yea. I kinda figured that out before I got your message including the lack of stop and reload... :(
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    This is still very much active and Hc 5.0 is coming out sometime in the future.
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    Oh it works fine to make changes.. Even have a tradechat running..
    But those two important ones make hc unload.. Tried both at once and each one on its own.. Neither worked
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    nice time frame kainzo lol

    permissions 3 sucks balls
    lots of people are dropping support for permissions 2x and 3x, this is the ONLY plugin im waiting on...

    mchannels.... lol

    all i can think of for now.
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    If you want you can build 5.0 out of the experimental branch on github under Herocraft/HeroChat (it's still labeled at 4.10.3 in the plugin.yml, but there is a lot of new code). Still doesn't support SuperPerms but with PermissionsBukkit and SuperpermBridge it has minimum functionality (no prefixes or groups*); that being said I haven't tested it much other than to see if it loads; however it looks fairly complete. Be aware that at the moment it looks like CraftIRC support was removed as well; this might have been a response to CraftIRC not being updated for a while but now that it is working it might be coming back, or they might be revising how CraftIRC ties in with HeroChat.

    Either way, @Kainzo says it's alive, so I wouldn't have any doubts about the future of this whatsoever.

    *SuperpermBridge might support groups because PermissionsBukkit has them, but I'm not sure off the top of my head.
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    I am very happy that I found out that you can use this perfectly with PEX. Everything works. JOY!
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    How do you use it with PEX? I just want to make a colored prefix, I set it up but in-game the prefix doesn't show up so I don't think I set it up right.
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    I have a question about the separate-chat-log: false setting in config.yml. I don't seem to find any documentation on it, and i wonder if true and false is the only options? I would like to be able to have the chat logged both in the server.log and a separate chat.log. Is that possible or might it be added?

    And thank you for a great plugin! I don't know how i ever lived without it.
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    Will this ever support bukkitpermissions/superperms?
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    Don't censor RUSSIAN bad word

    for example:
    word: сука
    unicode: UTF-8
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    We love herochat, but I'm having one issue with it.
    I've got a moderator channel and its setup that moderator and above can go in. This works, we've never had any issues with it.
    The problem is when I add a Moderator to a different group, say VIP. The person will still have all of the moderator commands, plus the vip bonuses, but for some reason they can't get into the Moderator channel, it says you cannot join this channel. It seems that it only reads the first group that the person is a part of?
    Any way to fix this??
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    For the time being, using PEX works perfectly with HeroChat. And PEX supports Bukkitperms as well, so you're good to go.
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    I personally think it would be easier to ask the BukkitPermissions Devs to include the Prefix field for this plugin to work properly. But of course they probably won't. Haven't looked at their plugin much as my reluctance to redo the nodes for BukkitPerm. I don't know to much about how it works. Also at looking into the jar's and how this plugin works, the only thing I could think of, which would be exhausting to do, would be to configure the plugin to have configurable "nodes" which the Server Owners would define. Kinda like Multiverse's portal nodes. But this would involve a massive recode. Then assign each group the node so they would have the prefix if they have that node. Also making the chat channel nodes to have certain players join a channel if they have permissions in the nodes. Its just a suggestion.
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    Netto Hikari

    Personally, I don't have any problems with PEX and HeroChat using Prefixes.

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