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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    I know chat plugins by their very nature break each other. However one plugin I require is BableCraft. I am not a linguist and I like being able to communicate with other people who don't speak english. I was wondering if HeroChat and BableCraft could "work together" or if you could add google translate into HeroChat? That and the lack of PermissionsBukkit is the only thing holding me back from this great plugin.
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    is there a way to have individual prefix colors depending on players permissions group
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    How do I update to PermissionsBukkit, but with this working?
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    I'm on my buddies server and we're trying to get herochat up and running with our configuration however it seems that it's overwritten the /help command so that /help does what /ch does (Not /ch help, just /ch) which means anyone trying to access the normal /help command to see what commands they can use can't use it.

    Mods to note are Permissions and bukkitcompat, if there's no known issues with those, and of course I don't update this and say we have a solution, and finally you guys can't figure out what we're doing wrong, I'll post more information, however right now I'm tired and I'm not the admin of the server, I'm just doing him a favor.

    Thanks for any response.
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    How can i edit Local Chat Distance?
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    read configuration on wiki ;)

    Hello is it possible to make @adminPlayer to not have @ in front of name?
    bcz of hide admins ? thanks :)
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    It is possible to set chat colour to orange as default colour for admins ?


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    Could you please possibly divide up the permissions so that the mute permission is separate? I'd like to be able to give all twenty of my moderators the ability to mute without having to either give them channel moderator access individually or give them the herochat.admin permission. Thank you.
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    Where can i find the HeroChat Colored Chat Codes?? PLEASE i would like to learn how to use them.
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    Is there a way to force users into a channel based on whichever world they reside?

    IE: world1 users focus on world1 channel, world2 users focus on world2 channel etc?
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    Hey I try to make it so herochat says which world people are in and this is how I have it set up:

    separate-chat-log: false
    incoming-tell-format: '&8From {player}: &d'
    - \bu+\W*m+a+d+(\W*br(a|o)+)?
    - some_other_word;replacement
    plugin-tag: '§e[HeroChat] '
    craftIRC-prefix: '#'
    outgoing-tell-format: '&8To {receiver}: &d'
    default-channel: Global
    default-message-format: '{color}[{nick}] &f{world}{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
    craftIRC-message-format: '[{nick}] {player}: '
    And in default message format I have it say world but everytime I save the config file and reload the plugin it deletes the change and it doesnt say what world :(. Help please.
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    Any way to add support for Factions? I would love it. Thank you.
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    I would like to know if it is possible to use the plugin ColorMe with this plugin.
    My default-message is set up like this:
    default-message-format: '&2[&f{prefix}{player}{suffix}&2]&7:{color} '

    This does not work with ColorMe though, any solution or is it even possible?
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    Does this work with Permissions Bukkit?
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    is there a way to set permissions for Colors? so user wihout permissions could not write in diffrent colors?
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    How do I do to get the ranks in? all I get now is [g] Playername: troloLOlo
    I want it to be like [g][Owner] Playername: troloLOlo
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    is there any permissionsbukkit support for this plugin? i cant seem to get prefixs to work
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    /ch list and /ch CHANNELNAME doesn't work if you're running herochat on a windows bukkit server. Everything works fine on a linux bukkit machine.
    when i do /ch list all i get is:
    List of Channels:
    no channel listing at all. Everything fine on a linux Machine.
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    Yeah, just set the group prefix for owner or admin to &c or whatever color code you want. Then your default formatting should look like


    Which will set the final text to white.

    Use PEX.
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    ok i am having issues getting into the staff channel i am the OP on the server and it still wont let me in. The config file is set up like this:
    color: LIGHT_GREEN
    nickname: staff
    speak: []
    - admins
    - mods
    message-format: '{default}'
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    - Zelow79
    hidden: true
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: false
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: true
    forced: false

    I am assuming this is the default option. Now i have tried adding Op, op, Operator, and operator and that does not seem to let the plugin load correctly so what i am wondering is how do i make myself the admin/mod so i can use the channel? also i noticed when i did /ch mod staff it added my name to the moderator list. but i still cannot join. This is driving me insane lol.

    Edit: Ok I solved my issue i guess you cannot add a new line you can only replace a line and i just replaced admins with Operator and now it work perfect. So i am just assuming this is just based on you permissions groups.
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    I can't seem to be able to get HeroChat to play nice with the newest (v2.13) version of CraftIRC. I recently re-installed the server after restoring a backup (with a fresh Win7 install, kept all config and everything how it worked before), but now IRC to game works, but game to IRC is broken. Any help?

    HeroChat 4.10.3
    CraftIRC 2.13
    Craftbukkit 1060
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    i am having a new issue i am using craftirc and that is working great but when i add the tags to the global channel for the irc nothing happens it just keeps using the default craftirc channel

    Edit: lol sorry yet again i have solved my own question
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    Sorry to post a feature request here, the redmine site wont let me register for some reason, keep getting a mysql database -5 error, have no clue. Anyways my request is a multiworld setup function. Like when users teleport to other worlds they are defaulted to another channel automatically, say you have channel "freebuild", when the user enters freebuild world they will auto switch to the freebuild channel :p Not sure if you can do this but hey! its an idea right ?
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    Hey @DTheilke
    I've got a question. I've tried SOOOO many chat plugins and so far, i've had problems with all of them. iChat isn't compatible with bPermissions, jChat isn't compatible with Essentials, and mChat is not what i really want. This seems to be the only other worthwhile chat plugin out there that i've heard of, but i've got a few questions
    1. Will this plugin be something that you will stop supporting EVER?
    2. What is a simple summary of how the channels work?
    3. How easy is the installation? (is this something that is simple enough for someone running a server with Essentials, bPermissions, WorldEdit, Citizens, Showcase, FakeMessage, and Spout to use?)
    4. Whether the installation is easy or hard, how long does it take to format/setup channels and censoring?

    Oh and is there a way i can "hide" what channel a person is in? Because i don't want
    g:{Owner} CurseOfTheFlyingWombat: Test

    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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    Hey SPAMCraft1,

    I know you are probably expecting a reply fast and DTheilke doesn't seem to be responding much anymore.

    So to answer you questions...

    1. With this plugins success and current state I wouldn't believe him to stop supporting it, but I'm sure if he ever did there would be other plugins out by then.
    2. A simple summary of how the channels work... There is a config file that has this setup
    So that should pretty much explain it, to add channels you just follow that same setup and add what you like :3

    3. The installation is VERY simple, you just drop the jar in your plugins folder and start the server, then you will be presented with the usual folder with the config files. Then you just set it up like i showed above. Now with essential you will have to remove "EssentialsChat.jar" in or to get rid of conflicts betweet the two because herochat has to be allowed full control of your chat, but no worries this doesn't hurt Essentials in anyway.

    As for the censoring, in the same config file you will see the censor option and it will have an example listed, just follow its format and your good to go :3

    Anyways I hope I helped answer your questions. Anymore just message me back :)
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    I need a way to add group prefixes that is compatible with PermissionsBukkit and HeroChat. I looked through all the chat plugins, especially ones that let you set a prefix, and I really want to stick with this one because the channels are awesome XP so is there a plugin out there that I could add in without messing up HeroChat? =o I tried Prefixer, SimplePrefix, binfo, and NameChanger. Some of them had prefixes per user, not per group, and some of them simply did not do anything, probably because HeroChat took priority as the chat plugin for the server and shut down the competition. Any advice would be great! ^-^ P.S. This isn't even upgraded for 1.8, which I am running :confused: it works though :3 so I don't think it will be a problem. At any rate I can always go back to 1060 to see if the craftbukkit build is indeed messing something up. I am working this all out on my laptop's local server instead of on the dedicated one I own so my players won't have to watch things breaking.

    Apologies if that feature was already requested, but I not searching 76 pages DX

    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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    @Saidy99 no, not possible yet, HeroChat 5 is coming "soon" (we dont know whe, they just say soonish) and will allow superperms
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    Sounds good, thank you :) I'll be spamming refresh if you need me o.o

    Question number 2: How exactly should I format the password for my staff channel in the config.yml? I have it as this:
    password: '99'
    Did I do it correctly? It is not asking for a password to join.

    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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    How can i make a chanal not have a prefix for example "Global" having "g"
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    You need to customize message-format for that channel. Something like this
    message-format: '{suffix}{prefix}{player}&f: &7'

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