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'm trying to set a channel up that is meant to be able to notify players of events or restarts, etc. This is what I have, but when I try to speak in it, it tells me I can't. Any reason you can tell from this? I'm in the Admins usergroup.
            craftIRC-tags: []
            color: PURPLE
            nickname: Notify
                - Admins
                - RoyalGuard
                join: []
            message-format: '{default}'
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: true
                shortcut-allowed: true
                auto-join: true
                local: false
                cross-world-chat: true
                join-messages: false
                forced: true
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    Post your Permissions config.
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    using groupmanager, one sec

    Excerpt of the two groups

        default: false
        permissions: []
        - '*'
        - royalguard
          prefix: ''
          build: false
          suffix: ''
        default: false
        permissions: []
        - +essentials.*
        - default
          prefix: '&c'
          build: false
          suffix: ''
    Here's the config for ME.
        subgroups: []
        - '*'
        group: Admins
    sorry for so many posts, used to Facepunch's automerging

    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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    It is kinda trivial also because I don't use censor the way its intended ;-) However i'll do this anyway:
    1. The version of HeroChat, Permissions and CraftBukkit you are running.
      HeroChat = 4.8.6, Permissions = 2.5.5, CraftBukkit = #617
    2. Detailed steps explaining how to reproduce the error
      Putting a third word to censor in the config file causes the chat to crash completely while format is
      correct. Even with or without spaces in either of the words. When I only do 2 words to be changed it works just fine.Eventually leads to a 'Connection Lost - Timed out' error
    3. A link to pastebin or pastie with the FULL error found in your server log.
      There is no error related to HeroChat to be found in the server log.
    4. A link to pastebin or pastie with your Permissions and HeroChat configs.
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    Broken link, or is it just me?
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    Change Log
    Version 4.8.7
    • Fixed an infinite loop with certain censors
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    Broken here for me too :(
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    Gettin a 404 on the latest download link, sure it'll be fixed in a few minutes though. ^^
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    @Guniv, your configs work fine for me. Are prefixes/suffixes working?

    Also, link is back up.
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    EDIT: Link stil dosnt work? :confused:
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    Steve Member

    Thanks for the permissions fix :)
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    messed with em a bit and now groupmanager is erroring on me
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    Chances are if you get GroupManager to work, this issue will sort itself out.
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    yeah, its giving me stupid config issues. working on fixing them.
    sadly this is how i spend my sunday nights.
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    So... How does the censor thing work? :confused:
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    Could this be HeroChat, or just an incompability? Happens only one one of my two servers (mostly same setup), and on the one that has the very latest HC. It also runs McMyAdmin, the other doesnt. That's more or less the only difference: Latest HC and MCMA (b617).

    2011-04-04 13:17:11 [INFO] msg: where should the kennels be?
    2011-04-04 13:17:11 [INFO] msg: where should the kennels be?
    2011-04-04 13:17:11 [INFO] [HeroChat] [Glo] [VetOp] Yearly: where should the kennels be?
    This is in the Console, in game you only see the main sentence, also in IRC via CraftIRC. Happens for everyone speaking, it always gives those two 'msg:' things.
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    Indeed, log is being spammed atm.
    Also, I found out HeroChat is the reason my McMyAdmin commands no longer work
    like /lookup and such, every other mod command works fine just not from MCMA for some reason.

    EDIT: according to people @MCMA could be because HeroChat forces all chat to go through the mod first which confuses McMyAdmin or summit, imma nub when it comes to programming any kinda of java so i'll just say "uhuh".

    I've enjoyed HeroChat so much <3 would be a shame if i'm forced to choose between 'mods' so to speak :(
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    The console spam is completely unrelated to MCMA. I had accidentally left a few debug lines in from testing censors. Sorry about that.

    @inviktus, read the Censors section of the installation wiki.

    Change Log
    Version 4.8.8
    • Removed debugging code I left in accidentally
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    The download link still point to HeroChat 4.8.7 :p.

    By the way, thanks for this plugin, I love it :D.
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    Err no it doesn't. Your download must be cached.
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    Is there any way to override the default-local-distance setting ?

    I need several local chatrooms to :
    /whisper hey (talk to anyone à 2 blocks)
    hey (talk to anyone until 100 blocks)
    /shout hey (talk to anyone at 300 blocks)

    for my RP server.

    Thanks a lot !
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    Weird, I tried to download it from different browsers, to delete the cache before trying again and I still get the 4.8.7 :confused:.
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    Change Log
    Version 4.8.9
    • Added the local-distance option to set the local distance on a per-channel basis
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    The 4.8.9 fixed my problem, thanks ;).
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    I like your plugin :D

    Good work @DThielke !

    But how I could download an older version like the 4.8.4 please ? (using a modified 1.3 MC server)
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    Download the source for the version you want and build it yourself. I don't keep old jars.
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    Nice plugin! Best out of all the chat plugins I've seen.
    I was wondering if you could make an option to channels that would send a message to ALL other channels. This would be useful since I would like to make a channel that would be a NOTICE channel. To send a message to everyone. This would be better since I don't really like the essentials broadcast command. I dont even know if you can configure it.

    I hope you will think about my idea.

    Thanks a lot,
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    Wouldn't it make more sense to just create an actual NOTICE channel that everyone is forced to be in, but only you can speak in?
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    I seem to be seeing an issue where channels with groups assigned to them aren't being saved to the joined-channels list in the individual players files. e.g. with the default Staff channel.

    With cb617, Permissions 2.5.5, HeroChat 4.8.9 and default HeroChat config files

    My staff groups are assigned to the staff channel under 'join' in the config file. They all are in the channel who list. But if a /reload is done, they all get kicked out. I rejoin the staff channel, and do a /ch who, and no one is else is in it.

    If those that were kicked out had the staff channel as the focus, they then type something in the chat bar and they will auto join again. But they will not see others typing in the staff channel until they do that.

    If they had another channel as the focus, and try to use the shortcut to chat in the staff channel, they get a "you are not in that channel" error.

    There is similar behavior if my staff and I log off and and then back on.

    I also see similar behavior when using /ch reload
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    it would be great if we can define a shortcode for the {world} aprameter to such as w for world, n for nether etc.

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