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
    Show change history (open)

    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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    You got me there. I wouldn't have the slightest clue what I was talking about when it comes to Permissions. Hell, I don't even know how to set them up. Just look at my post history. Almost completely worthless posts all in threads about anything besides Permissions.

    Edit - on the helpful side, if any changes were to be made it would be in Permissions. That should free up some space in the HeroChat thread.
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    Nope, see here it is McMyAdmin's fault, as Permissions clearly states:
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    #818? it's to old -.- aren't you able to update this crap? -.-
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    WTF? Aren't you able to test this plugin? It's running fine at least with 935 (didn't tested newer builds).

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    Soon coming an update?!
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    Chris Lewis

    Using newest version of permissions and herochat when i try to join my staff channel it says that I cannot join that channel... i have herchat.admin in my permissions for my admin group, which i am a part of.
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    Whenever I change anything at all in the config.yml folder and then reload server all changes revert back to original, can somebody tell me why this is happening?
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    Try calling “/ch reload”.

    As you don't need any permission to join a channel. Could you show the configuration? and what is the newest version of permissions/herochat? Those relative information is useless. I mean I answered 4 hours later. Could you please show the output of “/pr <username> parents listall” and replace <username> with your username. If you are using the command in the console use “pr <username> w:<world> parents listall” instead.

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    Okay I did this and now chathero isnt working at all
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    Chris Lewis

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    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{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
    craftIRC-message-format: '[{nick}] {player}: '
    local-distance: 100
    color: YELLOW
    nickname: l
    speak: []
    join: []
    message-format: '&f{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    moderators: []
    hidden: false
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: true
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: false
    forced: false
    color: GREEN
    nickname: s
    speak: []
    - admins
    - mods
    message-format: '{default}'
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    moderators: []
    hidden: false
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: false
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: true
    forced: false
    color: ROSE
    nickname: alert
    - admins
    - mods
    join: []
    message-format: '&4[ALERT]{color}: '
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    moderators: []
    hidden: false
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: false
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: false
    forced: true
    color: LIGHT_BLUE
    nickname: g
    speak: []
    join: []
    message-format: '{default}'
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    moderators: []
    hidden: false
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: false
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: false
    forced: false
    color: BLUE
    nickname: h
    speak: []
    join: []
    message-format: '{default}'
    game-to-IRC: []
    IRC-to-game: []
    worlds: []
    password: ''
    bans: []
    moderators: []
    hidden: false
    shortcut-allowed: true
    auto-join: true
    local: false
    cross-world-chat: true
    join-messages: false
    forced: false

    This is the config. This is using CB 953 and Herochat 4.10.3 When i run that command in the game or in the console it just give me a help list of commands... none of which fit finding the parent permissions...
    That is my config file. My
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    Where did I ever say that world specific files werne't created? Oh wait "The global files are the only ones that get modified by McMyAdmin..." oops. World specific files ARE in fact created. My point was that the Permissions integration that McMyAdmin uses simply focuses on globals rather than per world perms. Anywho, mcma is doing it correctly, yet it doesn't work. Still probably Permissions' fault(not sure). I'm just clarifying.
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    Works perfectly fine. Is there a way to have the world prefix a single letter though? Other than naming the world.. a single letter. :)

    Latest HeroChat+Craftbukkit b953.
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    Im having a problem with my chat channels aren't showing up . Does anyone know why this would be happening?
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    Ah okay. But if the world specific files don't get modified my McMyAdmin?! Now actually, I don't know how McMyAdmin works, and I luckily could use SSH and normal BASH console.

    But then you have to test with the Permissions 3 commands, if there actually is any information, which HeroChat could access.
    So for example: /pr g:<group> w:<world> info get prefix or /pr <username> w:<world> info get prefix
    They should return something. If it is only a color code it is relatively complex, but if it is with text and the text doesn't shows up, bother Permissions or McMyAdmin. And HeroChat isn't accessing global permissions. The build was released before and why should it.

    Any more information from the console/log?

    @Chris Lewis: The configuration in the spoiler is useless. Place it please in code tags or post it on a paste bin (google is your friend!). And what command did you exactly (!) input? And which version of Permissions do you use?

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    No, sorry, takes a half hour to download logs from the server.
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    Okay than I have no idea.

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    I'm also having a chat related issue: Players are not able to actually see the chat in the console until they talk. Once they talk, they are suddenly able to see everyone else talking (the only channel I use is the global one). I get no console messages associated with this error.

    Thank you for your time.

    Using Latest CB recommended and latest HC.

    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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    Rich Boos


    Thanks for the effort you put into this plugin, its beastly. I'm looking forward to trying it next week.
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    Yeah im waiting for a way that the global files will be read by herochat... love the plugin! but if there is no work around, i might have to switch to ichat.

    MyMcAdmin only changes the global files. As far as my faithfulness to this plugin is concerned... its great! Ive been hand changing each new newb that ranks up in my system of ranks on top of using MyMcAdmin just to keep herochat!

    Keep up the good work! hopefully we will see some kinda of global yml workaround here in the future :)
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    um wheres the jar file all i see is a bunch of .ymls and META-INF folder o.o plz help me
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    Are you back from vacation yet? Should probably take that off unless you've been sitting in an airport for 17 days :rolleyes:

    Quick question: is this multi-world friendly? Using Multiverse and would love it if the prefixes for what world a user is currently in worked correctly.
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    Short ouestion: Timestamp in chat? Yes/No/Adding it?
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    Works mostly great but is has a few bugs, such as when using Essentials and other commands it is throwing color codes. Example: Player goes afk and when I use /list they are listed as 7[AFK]fPlayerName....

    In general it does not seem to play with Essentials very well.
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    Fixed. :)

    I am running it on my 853 server, and it works without a glitch.
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    Anyway to charge someone to speak in a channel?
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    F**king update or drop the plugin.... Can a mod move this into the inactive threads? According to this he has been at the airport for 18 days...
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    Calm yourself. It works, and it doesn't need to be updated.
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    Crashes, only thing I've edited is gotten rid of all channels other than Global and then disabled nicknames. Something is causing it to clear the config file and then it errors out.

    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] java.lang.NullPointerException
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at com.herocraftonline.dthielke.herochat.util.ConfigManager.loadChannels(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at com.herocraftonline.dthielke.herochat.util.ConfigManager.load(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at com.herocraftonline.dthielke.herochat.HeroChat.onEnable(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [SEVERE] at
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [WARNING] [HeroChat] Error encountered while loading data. Check your config.yml and users.yml. Disabling HeroChat.
    2011-07-05 18:14:41 [INFO] [HeroChat] HeroChat version 4.10.3 disabled.
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    it doesnt work on permissions 3.1.6 last time I checked. the guy claiming it works is on 853... means nothing. I need permissions 3 for my server to work right. Im tired of nchat
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    Then use iChat, as far as I know, it works with P3, or, learn to code and update it yourself.
    Post your config.yml on here please.

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