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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    It does work but if you look closely it throws command codes where there should be any. Do /afk and look at /list or try something like/m without a parameter. Notice the ugly command codes?
  3. This is how i made it work with ColorMe and iChat.

    I dont know if it matters or not...but i made the config.yml file read-only...cause it kept changing my values when i reloaded the plugin.
    My texting is perfect this way.

        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: '&f[{prefix}&f] {color}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
        craftIRC-message-format: ' {player}: '
            local-distance: 100
            color: YELLOW
            nickname: l
                speak: []
                join: []
            message-format: '[{prefix}] {color}{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: LIGHT_GREEN
            nickname: staff
                speak: []
                - admins
                - mods
            message-format: '{default}'
                game-to-IRC: []
                IRC-to-game: []
            worlds: []
            password: ''
                bans: []
                moderators: []
                hidden: true
                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: GREEN
            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: LIGHT_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
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    Is there a world channel? like people who are in the nether can only chat to people that are ONLY in the nether and not in the normal world? because I have two worlds using the multiworld plugin for my friend and his cousin and I can see what their convosations are about. So does this support world channels?
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    In the config file, there is an option under every channel called 'worlds'. Put the worlds you want in the brackets like so.
    "worlds: [Nether, Test World]" or whatever
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    thank you :) have some diamond [diamond][diamond][diamond]
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    Works perfect for me on 835 with Permisions 3.1.6. You're doing it wrong.
    Redyugi likes this.
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    Yeah that happened to me too. The problem is for some reason the computer downloads the file as a zip, you need to change the .zip ending to a .jar ending
    When you download it choose all file types and then change the .zip to .jar

    Bug? I can't speak in AlertSystem even though I have * node (I even added the herochat.admin node to be super sure) I also made myself a mod over AlertSystem but still nothing. I can use other herochat admin functions just not this... Help?

    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

    Yes it works. For me it ignored the world name aliases setup in Multiverse, and instead prefixed them based on the Folder Name for each world.
    Working for me with 3.1.6 and 853.

    For a person with a 'Mockery' Spoiler in their sig...
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    Would it be possible for you to add a {world} tag? Like on iChat? Because my server relies on that tag.
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    Is there any possible way for console to join a channel, or maybe login a user to talk in a channel other than global from CONSOLE. Many times you have to be vague when talking to certain people as you dont know others to directly know what your talking about.

    If console had a way to communicate via other channels this would be extremely epic!
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    There is one. I used to use it.
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    Yeah, I found out just after I posted that :p The wiki didn't have it though.
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    Here's my current config.yml. Thanks for all your help.

        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}&f{prefix}{player}{suffix}{color}: '
        craftIRC-message-format: '{player}: '
            color: WHITE
            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
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    What are all the colours available?
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    everytime i change the settings in config.yml and reload the plugin, the default ones load. help??
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    The plugin saves its settings (over your changes) when being disabled. Shut down your server first, then change settings. I think there is also a reload command but I don't know it off the top of my head.

    EDIT: Command is "/ch reload" Edit your config and do this instead of reloading the server plugins.
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    I'm having trouble setting default channel to local, it switches over to global.

    Any info on this?
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    I've got this running with recommended build 953, seems to work ok except that it's showing double prefixes for everybody in chat. I've been using group names custom colored in my permissions files to display who is in which group. So for example, it shows me as [SuperAdmin][SuperAdmin]:thiefzer0. Any idea why? I've been through my permissions files and herochat config and nothing has really changed majorly from the 1.6 configs. I'm stumped.
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    Disable Essentials if you have it. Usually the problem.
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    You need to add support for auth me and ill get it
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    Not all of Essentials, just EssentialsChat. Just like if you run WorldGuard, disable EssentialsProtect.

    On my server, I run Essentials, EssentialsSpawn, EssentialsGeoIP, HeroChat, WorldEdit, WorldGuard and EpicZones (among many others); if you make sure to only enable the features you need of each plugin and remove JARs which you don't need (i.e. EssentialsChat), you won't have any conflicts.

    Edit your config to local and then /ch reload instead of restarting the server or disabling/enabling the HeroChat plugin using Bukkit's commands (i.e. /reload). If the HeroChat plugin is disabled it overwrites the config file. This is because you can create/remove channels in-game; saving when the plugin is disabled assures your changes aren't lost - if you want to force settings from a modified config, use /ch reload

    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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    Forgot they separated things. My bad =P
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    Any chance of getting this updated? I don't want to use iChat as it doesn't have multichannel support. And I'm currently not using this as it causes my server to lag/crash. :(
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    I didn't have essentials chat running and have yet to find a fix but i implimented a little hotfix, just by forcing a prefix onto every player via permissions, using a ":" character. It comes directly after the healthbar in hero chat and leads into the their group and then name so it looks pretty good.
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    What kind of server are you running? HeroChat doesn't do anything that would cause lag, even on small servers. Also, 5.0 is in the works, but isn't ready for beta testing yet. I've been watching the experimental branch and DTheilke is working on it, even if he has been a bit quiet around here.
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    So I tried using this and when anyone on my server talks it shows up as [AdministratorNoob] or [TrustedNoob]. I just can't get rid of that extra 'Noob' at the end of my prefix. I even checked Permissions and there isn't anything extra added.

    Edit* I'm having almost the same problem as thiefzer0
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    Okay. Well, my server is running that latest stable build of 1.7.3 that hasn't made it onto Jenkins yet (as far as I know).

    And my current plugin's are
    HeroChat (reinstalled, but still checking)​
    AncientGates (outdated, but working)​
    MinecartMania suite​

    I've been testing about with HeroChat and DefaultCommands. Removing them both does make it go quicker, but tbh, they're essential.
    Ill let you know if it continue's to play up. (It's fine since I reinstalled it last night.)
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    @thiefzer0, 123abt: Show your configs.

    @TehMushy: And disabling only DefaultCommands? I mean if I have the equation: 2 + 0 + 2 = 2 and I couldn't say: Could you fix, that this isn't correct? I removed +0 (HeroChat) and +2 (DefaultCommands) and it is correct again. I don't want to say, that DefaultCommands is the problem, but if you removing both, you couldn't differ which of both make it slower. Also it is maybe a problem, which only occurs in specific plugin compilations.

    Why is this inactive? It is working at least for the second newest recommended build (didn't use any newer than CB b935) with Permissions 3.1! Okay, there are issues with those who can only edit the global Permissions files. I don't know how McMyAdmin works, but why need this plugin extra support for the McMyAdmin users? Isn't it the other way around, as HeroChat is working flawlessly with a well configured Permissions 3.1 plugin! So either McMyAdmin isn't creating correct permissions files or Permissions 3.1 has problem with global permissions.

    Maybe somebody could enlighten me and tell me what McMyAdmin creates/modifies if you edit the Permissions. Are there any world specific files (which are necessary!) and what do they contain?

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