[REL] Chat Player Colours [57449]

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  1. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    This mod sets the colour of player names in the chat window to the colour of that player.

    Installation
    Current build: 57449 (version 1.1.0)

    Step 1:
    Install the PA Mod Manager: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/rel-ui-mod-manager-v1-2.50726/

    Step 2:
    Launch the Mod Manager and click Install next to "Chat Player Colours" on the "Available Mods" page.
    ChatPlayerColours.PNG
    Alternatively, download the rChatPlayerColour_v1.1.0.zip attachment on this post, and extract it to <PA Install directory>/PA/media/ui/mods/

    Step 3:
    Tick the box for "Chat Player Colours" in the Installed Mods list to enable to mod.
    ChatPlayerColoursInstalled.PNG

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    Last edited: November 23, 2013
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  2. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    Havnt tried as i'm away. How does blue text over water look?
  3. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Both blues are still readable.
  4. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    Ah cool, this is a real nice idea. Wonder how many official modders there will be. You Colin and oxide would be my choices. Always helpful with your mods. Thanks.
  5. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    you have my kudos
  6. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    Just how many mods HAVE you written already, Raevn?
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  7. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Not as many as you may think ;) (only 4 small UI mods).
    Alot of my work so far has been on tools (blender importer/exporter, planet type generator, mod manager) & reference documentation.
    Last edited: August 19, 2013
  8. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    text shows up transparent for me, doesn't work. :( help me get it working.
  9. zGeneral

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    same here, any fix?
  10. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Do you have any other mods installed, or is this a fresh PA installation?
  11. zGeneral

    zGeneral Member

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    I am not sure. let me delete media folder and install UI manager + Chat Player Colours.
    will get back to you in few min

    EDIT:

    it is working now. I will keep an eye on any mod that breaks it. and will report back.
    thanks for the mod and help :)
    Last edited: September 1, 2013
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  12. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Continues to work in build 56516.
  13. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    It breaks chat in the current build. Only a colon appears when you chat. I don't know if other players are seeing the chat that is sent.
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  14. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Hmm, so it does. Don't have time to fix it now, I'll look into it tomorrow. :(
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  15. zaphodx

    zaphodx Post Master General

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    Wondered why this was happening to me recently ^.^
  16. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Found the issue. Previously, a space was appended to the players' name, which my mod accounted for when trying to find the players' colour. Uber removed this extra space in 57164, so it could no longer match the player names.
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  17. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    Is there a way the mod can fail gracefully in case something like this happens in future builds?
  18. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    I can see my own chat now, but not that of other players.
  19. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Do the other players' chat not appear at all or do you get the colon again?

    Also, just confirming how you know whether they are sending chat messages or not? ;)
  20. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    Colon. Also, my chat was not coloured, though I think I was grey so it was hard to know for sure.

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