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Cellular  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 6.0.002
by: totalpackage [More]

Cellular is an instant messenger mod (for only whispers) based on the functionality of an old version of ForgottenChat.

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Features:

  • Many appearance options
  • History log
  • A way to copy text
  • Reuse of the default chat editbox
  • Whispers shown in separate windows or a tab-based single window
  • Should work with most spam filter mods
  • ...and other basic IM features


How to Use:
  • "/cellular", check Interface Options->AddOns, or right-click a window for options
  • Left-click a window to toggle the editbox
  • Left-click a tab to activate it
  • Shift-left-click and drag a window to move
  • Shift-left-click and drag bottom-right corner to resize
  • Right-click a tab for show/close/options dropdown
  • Middle-click a tab to close
  • Hold ctrl and close any window/tab to quick remove from history
  • Several convenient buttons (some require shift clicking for confirmation reasons)


Warnings:
  • If you have history enabled and notice that Cellular is using a lot of memory, you should cleanup your history entries using Cellular's history options.
  • If you're experiencing crashing due to memory errors, disable and clear your history.
  • If you cherish your history, you can back up the saved variables file and then delete it. You can view it in any text editor later. The location of the saved variables file is here:
    ...\WTF\Account\<Account Name>\<Server Name>\<Character Name>\SavedVariables\Cellular.lua

6.0.002 10/26/2014 - updated for 6.0 (BN fix attempt again)
6.0.001 10/20/2014 - updated for 6.0 (BN fix attempt again)
5.4.001 09/21/2013 - updated for 5.4 (BN fix attempt)
5.3.001 06/05/2013 - updated for 5.3
5.2.001 03/10/2013 - updated for 5.2
5.1.001 12/08/2012 - updated for 5.1
5.0.003 09/24/2012 - another possible fix for reply
5.0.002 09/18/2012 - possible battle.net fix
5.0.001 09/04/2012:
- updated for 5.0.4
- added option to disable handling of battle.net messages

4.3.001 11/29/2011:
- update for 4.3
- fixed the "Disable EditBox Move" option

4.2.001 06/29/2011 - update for 4.2
4.1.001 04/26/2011 - update for 4.1

4.0.003 12/05/2010:
- handle Real ID whispers better
- probably fix crashes this time
- clean up drop down menus

4.0.002a 11/17/2010 - library update, may fix crashes
4.0.002 10/24/2010 - fix reply binding, nothing else
4.0.001 10/18/2010 - toc to 4.0

3.3.006 06/23/2010:
- battle.net Read ID support for 3.3.5 (whispers only)
- fix reply keybind and stack error

3.3.003 03/14/2010:
- reduced the occurrence of the memory usage warning
- fix Prat sound support

3.3.002a 12/09/2009:
- added option to disable moving the default editbox
- attempt to not move editbox if whisperer's box isn't shown
- no longer handle GM whispers

3.3.001 12/08/2009:
- updated toc for 3.3
- added tabbing support to switch between windows/tabs
- added alert for when history memory gets high
- reformatted timestamps to 12 hour format
- added option to reset positions

3.2.003 09/04/2009:
- added cheap support for ConfigMode
- fix some name coloring issues, again

3.2.002 08/13/2009 - make class coloring work after switching tabs and minimizing

3.2.001 08/04/2009 - toc to 3.2

3.1.004 07/24/2009:
- support for 3.2 class coloring names
- use global strings for some of the buttons

3.1.003 05/22/2009 - give chat windows a name so people can reference them

3.1.002 04/22/2009:
- added checks to make sure other mods don't break Cellular
- removed window appearing before any whispers are exchanged

3.1.001 04/14/2009:
- updated for 3.1
- removed 3.0/3.1 compat
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Unread 12-08-09, 09:22 AM  
LLJKTechnogeek
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Noticed this in the previous version, forgot to mention it until now, so maybe it's fixed in 3.3 -- if so, sorry.

Anyway, GM tells appear to pop up in a pseudo-Cellular window now, which is certainly nice. However, Cellular appears to pop up its own window as well, which displays the "A GM is trying to contact you" chat message every time said GM sends a tell.

If there's a way to get Cellular to ignore GM tells and let the built-in window handle them, that'd be nice.
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Unread 11-27-09, 09:55 PM  
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Originally posted by Potter
This may be kind of nit picky but is there a way to change the timestamp to 12h?
That will be hard-coded for 3.3.

Originally posted by Kaina
I cant even say how much i love this addon, been using it for a long time now and i honest to god dunno how i managed before i got it. Please keep up the good work.
You're welcome .

Originally posted by Sacredox
...When I have multiple conversations going on and the tabs are enabled, when I press r it will respond to the last tell like normal. However it will switch the window as well which is great. However when I press r and then press tab it does not switch the window which is a problem because I have incoming tells that I can't see and I should be able to press tab and shift tab to cycle through the tab screens so I can read what people are saying...
I'll add tabbing support for 3.3.
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Tabbing through multiple tells

Hi there,

This is a really nice addon... Thank you for the time and effort put into it!

I can't figure out how to make it do what I want and its becoming a bit troublesome to me so I had to post.

When I have multiple conversations going on and the tabs are enabled, when I press r it will respond to the last tell like normal. However it will switch the window as well which is great. However when I press r and then press tab it does not switch the window which is a problem because I have incoming tells that I can't see and I should be able to press tab and shift tab to cycle through the tab screens so I can read what people are saying.

I know it isn't a big deal to just click the tabs but its a bit of an annoyance that I would think should be easy to fix somehow but I can't figure out how to do it.

So any ideas on how to make it so it just switches windows to the correct name when I press tab and shift tab?

Also, is there some way to make party chats show up in this popup window as well?

Thanks!

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Unread 11-18-09, 02:35 AM  
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Smile Cellular

I cant even say how much i love this addon, been using it for a long time now and i honest to god dunno how i managed before i got it. Please keep up the good work.
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Unread 11-07-09, 11:38 AM  
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This may be kind of nit picky but is there a way to change the timestamp to 12h?
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Unread 11-05-09, 03:41 PM  
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Originally posted by totalpackage
Thanks for the report. It still doesn't rule out a user having a very large history, which I suspected all along. Delete ", Cellular_History" from the Cellular.toc (have to exit the game first) and check to see if it still occurs.
Guess I forgot to mention that in the list of circumstances. I used cellular for a long time without remembering that it logged EVERY whisper in an external file, and cleared the history once it had hit about 1.7mb. Since then (about 4 months ago) I started backing up the history file in a separate file and clearing it every month so it never got that large again.
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Thanks for the report. It still doesn't rule out a user having a very large history, which I suspected all along. Delete ", Cellular_History" from the Cellular.toc (have to exit the game first) and check to see if it still occurs.
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Unread 11-04-09, 05:55 PM  
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Originally posted by Ellute
At one point this wasn't an issue and I could use the addon.


I have tried clearing the history/cache/saved variables. Also disabled history. Log in once and things are fine, but if I log out and change toons or log back in to same toon I get a crash.
I know this post was made more than a month ago, but I figured I should add to the list to see if we can get something sorted out, troubleshooting if you will. Until recently I used cellular, and I can agree it is far better than WIM. However, I was receiving random intermittent fatal errors upon logging into the game.

This application has encountered a critical error:

Not enough storage is available to process this command.

Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
File: .\src\lmemPool.cpp
Line: 311

Requested 5088 bytes of memory

So as to not clutter the thread, the complete text file for this error can be found here. This was the last memory error I got before switching away from cellular. This is another error I got after attempting to rule out arcHUD as a cause for the errors as well, as I found out that arcHUD has been abandoned for some time and hasn't been updated to recent patches. It took a number of logins but an error did eventually occur, ruling out arcHUD.

After some research I narrowed it down to cellular as one source of the errors. Note, ONE source, not THE source. Just to get it out of the way, I'm going to list the circumstances I've noticed for these errors, as I had been getting them for several months, starting some time (I don't remember specifically when they started occurring, but I don't remember them occurring before 3.1 launched) after 3.1 launched:

1. Cellular is NOT the only source of the errors- I never got an error after a decent number (40+) of test logins with only cellular enabled, but I have yet to get this error when cellular is disabled.
2. Deleting the cache folder would only work some of the time. More often than not it didn't work.
3. Disabling ANY addon and then logging in would (most often) stop the errors.
4. Renaming my WTF folder then logging in would stop the errors for one login after restoring my original WTF folder.
5. I can't rule out any of the addons I use as secondary culprits EXCEPT webdkp, as I only have that enabled on my main and the errors occurred on all my characters.
6. Despite having large addons like auctioneer and recount, the errors are not a matter of insufficient RAM or virtual memory- I have ~3GB running on 32bit XP.
7. When an error occurred, most (not all) attempts to log on to that character afterwards would also result in a fatal error, but logging in to another character would not.

Since this error, three of my addons have changed- ArcHUD2 to IceHUD, cellular to WIM(yes, it's a terrible addon by comparison, but it's better than not having cellular), and removing skada damage meter.

If anyone has anything to add to this, please do. I would like to find the absolute source of these errors and if it is indeed cellular see if they can be fixed, as cellular is without a doubt significantly better than WIM.

On the note of WIM though, one change I would like to suggest to cellular is the addition of an option to allow you to close all open whisper windows at once with a single key press, or something else quick and simple. This is WIM's only redeeming feature, an option to allow you to close all open windows with the escape key.
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In the latest version, 3.2.003, I noticed the name coloring according to class isn't getting cleared from previous whisper, when someone else whispers me, their name is colored according to the class that I last talked to.
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Re: Re: Cellular blocking some tells?

Originally posted by totalpackage
It may be another mod filtering your whispers since Cellular is compatible with the universal chat filter accessible to all mods.
Thought about that hjowever because its random i can't really replicate it to find out for certain. WIM doesnt seem to be affected by it however which makes it strange.
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Re: Cellular blocking some tells?

Originally posted by Whispah
...Any ideas on the cause of this and subsequently how I can fix this?...
It may be another mod filtering your whispers since Cellular is compatible with the universal chat filter accessible to all mods.
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Unread 10-22-09, 02:47 AM  
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Cellular blocking some tells?

Hey guys/TP,

For starters, great mod. Love it to pieces. My only concern is something which is a pretty massive issue sadly.

For some strange reason, every now and again Cellular seems to just not receive tells I receive from individual people. They can see my tells however I cant see theres. This has happened to mw on two seperate occasions for a persisting amount of time and I'm unsure of the cause and subsequently, unsure how to fix it. I beleive the first time the problem just went away or an addon was updated I'm not sure.

Most recently it was blocking tells from my girlfriend on one of her toons and even that was intermittent. Sometimes it would, other times it wouldnt. I figured the obvious cause might be chat history too full however I went to the file and completely cleared my entire history so it can't be that.

Any ideas on the cause of this and subsequently how I can fix this? I can get used to default tells and WIM is just so god awful.
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Originally posted by kalvin
Would anyone tell me how much memory this addon uses?
I'm using WIM for the moment but its consuming too much memory for just a simple "instant messenger" imo about 1.5-1.7Mb
According to my readings, 81K (or .081M) without history.
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Originally posted by kalvin
Would anyone tell me how much memory this addon uses?
I'm using WIM for the moment but its consuming too much memory for just a simple "instant messenger" imo about 1.5-1.7Mb
Very little. Under a MB ... it only adds up if you have history enabled and if the history builds up after however many days.
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Would anyone tell me how much memory this addon uses?
I'm using WIM for the moment but its consuming too much memory for just a simple "instant messenger" imo about 1.5-1.7Mb
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