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zChat
Version: 1.4b
by: Zergreth [More]
Attention!

I'm not going to be working on this for a while, as I'm not actively playing WoW right now. I will, however, update this as soon as possible! Promised!



Thanks to: Tekkub for teknicolor, which I used as a reference
This AddOn supports: Class Colors
Config type: Lua config. You will have to edit the core.lua file in the zChat folder to configurate this addon. There is no ingame config (yet!).

What is it?
zChat is a simple, lightweight chat AddOn. Made initially for personal use, it only has features I use and a few more.

Features
  • Custom font size (default is 12, Blizzard default is 14)
  • Time stamps
  • Modification of the channel format (default is "CHANNEL|", Blizzard default is "[CHANNEL]")
  • Color player names in class colors (support for Class Colors, see above)
  • Change the appearance of the chat box
  • Save chat history inbetween sessions
  • Scroll through chat history without holding down your alt key
  • Resize and slightly reposition the chat buttons
  • Disable fading of old text
  • Possibility to hide the buttons
  • Possibility to move the chat box above the chat
  • Tell target slash command: "/tt message"
  • Own nickname highlight
  • New: Unclamp the chat frames
  • New: Hide the "friends" button

Notes
If the class of a player isn't known yet, the name will appear with a gray color.
Right-aligned chat buttons are not possible yet due to the button modifications. I will work around this later.
I suggest turning the chat options back to classic behavior while using zChat.
The current release is the initial 3.3.5 release. Not everything I promised is implented yet, I just released this early to enable usage with 3.3.5 again. Stay tuned!


There's a small config in the core.lua. You can do/change the following:
  • Font size
  • Time stamp color
  • Time stamp format
  • Channel format
  • Player name format
  • Player name no-class color
  • Highlight color
  • Hide the buttons
  • Move the chat box above the chat


I'm open for suggestions, though implementation of new features should be worth it (no useless features).

Please report all bugs you can find
1.4b - 14th July 2010
- removed scrolling with scrollwheels; default feature now
- added unclamping of the chat frames
- added hiding of the new friends button
- fixed issues with 3.3.5

1.3 - 5th January 2010
- toc bump
- fixed/improved several things
- added own nickname highlighting

1.2 - 26th March 2009
- added tell target slash command

1.1 - 20th March 2009
- added option to hide the buttons
- added option to move the chat box above the chat
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Old 07-14-10, 02:34 PM  
Zergreth
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Originally posted by Syliha
Hey,

after the last update I do allways speek thalassisch with my bloodelf... =(
Anything about this?

Thx!
Don't think that zChat has caused this. Make sure the chat frame buttons are visible, then click the menu button (the one with the speech bubble) and select Orcish again (it's there somewhere).
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Old 07-14-10, 01:32 PM  
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Hey,

after the last update I do allways speek thalassisch with my bloodelf... =(
Anything about this?

Thx!
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Old 07-14-10, 06:45 AM  
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Originally posted by schambi
Hm teknicolor isnt needed anymore is it?
The blizzard option also supports Classcolors or..?
anyways ..i like simple addons !:>
It was never needed, I just used it as a reference when creating zChat. Class colors are supported natively by zChat, because the default implementation by Blizzard is not exactly what I wanted, so I kept mine.
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Old 07-14-10, 06:33 AM  
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Hm teknicolor isnt needed anymore is it?
The blizzard option also supports Classcolors or..?
anyways ..i like simple addons !:>
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Old 07-02-10, 02:55 AM  
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Originally posted by Dydra
or planning to work on ^^
I'm planning to work on it. Transferring important files from my old PC to my new one as we speak So it will take a few days, sorry.
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Old 06-27-10, 01:02 PM  
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are you currently working on a fix for 3.3.5 ?

or planning to work on ^^

=)
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Old 06-27-10, 09:51 AM  
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Originally posted by Dydra
but there is a problem with "Enen", "Fane", and "Tenmetsu" three Chataddons for styling the ChatTabs
Only when zChat is enabled?
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Old 06-26-10, 07:08 AM  
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hey guys - sorry if posted again too fast

but there is a problem with "Enen", "Fane", and "Tenmetsu" three Chataddons for styling the ChatTabs

is there anyone out there whoms Addons are working together? maybe its just a bug of mine
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Old 06-25-10, 08:11 AM  
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Sorry for the delays. I will try to add new stuff in the next few weeks. Right now I'm preparing to move to a new computer, which should arrive soon. Until then, I probably won't work on zChat.
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Old 06-25-10, 07:13 AM  
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Sticky Channels would reaally be very nice ! a must have

i would also wish to have URL Copy and Copy Chat


i just tried to implement it on my own, but it didn't work
though its simply not compatible to other addons ?



mfg Dydra

Edit: Sticky Channel now works (new command ._.)

but still URL Copy and Copy Chat missing
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Old 06-15-10, 09:28 AM  
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Originally posted by Skylinee
Some requests:


Sticky Channels, Copy Chat (This one isn't as important though). I really hate to re-type the channels though as i'm so used to having sticky chat from previous chat-addons, so i hope it gets implemented (Or conjure up the code for me and i'll add it myself).
Sticky channels sounds like a good enough feature to be implemented I will throw that into the next update, also adding the ingame config. By the way, sorry for the delay on that config I promised a while a go. I had lots of stuff going on recently. Will add & upload it soon
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Some requests:


Sticky Channels, Copy Chat (This one isn't as important though). I really hate to re-type the channels though as i'm so used to having sticky chat from previous chat-addons, so i hope it gets implemented (Or conjure up the code for me and i'll add it myself).
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Old 06-09-10, 05:51 AM  
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Originally posted by Pseudopod
Any way to make the font size smaller than 12? I'd need it to be 8 for my (pixel) font but it doesn't make any difference if I set the option to 8. Actually the font size doesn't change at all from what you have selected using the blizzard's own font size option.
Changing it using Blizzard's options doesn't work with zChat, sorry. There are just not enough options, so I moved that into zChat itself. There's a variable for it in the options section of the Lua file where you can set it to 8.
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Old 06-07-10, 04:56 PM  
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Any way to make the font size smaller than 12? I'd need it to be 8 for my (pixel) font but it doesn't make any difference if I set the option to 8. Actually the font size doesn't change at all from what you have selected using the blizzard's own font size option.
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Old 05-07-10, 09:02 AM  
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Originally posted by Cashtro
But i have found a error . Warrior class doesnt color .. he keeps gray

i hope u fix it
Hmm, that's quite weird. This shouldn't happen. Please tell me which version of WoW you are using (which localization), and to whom (ingame) it happens - is it a stranger, somebody in your friends list, somebody in your guild, ...
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