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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 05-06-10, 05:39 PM  
Cashtro
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Mr Z

Nice simple addon no need for config mate keep it light :P

But i have found a error . Warrior class doesnt color .. he keeps gray

i hope u fix it
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Old 04-25-10, 01:17 AM  
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Originally posted by shinchih2001
when i use your addon with FriendsMenuXP
i can not use "span"....
Yea, there are some issues with zChat messing with the dropdowns. I'll have to look into a way around that later.
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Old 04-24-10, 02:17 PM  
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when i use your addon with FriendsMenuXP
i can not use "span"....
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Old 02-04-10, 02:22 AM  
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Originally posted by Sulluvlaki
Just downloaded the addon and its very good. I love it. But when will you make and imgame config? With that it would be even batter.

Cheers
Will start working on it soonish! Promised (:
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Old 02-03-10, 10:55 AM  
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Just downloaded the addon and its very good. I love it. But when will you make and imgame config? With that it would be even batter.

Cheers
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Old 01-21-10, 09:56 PM  
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Just like to say great addon mate, and thanks for keeping this simple!
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Old 04-20-09, 06:33 AM  
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Will add something in the next release
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Old 04-19-09, 07:12 AM  
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Editbox font size

Would like to know how if its possible to adjust the fontsize in the editbox itself.

Love this add and dont want to look at others that could do this feature.

Edit.

In Addition any chance of a scroll icon on the chat window to indicate that u've scrolled up in the chat.

Had it happen the other day in a raid scrolled up and did not relise i've not scrolled all the way back down. And missed some ppl talking to me.

Love this mod tho.
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Old 03-28-09, 09:34 AM  
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Vranx:
Does not sound like the problem is caused by zChat. I will look into that issue later.
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Old 03-28-09, 07:44 AM  
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Originally posted by Zergreth
stahlmantel:
I suggest you use any font addon of your choice, I'm quite sure they are able to change the chat font. Not going to add that feature to zChat, sorry.
thanks for your answer, i tried fontain to change the chatfont but there was no change....anyways...got to find a nice font for that...
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Old 03-28-09, 06:54 AM  
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ChatKeys provides key bindings to channels:
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...-ChatKeys.html
With the latest zChat none of my hotkeys for channels work anymore. No errors pop in bugsack though. Its not a big deal so dont go to any trouble.
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Old 03-28-09, 05:51 AM  
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stahlmantel:
I suggest you use any font addon of your choice, I'm quite sure they are able to change the chat font. Not going to add that feature to zChat, sorry.
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Old 03-28-09, 04:17 AM  
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thank you for your great chat-addon

as im generally searching for nice addons with low memory usage and style, i just want you to ask if its possible to add a simple line to chatter where we can change the font?

thanks again and a big cheers
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Old 03-28-09, 03:52 AM  
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Vranx:
Can you please explain why it's not compatible anymore? Like, which problems arise? I'm sure I can resolve this issue.
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Old 03-27-09, 05:12 PM  
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This is a nice simple mod. Unfortunately when you added the /tt feature the mod was no longer compatible with ChatKeys. Guess I will stick with the previous version.
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