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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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Unread 03-13-09, 07:22 PM  
garoboldy
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Move the edit box to the top and this would rock.
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Unread 03-14-09, 04:27 AM  
Zergreth
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Originally posted by garoboldy
Move the edit box to the top and this would rock.
Will add an option to the core.lua config in the next version
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Can the yellow arrow buttons and whatnot be hidden?
Is the time local or server time, and can you choose?
Is the time military time, and if so, can you change it?
Can you add AM/PM to the time?
Would your addon work with nUI?

Sorry for all the questions
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Zergreth
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Originally posted by Silenia
Can the yellow arrow buttons and whatnot be hidden?
Is the time local or server time, and can you choose?
Is the time military time, and if so, can you change it?
Can you add AM/PM to the time?
Would your addon work with nUI?

Sorry for all the questions
I can add something to hide the buttons in the next version. Everything time related can be changed in the core.lua, as written in the description. I don't know if it works with nUI, but I suppose it does. Why don't you try it?
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Only thing missing would be item link on hover, otherwise I'd totally make the switch. I do understand that the intent for this was to minimize code for efficiency, so pay my opinions no attention.

Nice though, very nice.
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Zergreth
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Originally posted by Yhor
Only thing missing would be item link on hover, otherwise I'd totally make the switch. I do understand that the intent for this was to minimize code for efficiency, so pay my opinions no attention.

Nice though, very nice.
I'm glad you like it. I won't add hover links though. I suggest using tekKompare if you want to show links when hovering over them
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Have not yet tried this addon, however I did not see this feature listed. If it's there, updating the description would be good, if not, then it is a deal breaker for me personally.

The feature is simply being able to use your scrollwheel in the chatbox.
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Originally posted by Faraque
Have not yet tried this addon, however I did not see this feature listed. If it's there, updating the description would be good, if not, then it is a deal breaker for me personally.

The feature is simply being able to use your scrollwheel in the chatbox.
That's weird, I really forgot to add it to the features list. That is of course possible

Edit: Added to description.
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Unread 03-21-09, 01:11 PM  
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hi.. must say i love your mod.. has exactly what i use and nothing more..

i made a very minor tweak to add the only thing i was missing.. feel free to use the code if you like it

Code:
 
if IsShiftKeyDown() then
   if delta > 0 then
      self:PageUp();
   elseif delta < 0 then
      self:PageDown();
   end
else
   if delta > 0 then
      self:ScrollUp();
   elseif delta < 0 then
      self:ScrollDown();
   end
end
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Originally posted by krattan
hi.. must say i love your mod.. has exactly what i use and nothing more..

i made a very minor tweak to add the only thing i was missing.. feel free to use the code if you like it

Code:
 
if IsShiftKeyDown() then
   if delta > 0 then
      self:PageUp();
   elseif delta < 0 then
      self:PageDown();
   end
else
   if delta > 0 then
      self:ScrollUp();
   elseif delta < 0 then
      self:ScrollDown();
   end
end
Heh, yea, I already thought of doing something similar. Guess I will use this, thanks. Glad you like the addon
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Unread 03-23-09, 10:57 AM  
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hey,
in a few moments i will use ur chatmod instead of chatter, was always looking for a small leightweight replacement - so big thanks for it , thats a fav


---edit
theres a problem i think
chatter removed - zchat aktivated through addons-panel
- not able to press a key to chat (the enterbox comes not up on ENTER)
- cant find zchat in the addons-list ingame (through addon control panel) it seems that it will not load but its marked for loading at the char-screen
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Unread 03-23-09, 01:59 PM  
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hw do you toggle the settings pane? /zchat and zchat config aren't working for me,
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Looks like I wasn't clear about that in the description.
There is no ingame configuration. You will have to edit the core.lua file in the zChat folder to configurate the addon.

stahlmantel:
I have no idea why it doesn't work for you. Could you please try to turn everything but zChat off and then try it again? My only guess is that another addon conflicts with zChat, in some way or another.
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Unread 03-26-09, 12:19 AM  
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Great mod, it also replaced Chatter, but can you please add the "/tt" feature?
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Originally posted by kimboslice
Great mod, it also replaced Chatter, but can you please add the "/tt" feature?
That's the "tell target" command, right? I will see what I can do, since that seems quite useful to me

Edit: Done and updated, enjoy!
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