Inactive [CHAT] HeroChat v4.10.3 - Comprehensive Chat Channel Plugin [1060]

Discussion in 'Inactive/Unsupported Plugins' started by DThielke, Jan 26, 2011.

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    HeroChat The Chat Channel Plugin (v 4.10.3)
    Download HeroChat
    Source Code on GitHub This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    Redmine (Issue/Feature Tracker)

    Permissions 3.0
    Rcjrrcjr has been working quite hard on this upgrade to Permissions. However, it currently still suffers from a number of bugs. The most important of these which directly affects HeroChat is the non-functioning of prefixes and suffixes. There are less-than-pretty workarounds, but I'm refraining from fully supporting an update until Permissions 3.1 is released which should include a number of significant bug fixes. When this does occur, however, I have a build ready for you guys that should work. You can download it here. Again, I highly suggest not using this until Permissions 3.1 is released unless you really don't care about prefixes and such.

    See you when I get back!

    Is your config resetting when you make changes?
    If you make changes to the config while the server is running, you need to use the /ch reload command to make the changes stick. I wish this message wasn't necessary, but people only seem to read things in big, bold, red text (if at all).

    Have a problem? a feature request? Go here.
    HeroChat now has its very own redmine found here. If you have an issue or would like to suggest a new feature, I urge you to file it via redmine. I will be checking this much more often than this thread from here on out.

    Show your thanks! Maintaining plugins like HeroChat is very nearly a full time job. If you enjoy my plugins and appreciate the support I provide, then please consider providing some support of your own. Donating even a tiny amount keeps me motivated and makes me feel loved so go ahead and donate!

    What is HeroChat? HeroChat brings a multiple channel system to Minecraft. Through the use of highly customizable channels, even the largest of servers can have manageable and readable chat.

    • Chat channels
      • Highly configurable
      • Public, private and password protected channels
      • Configurable custom message formatting including colors and health bars
      • Channel moderation
      • Local channels
    • Ignore lists
    • Regex-based censorship
    • User setting persistence
      • Automatically saves your settings when you log out
    • Permissions integration
      • Prefixes and suffixes
      • Restrict joining and speaking in channels
      • Restrict important commands
    • CraftIRC integration
      • Relay messages between Minecraft and IRC
      • Configurable links between in-game and IRC channels
    How do I install it? Take a look at the installation and configuration wiki found here.

    How do I use it? Take a look at the usage wiki found here.

    A Message to Users
    Thanks for all your support! I will do my best to keep this plugin updated and bug free. If you have any issues or feature requests, feel free to either leave a message here or find me in #herochat on EsperNet.

    Extra special thanks to my donors: TheYeti, playnight

    Change Log
    Show change history (open)

    Version 4.10.3
    • Fixed players not rejoining private channels when Permissions isn't loaded first.
    Version 4.10.2

    • Fixed a bug with {group} when not using Permissions
    Version 4.10.1

    • Fixed a bug with CraftIRC join/leave events ignoring the join-messages option
    • Added the {group} tag
    • Added the {groupprefix} tag
    • Added the {groupsuffix} tag
    Version 4.10.0

    • Added the separate-chat-log option
    Version 4.9.0

    • Renamed the global craftIRC-tag option to craftIRC-prefix to avoid confusion
    • Replaced the channel specific craftIRC-tags option with game-to-IRC and IRC-to-game to allow one-way communication
    Version 4.8.11

    • Added color support for the irc-tag
    Version 4.8.10

    • Fixed a bug with privileged channels and reloads
    Version 4.8.9

    • Added the local-distance option to set the local distance on a per-channel basis
    Version 4.8.8

    • Removed debugging code I left in accidentally
    Version 4.8.7

    • Fixed an infinite loop with certain censors
    Version 4.8.6

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 612
    Version 4.8.5

    • Updated for CraftBukkit 602
    Version 4.8.4

    • Added a permissions check before rejoining channels during a /ch reload
    Version 4.8.3

    • User settings are now saved before /ch reload does its thing
    Version 4.8.2

    • Added one-time tells to the /tell command
    • Added the {receiver} tag for use in tell formats
    Version 4.8.1

    • Changing focus now ends /tell conversations
    Version 4.8.0

    • Added the cross-world-chat channel option
    • Separated user data into multiple files
    • Added the /ignore alias for /ch ignore back in
    Version 4.7.6

    • Minor improvement to command handling
    Version 4.7.5

    • Minor fix for certain command specific help pages
    • Added global toggle (toggles all channels) to /ch toggle
    Version 4.7.4

    • Minor internal change to how format tags work
    • Minor change to how messages are sent to CraftIRC (allows player specific tags such as {prefix})
    Version 4.7.3

    • Fixed issue with CraftIRC messages being repeated in IRC
    Version 4.7.2

    • Fixed a bug where /qm g ? would show the command help rather than sending a message
    Version 4.7.1

    • Fixed a minor formatting bug regarding join/leave messages in the console
    Version 4.7.0

    • Added the /tell command to create private conversations
    • Added the incoming-tell-format and outgoing-tell-format options to the config
    Version 4.6.0

    • Added the /ch toggle command to allow temporary enabling/disabling of channels
    Version 4.5.0

    • Added custom replacements to the censor feature in the format 'censoredword;replacement'
    • Added the 'herochat.color' permission to allow players to use colors on the fly in their messages
    • Added the mute (per channel) and gmute (global) commands
    • Revamped help menu
    • Added command specific help. Type /<command> ? to use it (ie. /ch create ?)
    Version 4.4.3

    • Fixed a bug when creating a channel with all 5 arguments provided
    Version 4.4.2

    • Improved command handling
    • Fixed a bug where commands longer than the actual commands were being accepted
    • Removed the {color.COLOR} tags - use the usual &c colors now
    • Replaced the {color.CHANNEL} tag with {color}
    Version 4.4.1

    • Fixed a bug with colors in message formats containing underscores
    Version 4.4.0

    • Added regex based word censor
    Version 4.3.7

    • Fixed any and all line wrapping issues (thanks to Bukkit for fixing MC's color line-wrapping bug)
    Version 4.3.6

    • Added the reserved channel name list back in
    • Fixed a potential issue with the /<channel> <message> shortcut command
    Version 4.3.5

    • A default configuration file is now created if you do not have one
    Version 4.3.4

    • Removed the DEBUG message I left in
    Version 4.3.3

    • Fixed line wrapping issues related to Finnish characters.
    Version 4.3.2

    • Fixed the ignore feature
    Version 4.3.1

    • Quick messaging now also relays to IRC
    • Added an option to configure the format for game->IRC messages
    Version 4.3.0

    • Added CraftIRC support!
    Version 4.2.1

    • Updated the help command to reflect the password additions
    Version 4.2.0

    • Added passworded channels
    • Updated /ch create command to allow passworded channel creation
    Version 4.1.6

    • Fixed a bug related to negative health values.
    Version 4.1.5

    • Fixed an error when using custom display names.
    Version 4.1.4

    • Added full error reporting to Permissions issues.
    Version 4.1.2

    • Added licensing information to source and original post.
    Version 4.1.1

    • Finally found the cause of the line wrapping bug. It's fixed now.
    • Implemented stricter version checking for Permissions. HeroChat will disable itself it the right version isn't found.
    Version 4.1.0

    • Added a message for the plugin's onDisable() method.
    • Re-implemented the old quick message feature.
    • Added world specific channels.
    • Fixed the /ch reload command.
    • Added the {world} and {healthbar} tags.
    • Added an overloaded sendMessage for other plugins to use.
    Version 4.0.2

    • Minor change to make HeroChat compatible with future Permissions version names
    Version 4.0.1

    • Fixed a bug when creating channels without specifying a color
    • Decided on a more logical version naming scheme
    Version 4.00

    • Major internal rewrite
    • Added error handling around Permissions to help identify issues with Permissions configs
    • Temporarily removed iChat support
    • Updated for new versions of Permissions
    • The old /ch channels command is now /ch list
    • The old /ch list command is now /ch who
    Version 3.21

    • Another attempt to fix line wrapping.
    Version 3.20

    • Fixed an issue with the /ch remove command.
    Version 3.19

    • Minor adjustment to line wrapping.
    Version 3.18

    • Moved command handling to onCommand.
    • Removed replaced old quick messaging behavior with /qm <channel> <message>.
    • Reworked /ch create command.
    • Added special /ch help create menu.
    • Updated to add Permissions 2.4 support.
    • Removed GroupManager support.
    Version 3.17

    • Fixed banning and kicking players again.
    Version 3.16

    • Players are no longer able to speak in a channel after being kicked or banned from it.
    Version 3.15

    • Added configurable option that defines the tag used to prefix all plugin messages - defaults to [HeroChat]
    Version 3.14

    • Added support for {healthbar} tags in prefixes and suffixes
    Version 3.13

    • Added support for GroupManager. Permissions should still work though!
    Version 3.12

    • Minor internal changes
    Version 3.08

    • Updated to meet new Bukkit standards
    • Fixed long constructor spam
    Version 3.07

    • Added support for other plugins to send messages to channels without a Player object
    • Bug Fix: another attempt to work around the local chat location issues
    Version 3.06

    • Bug Fix: other plugin commands should work again
    Version 3.05

    • Bug Fix: accidentally forgot to set loaded channels to saved
    Version 3.04

    • Added checks for cancelled events.
    • Bug Fix: channels are now only saved if the "saved" option is added
    Version 3.03

    • Bug fix: local channels should REALLY save and work correctly - seriously.
    • Bug fix: the /ch reload command no longer crashes the client
    Version 3.02

    • Bug fix: local channels should now save correctly.
    Version 3.01

    • Bug fix: fixed missing permissions check when automatically joining channels the first time a user enters the server
    Version 3.00

    • Added optional join/leave messages.
    • Channel moderators can now delete their own channels.
    • Channel moderators can now ban users preemptively, even if they aren't online.
    • All user settings are now saved across logins.
    • Removed the /ch auto and /ch default commands as they are now obsolete.
    • Configurations are now stored in a different file with a slightly different format. Old data.yml files are converted automatically to assist in this change.
    Version 2.67

    • Bug fix: issue with /ch list
    • Bug fix: issue with /ch mod
    Version 2.66

    • Bug fix: fixed an issue where players couldn't toggle off their personal autojoins
    Version 2.65

    • Bug fix: forgot to include plugin.yml in the jar last build
    Version 2.64

    • Fixed censor color code formatting
    Version 2.63

    • Cleaned up code a bit
    Version 2.62

    • Improved line wrapping so the last color of the first line is reapplied for each subsequent line
    Version 2.61

    • Players can now add channels to auto-join with the /ch auto command
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.53

    • Actually removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (silly typos)
    Version 2.52

    • Removed channel joining messages when plugin is enabled (or externally reloaded)
    Version 2.51

    • Fixed rejoining default channels when reloading the plugin via Essentials
    Version 2.50

    • Added health bar support from iChat (iChat required)
    • Bug fixes
    Version 2.42

    • Minor bug fix to improve player nickname support
    Version 2.41

    • The join, leave and ignore commands can now also be accessed using /ch join, /ch leave and /ch ignore, respectively
    Version 2.40

    • Fixed major bug with /ch reload command
    • Message formatting now uses Player.getDisplayName() instead of Player.getName()
    Version 2.33

    • More bug fixes (fixed channels not being checked for join permissions when attempting to autojoin channels at startup)
    Version 2.32

    • Various bug fixes
    Version 2.31

    • Prefixes and suffixes can now be user-specific
    Version 2.30

    • Slight configuration file restructuring (I promise this will be one of the last times this occurs)
    • Channels can now have restricted join and speak privileges based on permission groups
    • Channels can choose to override the default format string
    • Minor bug fixes
    Version 2.20

    • Console logging added.
    Version 2.10

    • Fixed bug so that message formatting works properly
    • Hidden channels are now hidden from the channel list even if you're in them
    Version 2.00

    • Massive restructuring of code
    • Redone config files - make sure to read the new configuration section
    • Channel moderation added (/ch kick, /ch ban, /ch mod)
    • Custom message formatting added
    • Local channel distance is now adjustable
    • More bug fixes
    Version 1.10

    • Added the /ch reload command
    • Improved suffix support
    • Improved multi-line message support
    • Various minor bug fixes
    Version 1.00

    • Initial public release!
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    Any dev builds for this plugin? Can someone link me? Wondering if anything new is going in with it.
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    How to set default chanel to local ? When im trying to set it in config the file resets and i cant change anything.
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    Did you type ingame /ch reload after your changes in the config File?
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    I also would like Factions support please.
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    i just recently started using herochat, and i was unable to view the ranks/postion of the members of the server, using permissionbukkit
            default: false
                prefix: '{player} '
                suffix: ''
                build: true
                essentials.afk: true
                essentials.list: true
                essentials.nick: true
                essentials.signs.use.*: true
                iConomy.payment: true
            default: false
                prefix: '{player} '
                suffix: ''
                build: true
                essentials.msg: true
                essentials.afk: true
                essentials.list: true
                essentials.nick: true
                essentials.signs.use.*: true
                essentials.warp: true
                iConomy.payment: true
                lwc.create.*: true
                lwc.remove: true
                runecraft.*: true
            default: false
                prefix: '&f[&4Owner&f] &c'
                suffix: '&1'
                ChestShop.*: true
                ChestShop.admin: true
                ChestShop.mod: true
      *: true
                XcraftChat.reload: true
                allpermissions.givepermissions: true
                allpermissions.reload: true
                citizens.*: true
                citizens.admin.*: true
                citizens.admin.override.*: true
                citizens.basic.*: true
                citizens.basic.modify.*: true
                citizens.basic.modify.remove.*: true
                citizens.basic.use.*: true
                citizens.blacksmith.*: true
                citizens.blacksmith.use.*: true
                citizens.evils.*: true
                citizens.guard.*: true
                citizens.guard.modify.*: true
                citizens.guard.use.*: true
                citizens.healer.*: true
                citizens.healer.modify.*: true
                citizens.healer.use.*: true
                citizens.quester.*: true
                citizens.quester.admin.*: true
                citizens.quester.modify.*: true
                citizens.quester.modify.quests.*: true
                citizens.quester.use.*: true
                citizens.quester.use.quests.*: true
                citizens.toggle.*: true
                citizens.trader.*: true
                citizens.trader.modify.*: true
                citizens.trader.use.*: true
                citizens.waypoints.*: true
                citizens.waypoints.modifier.*: true
                citizens.wizard.*: true
                citizens.wizard.modify.*: true
                citizens.wizard.use.*: true
                falsebook.anyic: true
                falsebook.blocks.*: true
                falsebook.blocks.bridge: true
                iConomy.*: true
                iConomy.accounts.*: true
                iConomy.accounts.create: true
                iConomy.accounts.empty: true
                iConomy.accounts.give: true
                iConomy.accounts.purge: true
                iConomy.accounts.remove: true
                iConomy.accounts.set: true
                iConomy.accounts.status: true
                iConomy.accounts.status.set: true
                iConomy.accounts.take: true
                iConomy.payment: true
                iConomy.user: true
                jail.*: true
                jail.canbestickjailed: true
                jail.command.*: true
                jail.command.jail: true
                jail.command.jailcheck: true
                jail.command.jailclear: true
                jail.command.jailclearforce: true
                jail.command.jailcreate: true
                jail.command.jailcreatecells: true
                jail.command.jailcreatewe: true
                jail.command.jaildelete: true
                jail.command.jaildeletecell: true
                jail.command.jaildeletecells: true
                jail.command.jaillist: true
                jail.command.jaillistcells: true
                jail.command.jailmute: true
                jail.command.jailset: true
                jail.command.jailstop: true
                jail.command.jailtelein: true
                jail.command.jailteleout: true
                jail.command.jailtransfer: true
                jail.command.jailtransferall: true
                jail.command.unjail: true
                jail.command.unjailforce: true
                jail.modifyjail: true
                jail.openchest: true
                jail.usejailstick280: true
                jail.usercmd.*: true
                jail.usercmd.jailpay: true
                jail.usercmd.jailstatus: true
                jail.usercmd.jailstick: true
                log.*: true
                log.admin.*: true
                log.admin.clean: true
                log.admin.purge: true
                log.bone: true
                log.stick: true
                lwc.*: true
                lwc.admin: true
                lwc.allcommands: true
                lwc.allflags: true
                lwc.allmodes: true
                lwc.create.*: true
                lwc.create.password: true
                lwc.create.private: true
                lwc.create.public: true
                lwc.deny: true
                lwc.flag.*: true
                lwc.flag.magnet: true
                lwc.mod: true
                lwc.mode.*: true
                lwc.mode.droptransfer: true
                lwc.mode.persist: true
                lwc.modify: true
                lwc.protect: true
                lwc.remove: true
                lwc.unlock: true
                mchat.*: true
                mchat.coloredchat: true
                mchat.reload: true
                mchat.reload.all: true
                mchat.reload.censor: true
                mchat.reload.config: true
                mchat.user: true
                mchat.user.add: true
                mchat.user.add.ivar: true
                mchat.user.add.player: true
                mchat.user.add.wvar: true
                mchat.user.edit: true
                mchat.user.edit.ival: true
                mchat.user.edit.ivar: true
                mchat.user.edit.wval: true
                mchat.user.edit.wvar: true
                mchat.user.remove: true
                mchat.user.remove.ivar: true
                mchat.user.remove.player: true
                mchat.user.remove.wvar: true
                nocheat: true
                nocheat.admin: true
                nocheat.admin.chatlog: true
                nocheat.admin.performance: true
                nocheat.admin.permlist: true
                nocheat.admin.reload: true
                nocheat.checks: true
                nocheat.checks.blockbreak: true
                nocheat.checks.blockbreak.direction: true
                nocheat.checks.blockbreak.noswing: true
                nocheat.checks.blockbreak.reach: true
                nocheat.checks.blockplace: true
                nocheat.checks.blockplace.direction: true
                nocheat.checks.blockplace.onliquid: true
                nocheat.checks.blockplace.reach: true
                nocheat.checks.fight: true
                nocheat.checks.fight.direction: true
                nocheat.checks.fight.noswing: true
                nocheat.checks.fight.selfhit: true
                nocheat.checks.moving: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.flying: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.morepackets: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.nofall: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.runfly: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.sneaking: true
                nocheat.checks.moving.swimming: true
                nocheat.checks.timed: true
                nocheat.checks.timed.godmode: true
                orbEnhance.admin: true
                permissions.*: true
                permissions.check: true
                permissions.dump: true
      *: true
            permissions.herochat.create: true
            permissions.herochat.color: true
                permissions.interact: true
                permissions.player.*: true
                permissions.player.addgroup: true
                permissions.player.groups: true
                permissions.player.removegroup: true
                permissions.player.setgroup: true
                permissions.player.setperm: true
                permissions.player.unsetperm: true
                permissions.reload: true
                prefixer.*: true
                prefixer.list: true
                prefixer.other: true
                prefixer.remove: true
                prefixer.self: true
                setrankpb.rankall: true
            - Citizen
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    Do you have any idea when you will update to support permissions bukkit? Take your time, just would like a rough estimate.
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    Is this still supported or maintained? Doesn't really seem like it from browsing through the posts here. An update would be nice.
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    I had seen a post or two from another dev awhile back, saying that they were working on v5... but that was some time ago. The author hasn't logged into these forums for almost a month.

    I've moved on to another chat channels app. Not quite as mature as HeroChat... but actively growing and being supported.
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    Which one?
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    I've been using ChannelChat on my test server, while HeroChat is still on the live server. CC doesn't have as many features as HC, but the author has really grown the plugin in the last month. I also like how support for things like Factions, Towny, etc is modular -- so the plugin stays lightweight.

    Nothing against HeroChat or DThielke... I really appreciate HeroChat and I would love to stay with it... but it seems to be getting left behind.
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    I do not think your allowed to do that. But HeroChat still works 100%. No advertising other plugins on another topic ;(
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    Note how I said: "HeroChat is still on the live server" and "I really appreciate HeroChat and I would love to stay with it." I said nothing against HC. Just the opposite -- I said that it is a mature, full-featured plugin that currently provides chat channels on my live server.
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    We're still taking pull requests for this version - however, Herochat 5.0 is coming.
    See above.
    Dthielke doesnt like logging into Bukkit much - hes on IRC 24/7 - why arent you? ;) #Heroes
    It'll have support in v5

    More than likely a method will be there.
    inDev is private and is still very alpha-ish - a majority of the code is being redone.
    Issue in your config files.
    You can easily use NoCheat's anti-spam guard.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2016
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    Thanks for the update :)
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    @Kainzo thanks for the info! I've been watching the progress in RedMine. Looking forward to checking out v5!
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    Np - we don't get paid for what we do here and it's not easy managing the best chat channel plugin ;) DThielke is a very busy fellow - who is doing post-graduate stuff.
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    I am having trouble editing the config.yml file. The only things I changed in it was the colors of some channels, each of which I changed to WHITE. When I save the file, everything in it disappears except for this:

    separate-chat-log: false
    incoming-tell-format: '

    When this happens, all of the commands for HeroChat stop working.

    Things I have tried that have not worked:
    -Editing and saving the file while the server is down
    -Copying and pasting the contents into the file

    I am using a ServerCraft server with McMyAdmin PRO.
  19. Gah! I need help! I've modified the config as much as I could, but I cannot get my GroupManager prefixes to appear. No matter what I do, it ignores the prefix line. Any assistance would be great.
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    Same thing here. After setting a channel to WHITE, I cannot access any HeroChat commands. Even after I clear the config.
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    Is this going to be ready within the time frame of a Bukkit RB for 1.0.0?
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    It's possible but unlikely - depends on when Dthielke feels its ready to be public
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    Waiting for HeroChat 5.0 :)
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    I'm trying to get the following working between CraftIRC and HeroChat:

    On irc, I have two channels... First channel is #game, second channel is #staff. I want the Global [g] chat to link with the #game channel, and the Staff channel in game to link with the #staff channel on irc.

    In the CraftIRC config, I have defined both channels, and given them tag "game" and "staff". The bot joins both channels successfully.

    In the HeroChat config, I have defined the Global section to have:

                - game
                - game
    and the Staff channel to have:

                - staff
                - staff
    When I type in the #game irc channel, it shows up in global chat, properly, with [g] #Rebes: text. When I type in the #staff irc channel, it ALSO shows up in game, with [staff] #Rebes: text.

    The reverse doesn't work so good though... Chat from the Staff channel in game is showing up in both #game and #staff on irc, and chat from the Global [g] channel isn't showing up at all on irc, in either channel.

    Any Ideas what I'm doing wrong? here's my events section from the craftIRC setup:

          # If you use other chat plugins, you probably want to set cancelled-chat: true
          cancelled-chat: true
          all-chat: true
          joins: false
          quits: false
          kicks: false
          bans: false
          all-chat: false
          joins: false
          parts: false
          quits: false
          kicks: false
          nicks: false
          all-chat: false
          joins: false
          parts: false
          quits: false
          kicks: false
          nicks: false
    Thanks for any help you can give!
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    Thank you! [diamond] to you!
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    Does this plugin supports bPermissions or PermissionsBukkit? or ONLY Permissions 3.x?
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    5.0 !! woot =) Me 2 waiting for it.
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    hi im not sure if i've set something up wrong but as admin I can see all the channels even if im in one group. Is there a setting or toggle command to turn this off?


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    I have this same exact problem. I even logged onto their IRC channel and they all seemed to ignore me after I asked if they supported the plugin. The only response I got was "YEp" to do you support herochat on this irc channel....
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    We can haz ETA on 5.0?
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    Rocket Widget

    I am confused a bit by this plugin. Even with the herochat.admin perm, I am unable to join the Staff channel and whatnot on my own server. How do you set it up so specific users can use/join a channel?

    Edit: Fixed it, had to change the listed groups to match my bPerms group names.

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