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    [UI] TheSymbol's Chat Mod, now with Emojis!

    TheSymbol's Chat Mod (TCM)

    As I now see this mod as almost complete with the features that I have mostly missed from the normal chat that is currently in-game I thought it would be appropriate to post the mod here now.

    Feel free to post suggestions and bugs that are found here on the forum, but do bare in mind that I work on this mod in my spare time and I like to play the game more so updates might be a bit slow.

    Some backstory about why I made this mod. I and many others used a mod called CME it was great, but as time went on the author did not update the mod whenever changes were made that broke the chat completely.
    I missed the mod so much as it made talking to people over whispers easier and seeing alot more messages at one time that I had to make my own version that was up to date and working.
    And that is why this mod exist today, to fill the gap that existed for those that likes to have just a bit more controll over how their chat behaves.

    Default Changes
    These are the changes which are in the mod as you download it by default,
    there are also "customisable changes" which can be found below.

    Whisper notification sounds
    A sound which plays when you receive a whisper, by default this is the forge sound.

    Whisper color change
    The color of whispers is changed to look like this to make seeing names and text easier.

    The timestamp is what shows the time a message was posted.

    "Easy reading mode"
    This feature is one which will be hit or miss for many people (but don't worry, it's customisable). Working differently in Trade chat and ST/Ultra chat, this feature is able to (most of the time) figure out what type of message is being sent (example: WTT/WTS/WTB for trade) and colors the entire message after that keyword a certain color. When in operation it looks something like this:

    Trade chat:
    WTS and WTB have similar blue shades, which are pretty easily distinguishable at a glance.

    WTT is a vastly different color due to the fact that we thought having 3 blue shades might get confusing, this type of trade is also often rarer so this won't show up as often.

    Here is where this feature shines. When messages with multiple types of trade in them are recieved, it can change the color halfway through! This is especially helpful on those long messages listing a lot of items that might change from WTS to WTB halfway through.

    Here is how variations of each case looks like:

    ST/Ultra chat:
    In shadow tower chat and Ultra chat the color change for "Looking for group" or "Looking for more" messages.

    LFM (also works with "X/8" being in the messages) colors the rest of the message in the "Looking for more" color.
    LF / LFG / INV /Invite all work for the "Looking for group" color.
    Here is how variations of each case looks like:

    Symbols (Emojis)
    Emojis are in the game! By default they are all turned on. There are 4 categories, these being "basic", "meme", "ST" and "trade".
    For a full list of emojis, look at the User guide / Manual.

    Basic emojis
    Basic emojis are things you'd expect, like smiley faces, these are available to use globally

    Meme emojis
    Meme emojis include various memes and emotes you might recognise from elsewhere, including some trove specific ones. These are limited so that they may not be used in ST and Trade chats, to reduce spam.

    ST/Ultra emojis
    In shadow tower chats specifically, there are some emotes which operate within them.
    These emojis replace SW, WP, PIN and DOTM (also variations of them) with symbols of each tower taken from the game files.

    The emojis also change color to red or purple if "HM", "UM" or variations are mentioned during the message. (Warning: this won't work with multiple tiers of shadow tower and will just take the highest tier to color all emotes this way).
    Here you can see a hard SW emoji, the initial message could have looked like:
    "LFM HM SW /w"
    before being color changed and having the emoji put in.

    Here you can see an Ultra SW and WP emoji, the initial message could have looked like:
    "Inv me for st ultra spike / weeping please"
    Before being color changed and having the emoji put in.

    Trade emojis
    In trade chat specifically there are some emotes which operate within them. These emotes (for now) are symbols for pearls and stars relating to gear. These look like this:

    They replace instances of "5*" or "5 star" with the star emojis.
    This is also the case with Pearls, when "1 Pearl" or "1P" through to "8 Pearl" or "8P" is typed in.

    All of the Trade emojis are created by SkyRider3217! (Huge thanks to her <3)

    Customisable changes
    There are many of you that might want your version of the mod to be slightly different, say, changing a few colors you dislike, removing a group of emojis that you do not wish to see. Fear not! There are many things about this mod which are customisable by the user via the prefab file, find out about this in the User guide / Manual.

    A few of the customisable options are listed below.
    • Timestamp customisation
    • Whisper sounds
    • Chat window settings
    • Chat author/message colors
    • Toggling on/off groups of emojis
    • "Easy reading mode" colors

    Planned Features
    • No other features planned, feel free to post suggestions!

    Suggest your own emojis!
    Want to get more emojis in-game? then head over to the request form!

    Documentation can be found on my website, it is updated regularly as new features and options gets added to the mod.
    User guide / Manual

    Configuration Creator tool

    Download From
    Steam Workshop

    Special thanks goes out to
    • Skyrider3217 - Making Symbols (Emojis) for trade chat.
    • Atom & Arion4k - Organizing the suggestions document, suggesting features & bug testing.
    • Arion4k - suggesting the Emoji system!
    • StormReaper - For telling me about the language configuration idea.
    • Altovod - For his CME Mod that i took inspiration from on some features.
    • Standa - For reminding me about Global chat colors.
    • vizthex - For suggesting 12 Hour time format.

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    Junior Member Fladder's Avatar
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    Thank you for this Symbol <3 I appreciate you using your own personal time to make our chat experience better <3

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    Senior Member Black_Hood's Avatar
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    Jul 2015
    Thank you for sharing this, it is very helpful!
    Show some support for the modders!

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    +1 Awsome Work!!!

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    Member Ryandom's Avatar
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    Have my babies! :soontm:
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    Night Ranger is back

    Maybe next Week...

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    Huge update to the chat mod has been released, version 0.9.0:
    • Added option to disable meme, st, trade and basic Symbols (Emojis) (or all at the same time).
    • Added Error message whenever a parameter is entered incorrectly, this should help with finding out what is not working when creating a config file aswell.
    • Added new Symbols (Emojis) (200+)!
    • Added color to WTB/WTT/WTS messages so they can be diffirentiated easily.
    • Added color to LF/LFM/CARRY/FARM messages so they can be diffirentiated easily.
    • Added shadow tower Symbols (Emojis) for different difficulties and floors.
    • Added the new commands to the /tcm help list.
    • Added /emojis help & /symbols help to link to the documentation with all Symbols (Emojis).
    • Removed meme emotes from trade, ultra and st chats. (like :soontm: ), this is to limit spam in those channels.
    • Only allow ST/Ultra Symbols (Emojis) in ST/Ultra channels.
    • Only allow Trade Symbols (Emojis) in trade channels.
    • Changed mod author's name color to light blue (now you know who to annoy if you find me in world).
    • Changed "looted an amazingly rare Chaos Coin from a Chaos Chest. GG!" with "looted an amazingly rare untradeable Chaos Coin from a Chaos Chest. GG!"
    • Fixed bug where tabbing when chat window was opened cause you to switch build/adventure mode.
    • Fixed bug where you could not select text with your mouse in the input box.

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    Senior Member theatomicme's Avatar
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    So glad this update is finally released! was great fun working to help you on this, and I'm glad everyone can finally get to use all these awesome features now!

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    Senior Member Chronozilla's Avatar
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    I didn't even realise you had been updating this so much, and here i thought the basic stuff we already had was alot, this is amazing :O
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    Thanks for saving my bacon, Chronozilla.

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    @Atom Appriciate your help on this aswell Atom and also Arion4k and SkyRider3217 Couldn't have done this without you 3!

    @Chronozilla Thanks!

    Also fixed a few emojis not working.
    • Fixed bug where didnt work.
    • Fixed a bug where :facepalm: was showing <img unknown>

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    Senior Member Turntablist's Avatar
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    This mod is amazing and really makes Trove chat great to use! Thanks for all of your hard work!

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