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Posted by Ralith   (1 post)  [Biography] bio
Date Sun 08 Oct 2006 11:19 AM (UTC)
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This is probably really easy, all I want to do is color my group tells, tells, alliance chat, and says to a specific color other than what the MUD sets for them. Thanks.
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Posted by Shadowfyr   USA  (1,783 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Sun 08 Oct 2006 07:40 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Oct 2006 07:44 PM (UTC) by Shadowfyr

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Entirely depends on how your mud handles those things. If it sends them (or can be told to) all on one line, then lets the client wrap the text, its really easy. If it does like where I play and wraps it to a fixed column... You're hosed. Well, not really, but it gets *way* more complicated, since there is no such thing as a multi-line, "Keep finding lines until you see this line!", type trigger in Mushclient. Nick is paranoid about the potential for infinite loops and other problems, so instead of having a, "stop looking after x lines", as a safe guard, he used a, "I am expecting **exactly** x lines." system. Other clients treat incoming text and triggers in a very different way, so can deal with these things better, though with their own problems that can arise due to not being specific enough.

The triggers and code I use, and which "usually" work, as long as some admin doesn't spoof things or some clown doesn't put a line in mudmail or a board that contains the same types of info, is as follows:

<triggers>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([(bs|ooc)])(.*)"
   name="bs"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#0953FF"
   other_back_colour="#661C00"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([aod])(.*)"
   name="aod"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#FEF7CD"
   other_back_colour="#000001"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([arena])(.*)"
   name="arena"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#E0AF2E"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([bardic])(.*)"
   name="bardic"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="moccasin"
   other_back_colour="#5E2F0D"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([cleric])(.*)"
   name="cleric"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#FFFBD9"
   other_back_colour="#000001"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([druid])(.*)"
   name="druid"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#CEFFCE"
   other_back_colour="#000001"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([game])(.*)"
   name="Game"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="gold"
   other_back_colour="midnightblue"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([healer])(.*)"
   name="healer"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="#D9FFF7"
   other_back_colour="#000001"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="1"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([hero])(.*)"
   name="Hero"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="8"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([newbie])(.*)"
   name="Newbie"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="17"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([rp])(.*)"
   name="rp"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
   other_text_colour="bisque"
   other_back_colour="#000001"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="9"
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^(\d\d:\d\d\s)?([sales])(.*)"
   name="Sales"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="5"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^()(\S{1,})(.*)"
   name="General2"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="6"
  >
  </trigger>
  <trigger
   enabled="y"
   group="channels"
   keep_evaluating="y"
   match="^()([(gossip|events|ghost|Auctioneer)])(.*)"
   name="General"
   regexp="y"
   script="setcolorgrab"
   sequence="7"
  >
  </trigger>
</triggers>

sub setcolorgrab (trigname, output, wildcards)
  dim exptemp
  dim CheckList
  CheckList = "[gossip],[bs],[ooc],[aod],[events],[druid],[healer],[bardic],[newbie],[sales],[hero],[cleric],[rp],[arena]"
  exptemp = "^" & space(len(trigname) + 4) & "(\S*)(.*)" '***
  dim temp, temp2, count
  temp = split(CheckList,",")
  temp2 = 1
  if instr(wildcards(2), ":") then
    temp2 = 0
  else
    for count = 0 to ubound(temp)
      if instr(wildcards(2),temp(count)) then
        temp2 = 0
        exit for
      end if
    next
  end if
  
  if trigname <> "General2" or (trigname = "General2" and temp2) then
    addtrigger "colorcode", exptemp, "", 1065, gettriggerinfo(trigname,19), 0, "", "SendWindow"
    if gettriggerinfo(trigname,19) = 16 then
      SetTriggerOption "colorcode", "custom_colour", 17
      settriggeroption "colorcode", "other_text_colour", gettriggeroption(trigname, "other_text_colour")
      settriggeroption "colorcode", "other_back_colour", gettriggeroption(trigname, "other_back_colour")
    end if
  end if
end sub


Basically, any line you want to capture you set up like the lines with a 'sequence="5"', so that the color you want is automatically used for the first line. This trigger also calls the "setcolorgrab" script, which checks to see what color was last used, then sets a new trigger called "colorcode" which will capture any additional lines and color them the same way. When a line is recieved that has no indent in it, another trigger fires to set this same trigger so it doesn't change the line color when it sees one. This "assumes", in my case, that the line is indented, and by the length of the channel name (see the line with '*** above). So, the following is what channels looks like on my mud:

[events]: Glug drowns beneath the ocean waves, as he desperately
          tries to swim!
[gossip] Fred: That Glug... When will the fool ever learn how to
          swim?


You would almost certainly have to make adjustments to the '*** line to reflect how your mud indents lines in tells, etc. If it doesn't.... Then the problem is going to be a lot harder to solve.
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