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Our chat name:

The name that will appear on other peoples' chat sessions. It defauls to the character name you used in your "Connecting" configuration.

Automatically allow snoop

If checked, once you have authorised a chat user to snoop you, you are not prompted whether to allow a particular snoop session.

Incoming calls

If checked, allow incoming chat calls.

Accept incoming calls on port:

Which port to allow incoming chat calls on.

Validate caller

If checked, incoming calls are presented to you in a dialog box, where you are given the chance to accept or reject a particular call.

Message Appearance

How chat messages appear in your output window.

Messages in:

Chat messages foreground colour.

on

Chat messages background colour.

Ignore incoming colours

Discard colours on incoming chat calls. You might check this if other chat users are sending ANSI colour codes that clash with your own colour scheme.

Prefix messages with:

What to put at the start of each chat message, to distinguish it from other MUD output. For example, "(CHAT)".

Limits

This lets you limit incoming messages to the specified number of lines or bytes (for example, 100 lines, or 1000 bytes). You might set this is some chat users are sending annoyingly long messages.

Max. lines per message:

Incoming chat messages over this limit are truncated.

If zero, there is no limit on the number of lines.

Max. bytes per message:

Incoming chat messages over this limit are truncated.

If zero, there is no limit on the number of lines.


Automatically accept files

If checked, once you have authorised a chat user to send you files, you are not prompted whether to accept a particular file.

Save to:

Enter the directory for files to be saved to. If this is non-blank, and "automatically accept files" is checked, then incoming files can be received without any intervention. If this is blank, then you will be prompted for where to save incoming files.

Browse...

Browse for a directory to save incoming files to.


See Also ...

Topics

Chat system
Getting started

Command

(ConfigureChat) Configure chat settings

Dialog

Chat sessions

Functions

(ChatAcceptCalls) Accepts incoming chat calls
(ChatCall) Calls a chat server (makes an outgoing call) using the MudMaster chat protocol
(ChatCallzChat) Calls a zChat chat server (makes an outgoing call)
(ChatDisconnect) Disconnects a current chat call
(ChatDisconnectAll) Disconnects all current chat calls
(ChatEverybody) Sends a chat message to every connected chat user
(ChatGetID) Looks up what chat ID (identifier) corresponds to a particular chat name
(ChatGroup) Sends a chat message to every connected chat user in the specified group
(ChatID) Sends a chat message to a particular chat session
(ChatMessage) Sends a message to a chat user (raw format)
(ChatNameChange) Changes your chat name
(ChatNote) Does a note using ANSI codes for the chat system
(ChatPasteEverybody) Pastes the clipboard contents to every connected person
(ChatPasteText) Pastes the clipboard contents to that person
(ChatPeekConnections) Sends a "peek connections" message to the specified chat user
(ChatPersonal) Sends a chat message to a particular person
(ChatPing) Sends a ping message to the specified chat user
(ChatRequestConnections) Sends a "request connections" message to the specified chat user
(ChatSendFile) Starts sending a file to the specified chat user
(ChatStopAcceptingCalls) Stops this world from accepting chat calls
(ChatStopFileTransfer) Stops a file transfer in progress to that chat user
(GetChatInfo) Get information about a chat connection
(GetChatList) Gets the list of chat sessions
(GetChatOption) Gets the value of a chat session option
(SetChatOption) Sets the value of a chat session option

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