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Poll: For those who downloaded ChatLog: (160 member(s) have cast votes)

Who are you?

  1. Regular multiplayer user (75 votes [46.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.88%

  2. Server moderator (28 votes [17.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  3. Server admin or (co-)owner (45 votes [28.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.12%

  4. I only play single player (9 votes [5.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.62%

  5. I primarily play LAN worlds (3 votes [1.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.88%

Why did you download my mod?

  1. To gather evidence for chat-related rule offenses (90 votes [33.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.71%

  2. To create a public chat log service (19 votes [7.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.12%

  3. My screenshots folder started filling up with screenshots of chat (46 votes [17.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.23%

  4. Just so I can say my Minecraft is modded (19 votes [7.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.12%

  5. I wanted to try something new (55 votes [20.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.60%

  6. I wanted to see how the mod was made and/or get inspiration (22 votes [8.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.24%

  7. Other (please specify in a post) (16 votes [5.99%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.99%

Do you think you'll continue using my mod?

  1. Yes (149 votes [93.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 93.12%

  2. No (11 votes [6.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.88%

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Okay, so Minecraft 2.0 was an april fools joke from April this year. It contained quite a bit of interesting mechanics though, so I've put up my mod for 2.0 as well, if someone for some odd reason want to play with it. For more info on Minecraft 2.0, please see this Minecraft Wiki article.

ChatLog

What is it?

Ever been on a Minecraft multiplayer server, and someone says something? Yeah. Everyone who plays on a server must have heard someone saying something in chat. There is so much chat going around that you don't feel it's worth screenshooting, if you hadn't ever seen chat before I guess you could have done that.

But let's say another player connects, and he's desperate to know about what some random guy has said. You try to help him by scrolling up to the top of chat only to find that what was said had just been knocked off the chat history.
That has happened to me quite a few times. So I decided to make a mod that logs all chat to files on your computer. It's fast, and it happens automatically. No need to worry about taking screenshots all the time - just in case. (There are some people doing that, but they'd quickly find their screenshot folder has a few thousand items in it, and when they go to find a screenshot they actually need, it's gone in the mass of chat screenshots. I'm that kind of person who do that anyway...)
The solution is something I called ChatLog. It's currently in version 1.3.7.32, supporting Minecraft 1.7.9, and here's a list of what it can do:

Features
  • Saves all chat, automatically, to a folder called "chatlogs" in .minecraft
  • Only one class file
  • Saves colors!
  • Several color themes to select from
  • Doesn't send anything to the server, meaning it won't say anything in your place
  • You won't even notice it's there
  • Compatible with most other mods
  • Does not require ModLoader or Forge
  • All messages are timestamped
  • Configuration file (.minecraft\config\ChatLog.properties)
New in version 2.0 (currently only Forge):
  • //cl command - type "//cl" in-game for help
  • Filter messages using powerful regular expressions
  • Turn logging on or off completely
Videos

The next video I made myself, explaining features and such.


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Get ChatLog for Minecraft 1.7.8 and 1.7.9:
Version 1.3.7.32 (non-Forge)

Versions for 1.7.3 through 1.7.7 can be found on this site, by clicking "Older downloads" in the sidebar. None of them requires Forge.

Get ChatLog for Minecraft 1.7.2:
Version 1.3.3.18 (non-Forge), Version 2.0.1.29 (Forge)

Get ChatLog for Minecraft 1.6.4:
Version 1.3.1.15 (non-Forge), Version 2.0.0.28 (Forge), Version 1.0.0.15 (LiteLoader, Beta)

Get ChatLog for Minecraft 2.0:
RED - PURPLE - BLUE (Version 1.3.3.10-11)

Get ChatLog for Minecraft Classic:
Version 1.0.0.17 (OpenClassic)

Older downloads: Vanilla - Forge - LiteLoader - OpenClassic
Click Older downloads in the sidebar to the right.

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Update status:

Vanilla: Min: 1.4.5 (v1.0.0.1), Current: 1.7.8 (v1.3.6.32)
Forge: Min: 1.6.4 (v1.0.0.15), Current: 1.7.2 (v2.0.1.29)
LiteLoader: Min: 1.6.4 (v1.0.0.15), Current: 1.6.4 (v1.0.0.15)
OpenClassic: Min: 1.5.2+ (v1.0.0.17), Current: 1.5.2+ (v1.0.0.17)

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Installation

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Where are chat logs stored?

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Configuration

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Regex filtering tutorial

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Mod packs and distribution rules

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does this mod require ModLoader or Forge?
A: No.

Q: Can I include this mod in my mod pack?
A: If you contact me prior to adding it, and you get my written consent, then yes. I usually accept my things being put in mod packs, but NOT if it has been added without my consent and with understanding of the requirements I send you.

Q: How do I install it?
A: Open up your minecraft.jar file with a compression utility like 7-Zip or WinRAR, delete the folder META-INF and move the class file you downloaded into the .jar.

Q: Do I have to pay anything to download this mod?
A: Of course not!

Q: Help, Minecraft freezes, blackscreens or crashes when I use the mod! What is wrong?
A: First of all, check that you deleted the META-INF folder. If you have, ensure you're installing the correct version for your game. If you are, check that you don't have any other mods installed that add a class file with the same name as this one. If you DO have conflicting mods, please tell me of them, and I will add them to the list of incompatible mods. If you DON'T have conflicting mods, read the "Submitting a crash report" section below.

Q: I love this mod so much I feel like donating to you! How can I do that?
A: Well, thank you a lot for appreciating my work that highly! I am sadly unable to get a PayPal account or similar up and running in the near future, so donating would be hard Posted Image

Known bugs
  • Does not save other formatting that colors (bold, italics, strikethrough, underline). It was a bit complex to add and was buggy when I tried, so I discarded it for now.
  • Does not add godtalk. This would be so complex that you wouldn't know, with all the JavaScript and everything.
  • Not proper HTML syntax, but should work fine still.

Edited by bilde2910, 17 April 2014 - 07:03 PM.

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

When testing this out, how was the file size? Does it get big over time?
And if it does can you make it so that it deletes files older than a certain time?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

View Postdier325, on 19 December 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

When testing this out, how was the file size? Does it get big over time?
And if it does can you make it so that it deletes files older than a certain time?
Tested it on an intermediately popular server for about an hour, it gave me a 55 kB file. I got on average about 255 bytes per message received.

Sure, I could set up some auto-pruning thing, but I'd obviously need a configuration file for that.. I could make it store messages for the last 30 days containing gameplay. But unless you're a mad chatter, or a spammer visits the server, there's little chance you'd get a ton of chat.

I calculated a little over 10 MB when doing continuous gameplay over 7 days on an intermediately popular server. That's the equivalent of ~10 screenshots Posted Image

I'll put it on my to-do list, and will work on it as soon as I can.

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:13 AM

View Postbilde2910, on 19 December 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

Tested it on an intermediately popular server for about an hour, it gave me a 55 kB file. I got on average about 255 bytes per message received.

Sure, I could set up some auto-pruning thing, but I'd obviously need a configuration file for that.. I could make it store messages for the last 30 days containing gameplay. But unless you're a mad chatter, or a spammer visits the server, there's little chance you'd get a ton of chat.

I calculated a little over 10 MB when doing continuous gameplay over 7 days on an intermediately popular server. That's the equivalent of ~10 screenshots Posted Image

I'll put it on my to-do list, and will work on it as soon as I can.

Some more quick questions,
Is there a way to filter the saved chat? I.e. spam filter, or not to save, let's say, any Console commands etc.
Does the mod also save chat from the server, i.e. if I do /help does it save the stuff the server spits back at me?
Why should I use this over some other mod that saves chat like TabbyChat?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

View Postdier325, on 20 December 2012 - 12:13 AM, said:

Some more quick questions,
Is there a way to filter the saved chat? I.e. spam filter, or not to save, let's say, any Console commands etc.
Does the mod also save chat from the server, i.e. if I do /help does it save the stuff the server spits back at me?
Why should I use this over some other mod that saves chat like TabbyChat?
The point of the mod as of yet is to take all the chat the server sends you and save it to disk. I guess I can enter an anti-spam option in the default configuration, that shouldn't be too hard.

Now, I don't know what TabbyChat does, I didn't even know it existed, but I'm not sure it saves chat in colors. The only thing I wanted off my mod was to log chat. And I wanted to make such a mod myself Posted Image

My mod only has one class file, making the size small, and you don't need to struggle with ZIP folders.

Back to the filtering question. Filtering out /help, console commands etc. could also have been a useful function but I do not see how I would be able to implement it. I'd love to try, but I don't know how.

Thanks your your interest in this mod, though!

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Can I use Optifine Mod with this?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

View Posti_like_pie101, on 13 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

Can I use Optifine Mod with this?
Yes, you can! :)
Sorry for late reply :( I try my best to answer every question, but I've been on vacation for a while.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

Even though I stumbled over this mod accidentically, it somehow became one of my standart mods I use when updating MineCraft.

Keep up the great work, dude !

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

View PostitsMEE2, on 26 March 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

Even though I stumbled over this mod accidentically, it somehow became one of my standart mods I use when updating MineCraft.

Keep up the great work, dude !
Thanks! It's fun to see my mod is being used :D
I'll try and update the mod as soon as possible every time Minecraft updates.. when that will be depends on the developing platform I'm using.. but you won't have to wait a long time for me :)

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

I have a suggestion for this mod here. Would it be possible?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostHerpusTheDerpus, on 30 April 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:

I have a suggestion for this mod here. Would it be possible?
I will look into it and see what I can do, thanks for your suggestion :)

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

I can't seem to get this mod to work in 1.5.2.  The config file is never created and i don't see any chat logs being created either.  Help?

Tested against vanilla and using tukmc (which was my ui that I was checking out for a while)

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:42 PM

Love your mod, it's so useful as admin :D
There's only one thing that I've noticed, the yellow color is almost not readable, is there something you can do about that?
as all normal people on the server talk in yellow, it's impossible to know who it is without highlighting it.
Thanks :D

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

View Postshinji257, on 07 May 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:

I can't seem to get this mod to work in 1.5.2.  The config file is never created and i don't see any chat logs being created either.  Help?

Tested against vanilla and using tukmc (which was my ui that I was checking out for a while)
That is really strange. The config and logs should be created.. which OS are you using? And can you confirm that you are putting the file in minecraft.jar, not mods folder?

View PostMarineShadow, on 08 May 2013 - 07:42 PM, said:

Love your mod, it's so useful as admin Posted Image
There's only one thing that I've noticed, the yellow color is almost not readable, is there something you can do about that?
as all normal people on the server talk in yellow, it's impossible to know who it is without highlighting it.
Thanks Posted Image
I followed Minecraft's chat colors, but I see that the yellow might hard to read. I could add a config setting to change color packs (like default, dark, light etc,) Thanks for telling me Posted Image

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

Update:
1.2 released!

The mod now has two included color packs: Default, and Dark. See the Configuration section in the main post for more info. Default is the original colors, and Dark makes everything darker (should be quite obvious). The Dark pack is, unfortunately, a bit dull in my opinion. For information on how to get this new setting into your config file, please see the Configuration section in the main post. There was also a bug fix involving case sensitivity in color codes (minor).

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:08 AM

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

View PostNotchyInator333, on 10 May 2013 - 02:08 AM, said:

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If you have a question, I'd be happy to answer :)

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

One of the first mods updated to 1.6.1. Before MCP came out. I feel happy.
But I had to decompile and recompile manually. Terrible. Took over an hour :3

So, happy chatting everyone!

EDIT: MCP has come out as of writing this.

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

I think there's a problem with this mod and Forge on 1.6.1. I couldn't run Minecraft (vanilla launcher) when I dragged the .class file into the Forge Jar file, nor could I get the mod to function when I put it in the mods folder. I have used this mod before, on 1.5.2, so I would roughly know what kind of file it would look like, but I just can't find it.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Posthybriderbybt, on 06 July 2013 - 05:58 AM, said:

I think there's a problem with this mod and Forge on 1.6.1. I couldn't run Minecraft (vanilla launcher) when I dragged the .class file into the Forge Jar file, nor could I get the mod to function when I put it in the mods folder. I have used this mod before, on 1.5.2, so I would roughly know what kind of file it would look like, but I just can't find it.
I just tested it, installed the mod in .minecraft\versions\Forge(version)\Forge(version).jar and everything worked for me. I don't know what's causing the problem on your side, but you can try this:

Place the class file in .minecraft\coremods - Tell me if it worked or not, I'll do what I can to fix bugs Posted Image

ChatLog is a mod updated for Minecraft 1.7.9.

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