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Outgame chat

Discussion in Gaming started by Commando, Jul 4, 2010

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  1. Jan 10, 2009
    Well, one of my friends runs a Samp (San Andreas multiplayer) website and server, and he can log onto a website and chat to ppl ingame, though he is only logged onto the website.

    Does css have anything similar?
  2. Mar 2, 2010
    Maybe being able to talk through the server console. That's the only external way I know to communicate on the server. Could probably make a module to read the text from the chat and output it to a webpage, and everyone's response tunnel through Console. That wouldn't really work too good, though, because there's no text limit on websites, and there is a text limit in CSS for the chat.. so you wouldn't know what half of your text was lost in the midst of everything, unless you had the console send the text back to you that was sent to the server. Just a lot of stuff that would probably bog the server down more than it already is. :\
  3. Jun 4, 2006
    If SourceMod (or something else) is able to utilize sql then it should be possible, but why would you want/need this? We'd have to have sourcemod send the entire chat log to the webserver so people on the site could read the chat, the part I know nothing about is how to get text from site to server, and if the owner of the server didn't want everyone spamming it, there would have to be some sort of authentication to allow only admins to reply to the chat etc (which would be a matter of web-based authentication, link it to forum permissions or whatever). SAMP can also utilize irc with use of some bots that take the role of displaying in-game text, chat, commands, etc. and you can reply and it would show up in game. How different pawn is from sourcemod is beyond me. Ray? Mr. Samp developer? or should I say retired developer?
  4. Jan 10, 2009
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    Do we have this for the zombie mod server?
  6. Jun 29, 2008
    you seem to be banned
  7. May 11, 2010
    Why not just use the Steam Friends client to chat with people that are in-game? Just keep Steam running in your systray and use IM.
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    I like to talk to the whole server sometimes. So I sit in spectate and chat.
  9. Jan 5, 2007
    Welcome to my world.

    Usually when I'm on the server I spend most of the time sitting in spectate just watching people, and polishing the banhammer on those that keep ignoring the rules.
  10. Jul 14, 2010
    i would like this if possible because sometimes i just go on to chat and its annoying loading up counter strike and getting the lagors
  11. May 11, 2010
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    Show me how? It will let me talk to everyone in the zombiemod server?
  13. Jun 4, 2006
    Yeah Nebraska missed the point that users want to talk to EVERYONE like a giant chat room, and not individual players. This could be setup but there's really no motivation behind it.
  14. Sep 21, 2008
    Chat based program would be nice, we actually have one on this site...

    We had a vent here at one point, and barely anyone used it. Food for thought.
  15. May 11, 2010
    The chat room function (like Ventrilo) is built into the Steam chat client. I did overlook that you are wanting to just have a chat-room like interface with the players in-game, but why? The experience for players in-game would be terrible, as only 6 lines of text show at any one time. I still contend that you use the Steam client's chatroom feature and keep your off-topic drivel out of the game. That way, when I want to ask people why their ping hasn't changed from 5, they can: 1) notice that someone is typing to them, and 2) respond so that I can read it before 10 people type "(insert JD/rawr/cara here) r u a grl?" Plus, as an added bonus, only the people who want to talk to you will be in the chat room! Wouldn't you love to be speaking with a group of friends rather than using a megaphone in a group of strangers where only a few are interested in what you are saying and the rest only want to know if you have T&A? Ugh. Teenage horny boy diatribe aside, there is a way for you to do what you want to do. It is easy to see who is online and invite them into a chat room, all through Steam. Have fun chatting. :smile:
  16. Jan 5, 2007
    And how is any of that actually different from what happens on the server already?

    Personally I think a chat program connecting to the server would just end up adding more to lag and server problems. But hey, if people want to chat with strangers then who cares? :whistling:
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    It's the internet nothing can go wrong!

  18. May 27, 2008
    I think I fell in love and lost.

    :neutral: I'd never have a chance with her.
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