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Unable to edit ChatWindow.xml

Nalif

Journeyman
Stratics Veteran
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I'm probably doing something wrong, but for some reason, no matter what I change in ChatWindow.xml, nothing changes...I've even tried erasing the file contents and putting nothing but gibberish, but chat still loads and works fine! The file I'm working on is:

..\UO_ChatWindow\Source\ChatWindow.xml


Is this the right file to edit for the chat window? And if so, why does chat still work if I erase it's contents and save it?
 

Pinco

UOEC Modder
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the folder UO_ChatWindow is a fake, the client doesn't use it. The right one is integrated on the client :(
 

Pinco

UOEC Modder
Stratics Veteran
Stratics Legend
nope :(

you can only edit the default window object style but not re-do the window...
 

Nalif

Journeyman
Stratics Veteran
Stratics Legend
Well that's annoying. I was almost done setting up my skin, and left this as one of the last things to re-work...I guess I'll have to leave that on it's own image...
 

grimiz

Sage
Stratics Veteran
Has this been fixed in the last 3 years? It would be nice to be able to mod that chat window without being pigeonholed into the existing ui elements...

I see there is a NewChatWindow.xml - is that going to be implemented soon?
 

Pinco

UOEC Modder
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Stratics Legend
Has this been fixed in the last 3 years? It would be nice to be able to mod that chat window without being pigeonholed into the existing ui elements...

I see there is a NewChatWindow.xml - is that going to be implemented soon?
the chatwindow still a fake script, the whole system is hardcoded inside the client. The new chat is the one that I designed on my UI, but it will never work on the default window due to a... let's call it... "philosophical" problem.
Basically it requires a way to save things that the devs don't like and so the new chat is a dead end (at least on the default UI).
 

petemage

Babbling Loonie
Stratics Veteran
UNLEASHED
I run a little check on the UI update loop and remove the default ChatWindow as soon as possible:
Code:
    if ChatWindow ~= nil then
        WindowUnregisterEventHandler("ChatWindow", SystemData.Events.CHAT_ENTER_START)
        WindowUnregisterEventHandler("ChatWindow", SystemData.Events.TEXT_ARRIVED)
        LogDisplayRemoveLog("ChatWindowChatLogDisplay", "Chat")
        DestroyWindow("ChatWindow")
        DestroyWindow("ChatWindowInputTextButton")
     
        Interface.FixedChat = true
    end
From there on you are free to build a new chat window by hooking those two events (CHAT_ENTER_START and TEXT_ARRIVED) yourself.
 

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grimiz

Sage
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I run a little check on the UI update loop and remove the default ChatWindow as soon as possible:

From there on you are free to build a new chat window by hooking those two events (CHAT_ENTER_START and TEXT_ARRIVED) yourself.
That's a good workaround. Thank you!
 
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