NID's Toolbox Light - Server News

Contains Server News module for NidToolbox Light server tool-set. Server News can be either displayed automatically on login, or triggered at any time via command.

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Server News

for NidToolbox Light

requries nid-core module available here

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Create displayable Server News, containing most recent updates to your server.

Server News module allows:

  • This simple module allows server admins to list recent Server News on date-by-date basis.
  • News can be then displayed by the players in a pop-up window in game via a command.
  • It is possible to set the module to display the news automatically on login, and with set delay. For instant display, set delay to 1.
  • Module can be reloaded at any time, without the need of a server restart. Both message and configs are then loaded from the files.
  • Module is fully customizable, indcluding colors, formatting and font size.
  • Title of the window can be set as well, it accepts all currently available in game colors and formatting.
  • It is possible to set everything via the in-game commands but, for best results: edit both News Message and config file in the text editor, for the ease of use of all the available formatting tags.

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Requirements:

As any module of NidToolbox set, it requires nid-core version 1.0.3+ module, available in the main forum thread: here

How to install:

  1. Unpack .zip archive
  2. Copy nid-news.dll to Mods\NidToolbox\Modules

Settings files:

Config files are located at:

  1. Configs\Mods\NidToolbox\ServerNews.json - contains module settings.
  2. Configs\Mods\NidToolbox\NewsMessage.txt - contains news message.

ServerNews.json:


    {  
        "Info1": "NidToolbox Light: Server Changelog settings.",  
        "WindowTitle": "<color=#add8e6><i>MyServer</i>™</color> <color=yellow>Server News</color>",
        "ShowOnLogin": true,  
        "DisplayDelay": 1
    }
                          

ShowOnLogin - when true, Server News are displayed when player logs in. Default value - false.

WindowTitle - allows setting title for the window, accepts all kinds of formatting.

DisplayDelay - when ShowOnLogin is set to true, news will be displayed after the delay timer has elapsed. Default value: 1 - Instant.

IMPORTANT: Delay timer starts when the log in request is handed to the server NOT when the player appears in the world, so account additional 6-10 seconds for the word load.

NewsMessage.txt


    <br>
    <i><size=38><color=green>16-May</i></color></size><size=38><color=orange> <i>8:55</i></color><color=#ffffcc> <i><u>General Server Update</u></size></color></i>
    
    <b>*</b> This is an <color=yellow>example changelog</color> note for your server;
    <b>*</b> This message is best edited <color=yellow><i>directly from the file</i></color>.
    <b>*</b> Added <i>Beautification</i> Mod;
    <b>*</b> Removed <color=green>outstanding rubble</color>;
    
    
    <i><size=38><color=green>7-May</i></color></size><size=38><color=orange> <i>8:55</i></color><color=#ffffcc> <i><u>Fresh Start</u></size></color></i>
    
    <b>*</b> Server has been wiped. Welcome to the new Adventure!
                          

Available commands:

/help News

Displays information about all commands contained within this module.

/news-show

Displays current server news.

/news-show


    /news-show
                          

/news-titleset

Set Server News window title.

/news-titleset string title


    /news-titleset titleString
                          

/news-reload

Reload Server News message and settings from config files.

/news-reload


    /news-reload
                        

/news-onlogin

Enable or Disable on Login News window popup.

/news-onlogin bool trueFalse


    /news-onlogin true/false
                

/news-delay

Set News on Login display delay.

/news-delay int seconds


    /news-delay 20
                

Current Version: 1.0.0

Supported Eco Version: 9.2.x

Download Docs

Changelog

How To Install


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