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Old 17th May 2004, 03:50 AM   #1
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It's here! Hyrulian's UT2k4 Message Colorizer!

In a little under 2 hours, I have written up a program in Visual Basic that makes it easy to copy and paste the codes needed to colorize your name and say/teamsay messages in UT2k4!

Attached below are some screen shots of the program in action.

UPDATE!!

Thanks to Intruder, the Windows version of the UT2k4 Message Colorizer now has a preview window, much like the one seen in G-Lite's Linux version. Download the new version now!


Download Links:

UT2k4MC EXE: The UT2k4 Message Colorizer program by itself. Try this first. If you get errors (missing DLLs, OCXs, etc.) get the Installer instead (below).

UT2k4MC Installer: Easy-to-use installer comes with all the DLLs and OCXs necessary to run the program, along with an uninstaller.

UT2k4MC Source Code: Curious how this program works? You can download the complete Visual Basic 6 source code and take a look.
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Old 17th May 2004, 03:57 AM   #2
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Very slick!
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Old 17th May 2004, 04:00 AM   #3
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Very nice... I think I'll write up a gtk app for that just for our linux users around here..
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Old 17th May 2004, 04:06 AM   #4
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nice work
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Old 17th May 2004, 04:12 AM   #5
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Props Dude

Props Man, Great Find On The Color Names and even more the Prog. you made to make it easy. Nice
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Old 17th May 2004, 04:45 AM   #6
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Props Man, Great Find On The Color Names and even more the Prog. you made to make it easy. Nice
Actually you really should be thanking FragHouse for discovering it; they made the initial find
http://fraghouse.beyondunreal.com/colours.html

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Old 17th May 2004, 04:59 AM   #7
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Rgr, Props To Fraghouse As Well
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Old 17th May 2004, 05:05 AM   #8
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:04 AM   #9
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Nice tool.
I get a "Runtime Error: 521 Cannot open Clipboard" whenever I click on the "Copy to clipboard!" button. Though copy/pasting works flawlessly so it's not that much of a biggie.
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:07 AM   #10
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do you know what the default character code is ?
like say i put in a colour, then after that wanted everything back to normal
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:08 AM   #11
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N1 dude.
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:12 AM   #12
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You're a fast one hyrulian
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:13 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyrulian Hero
UT2k4MC Installer: Easy-to-use installer comes with all the DLLs and OCXs necessary to run the program, along with an uninstaller.
I get an error when trying to unzip this:

"Compressed Zip folder is Corrupted or Invalid"

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Old 17th May 2004, 07:54 AM   #14
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do you know what the default character code is ?
like say i put in a colour, then after that wanted everything back to normal
uh, just delete the colour codes?
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Old 17th May 2004, 07:55 AM   #15
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nah it makes everything after the code that colour
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Old 17th May 2004, 08:02 AM   #16
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Incorrect ;[
Dunno how, but what you just said isn't correct - I read it in the fraghouse.
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Old 17th May 2004, 08:44 AM   #17
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w00t this is fun bright pink killing spree
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Old 17th May 2004, 08:51 AM   #18
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Old 17th May 2004, 08:56 AM   #19
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I must say it's a good tool IF you already know how to use it. How about you add in a small tutorial to prevent your e-mail address from flooding with the same questions. Something like this one (feel free to copy/improve/remove grammar errors):
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OVERVIEW:
UT2004 checks for certain symbols in texts, and it translates these symbols into colors. This program is made to easily allow players to insert the color symbols in their nickname and/or their typed messages.
USAGE:
Use 'Choose Color' button to select the color in which the text must be displayed ingame. Next, choose 'Use Color' to insert the symbols of the chosen color into the text area. All characters after these symbols will use this color in the game.
When you're done with your text, use 'Copy to Clipboard'. At this point you'll have to open your user.ini file, located in the \system subfolder of UT2004.
When you want your name changed, look for the 'Name=' line, located in the [DefaultPlayer] section (at the beginning of the file) and paste the content of the clipboard.
To make a colored speech, search a key and change the line to '<key>=say <pasted message>' or '<key>=teamsay <pasted message>'.

KNOWN BUGS:
-your name can't be longer than 20 characters. This number includes color characters (each color uses 4 symbols), so don't overuse the colors. If you do have more characters, only the first 20 of them will be shown. Text messages don't have this limitation.
-Whenever your colored name is shown in a text message ingame the rest of the message will show up in this same color. So basically: whenever you're saying something or giving orders your text will appear in the last color used in your name (unless you are saying something that already has a color symbol in it).
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Other than that, I have some small suggestions:
-Is it possible to add a preview area that shows how the text will appear ingame?
-make the window a little bit smaller so only 20 characters are shown instead of 22
-remove the '!' in the 'Copy to Clipboard!' option (yes, it's splitting hairs; don't bother pointing that out )

Oh, did I tell you it's a good program? Well...it is
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Old 17th May 2004, 09:56 AM   #20
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there is one more bug caused buy the color system!
no one likes riddles it seems
if u used %p in demo / screenshot mask and u got a color code using an invalid filename character, ure demo's / screenshots won't be saved anymore

another bug using partial colorcodes or only a colorcode will result in ure name being changed randomly, changes the ingame msg's & colors, say & teamsay doesn't show ure name just text.

epic should disable test code & not let it be active servers em right soon a lot of people will be using the system to mess up everything ingame

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