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Name: Friend Alert   Popular!
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Date: 08-28-2015 04:09 PM
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Version: v1.10
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Description
Translation help needed! If you would like to help with translations, please send me a PM.

Introduction
This simple plugin displays a large message in the middle of your screen each time a friend logs in or out.

You can specify a list of "special friends"; when these friends login or logout, the message will be shown in an alternate color.

You can optionally display a message when your (non-friend) kinmates log in or out, in a color of your choice.

It has a few other configurable options (please see the Options tab in the Plugin Manager). For a more configurable and versatile alternative, please see LoTRO Alerts.

Installation and Startup
To install:
  • First, unzip the archive. You will get a folder called "Thurallor". Copy this folder into your Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins folder. (If you have not previously installed any plugins, you will have to first create the Plugins folder.)
  • Or if you prefer, you may use Plugin Compendium to do the installation.
To load the plugin, use the game's built-in Plugin Manager. This can be found in the "^" menu, at the bottom of the screen. Click the icon, then choose "System" and then "Plugin Manager".

When the Plugin Manager opens, find Friend Alert in the list on the left side, then click "Load" to load the plugin. If you would like the plugin to load automatically each time you login, choose your character's name in the "Automatically Load For" pulldown menu.

Revision History
  • (28-Aug-2015) Version 1.10: Updated common files for compatibility with my other plugins.
  • (25-Apr-2015) Version 1.09: Localization update: German translations complete. For French speakers, the plugin will work, but the options panel is not yet translated. For Russian speakers, the "Show kinmates" feature doesn't work, but everything else does.
  • (24-Apr-2015) Version 1.08: Added "show kinmates" option. This allows you to display login/logout messages for your kinmates, even if they are not on your friends list.
  • (21-Apr-2015) Version 1.07: Fixed Russian and French client support (although I still have not translated the options panel).
  • (21-Apr-2015) Version 1.06: You can now configure the color, whether or not to show logout messages, and a "special friends" list.
  • (10-Jan-2015) Version 1.05: If you saw the error message "attempt to index field 'UI' (a nil value)", it is now fixed.
  • (4-Jan-2015) Version 1.04: Oops, the previous version was broken.
  • (4-Jan-2015) Version 1.03: The alert messages will now be displayed in front of eveything else, so you won't miss them if you're looking at the map or a vendor window.
  • (3-Jan-2015) Version 1.02: Added support for français and Deutsch. Improved support for small screens. Now only observing the standard chat channel, to avoid trickery.
  • (2-Jan-2015) Version 1.01: Added Plugin Compendium support.
  • (2-Jan-2015) Version 1.00: Initial release.
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v1.09
579.98 Kb
Thurallor
04-25-2015 03:07 PM
v1.08
579.13 Kb
Thurallor
04-24-2015 05:45 PM
v1.07
578.62 Kb
Thurallor
04-21-2015 10:07 PM
v1.06
578.55 Kb
Thurallor
04-21-2015 07:05 PM
v1.05
2.29 Kb
Thurallor
01-10-2015 04:42 PM
v1.04
2.23 Kb
Thurallor
01-04-2015 01:28 PM
v1.03
2.24 Kb
Thurallor
01-04-2015 11:55 AM
v1.02
2.21 Kb
Thurallor
01-03-2015 11:33 AM
v1.01
2.07 Kb
Thurallor
01-02-2015 10:16 PM
v1.00
1.60 Kb
Thurallor
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
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Unread 04-29-2015, 08:54 AM  
Ernillew
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You may drop russian translate. Mail.Ru droped ru-LotRO
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OK, the settings ARE stored in AllServers section. So they are all the same for all toons. But there seems to be a problem when using the VindarPatch. FriendAlert can't load or interpret the loaded settings and reset them to default values. When I use the plugin without that patch it works fine.

The VindarPatch is (or was) necessary for German (and French) clients because of different decimal-separators or anything like that. Don't know if that patch is really needed anymore for any plugin? cant even find that on lotrointerface any more.

I read on other threat that you are aware of that language problem.
Interesting. Yes, the bug requiring the Vindar patch is still present. However, I have my own slightly different way of dealing with the problem in my plugins. I would have thought applying the Vindar patch wouldn't have any effect. I'll check it out when I get a chance.

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Thanks for this plugin. I love it.
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OK, the settings ARE stored in AllServers section. So they are all the same for all toons. But there seems to be a problem when using the VindarPatch. FriendAlert can't load or interpret the loaded settings and reset them to default values. When I use the plugin without that patch it works fine.

The VindarPatch is (or was) necessary for German (and French) clients because of different decimal-separators or anything like that. Don't know if that patch is really needed anymore for any plugin? cant even find that on lotrointerface any more.

I read on other threat that you are aware of that language problem.

Thanks for this plugin. I love it.
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Unread 04-25-2015, 09:56 AM  
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Works like a charm. Thank you.

I'll send you german strings as PM´

By the way:

would you mind to store the settings account-wide (aka server-wide) instead of per-char? I think that woul make sense for most of us. So I don't need to set this up for all of my toons:

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Re: Re: Re: Option for alert at login/logout. Add kinmates, please

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I tried to suggest you to scan the kinship-channel instead of (or in addition to) the standard-channel for "<anyname> logged in" and "<anyname> logged out" or what else the string is in English client, I use the German client. Is it possible in LUA to scan a specified channel?
That is a good idea. I don't know why I didn't think of it. I have now added it.

Unfortunately, if a friend is also a kinmate, you will receive two messages (one in the Standard channel; the other in the Kinship channel). And these messages may occur ~1 second apart. To avoid displaying duplicate messages, I have to delay all message reporting by 2 seconds.

By the way, would you mind translating the options panel into German for me?

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Re: Re: Option for alert at login/logout. Add kinmates, please

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It is not possible for a plugin to determine whether a friend is in your kinship. The best I can do is to allow you to specify a list of names of kinship members, and use a different color for those names. This is now added.
I tried to suggest you to scan the kinship-channel instead of (or in addition to) the standard-channel for "<anyname> logged in" and "<anyname> logged out" or what else the string is in English client, I use the German client. Is it possible in LUA to scan a specified channel?

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Re: Option for alert at login/logout. Add kinmates, please

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I suggest that you make it optional, to show when a friend is going online and/or offline. Personally I would prefer not to get informed when somebody logged out.
Done.

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And in addition, it would be nice, if I could optionally get an information when a kin-mate logged in (or out). Maybe in a different color? Or is that already in?
It is not possible for a plugin to determine whether a friend is in your kinship. The best I can do is to allow you to specify a list of names of kinship members, and use a different color for those names. This is now added.
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Option for alert at login/logout. Add kinmates, please

Just found this plugin and installed. Very nice I suggest that you make it optional, to show when a friend is going online and/or offline. Personally I would prefer not to get informed when somebody logged out.

And in addition, it would be nice, if I could optionally get an information when a kin-mate logged in (or out). Maybe in a different color? Or is that already in?
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Great one this, just a simple thing that I didn't know I was missing, but I was

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Will come in handy as I h8 missing stuff in chat
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