- Updated on: November 22, 2016
- Newest File:
- Release Type: Release
- Supports: 1.9.4,1.9,1.8,1.7.10,1.7.2,1.6.4
- License: All Rights Reserved
ChatLog Mod 1.9.4,1.9,1.8,1.7.10,1.7.2,1.6.4 – Ever been on a Minecraft multiplayer server, and someone says something? Yeah. Everyone who plays on a server must have heard someone saying something in chat. There is so much chat going around that you don’t feel it’s worth screenshooting, if you hadn’t ever seen chat before I guess you could have done that. But let’s say another player connects, and he’s desperate to know about what some random guy has said. You try to help him by scrolling up to the top of chat only to find that what was said had just been knocked off the chat history. That has happened to me quite a few times. So I decided to make a mod that logs all chat to files on your computer. It’s fast, and it happens automatically. No need to worry about taking screenshots all the time – just in case. (There are some people doing that, but they’d quickly find their screenshot folder has a few thousand items in it, and when they go to find a screenshot they actually need, it’s gone in the mass of chat screenshots. I’m that kind of person who do that anyway…) The solution is something I called ChatLog. It’s currently in version 188.8.131.52, supporting Minecraft 1.7.7, and here’s a list of what it can do:
- Saves all chat, automatically, to a folder called “chatlogs” in .minecraft
- Only one class file
- Saves colors!
- Several color themes to select from
- Doesn’t send anything to the server, meaning it won’t say anything in your place
- You won’t even notice it’s there
- Compatible with most other mods
- Does not require ModLoader or Forge
- All messages are timestamped
- Configuration file (.minecraftconfigChatLog.properties)
New in version 2.0 (currently only Forge):
- //cl command – type “//cl” in-game for help
- Filter messages using powerful regular expressions
- Turn logging on or off completely
How to install:
Non Forge version:
- Open the new launcher and make sure the version of Minecraft the mod requires is already installed.
- Click “Edit Profile” in the launcher, then open the game directory.
- Go into the subfolder “versions”.
- Rename the folder for the version you require to something else. In this example, rename “1.7.9″ to “1.7.9_chatlog”.
- Open the 1.7.9_chatlog folder.
- Rename “1.7.9.jar” to “1.7.9_chatlog.jar”.
- Rename “1.7.9.json” to “1.7.9_chatlog.json”.
- Open “1.7.9_chatlog.json” with a text editor and replace “id”:”1.7.9″ with “id”:”1.7.9_chatlog”, save the file and close it.
- Open the class files from the mod with an archiver such as WinRAR or 7-Zip and copy-paste the files into 1.7.9_chatlog.jar. Do not close the archiver yet.
- Delete META-INF and close the archiver.
- Start the new launcher.
- Click “Edit Profile”
- In “Use Version”, select “1.7.9_chatlog”.
- Click Save Profile.
- Login and play as normal.
- Download and install Minecraft Forge (If use Forge version)
- Download ChatLog Mod
- Browse to %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft/bin and open your minecraft.jar with winrar.
- Delete the META-INF folder
- Drag ChatLog Mod jar file into your minecraft.jar.
This mod supports configuration and will upon first use create a properties file at .minecraftconfigChatLog.properties. This file currently contains two configurable settings:
- max_logs: The maximum amount of logs the mod can store. The mod creates one new log per day Minecraft has been played and has received chat. Setting this to 0 will store only today’s log, and setting it to -1 will store an infinite number of logs. The actual amount of logs stored by the mod might vary slightly. If you want to limit the mod to a strict maximum value you should set it to 1 lower than your intended value. If you set the value to 40, it will store the last 40 logs. If it’s the first time per day you play Minecraft, it will generate a 41st log, but it will reduce to 40 on next launch the same day.
- color_pack: Which color pack to use. Current available color packs: 0 (default) and 1 (dark). Changes to the color pack will not affect already received messages and logs.
- enabled: Whether or not to log anything at all.
- filters: Don’t edit this manually. Contains filtering information for ChatLog. Edit in-game using //cl filter (type “//cl filter?” for help).
- logflags: Whether or not to log message flags (F = filtered message, S = control message (system message))
As new updates come, new options may be included. This will be listed in the changelog at the bottom of this post. If the mod cannot find these settings in the properties file, it will use a default value. To configure newer settings, it is recommended that you reset the configuration by deleting it (also, keep a backup). Directly adding the new options to the configuration file might work, but can produce unexpected result and even game crashes. (To fix this, undo your changes or delete the configuration file.)
Where are chat logs stored?