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News Viewer v1.0.3


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drekes
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:17   News Viewer v1.0.3
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News Viewer v1.0.3


Description:
Keep your players updated with this easy to use plugin.
Write your news in news.ini & the plugin will add the title to a menu
& display an MOTD with the article if chosen.


Features:
- Info messages
- Supports HTML formatting
- Only 1 file for all your news
- Background / font color cvars
- Style in news.ini will be taken over in the MOTD
- Read / Unread tags in titles menu
- Add news in-game using amx_addnews command


Cvars:
news_bgcolor #292421 "Default MOTD Background color"
news_fontcolor #BFBFBF "Default MOTD Font color"
news_advertdelay 400.0 "Time before showing news message again.

* Background & font colors can be set per MOTD using HTML formatting.
* I found these colors here.Google will help to find a color scheme creator or something if neccesary.


Usage:
Create amxmodx/configs/news.ini.
Add your news title with a * in front.
Write your article


Requirements:
You'll need the sqlvault.inc & sqlvault_ex.inc includes from here
& you'll have to compile locally with custom includes.


Commands:
- amx_addnews "Title" "Article"
RCON flag needed for this command.
Article will be at the top of both the menu & news.ini file.
You can use </br> with the command to break the current line & continue on a new one.

- say /news
Displays news menu.


Example:
Code:
* Title
news bla <h1>something</h1> 
<u>HACKS</u>
<b>Aimbot</b>
<font size="7">Boom Headshot</font>

* BLA
Some more news here
will result in this (v1.0.0 screenshots):







(v1.0.1 Screenshots)
Read / Unread news:



Changelog:
Code:
v1.0.0: Created plugin
v1.0.1: Changed Motd_Limit to 1536	(ConnorMcLeod)
           Added read/unread articles
           Added amx_addnews command.
           Added red/yellow menu text for unread/read messages.
v1.0.2: Optimized code & file handling.
v1.0.3: Small optimisations
Credits:
Code:
nikhilgupta345: Reviewing my code & helped improving saving system alot & some other things.

All the people that made suggestions / optimisation tips.
To do list:
Optional : Make me happy and use the ML system.
Optional : You could cache easily the cvars using Cvar Utilities.


Notes:
- To enable Colorchat, uncomment #define COLORCHAT on line 4 (Requires to compile locally)
- To change the "News" prefix, change new const g_szPrefix[] = "News"; on line 5
- If a news article is over the 1536 character limit, it will be skipped & written in the server logs.
- Both includes from here are needed to compile.
- Compiling must be done locally. For more info, check this tutorial.
- Since version 1.0.2, articles need to be written on the bottom of the file to be first in the menu.
Attached Files
File Type: zip old_versions.zip (8.1 KB, 296 views)
File Type: sma Get Plugin or Get Source (news_103.sma - 1261 views - 8.4 KB)
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:19   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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Good job
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:30   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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why bg/font color can't be defined per motd ?
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:33   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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why bg/font color can't be defined per motd ?
It can be if it's formatted with HTLM in the article itself.
The cvar are the default colors.
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:34   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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looks cool m gonna try it asap....
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:37   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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So, can a player read all news he missed ??
Think of it ;)

Would be usefull to be able to write the new from the game.

FYI, max motd length is 1536.
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Old 10-09-2011 , 11:40   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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It can be if it's formatted with HTLM in the article itself.
The cvar are the default colors.
You're right, not thought of that. But that's something you should clearly say because not obvious at first.
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Old 10-09-2011 , 12:02   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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Suggestion: Add to the menu when a player opens it [Unread] or [Read]

or like

[New]
[Old]
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Old 10-09-2011 , 12:14   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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Updated description with to-do list & better color cvar info.
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Old 10-09-2011 , 15:51   Re: News Viewer 1.0.0
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sql addition would be awesome
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