Well, it took long enough…
Version 7 is complete!
This is a completely rewritten bot which was made with Mac servers in mind. There isn’t a complete working Mac version/guide yet, but it shouldn’t be that difficult to set up if you are comfortable with a bit of command line work.
Partial change list
You can now drag messages around to re-order them, if on PC
Custom extension repo urls - if you want to host an extension that only you can install
You can now download/upload backups instead of copy-pasting crazy long strings.
There is now a much better log viewer/searcher that makes it easy to track down issues in chat.
Released the quests extension - with support for multi-tiered quests!
You can now use a custom help command for man pages, and it defaults to
/? instead of
/help to avoid spam when staff use it.
Behind the scenes improvements
- Extension installs are no longer global, so you can have different extensions installed on different servers without having difficulty
- The bot will now try to warn you if you open it in two different tabs (it won’t work if it is open on two computers, or two browsers)
- Updated Bulma (CSS framework for extensions)
- The bot (and most extensions) is now in TypeScript, resulting in much better autocomplete when coding
The latest versions (& latest LTS version, if applicable) of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge
Internet Explorer is not supported.
I am 99% sure this will be the last rewrite of the bot. There is already a few things I’d like to change in the code, but they are minor enough that I can live with it.
The V6 bot will remain up for as long as BlockheadsFans survives, but will not longer be receiving support or updates. To install the V7 bot, you will need to change your bookmark code with the new code in the OP (updating as soon as this is posted)