Motd And Html

DashelDashel Members Join Date: 2003-03-24 Member: 14847Posts: 71
Anyone having problems with this?
When I attempt to use HTML code in the motd.txt file it either gives me an error that 'You have been disconnected from server, Server is restarting' (even though it isn't) or it just displays the HTML code in the motd box on the server. What gives?

Any help would be appreciated.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    Although available in other mods, I don't believe ns allows the use of html in the MOTD.
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  • voogruvoogru Naturally Modified (ex. NS programmer) Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1827Posts: 1,105 Advanced user
    The MOTD is basically a csay, HTML wont work with csay messages.

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  • DashelDashel Members Join Date: 2003-03-24 Member: 14847Posts: 71
    Thanks for clearing this up for me guys. smile.gif
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  • Rotten_FleshRotten_Flesh Members Join Date: 2002-11-18 Member: 9203Posts: 272
    edited January 2004
    NS does allow html in a motd box. Prodigy created an admin tool that has a feature like this.

    I'm not sure what happened to Prodigy, as the project seems dead. Maybe if enough people ask he might start on it again.

    Check out the screenshots!

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    HLA started as a simple MetaMod plugin using MySQL as a backend to solve the age old problem of global banning. Many of us admins have formerly crafted up funky perl and php scripts utilizing rcon to execute or wget to transfer around lengthy files containing banned AuthID's and IP addresses... Once I got started I figured I might as well just keep going. Now you are probably thinking, "...but what about the lag that your MySQL queries will induce?" Enter threading. Using a POSIX threading library each connection, disconnection, ban, and logging related queries are all handled in a thread separate from HLDS's main loop, there by eliminating any and all lag.

    So far we have only just scratched the surface! Because lag is not an issue, I decided to take it to the next level, by tracking (possibly) every user that visits the server, tracking their playtimes, frags, deaths, abuse, etc. This provides the admin with very powerful information. HLA knows how often your admins play, and how much they play each respective mod. It knows how bad or good they are, and in addition to this, it tracks the statistics of members as well. All of this information is extremely useful in operating a large network of servers. But I didn't stop there.

    Being an avid IRC junky since before the internet was even publicly available in my town, I wanted to add something technically sweet to HLA. Enter the embedded and complete irc bot! The bot also runs in its own thread, again avoiding any possible lag to the server. The IRC bot is not only sweet, but actually useful. The bot can be used to remotely administrate the servers from IRC, communicate with the players, and also act as a match bot announcing matches.

    Last but not least, there is of course the administrative abilities of HLA, which includes a complex reservation system encompassing a broad range of possibilities. In addition to this are basic admin commands such as slay, kick, ban, changelevel, as well as a complete messaging system for administration staff enabling message in both console, and HUD text in a variet of colours and coordinates.
  • QwertyQwerty Members Join Date: 2003-06-30 Member: 17817Posts: 192
    there is a plugin to make an motd window pop up.
    looks same and ****.
    But.. You dont see a mouse.
    And when you somehow get out of the window
    by pressing ok after randomly pressing around without a mouse
    you cant use the ingame popupmenu to upgrades and ****
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  • DashelDashel Members Join Date: 2003-03-24 Member: 14847Posts: 71
    So you are saying it is pretty much useless then. wink.gif
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