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Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 23:06
by Wuzzy
Is there any way to increase the number of chat messages shown at once?
The current default (6 messages, I think) is way too low for my taste.

In highly populated servers a particular chat message can disappear within seconds because many people talk, join and leave.
Of course I can always open the console but that's invonvenient when I have to use it frequently because the chat scrolled too fast.

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 02:59
by MykieDoesStuff
*deleted*

EDIT: I found this viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4225

"

It is possible to show more lines without pressing F10.
I found out yesterday.
Go to chat.cpp and look for "m_recent_buffer(6),"
Change this line to "m_recent_buffer(20),"
to have 20 lines or any number that you want to have.
Then recompile minetest and you're done." - jmf

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:04
by Wuzzy
Please stay on topic.

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:38
by MykieDoesStuff
Wuzzy wrote:Please stay on topic.



Check the post above, I edited the message ^^^

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 05:32
by Wuzzy
Cool, thanks. I try it out.
Although I had hoped it would be a minetest.conf setting. I do not really like to recompile Minetest just for a minor tweak.

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 01:42
by sorcerykid
It would be nice (perhaps a feature request?) if F10 would actually open up a separate window, rather than a drop down console that completely obscures the screen. I think that would also allow a lot more flexibility in terms of gameplay, since the chat history could be relegated to the background, or made partially or wholly visible at the user's discretion.

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 04:53
by cheapie
sorcerykid wrote:It would be nice (perhaps a feature request?) if F10 would actually open up a separate window, rather than a drop down console that completely obscures the screen. I think that would also allow a lot more flexibility in terms of gameplay, since the chat history could be relegated to the background, or made partially or wholly visible at the user's discretion.


I like the F10 console... perhaps Shift+F10?

Re: Increasing number of chat messages seen at once

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 06:20
by sorcerykid
Hmm, it might be more intuitive to simply have an option in the settings (select either a drop down console or a windowed console when pressing F10). Alternating between both modes during gameplay could get confusing.