Proximity Text Chat
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Proximity Text Chat is a mod that allows nearby players to communicate with one another through text chat. (The other players must also have the mod installed) The range is 100m which is slightly higher than the render distance of name plates. Text Chat is a feature that I have personally asked for by many people. Without any word from Bethesda about when this feature will be coming, I have decided to add it myself.
Proximity Based Text Chat
Ability to see if a player you are attempting to talk with is also using the mod (their name will be blue)
Version Update Notification
To activate chat press the ~ key (tilde), this will open the chat entry box. Then you will be able to type as normal. Press enter once you are done to finish sending your message.
“On german keyboards the hotkey is “ö” ” – Terlnexus, thanks for this tip
BAKA FILE TOOL USERS:
Extract the “interface” folder into your Fallout 76 Data folder.
Follow Baka File Tool instructions on creating a new archive for your mods.
Extract the ChatMod.ba2 file to your Fallout 76 Data folder
(default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda.net
Navigate to your Fallout 76 settings folder in “My Games” (default: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\My Games\Fallout 76)
If this is your first mod, extract the optional “Fallout76.ini” file to
the current directory. Otherwise, append the name of the new archive,
“ChatMod.ba2”, to the list, separated by a comma, like so:
This mod modifies the hudmenu.swf file and will not be compatible with any other mod that does so.
Game updates to this file may require an update to the mod for continued functionality.
Is this mod allowed?
Is this mod safe to use? Beyond the virus scan, if you have any concerns,
feel free to open the SWF file and view the source code. This can be done with a tool called JPEXS Flash Decompiler.
This mod is a work in progress, and while I will make a reasonable effort to ensure there are no bugs, some users may occasionally run into them. There are no guarantees regarding stability or crashes with the server or client.
This mod is only functional because of the use of a third party server. The only information that is sent to the server is, nearby players, your name (the one visible to everyone), and your message. None of this information is stored. Player clients do not interact with one another, all communication happens with the server, the server then relays the message to the appropriate players.
Adding the ability for team chat, or friend chat.
Have an idea? Feel free to suggest it!
I have only been able to tiny bits of testing, if the chat server crashes it may take a few hours before I am able to turn it back on.