Disabling Chat Channels

Disabling Chat Channels

« posted: Jul 16, 2014, 01:10 PM »
I have found the disable function for VoN in the Description.ext file however I was wondering if it is also possible to disable a channel all together for text as well. I know I have seen it before somewhere but I just remember where.
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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #1 posted: Jul 16, 2014, 03:31 PM »
The disableChannels option in description.ext is supposed to block both chat and VON
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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #2 posted: Jul 16, 2014, 04:08 PM »
Yes it is :)

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Description.ext


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disableChannels[]={0,2,6};

would disable the VON and Chat for: Global, Command and System channels for players playing the mission.

with the exception of logged in admins and/or console chat such as BEC uses
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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #3 posted: Jul 16, 2014, 06:29 PM »
Never disable the system channel (6), players cannot write in it, only scripts can. It's used in our mission for injury notification, and I use it a lot for debugging as well.
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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #4 posted: Jul 18, 2014, 11:39 PM »
I've posted about this at BIS forums, I don't think you can disable just one, its both or nothing if I am correct. Like I wanted global VON off yet global text chat still on so players can still alert admins and/or shit-talk the other team without being a total nuisance.
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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #5 posted: Jul 19, 2014, 12:33 AM »
Having a separate option for VON only has been requested multiple times for 2 years now:

https://dev.withsix.com/issues/67328
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?140560-disableChannelsVON-by-analogy-with-disableChannels-to-disable-VON-only
http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=9624
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?177831-How-to-disable-VON-channels-VOICE-but-keep-text
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?157951-One-Checkbox-to-Drastically-change-the-Trolling-Experience-that-is-Arma-3
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?170997-Disable-voice-on-specific-channels

As usual, BIS devs mostly don't give a shit about anything posted on the feedback tracker other than game crashes and DLC stuff.

It's like, they just skip over everything else, occasionally marking some issues as "reviewed", which basically translates to "get lost".

I went over the Feature Request category of the tracker just for the hell of it, and it appears that only 1% of all suggestions have been marked as "assigned", which is 2 levels higher than "reviewed", and translates to "we slightly give a shit but don't get your hopes too high".

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Re: Disabling Chat Channels

« Reply #6 posted: Jul 19, 2014, 01:45 AM »
i could try the personal approach again. sadly i have not seen a bohemia booth at next month's gamescom cologne :( not even for dayz :/