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Here is help for use with Paltalk. To use with IRC (Internet Relay Chat) you must have: mIRC or IceChat or LeafChat or Vortec or XiRCON or HydraIRC.

If something does not work, make sure you have the latest version of YahCoLoRiZe here. Also get the latest plugin or script for your chat-client (see below).

YahCoLoRiZe is a free word-processor for adding color-text to chat-rooms. YahCoLoRiZe formats text such as song lyrics or poetry for playback in a chat-room. You can specify colors and also design your own custom "Wings" to accentuate the text.  YahCoLoRiZe allows you to customize and be creative with text-borders. You can highlight sections of text for adding effects (bold, underline, italics, colors, and many other special text-effects). YahCoLoRiZe is a native-code IRC document editor with both code-highlighted editing and WYSIWYG editing. You can select processed text and copy-paste it into any HTML mail program or export to a text-file or HTML web-page.

Just double-click after you download the install-program and you are ready to process and play formatted text into a chat!

Here is a zip-file of ASCII art: (I am not sure of the content and am not responsible for anything offensive): ASCII-Art. To use ASCII-Art with YahCoLoRiZe: In the Width Tab check Auto. In the Format Tab check Left-Justify, check Borders, Uncheck Wings. You must use a fixed-pitch font such as Courier New.


**YahCoLoRiZe uses an Open Source component for Borland C++ Builder designed by Robert Dunn, TaeRichEdit.


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with IceChat

  1. Install IceChat and YahCoLoRiZe.
  2. Download the plugin DLL file for IceChat .NET 3.5.
  3. Put the DLL file in the Plugins directory of IceChat's install directory (typically C:\Program Files\IceChat9\Plugins).
  4. Start IceChat and you should see "Loaded Plugin - YahCoLoRiZe Plugin v1.X...(etc.)".
  5. Start YahCoLoRiZe.
  6. In IceChat, type the following into the input box (at the bottom) /CX testing!. If all is well you should see the text echoed into the IceChat status window.

    NOTE: In the YahCoLoRiZe Options tab, be sure that PlayOnCX is checked!

  7. NOTE: In the Play->Options menu be sure to check the "Send As UTF-8" box!

  8. To play into a chat-channel (room) from YahCoLoRiZe, click the Play menu in YahCoLoRiZe and select Options. In the Channel edit-box, type the name of the channel: #MyRoom, or whatever you want. Press Enter then click OK. The Green button will now play your text into the chat-room.

You can remotely control YahCoLoRiZe from IceChat. To see a list of commands, in IceChat type /CHELP. (Command Examples: /CX text-to-colorize!, /CTIME 1000, /CPLAY START, /CPLAY STOP, /CPLAY PAUSE, /CPLAY RESUME, /CPLAY <path of a text-file to play>, /CCHAN #newroom).

The /CX command lets you invoke special text-effects. For example, type /CX 7 try this. You get try this Type /CX 0 for a random effect or a number from 1-17 for various effects.

Here is the C# source code.


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with LeafChat

  1. Install LeafChat and YahCoLoRiZe.
  2. Download the plugin ZIP file for LeafChat.
  3. Extract the colorize.jar file and put it the plugins directory of LeafChat's install directory (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\leafChat 2\plugins).
  4. Start YahCoLoRiZe first and click the Client menu. Select LeafChat.
  5. Start LeafChat, and in the input box at the top type /CHELP. If all is well a list of YahCoLoRiZe commands should pop up. When you click Scripting->Plugins, you should see "YahCoLoRiZe 1.4.0".
  6. In LeafChat, type the following into the input box (at the top) /CX testing!. You should see the text echoed into a LeafChat spare window.
  7. NOTE: In the YahCoLoRiZe Options tab, be sure that PlayOnCX is checked!

  8. To play into a chat-channel (room), connect to a chat-server and join a test-room. Next click the Play menu in YahCoLoRiZe and select Options. In the Channel edit-box, type in the name of the channel you are on, #MyRoom, or whatever you chose. Press Enter. Make sure "Send As UTF-8" is checked, then click OK. The Green button will now play your text into the chosen chat-room.

You can remotely control YahCoLoRiZe from LeafChat. To see a list of commands, in LeafChat type /CHELP. (Command Examples: /CX text-to-colorize!, /CTIME 1000, /CPLAY START, /CPLAY STOP, /CPLAY PAUSE, /CPLAY RESUME, /CCHAN #newroom, /CPLAY <path of a text-file to play>).

The /CX command lets you invoke special text-effects. For example, type /CX 7 try this. You get try this Type /CX 0 for a random effect or a number from 1-17 for various effects.

Here is the Java source code.

NOTE: Plugin version 1.4 is designed for Windows 7/8/10 and for the soon-to-come Unicode release of YahCoLoRiZe!


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with HydraIRC

  1. Download and install YahCoLoRiZe: Download.
  2. Download and install HydraIRC (You MUST use my own distribution or it won't work!): Download.
  3. Start YahCoLoRiZe first and click the Client menu. Select Hydra.
  4. Next start HydraIRC and type the following into the input box (at the bottom) /CX testing!. If all is well you should see the text echoed into the HydraIRC status window.
  5. To play into a chat-channel (room), click the Play menu in YahCoLoRiZe and select Options. In the Channel edit-box, type  in the name of the channel: #MyRoom, or whatever you want. Press Enter then click OK. The Green button will now play your text into the chat-room.

You can remotely control YahCoLoRiZe from HydraIRC. To see a list of commands, in HydraIRC type /CHELP. (Command Examples: /CX text-to-colorize!, /CTIME 1000, /CPLAY START, /CPLAY STOP, /CPLAY PAUSE, /CPLAY RESUME, /CCHAN #newroom, /CPLAY <path of a text-file to play>).

The /CX command lets you invoke special text-effects. For example, type /CX 7 try this. You get try this Type /CX 0 for a random effect or a number from 1-17 for various effects.

NOTE1: If you start HydraIRC before starting YahCoLoRiZe you may need to send /CX some text as the first step before you can use the Green play button in YahCoLoRiZe to play a file!
NOTE2: In the YahCoLoRiZe Options tab, be sure that PlayOnCX is checked!

Optional: Latest Colorize.dll Plugin file. Plugin Source code. Put the DLL file in the Plugins directory of HydraIRC's install directory (typically C:\Program Files\HydraIRC\Plugins).


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with Paltalk

  1. Download and install YahCoLoRiZe: Download.
  2. Download and install Paltalk.
  3. Start Paltalk and go to one or more rooms.
  4. Start YahCoLoRiZe, click the Client menu and select Paltalk.
  5. To play into a chat-room, click the Play menu in YahCoLoRiZe and select Options. Click the down-arrow to the right of the Chat Rooms box to see a list of the Paltalk rooms that were detected, select one and click OK. The Green Play button on the YahCoLoRiZe Process tab will now play your text into the chat-room you chose. Hold down the Shift key when you click Play for a test-send without actually posting into the room.

Limitations: YahCoLoRiZe cannot be remotely controlled from Paltalk. Paltalk does not support background colors. Paltalk does not support any fixed-pitch fonts and so cannot correctly display any ASCII art or boxed text. Paltalk has a limit of 7 different colors per line of text.


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with Vortec

  1. Install Vortec and YahCoLoRiZe in any order.
  2. Run both programs.
  3. In YahCoLoRiZe, click the Client menu and select Vortec.
  4. Click the Process tab, and type some text in the YahCoLoRiZe window.
  5. Click the Process button.
  6. Click the Green button. The text should play into the Vortec status-window.
  7. To play into a chat-channel (room), You need to click the Play menu at the top... and select Options. In the Channel edit-box, type the name of the channel: #MyRoom, or whatever you want. Press Return then click OK. The Green button will now play your text into the chat-room.

You can remotely change the YahCoLoRiZe chat-room (channel) and process text directly by adding some Aliases to Vortec.

In Vortec, click the Aliases tab then the +. Enter the name CCHAN and click OK. Paste in this line:

/ddepoke colorize command ddechan *1

Hit + again, enter CPLAY and click OK. Paste in this line:

/ddeplay colorize command ddeplay *1

Hit + again, enter CX and click OK. Paste in this line:

/ddepoke colorize command ddevtext *1

Now you can change the chat-room with /CCHAN #new-room, and send color-text with /CX my-line of chat text. You can also now use /CPLAY start|stop|pause|resume and /CPLAY <path of a text file>

If you are adventurous, instead of the above alias for CX, use this: /runscript [colorize] $activewin *1. To add the script that goes with this command, click the +, type [COLORIZE], in braces, and press OK. Paste in the script below and click the


{
 Script:      [COLORIZE] for YahCoLoRiZe
 Author:      dxzl@live.com
 File:        colorize.ops
 Version:     7.0
 Vortec:      0.4.13 or higher
 YahCoLoRiZe: 5.70 or higher
 Usage:       Create alias CX: /runscript [colorize] $activewin *1
              Then in a chat window you type: /cx sometext

 This script is called by the CX alias. It sends text to YahCoLoRiZe
 where it is processed and returned to your chat-window :-)
}
var Wind,Parms: string;
begin
  Wind := $1; Parms := *2;
  Command('/ddepoke colorize command ddechan '+Wind);
  Command('/ddepoke colorize command ddeplay '+Wind);
  Command('/ddepoke colorize command ddevtext '+Parms);
end;

If you prefer to download the script file then import it to Vortec, it is here.


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with mIRC

  1. Install mIRC and YahCoLoRiZe in any order.
  2. Run both programs. In mIRC set the font to Courier New (otherwise bold-text will cause the line-widths to be uneven)
  3. In YahCoLoRiZe, click the Client menu and select mIRC.
  4. Click the Process tab, and type some text in the YahCoLoRiZe window.
  5. Click the Process button.
  6. Click the Green button. The text should play into the mIRC status-window.
  7. To play into a chat-channel (room), You need to click the Play menu at the top... and select Options. In the Channel edit-box, type in the name of the channel: #MyRoom, or whatever you want. Press Return then click OK. The Green button will now play your text into the chat-room.
You can remotely control YahCoLoRiZe by adding some Aliases to mIRC. In mIRC, click Tools->Scripts Editor and click the Aliases tab. Copy/paste the following text to the end and click OK:

rem ***************************
rem NOTE: For some old versions of mIRC, replace $1- with *1 and replace
rem $left($lower($active),6) with $left(6,$lower($active)) - Cheers!
rem ***************************
rem Usage: /CPLAY <stop|start|pause|resume|filepath>
/cplay /dde colorize command ddeplay $1-
rem Usage: /CCHAN <New Channel To Set In YahCoLoRiZe>
/cchan /dde colorize command ddechan $1-
rem Usage: /CX <My Text To Process In YahCoLoRiZe>
cx {
if ($left($lower($active),6) == status) dde colorize command ddechan status
else dde colorize command ddechan $active
dde colorize command ddetext $1-
}

Now you can change the chat-room with /CCHAN #new-room and send color-text with /CX my-line of chat text. You can also now use /CPLAY start|stop|pause|resume and /CPLAY <path of a text file>

Note1: For old mIRC versions (mIRC 4.7 era), replace $1- with *1 and also replace $left($lower($active),6) with $left(6,$lower($active)) in the above script!

Note2: Change the mIRC font to "Courier New" or the text-borders will not come out even!


Special instructions for using YahCoLoRiZe with XiRCON

  1. Download XiRCON and unzip it into your Program Files directory. Navigate to Program Files\XiRCON, right click on the file XiRCON.exe and click Send To->Desktop (Create Shortcut). Right click on the file ServerImporter.exe and click Send To->Desktop (Create Shortcut). Install YahCoLoRiZe by double-clicking the install-file.
  2. Now double-click the Shortcut to XiRCON you created on your desktop to start XiRCON. You need to add two "script" files to be started each time XiRCON runs. One file is a patch made by Mark Hanson (XiRCON's author). The other script allows YahCoLoRiZe to talk to XiRCON and send it color-processed text. Click Tools->Preferences and click the Scripts tab. Click Add and navigate to Program Files\XiRCON\nocrash1.tcl, click Open. Click Add again and add the Colorize.tcl script-file. Click OK. Click Server-Exit to quit and save the new settings. The next time you run XiRCON the scripts will automatically load.
  3. Now you can run my ServerImporter utility program (you put the shortcut on the desktop already). Double-Click ServerImporter's shortcut. Click "Read mIRC Servers", navigate to Program Files\XiRCON\servers.ini and click Open. This loads the mIRC chat-client server-list (You can get this file from the link below). Now click "Process" to convert the list to XiRCON-format. Then Click "Add XiRCON Servers". Now when you run XiRCON you will see a list of servers when you connect.
  4. Log on to the internet, run YahCoLoRiZe and XiRCON (in any order). Connect to an IRC Server (example: irc.icq.net:7000). Get a channel (room) list by typing /LIST. Set up YahCoLoRiZe by clicking the Client menu and selecting XiRCON. Click the Format tab and un-check the Borders checkbox. Click the "Play->Options" menu and enter the channel (room) you want to play color text into. Close the Play->Options box. Click the Options tab and make sure that PlayOnCX is checked (this allows YahCoLoRiZe to receive text from XiRCON via the /CX command. Now you can send text from XiRCON to YahCoLoRiZe and it will be processed and sent back to XiRCON and into the chat-room.

Example /CX Hello Chat-peeps!

Other commands... To play a text-file: /CPLAY <channel> <file> <time in milliseconds>

If playing: /CPLAY <stop/pause/resume>

To remotely send text to YahCoLoRiZe: /CX <text>

To remotely change the chat-channel: /CCHAN <channel>

**I also have a utility to import mIRC chat-server lists into XiRCON... here.

Click here to download the mIRC chat-server list.

Click here to download the original XiRCON 1.0B4 installer.

Click here to download the original Kano script for XiRCON.

Click here for the C++ Builder source code for Colorize.dll which handles communications between XiRCON and YahCoLoRiZe (includes the TCL script-file).

Click here for the TCL script-file.


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