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Custom Chat Tutorial - ♂ DNA ♀ - 03-12-2018

Custom Chat privileges are given to VIPs, Abstract staff members, and select elite bhoppers in the community. This gives the user access to 3 functions that can be used to customize for name, tag, and colors that appear in different locations of the HUD.

  1. Custom Tag (applies only to Scoreboard and Voice Comms UI)  ---  console commandsm_cctag
  2. Custom Text Chat Color  ---  console commandsm_ccmsg
  3. Custom Text Chat Name/Tag  ---  console commandsm_ccname

1. sm_ccname  -  How to use

This command will set your name in the text chat. If you want your text chat to display a tag in front of it, you must include the tag as part of your name. So, if you want your name to be BestBhopper and you want a tag that says [Im Gay], you will need to issue a command like:
sm_ccname [Im Gay] BestBhopper 

The general format of this command is sm_ccname <color><custom-name>
  • <color> is a variable that is a name of a color, wrapped inside curly braces, like this :  {blue}
  • <custom-name> can be any name you want to type out yourself, like Mike Hunt, or [IFUCKED] Mike Hunt
For example, if you want your chat name to appear in blue color, and read [IFUCKED] Mike Hunt, your console command would look like:
sm_ccname {blue}[IFUCKED] Mike Hunt

Rules about color codes: as soon as you use a color code, any text that comes after will be changed to that color, unless you place a new color code, which will then change it. So, the color of the text depends on the nearest color code to the left. This means, if you want to make something like DOG you would need to write {red}D{green}O{blue}G
Available color codes{normal} {darkred} {pink} {green} {lightgreen} {lime} {red} {grey} {olive} {lightblue} {blue} {purple} {darkorange} {orange}

A note about the custom "tag" in chat name: the custom "tag" that you see in the text chat is actually just part of their custom name; you just add it before the name you want to use. Their is no separate way of adding a chat tag.. all you can do is modify the chat name, so you basically just add the tag onto the front of the name (which is what we are doing here (thats why we are using sm_ccname to add BOTH a tag and name)

Using a name variable: If you always want to make sure that chat shows your current steam name, even when you change your steam name on the regular, you can add in {name} to your command. We will see an example of this below.

For example, if you want a chat tag of [IFUCKED], you want your Steam name to come after, and you want it all to be blue, your console command would look like:
sm_ccname {blue}[IFUCKED] {name}

Take a look at this screenshot, where my custom name is  [Abstract] DNA (see bottom left of diagram)
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Using what we learned above, you can probably guess that the basic command for this would have been sm_ccname [Abstract] DNA   (or sm_ccname [Abstract] {name})
Of course, that doesn't take into account any of the colors. Obviously there are quite a few colors in play, and you need to add each color separately, in the correct order.

Quote:tag + name = [Abstract] DNA
Command:  sm_ccname [Abstract] {name}

tag + name (with colors) = [Abstract] DNA
Command: sm_ccname {darkorange}[{purple}Abstract{darkorange}] {blue}{name}

NOTE To understand the colors, look at the example above. From left to right we see:
darkorange purple darkorange blue
so this is the order that we need to put the color codes whjen we issue the complete command. If our command without colors is 
  • sm_ccname [Abstract] DNA
then our command including the color codes in the right order should be 
  • sm_ccname {darkorange}[{purple}Abstract{darkorange}] {blue}DNA
(see diagram above for more info)

1. sm_cctag  -  how to use

The sm_cctag command allows you to create a tag that will appear before your name, and can be found in two locations
  1. Scoreboard
  2. Voice Chat
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Remember, changing your name with sm_ccname will not change your display name (or tag) in the scoreboard or voice chat area. The only way to change the display name in these areas is to change your Steam name. However, unlike the text chat, the scoreboard and voice chat areas have a Tag and Name that are separate from one another. So, this allows us to modify the Tag that you see in these areas -- ONLY THE TAG.

This command only modifies the text of the Tag. There are no colors to worry about. You simply issue a command like
sm_cctag <custom-tag>

Example Tags and their commands
  • sm_cctag KRAZY GAYMER
  • sm_cctag [KRAZY GAYMER]
NOTE: If you want your tag to be inside of two brackets [Like This], then you need to include those characters in your command. If you do not, your tag will not have them!!