From the Configuration->Highlight Strings menu option, you can get to one of the most popular features of the Wizard. This is the dialog where you can control the game's colors and define your own strings that you want to be highlighted. On this screen you will see three Tabs for "Default Strings", "User-Defined Strings", and "User-Defined Names".
On the "Default Strings" page, you can set the colors that the game specifies for its text display to the colors that you prefer. To change a color, simply select an item in the list box, and then Left-click on a color box to set the foreground color, and right-click on a color box to set the background color.
On the "User-Defined.." pages, you can specify your own strings that you want the Wizard to highlight. For example, if you wanted to make the text telling you that you're now in a defensive stance really stick out on the screen, you would do the following steps:
- Click the "New" button
- Key in "You are now in a defensive stance." (with no quotes)
- press the OK button
- Right-click the Brown color box
- Left-click the White color box
- Left-click on the "Highlight Entire Line" checkbox.
Now, when this message appears, it will show up in white text on a brown background.
You can also assign a sound to play when one of your highlighted strings is detected. Using our above example, select the "You are now.." line in the list box, and then click on the "Sounds" list. This will cause the Sounds area to "drop down" a list showing all sounds (.WAV files) available in your Sounds Directory. Simply select a sound from the list, and it will play whenever you enter defensive stance. To remove the sound, you would do the same steps as above, but select "No Sound" from the list.
The "Highlight Entire Line" checkbox, when turned on, highlights the entire incoming line in which the specified string appears.
The "Not on Word Boundary" checkbox, when turned on, tells the Wizard to not require that this highlighted string be bounded by a "word break" on either side of it. For example, if you've specified a highlight string of "John", here's what would happen depending on the setting of the
"Not on Word Boundary" setting:
||Word Boundary CHECKED
||Word Boundary NOT Checked
|see John go
|see Johnny go
||John not highlighted
This is an important setting if you specify a string which will never be bounded by spaces (or periods, commas, etc.) on each side. For example, if you wanted to highlight the entire line of any SEND messages that a GM may send to you, you could enter the following highlight string:
- "SEND[", click on "Highlight entire line".
Now, if you did this as is, the highlight string would NOT work, since this string will ALWAYS be followed immediately by a GM's name (eg: SEND[BigWizard] hi there..may I help you?), you MUST click on the "Not on word boundary" box.
The "Case Sensitive" checkbox, when turned on, tells the Wizard to only match with this string if the incoming text matches exactly. That is, the string "you see" will *not* match "You see" (since the 'Y' in one string is upper case, and the other one isn't).
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