by Jemai1
An on-screen chat box that is easy to add into your game. [More]
To download this library for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Jemai1.Chatbox##version=5

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 1d (revised)
Date added: Nov 22 2012
Last updated: Jul 3 2017
16 fans
This is an on-screen chat box that I made from an earlier time. Bravo1 suggested that I make it into a library.

Well, here it is. I hope you like it.

Version 1d (revised):
  • Optimized version of 1d

Version 1d:
  • Added font-size support.
  • Few fixes

Version 1c:
  • Other values as msg for the _message() proc are now allowed.
  • Minor internal changes regarding the _message() proc

Version 1b:
  • Added text-shadow support for better readability. (FIREking)
  • Better handling for unclosed text macros. e.g. \b, \i, \red
  • Few internal changes

Version 1:
  • Initial release


Jemai1: (Jul 3 2017, 1:10 am)
Fixed the download link. :)
YURIRAMOS: (Jun 7 2017, 8:22 pm)
Reup, please.

Error: The download was not found.
Delta0Zero2: (Jul 25 2016, 12:33 am)
It worked in World of Warcraft, I don't see why it wouldn't work in BYOND.
Unwanted4Murder: (Jan 5 2014, 11:38 am)
Works great for short text strings. Doesn't work for anything too long - for some reason it doesn't sort everything properly and clicking the Up arrow will just take you to the top of the log.
Jemai1: (Jul 20 2013, 12:48 am)
Thanks for the link! It's about time to have client-side processing. This will bring new possibilities on BYOND. I'm looking forward to it!