Manual - Chatting

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Built-in Translator
The built-in translator translates any text given by the !t <text> command into English. Example !t Eins Zwei Drei. The output is directly shown publicly. Due to license reasons we had to switch from Google to Microsoft-Bing®. The quality of translation has significantly reduced, but still useful. You should choose simple grammar and wording to translate. Also, the translator does not work with non-Latin characters. (ie Greek, Russian, Japanese)

Local chat
Local chat means the message you send is shown to players being physically close to you. That means, you have to park close to the person(s) you wish to chat with. Range is 15 metres. The command is !local <text> (or shortcut !l <text>)

Channel Chat
Channel-chat means chatting with people using the same channel as you do, like using a radio. Which means you have to select a channel first before you can send or receive messages. You can select a channel by using the !channel <channelname> command. A channel name can be any text but not longer than 10 characters. For instance !channel team6.
Once you selected a channel, you will receive all messages being sent by people using the same channel and you can start sending your own messages by using the !ch <text> command. For instance !ch hello everyone.

Like radio-frequencies, channels are not protected or passworded. Everyone can tune them in and listen / send. To check who is currently sharing the same channel, use the !channelinfo command. It will not only show which channel you currently subscribed to but also all current listeners.
Note: Your selected channel will be stored in the database, so you don't have to join the channel again each time you connect to our servers.

Private Messages
Private messages are only shared between two distinct users. Like selecting a channel (see above), you first have to select the user to talk to. Do this with the !pmto <username> command. Example "!pmto driverx". After that, all consecutive messages sent with !pm <text> command will be delivered to that user. Example "!pm hello there". There does also exist a special answer command, which is used to answer to a P.M. without having to select a user first as the users is assumed the last user that sent a message to you. The command is !pma <text>.
Note: Using the !pma command will not affect the user that you might have selected earlier via the !pmto command.

Chat to Administrators
You can send messages privately to all present admins by using the !admin <message> command. Example !admin need help here. You may also send messages to all available [TC] members by using the !tc <message>. The !admin command will only be sent to Level 2 Administrators (Inspector +), whereas !tc will alert all [TC] members.
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