Colorless Runes

This project is abandoned and its default file will likely not work with the most recent version of Runes of Magic. Whether this project is out of date or its author has marked it as abandoned, this project is no longer maintained.

I've notice more and more people using the color codes in chat lately. It seems that the practice is set to become an epidemic. I'm particularly irritated by such randomness, and quite want to be rid of it.

To that end, this addon. Currently it searches incoming chat messages and strips them of all color codes, leaving only the default channel colors. Details and exceptions below. This is still beta functionality, if there are any rough edges please let me know. The error message in the image below indicates what the incoming text looked like prior to going colorless, those messages will not display in the distributed version.

What This Will Not Do:

  • This does not affect item link colors.
  • This should not affect other system-generated colors, for instance when a guild member leaves the guild. If you see any that are affected let me know.

Affected Channels:

  • Zone
  • Guild
  • Party
  • Whisper
  • World (I think, needs testing)
  • Say (filters color in chat box, but not the world view)


  • Options for
    Allow colors from friends
    Allow colors in each channel individually
    Allow color from a single name (raid leader)
    Add an indicator on filtered messages

Changes in V0.4
Added party channel to the filter
Fixed handling of multiple color messages

Changes in V0.2
Fixed pattern to catch hex values properly, thanks vEEcEE!
Fixed pattern to catch alpha channel values
Minor cleaning up


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