What is the Better Chat Mute plugin?
Better Chat Mute (BCM) is a RUST plugin that provides the functionality to permanently mute players in text chat within RUST. Currently updated and supported by LaserHydra, BCM is a free-to-use plugin available for download on uMod. It can act as either a compliment to other Better Chat mods or as its own standalone tool.
Potential reasons to use the Better Chat Mute plugin
Better chat mute goes beyond the standard mute function provided by the default RUST client. When muted with this mod installed, a database record is saved within your RUST server folders, and players are permanently muted (with or without reason listed). Users muted with this plugin can no longer transmit to global chat; only admins can read their team chat. Please check out our Better Chat Mute Voice Plugin guide to extend this functionality to voice chat.
Installing the Better Chat Mute plugin
As with all uMod plugins, the server you intend to install them on requires uMod (Oxide) to be installed to facilitate their function. For a step-by-step perspective on how to install this plugin, please reference the following list:
- First, you must have uMod/Oxide installed on your server. Use our Installing uMod (Oxide) on Your RUST server guide if you need help; otherwise, if you use a third-party hosting, their user interface will have instructions on how to get started. It may be tooled explicitly to their platform, so reach out to your host for details.
- Acquire the latest version of the plugin from uMod’s Better Chat Mute page, or download the CS file directly.
- Locate the downloaded
BetterChatMute.csfile and install the plugin on your RUST server, or follow your host-specific instructions.
- Once Better Chat Mute is installed in the plugins folder, and if the server is actively running, uMod will immediately create an alternate
BetterChatMute.jsonfile in your config folder. It is essential to differentiate these files and not mistake them, as you must make configuration changes in the .json file in the config folder.
Like many other uMod plugins, the RUST Better Chat Mute plugin may work as a standalone mod or in conjunction with other select mods.
A full list of such mods on uMod includes:
- Better Chat
- Better Chat Filter
- Better Chat Mute Voice
- Chat Translator
- Coloured Chat
- Discord Chat
- Discord Logger
- Discord Messages
- GST Report
- Player Administration
As with all plugins that you might try to install, Better Chat Mute plugin has its own small list of permissions. Make sure you reference our Oxide Permissions guide to understand the
oxide.grant permission system better.
Specific permission command lines include:
|Necessary to issue the mute command, and for general use
|Necessary for the toggleglobalmute command usage
|Necessary for the use of the permanent muting feature
Once installed and permitted to use the mod, players may activate additional commands as follows: (preface with
/ if using in chat)
|mute ‘player name or steamid’ [reason]
|Mute specified player permanently
|mute ‘player name or steamid’ time: 1d1h1m1s [reason]
|Mute player for specified time
|Display players that are muted
|Mute chat for every player not given the betterchatmute.use.global permission
|unmute ‘player name or steamid’
|Remove mute from specified player
How to update the Better Chat Mute plugin
Updating the RUST Better Chat Mute plugin is simple and quick.
- Visit the uMod Better Chat Mute plugin page.
- Download the latest version of the Better Chat Mute plugin
- Overwrite the existing
BetterChatMute.csfile in your Oxide plugins folder.
It is best practice not to uninstall the mod, as you do not need to alter the JSON file. It will remain with your existing settings (unless the developer otherwise suggests a complete reinstall).
How to remove the Better Chat Mute plugin
As the RUST Better Chat Mute plugin doesn’t impact player experience or game features necessary to run processes in the game itself, removing the plugin is as simple as deleting
BetterChatMute.cs from your plugins folder.
A more thorough approach for removing Better Chat Mute is to:
- Prepare and properly shut down the RUST server
- Open the Oxide plugins folder in your server directory
- Locate and delete the
- Open the Oxide config folder in your server directory
- Locate and delete the
- Restart the RUST server
Suppose you want to disable the Better Chat Mute plugin for a short period. You can use the
oxide.unload BetterChatMute command, which you may also run in the F1 console, RCON, or Web Console.
Disclaimer and seeking assistance
Corrosion Hour does not maintain the RUST Better Chat Mute plugin, nor do we assist with modifying the plugin outside the config scope. Visit the plugin’s uMod page directly to support the plugin creators, report bugs, or propose feature requests. Please get in touch with an admin in our Discord community for help with the steps and instructions in this guide.