Announcement Box

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Announcement Box
  • Announcement Box item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
PlaceableYes (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Research1 required
Placed Announcement Boxes.

The Announcement Box is a special sign that, when powered, will announce (in the chat) what was written on the sign.

Formatting[edit | edit source]

Certain keywords will change the formatting of the text, for example color.

Color[edit | edit source]

To change the color of inputted text, type [c/FFFFFF:] with your text after the colon and any hexadecimal color code in place of "FFFFFF".

  • Example: Inputting [c/32FF82:The Blood Moon is rising...] will create the output "The Blood Moon is rising..."
  • Also, typing in [c/AB40FF:] will create the color shown when an invasion starts or when a boss is summoned.
  • You can use this website, here to choose a Hexadecimal Color for the Announcement Box.

Item[edit | edit source]

It is possible to showcase an item in chat, similar to how Alt+Click works in normal chat. To show an item type [i/zXX:ID] , where "zXX" is a property of an item, and "ID" is an ID of an item".

  • Example: Inputting [i/s24:2] will show a dirt block with item count 24 in chat
  • Example: Inputting [i/p81:2786] will show a Legendary Solar Flare Pickaxe in chat

Valid item properties are (XX — a number):

  • sXX — items in stack.
  • pXX — prefix of an item.

The easiest way of getting an Item code is doing the following: first open the chat, Alt+Click needed item, press Ctrl+A to select all text in the chat, and finally press Ctrl+C to copy it. Then you can paste the code into Announcement Box.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

You can also write a link to achievement into chat, for this type[a:NAME] , with "NAME" being an Achievement name

  • Example: Inputting [a:STAR_POWER] will put a message into chat: "Star Power", you can click on it, to open achievement menu at this achievement's position.

Glyphs[edit | edit source]

Controller buttons can be displayed using the [g:#] tag, where # corresponds to one of the following functions:

Index Button Name
0 A A
1 B B
2 X X
3 Y Y
4 Back Back
5 Start Start
6 Left Shoulder Button Left shoulder button
7 Right Shoulder Button Right shoulder button
8 Left Trigger Left trigger
9 Right Trigger Right trigger
10 Left Stick Left stick
11 Right Stick Right stick
12 Undefined Stick Undefined stick
13 D-pad Right D-pad right
14 D-pad Left D-pad left
15 D-pad Down D-pad down
16 D-pad Up D-pad up
17 Left Stick Left Left stick left
18 Left Stick Right Left stick right
19 Left Stick Up Left stick up
20 Left Stick Down Left stick down
21 Right Stick Left Right stick left
22 Right Stick Right Right stick right
23 Right Stick Up Right stick up
24 Right Stick Down Right stick down
25 Left Stick Wiggling Left and Right Left stick wiggling left and right
  • Example: The following sequence could be used to display the classic Konami Code:

[g:16][g:16][g:15][g:15][g:14][g:13][g:14][g:13][g:1][g:0][g:5] D-pad UpD-pad UpD-pad DownD-pad DownD-pad LeftD-pad RightD-pad LeftD-pad RightBAStart Note that this outputs literal button glyphs, and the output may not match functions assigned in the player's current control scheme. While minor, this could limit the usefulness in custom world designs.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Announcement BoxAnnouncement BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Announcement Box's functionality can be disabled by launching the game with a -disableannouncementbox command line parameter.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]