Chat Color Predicter

You may think that the chat color is completely random for every player (excluding interns and admins), but it is not! If you look closely in the chat modules, you’ll find this:

	local NAME_COLORS =
	{
		Color3.new(253/255, 41/255, 67/255), -- BrickColor.new("Bright red").Color,
		Color3.new(1/255, 162/255, 255/255), -- BrickColor.new("Bright blue").Color,
		Color3.new(2/255, 184/255, 87/255), -- BrickColor.new("Earth green").Color,
		BrickColor.new("Bright violet").Color,
		BrickColor.new("Bright orange").Color,
		BrickColor.new("Bright yellow").Color,
		BrickColor.new("Light reddish violet").Color,
		BrickColor.new("Brick yellow").Color,
	}

	local function GetNameValue(pName)
		local value = 0
		for index = 1, #pName do
			local cValue = string.byte(string.sub(pName, index, index))
			local reverseIndex = #pName - index + 1
			if #pName%2 == 1 then
				reverseIndex = reverseIndex - 1
			end
			if reverseIndex%4 >= 2 then
				cValue = -cValue
			end
			value = value + cValue
		end
		return value
	end

	local color_offset = 0
	local function ComputeNameColor(pName)
		return NAME_COLORS[((GetNameValue(pName) + color_offset) % #NAME_COLORS) + 1]
	end

	local function GetNameColor(speaker)
		local player = speaker:GetPlayer()
		if player then
			if player.Team ~= nil then
				return player.TeamColor.Color
			end
		end
		return ComputeNameColor(speaker.Name)
	end

Simply rip that from the chat modules, then modify it a bit and you can get the user’s predicted chat color as a Color3 value.

local NAME_COLORS =
{
	Color3.new(253/255, 41/255, 67/255), -- BrickColor.new("Bright red").Color,
	Color3.new(1/255, 162/255, 255/255), -- BrickColor.new("Bright blue").Color,
	Color3.new(2/255, 184/255, 87/255), -- BrickColor.new("Earth green").Color,
	BrickColor.new("Bright violet").Color,
	BrickColor.new("Bright orange").Color,
	BrickColor.new("Bright yellow").Color,
	BrickColor.new("Light reddish violet").Color,
	BrickColor.new("Brick yellow").Color,
}

local function GetNameValue(pName)
	local value = 0
	for index = 1, #pName do
		local cValue = string.byte(string.sub(pName, index, index))
		local reverseIndex = #pName - index + 1
		if #pName%2 == 1 then
			reverseIndex = reverseIndex - 1
		end
		if reverseIndex%4 >= 2 then
			cValue = -cValue
	end
		value = value + cValue
	end
	return value
end

local color_offset = 0
local function ComputeNameColor(pName)
	return NAME_COLORS[((GetNameValue(pName) + color_offset) % #NAME_COLORS) + 1]
end
local predictedColor = ComputeNameColor("IntelligentCappy")

It’s quite simple, yet cool. Want to make a custom chat but keep the player’s chat color? Use this!

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I am extremely late and this has most likely been figured out already but another way and a way more simpler way of doing this is to reference a value inside the player’s chat module like so:

local ChatService = require(game.ServerScriptService:WaitForChild("ChatServiceRunner"):WaitForChild("ChatService")) 
-- ^ module for ChatService
local speaker = ChatService:GetSpeaker(Player.Name) -- however you index player
local NameColor = speaker.ExtraData.NameColor -- Will print what ever random color sequence roblox gave you. This is already placed in a Color3 value so you just use a variable :)

I’d say this is great! It’s usually hard to do this on my end. And I just want to say good job on your hardwork with this color predictor!