Generic API for building bots

npm install plugapi
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A generic API for creating bots.

Originally by Chris Vickery, now maintained by TAT.

How to use

Run the following:

npm install plugapi --production

To connect, do this!

var PlugAPI = require('plugapi'),
    AUTH = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=?_expires=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx==&user_id=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=', // Put your auth token here, it's the cookie value for usr
    ROOM = '';

var bot = new PlugAPI(AUTH);

bot.on('roomJoin', function(room) {
    console.log("Joined " + room);


Here are some bots using this API.

  • Upcoming LiteBot in Radiant Music

Have a bot that uses the API? Let me know!


You can listen on essentially any event that plug emits.

// basic chat handler to show incoming chats formatted nicely
bot.on('chat', function(data) {
    if (data.type == 'emote')
        console.log(data.from + data.message);
        console.log(data.from + "> " + data.message);

Here's an example for automatic reconnecting on errors / close events!

var reconnect = function() { bot.connect(ROOM); };

bot.on('close', reconnect);
bot.on('error', reconnect);


Read about some of the events on the wiki.


Read about the actions on the wiki.


  1. Clone repository to empty folder.
  2. Cd to the repository.
  3. Run npm install to set up the environment.
  4. Edit your code.
  5. Run grunt to compile the code and test.
  6. After it's bug free, you may submit it as a Pull Request to the main repo.



You can set your own custom logger for the API to use when it logs important events, such as errors or stack traces from the server.

The logger object must have a function called "log" that takes any number of parameters and prints them.

var prompt = new Prompt();

Multi line chat

Since cuts off chat messages at 250 characters, you can choose to have your bot split up chat messages into multiple lines:

var bot = new PlugAPI(auth);
bot.multiLine = true; // Set to true to enable multi line chat. Default is false
bot.multiLineLimit = 5; // Set to the maximum number of lines the bot should split messages up into. Any text beyond this number will just be omitted. Default is 5.

TCP Server

You can start up a TCP server the bot will listen to, for remote administration


    bot.tcpListen(6666, 'localhost');
    bot.on('tcpConnect', function(socket) {
        // executed when someone telnets into localhost port 6666

    bot.on('tcpMessage', function(socket, msg) {
        // Use socket.write, for example, to send output back to the telnet session
        // 'msg' is whatever was entered by the user in the telnet session
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