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[BUG] Ingame Chat Funktionality: Brackets in user name will let chat text vanish

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Confirmed Bugs' started by sxp, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. sxp

    sxp Chieftain

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    Hi dudes,

    I'm surprised that i dont find anything about my issue during Multiplayer-Games with Civ5.
    My friends and me have all the same problem with the ingame chat:
    If you send a message, you'll see the Nickname is Chatting, but not the Massage itself.
    I "googled" over 4 hours and searched several Forums... am i too stupid to find a solution?

    How can i solve my issue?

    Thank a lot,

    SXP
     
  2. sxp

    sxp Chieftain

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    So, does anyone have the same issue like me and my friends?
     
  3. RRtexasranger

    RRtexasranger Warlord

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    Press Shifr+Tab I think to go to the Steam overlay and chat if the message is through Steam.
     
  4. sxp

    sxp Chieftain

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    Thats not very comfortable, especially if you have to talk to more than one person, additionally if the person is not in your list.
    So is it a global bug, or are my friends and me the only ones have this problem?
     
  5. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Moderator Action: Moved to bug reports.

    Could you please provide a screenshot?
    Savegame would be better, but i guess for a MP game this is not an option.
     
  6. sxp

    sxp Chieftain

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    Ok i figured out what was the problem:
    if you have Brackets like [] in your Nickname, the game "eats" everything after it, especially after the "["...

    Uploaded Screenshot...
     

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  7. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Thanks for the forensic work, i guess the devs should be able to fix this relativly easy.
    Can anyone else confirm this?
     
  8. sxp

    sxp Chieftain

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    My friends can copy this, they have all the same Clan-Tag as prefix, like
    ]FUSION[ name

    so i guess the "[" leads some commands and is not escaped after sending the message or something like this.

    Never mind, i am annoyed that i didnt hit on it much earlier as software-engineer.
     
  9. UNIT 666

    UNIT 666 One of Many

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    Related bug: A save game with brackets in it vanishes after you save.

    i.e. A save game with the name of [BUG] GDR Killed Catherine would appear just as GDR Killed Catherine.
     

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