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While this may not be the appropriate place to post this (and I'm sorry if it's not), I seem to have turned of display of any and all chat messages and can't figure out how to turn them back on. I don't play very often, so it's not a big problem, it's just really annoying. Help would be appreciated.
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You can get the long list of keys by by pressing Esc to go to the menu, then Options, Input Settings, Change Key Mapping

The radar is Q, the console is W by default (I think)
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That's not the problem, though. The console and radar show up, chat but chat messages don't, even when have the console on "All" or "Chat."
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You are sure there are chat messages? I know for a while I was confised because the message box kept scrolling up because of a buggy mouse wheel, by default the mouse wheel scrolls the console, I had to change that to Page Up/Down.

Keep searching through the key list, it is probably in there somewhere, even if not the console.
What messages do appear?
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The only ones that do appear are the ones that say things like, "So and so was killed by What's His Face" and the like. I know there are chat messages, because after I did it, my friend kept trying to tell me something, but it didn't show up (I know he was, because he told me over MSN Messenger).
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You probably accidentally silenced everyone. Try pressing "k" and type in "*", without the quotes.
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When you join a server, (say, Bloodbath 2), do you get messages from the server? You should see the entire server advertisement and rules (there is 5-6 lines of it usually). And you are sure that the "All" tab is on (Press Shift+F1 a few times)?

Edit: I didn't realize you could silence everyone. When you start up the client, read the messages that come up. The list of silenced users comes up after the info on your audio and video cards.
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Perhaps you turned off messages in the console. There should be four tabs, iirc, right above the console, and the selected one shows what kind of chat is set to come through. Try pressing Shift-F1, Shift-F2, etc. to see if you can bring them back.
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Constitution wrote:Perhaps you turned off messages in the console. There should be four tabs, iirc, right above the console, and the selected one shows what kind of chat is set to come through. Try pressing Shift-F1, Shift-F2, etc. to see if you can bring them back.
HereticSeraphim wrote:That's not the problem, though. The console and radar show up, chat but chat messages don't, even when have the console on "All" or "Chat."
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I don't have anybody silenced (I checked). I even tried unsilencing people, but it just showed that I could silence them, so that's not it, either.
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HereticSeraphim wrote:I don't have anybody silenced (I checked). I even tried unsilencing people, but it just showed that I could silence them, so that's not it, either.
Hmmm, that's very weird indeed. Have you tried deleting or moving your config.cfg? BZFlag will auto-generate a new one if it's not there and maybe your config became corrupt.

You can find where config.cfg is located, depending on your OS, via the wiki.
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A Meteorite wrote:
HereticSeraphim wrote:I don't have anybody silenced (I checked). I even tried unsilencing people, but it just showed that I could silence them, so that's not it, either.
Hmmm, that's very weird indeed. Have you tried deleting or moving your config.cfg? BZFlag will auto-generate a new one if it's not there and maybe your config became corrupt.

You can find where config.cfg is located, depending on your OS, via the wiki.
Ok, that worked. Although, on the chance that I do it again, does anybody know how I did it to begin with? I don't to have to keep configuring the thing again and again.
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HereticSeraphim wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:Hmmm, that's very weird indeed. Have you tried deleting or moving your config.cfg? BZFlag will auto-generate a new one if it's not there and maybe your config became corrupt.

You can find where config.cfg is located, depending on your OS, via the wiki.
Ok, that worked. Although, on the chance that I do it again, does anybody know how I did it to begin with? I don't to have to keep configuring the thing again and again.
We wouldn't know what happened unless we saw the corrupt config.cfg. If you still have it, post it here without your password (many people have BZFlag save their password for them and don't know config.cfg stores this).
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A Meteorite wrote:
HereticSeraphim wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:Hmmm, that's very weird indeed. Have you tried deleting or moving your config.cfg? BZFlag will auto-generate a new one if it's not there and maybe your config became corrupt.

You can find where config.cfg is located, depending on your OS, via the wiki.
Ok, that worked. Although, on the chance that I do it again, does anybody know how I did it to begin with? I don't to have to keep configuring the thing again and again.
We wouldn't know what happened unless we saw the corrupt config.cfg. If you still have it, post it here without your password (many people have BZFlag save their password for them and don't know config.cfg stores this).
It wasn't corrupt, though. I just hit some button ingame and got a "All Messages Disabled" message, or something similar. Also, I could still get server messages. And no, I don't have it. Sorry.
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If you press the 'k' button (Silence/Unsilence), and were to enter *, it would say "Silenced All Msgs". To undo that, you would simply repeat that action.
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A Meteorite wrote:You probably accidentally silenced everyone. Try pressing "k" and type in "*", without the quotes.
HereticSeraphim wrote:It wasn't corrupt, though. I just hit some button ingame and got a "All Messages Disabled" message, or something similar. Also, I could still get server messages. And no, I don't have it. Sorry.
Ahem, I had already suggested that. But I'm glad you figured it out anyways.
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