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toggle email address from showing on screen

Post by Defman » Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:53 pm

I did a quick search before asking this...forgive me if I missed it, but how about an option to turn off everybody elses email address from showing up behind their callsign?

When somebody signs on with an extremly long callsign, and they have this monster of a mac address/ip address/email combo thing for a email address - I am basically sol because I cannot see what flag they have since that is pushed off the right side of my screen.

My radar takes up 50 percent of my screen, so chances are I am not seeing what action another tank may be taking which could possibly give me a hint as to what flag they have.

My font height is set to normal as well.

any ideas or suggestions?

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Post by Guest » Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:32 am

answer this, is your radar half your screen? and do you like it that way and you want to change it?
-thx

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Post by Defman » Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:32 am

lol, yes I want it that way. Had to go in an mod something to get it that way.

70 to 90 percent of the time I am only using radar - the rest is spent looking up at the player list to see what flag someone has. Seems for the second or two I take my eyes off the radar, I get nailed!

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Post by rob1n » Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:06 am

hmmm...maybe they should put in:

windowView = 0

i use radar for a long way away, but when i see ST i watch out for visual also..

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Post by Death Barrel » Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:09 am

do you mean the toggle score key? the "s" button will toggle scores and callsigns on/off :)
not sure if this is what you are looking for.

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Post by Defman » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:03 am

well, what shows when you press "S" DB, I would just like to be able to see the score and their callsign. I would like to be able to turn off displaying everybodies "email" (the field is called email, but you can put in there what ever you want - like mine says "BattleZone")

I have read that something might be done to limit how many characters a callsign can have - or not allowing "lame" callsigns. Maybe that would take care of this issue too.

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Post by Death Barrel » Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:14 pm

yeah i know what the email field is, but i don't think there is a way to simply turn this field off.

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Post by rob1n » Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:46 pm

there could be a number of character restriction so it isn't the whole width of the screen...

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Post by Defman » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:49 pm

went thru the config file, and I didn't see anything which might turn off the email address from showing...hence the post in this forum DB! LOL

Yeah loser, read something like that in another post here. I usually don't follow what the devel team is up to - so I am not sure exactly what they are trying to do. Restricting the number of characters or otherwise...not sure.

Just making a "how about this" type of request here.

It appears that I might be the only one, or there is a very small number of bz'ers - having problems with this issue.

Happy bz'ing everybody

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Post by nurdc0re » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:05 pm

It's never been an issue for me. Then again, I never look at that field, so don't really care....

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Post by Defman » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:04 am

M51DPS wrote:It's never been an issue for me. Then again, I never look at that field, so don't really care....
It is only an "issue" for me because it prevents me from seeing what flag they (might) have. If you mean you never look at their email field, I can understand that. However if you mean you never look to see what flag someone has....cannot imagine that LOL

Other than that, I am not concerned what is displayed for their email address either.

Since I set the font size to normal, it does help for this "issue" - at least the size of font displayed for scores that is. But for the text displayed at the bottom of the screen (chat, people coming and going, etc) that is practically unreadable because it is soooo small.

Then again, there isn't much worth reading down there anyway.

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