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Who's broken the 2D Speech Colour?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Melchiah, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Melchiah

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    Okay, so logged in after the last patch to 2D. Notice that the location of the config. files have changed. Fine, not a problem - everything seems to work, except...

    All character's speech colour and emotes are back to default. Not only that, but can't save it back to how it was before, as it reverts back to default when I log out.

    As much as I love doing it on every log in, I want my colours back!
     
  2. controlfive

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    what he said.
     
  3. Tina Small

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    One more annoying, useless, and UNANNOUNCED change. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who use the default yellow text. If you don't have your eyes glued to the screen while they talk, you end up wasting so much time staring at your journal trying to read that stupid yellow text.

    I hope there's some sort of trick to make your color changes "stick" from one log-in to the next. Otherwise, this becomes just one more straw piling up on the camel's back.... One more stupid thing that probably wasn't meant to work this way but slipped through QA and we'll be lucky if it ever gets fixed again.

    :mad:
     
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    I strongly suspect we have the 'Norton' fix to thank for this annoyance
     
  6. Myphsar

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    Yea, i noticed this today too, :(
     
  7. Crysta

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    Its probably also the "Norton" fix that's blocked out 98 users from playing.
     
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    Have you tried the UOAssist option to set all the text you see to one color? Really helps to eliminate having to try and read some of the oddball colors some people choose.

    Also Norton sucks.
     
  9. Crysta

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    Seriously.

    Here's a better fix for any problems people are having with UO and Norton: TELL THEM TO STOP USING NORTON. It would be different if stuff like this hadn't happened between the two programs before.

    Of course, i'm probably just bitter because their sucky program has made me unable to play UO... but whatever.
     
  10. Nexus

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    The butterfly effect is a phrase that encapsulates the more technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory. Small variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system. So this is sometimes presented as esoteric behavior, but can be exhibited by very simple systems: for example, a ball placed at the crest of a hill might roll into any of several valleys depending on slight differences in initial position.

    If a Person installs windows 98 a decade ago will he be able to play UO now?
     
  11. Crysta

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    Seeing as how this PC has been running for a decade (with 98) and UO worked until yesterday's patch? The answer would be "yeah, till they broke it yesterday".

    This is the PC I played it on originally 8 years ago, actually..
     
  12. Hannes Erich

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    /Signed.

    Dear Mythic(!!!!!!!),

    If you take forever to fix this, or pass it on to UO's next dev team, then I will write you a very angwree letter, telling you how angwree I am writh you.

    Edit: Also your patch notes for publish 57 are dated Mar 21 2005 4:13PM CST, and neither publish 57 nor 56 show up in the updates pages, so it appears that 55 was the last publish.

    Don't forget! Very angwree letter!!!

    Edit: I mean it!!!

    Edit: J/K merry Christmas.
     
  13. Hannes Erich

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    Okay on a serious note, I just checked the new uo.cfg file and speech color settings are not even included with it. This is why our speech color is no longer customizable/able to be saved-- there isn't any data for it in your speech configuration file. You can save party message color and that's it.

    Thankfully, macros are in another file which is saved. But you'll have to reset your speech and emote color every time you play. (From now on!!! Angwree letter!!!)

    Anyone notice any other settings missing? Seems like it may be more than just speech color.
     


  14. So far only thing I see effected from yesterdays patch as been the speech color and emote color..hopefully theres nothing else broken setting wise..
     
  15. Tabby Kapak

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    This is indeed very annoying, speech colors help so much to create some sort of personality in the characters... And default Emote colors are simply invisible in the journal...
     
  16. Supreem

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    We broke it! We are working on a fix. Will do our best to get it to ya guys tomorrow.

    And Crysta we should have you up and running with the next patch as well. :D
     
  17. mutau

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    Thanks for the reply Supreem! Its good to hear taht you guys got the memos. hehe. Don't forget to feed those hamsters on the way out of hte door. K thx bubye!
     
  18. I made a seperate thread just in case but as theres a response here... the omit blood option also isn't working.
     
  19. Crysta

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    I hope so.. is bad enough I can't get the seeds from my plants before it becomes impossible to.. i'd rather not have them outright die as well. :\
     
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    Norton is evil. Kaspersky is way better.
     
  21. Go McAfee!
     
  22. Nexus

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    Panda is still the best total security package.
     
  23. MalagAste

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    *Prays to the UO Gods...... * I do hope that indeed this gets fixed ASAP ..... I'm going insane I loathe the default Emote..... wouldn't be so horrible but that nasty default emote can't be seen in the journal....
     
  24. Hannes Erich

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    Okay Mythic I will not send you this angwree letter; but in a way you should feel sorry that you're fixing the speech problem, because I wrote the whole angwree letter with calligraphy, in the Britannian Runic alphabet, and it was very painstaking and took hours, and really looks very nice.

    YOUR LOSS MYTHIC!!!!!
     
  25. siyeng0

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    Keep the letter template. If anything else goes wrong, white-out the words 'Speech Colour' and replace them with 'PvP Balance' / 'Reagent Cost' / 'My Cu Sidhe's Left Hind Leg' / 'The Cost of Cheese' / 'nothing's actually gone wrong, I just wrote this letter ages ago and it'd be a shame not to use it' and lo! a fully customised and very pretty complaint form.
     
  26. Schuyler Bain

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    I am still having this issue with one computer... My default speech color does not save on any character or any account. On a different computer it works just fine. Is there a file/folder I can delete and cause a re-patch? Perhaps a line I should add to the uo.cfg file?
     
  27. MalagAste

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    Check the downloads file in there..... delete anything in there.... Otherwise I would suggest re-loading your UO..... on that pc.... though it stinks I know... best advice I have....



    Now if we can only get a petition going to change the default color of the Emote to something that will show up both in game and in the stinking journal.... I would be SOOOO happy..... I've begged, pleaded, even icq'd ever DEV member I can get my hands on and still it remains that sick tan color that is almost completely invisible in the journal..... *sighs*...
     
  28. Schuyler Bain

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    Well I broke down and reinstalled it. Did the trick and fixed my problem - thanks!