Bug #23519

Veteran difficulty' Name Tags in multiplayer is bugged

Added by Qazdar almost 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:08/16/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:09/08/2011
Assignee:hladas % Done:


Target version:-
Affected ArmA II version:1.60 BETA First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:Yes First affected ArmA II version:
I am using some Mods:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using: BIForumURL:
Reproducible for you:Yes NGUrl:
Related to content of DLC: WIKIurl:


I don't really know how to reproduce it,but this happens this way:

-You need to be present in the multiplayer's lobby while waiting for the mission to start.

-Difficulty should be set to veteran.

-When game starts,when pressing space and aiming a player,you can notice that you can see its name,and vehicles names,but if you quit the server and rejoin after you won't be able to get those informations while aiming a vehicle or player,while players that didn't quit have always this ability.

vonID_at_start.avi (4.7 MB) Qazdar, 08/17/2011 20:13

vonID_afterrejoining.avi (3 MB) Qazdar, 08/17/2011 20:13

20110818_195216.zip (23.8 kB) alef, 08/18/2011 18:05

Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Feature #4253: Disable HUD Information when pressing the space key in ve... Closed 09/03/2009
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #65532: Difficulty setting specified in Mission Cycle not synced ... Feedback 11/29/2012
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #10843: Client changing difficulty setting in MP changes visibili... Assigned 05/26/2010 04/01/2012


Updated by zGuba almost 6 years ago

  • Due date set to 09/16/2011
  • Category changed from Multiplayer to Interface
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Qazdar
  • Reproduced by another DH user changed from No to Yes
  • Reproducible for you changed from No to Yes

Updated by Qazdar almost 6 years ago

I included two videos recorded at the begining of the game and after i rejoined the same game.


In the first video (i was in before the mission starts) ,you can see that players and vehicles names show up when i use space scanning,but when i rejoin the game (watch second video),players and vehicles names are not showing up.


Players and vehicles ID shouldn't show up in veteran mode (i say veteran),either from the begining or after rejoining.

No idea what could cause this.

I asked Benny (that mission was warfare BE),but he said it's not related to his mission.

Updated by Suma almost 6 years ago

First ,make sure that i mean by vonID the ability to see targets information when locked by launcher or another vehicle (vehicle's name and driver's ID)

This is not vonID. VonID is that when a unit is speaking over VON, this is indicated by a unit name displayed near the chat log in the color of the channel the unit is speaking on.

I guess what you mean is either a "Friendly Tag" or "Enemy Tag" difficulty option. Please, clarify.

Updated by kju almost 6 years ago

From what I know these "name tags" are hardcoded to be hidden in vet and mercenary.
They cannot be changed by difficulty settings (unfortunately).

So this basic question is why they are shown to you (supposedly) in vet difficulty.

To verify this you need to post clear step by step reproduction steps.
Also make sure to test this on a second server to rule out the server as problem source.

Updated by Sickboy almost 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from Veteran difficulty' vonID in multiplayer is bugged to Veteran difficulty' Name Tags in multiplayer is bugged

Updated by Qazdar almost 6 years ago

It's hard to reproduce it unless you have your own server,because you need to be on the server before the game starts.

Updated by Sickboy almost 6 years ago

According to #4253, "Space Bar Scanning" shows no name tags etc in Veteran/Expert since 1.51.71083

I would double check to make sure a mission isn't started on another difficulty level by accident.

Updated by Qazdar almost 6 years ago

It happens always in veteran,i'm pretty sure it's veteran difficulty.

Updated by Sickboy almost 6 years ago

Be really sure and log it to the rpt:
diag_log ["CadetMode?", cadetMode];


It's probably also useful to post the server's arma2oaprofile content. (Wrap inside pre> /pre> tags, or attach).

Updated by kju almost 6 years ago

a) there are plenty of online servers to test yourself to find a reliable repro
b) you can easily host a DS on your local computer too

Updated by alef almost 6 years ago

Attached are rpt, cfg, profiles used and the original testbench scripts if needed. You will find command line in rpts, you need to cut paths for your working directory.

When I started the repro at begin the DS with MP1 and MP2, the bug didn't show.
Then, for curiosity, I go admin, missions, selected veteran and launched mission again.
MP1 didn't had the bug, but MP2 yes. Check RPT for cadet changed to true. So, to me happened the reverse as OP.

Updated by CarlGustaffa almost 6 years ago

Just curious, but does this happen only to the tag indicators, or does it work so that cadet mode is actually used? What happens to other settings that are supposed to be forced off in Veteran mode, and what happens to a fully configurable difficulty setting if aid is allowed in Veteran but not on Cadet modes (recruit & regular)?

Updated by alef almost 6 years ago

  • Due date changed from 09/16/2011 to 09/08/2011
  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from Qazdar to Suma

CarlGustaffa wrote:

... cadet mode is actually used?

Open the .zip, in MP2/arma2oa.rpt you will see CadetMode? expression has changed result as it reconnects.
If someone has time, please provide a full difficultyEnabled dump for this repro, thanks.

Assigned directly to Suma, he did ask for clarification.

Updated by Qazdar over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Updated by Sickboy over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

The main issue according to Alefs repro results is that in some situations the cadet/veteran mode is unreliable and instead of Veteran difficulty, the player will experience Cadet difficulty.

That you can then see names during space-bar scanning, should be a result of that.

Perhaps the ticket should be updated to reflect that.

Updated by Suma over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Suma to hladas

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