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orth

Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« on: November 22, 2004, 09:58:00 am »
If your character name, Bioware name or both are long, you may experience difficulties with certain aspects of the game not working.   This includes, but is not limited to subraces, oxen, cnr, houses, bank vaults and quest journals.

One of the things I'd suggest is you create a new and shorter Bioware name to play under.  You can almost be assured everything will work correct with a Bioware name and Character name that do not exceed a combined 26 characters.  I know this sounds really short, but if your character needs to have an initial instead of their full name, then all the more RP when you meet someone.

Just a helpful tip as I believe quite a few of the bug reports are due to this.



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Leanthar

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004, 10:08:00 am »
Thanks for the post Orth, and you are 100% correct.
  Bioware/NWN has a known issue when returning names of more than 26 characters that there are bugs in a few scripts.  In some scripts names are truncated at 32 characters and in others they are truncated at 26 characters.  This causes major problems with persistence since the ONLY way we can track characters are by their names and nwn name.
 

ZeroVega

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004, 10:17:00 am »
Character Name: Tathnolu of the House of Rilyn'val
  Bioware Name: ZeroVega
  Well then, I guess I'd be one of those people then. ;)
 

Leanthar

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004, 10:19:00 am »
Yep, could explain a few of your reports. :)  But not all. heh...  
  Please send a note to Nita to have your name changed.  I think we can just Leto it.  But afterwards you will not have any persistence so if you have houses, bank vaults, oxen etc. etc.  You need to clear them out before changing your name.  Afterwards you will also be able to do the quests again, please do not since you have already done them.
 

ZeroVega

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004, 10:54:00 am »
Well, don't think I've had many, if any problems with this character thus far. If it's alright I'll just wait a while until I've got a few IC things sorted out and my oxen dies off then I'll have it changed. :)
                                            ZV,
 

Leanthar

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2004, 11:02:00 am »
NP, its your grave... Err.. ummm.  No problem. hehe
 

Leanthar

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 12:50:00 pm »
Bumping so it is not deleted.
 

jjkolb

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005, 12:59:00 pm »
OK, stupid question here:
What do you mean by Bioware name?  I know what my character/Layonara name is, but I'm not sure what you mean by Biwoare name.
 

Leanthar

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2005, 01:27:00 pm »
Your NWN account name.
 

Force_of_Will_

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2005, 01:46:00 pm »
Everyone needs to name themselves something simple like BoB.
 

Eight-Bit

RE: Issues With Long Bioware/Layonara Names
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2005, 01:26:00 pm »
Two things then, would I need Aschenbach Verimillion Snailpace and Llunieninque Artuile'rosse renamed? I seem to be working fine thus far.