I didn't choose this nickname

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  1. GTFREAK

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    Is there some way to change the nickname that was given to me? I don't understand where it came from.

    There doesn't seem to be an option to change it, either.

    I was wondering if a forum admin could either delete it, or let me choose one myself.
     
  2. Luc Van Camp

    Luc Van Camp Track Team Staff Member

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    It is the nickname you entered when you purchased rF2, and was added to your forum account when you linked it to your rF2 profile.
     
  3. GTFREAK

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    So does that mean I can't change it?

    Or can I go in and change it within rf2 itself?
     
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  5. GTFREAK

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    That's an interesting program. Anyone know whether or not it's safe to use?

    I'm a bit paranoid when it comes to programs that muck around with my files. I'll have to do some investigating before I try it out.
     
  6. clock

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    if you wanna to change it manually, you can do it..
    go to your windows harddisk and search for
    users
    your name or user
    Appdata
    Roaming
    .rFactor
    and open rFactor.name (1 line=name, 2 line= Surname, 3 line=nickname)
    safe the file
    and now put it in reading only mode..
    right click over the file rFactor.name
    properties
    mark only reading.


    Best regards Clock
     
  7. 88mphTim

    88mphTim I'm new here Staff Member

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    Changing that file does nothing in OUR system, which is what the forum reads from.

    I am not able to check right now, is there nothing via the purchase tab to change this? What did you want it changed to?
     
  8. clock

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    changing that file changes the name or nickname that appears when you connect on servers..the name that others seen for you..
     
  9. GTFREAK

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    There's no way to change it through the rF2 launcher, if that's what you mean. I would just like the option to change it if I desired. It was probably a question that I really didn't think about at the time and once I saw it again on the forums I decided it's just not what I wanted to use. Being able to change it within the launcher on the "purchase" tab would be helpful I'm sure.
     
  10. GTFREAK

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    Thanks for that info. However, I tried doing this and my Nickname on the forums is still the same. I also tried logging out completely from the forums and it still didn't work.

    Also tried syncing with rFactor 2 and that didn't work either.
     
  11. clock

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    it did not work on the forum, only works on servers when playing online..if the server request name will appear the name that you wrote there, and if the server request the nickname will appear that new nickname..
    That is when playing online...
    For example i changed my name for the name that i always use for all..
    Xavi Clock,
    and on my nickname i changed and put the team name before
    VR-Clock
     
  12. GTFREAK

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    I see. Makes sense. I suppose I'll have to contact an Admin of this forum to have the nickname changed, or even removed.
     
  13. 88mphTim

    88mphTim I'm new here Staff Member

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    The issue is that allowing that might take away the whole reason for it being difficult to change... Stopping people from running away and hiding from bad actions on the race track. :)
     

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