Real Name Issue

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  1. Moe Faster

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    I recently installed Win7 and subsequently lost the ability to force the use of my Nick Name instead of my Real Name.

    I only want the game to use my Nick Name and not broadcast my real name across the internet, as a matter of fact, I don't want to see my real name inside any game at all. in XP, I changed a file and it was done; in Win7, it's apparently a bit more complicated.:rolleyes:

    I understand fully that certain website require the use of real names and if I don't use one I will be booted. This is perfectly acceptable to me and trust me when I say I won't go back there.

    if there is a way to edit file in Win7, please explain, I can do that, otherwise, gots plenty of room on the Profile page of the launcher. One little check box that says: "Use Nick Name Only in game."
     
  2. Denstjiro

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    Its not more complicated in W7, its more complicated in rf2 :)

    The easiest way is to go to UserData/player, open your player.PLR file with notepad or similar and change your Player Nick="
    Ideally this already should work online.
    (Player name=" is for offline I think)

    If it doesn't work, then you also need to change the following:
    Go to (windows) user\appdata\roaming\.rfactor\rfactor\rFactor.name
    First right click/properties and un-check read-only and apply.
    Open the .name file, change your nick to the exact name and save.
    right click the file again, thick read-only and apply.
    mission complete.

    It could take 2 server join-attempts for rf2 to 'get it', no idea why but I've had this happen before.
     
  3. Moe Faster

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    Tanx mon, you is aces.
     
  4. 88mphTim

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    Hosts can also specify real name in their settings.
     

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