User names / Nicknames

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  1. schuee

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    Like Rfactor ,will you still able to have multiple usernames(players and nicknames) or will you be locked into the username/nickname you choose when you install rfactor 2?
     
  2. Pandamasque

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    From what I understand you can use different player files, however your online account is tied to a unique user ID so if you're banned, you're banned whatever the username.
    Or... I could be completely wrong on this one.
     
  3. Jim Beam

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    hopefully ISI can confirm this?
     
  4. MonSum

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    Just a little question from me and sorry to be a bit off-topic - but the headline matched very good :):
    I also saw the "First-Time-Install" help and ask me, if the "first name" and "last name" shown to another or only the "nickname" is visible (or searchable or so) for the other users?
     
  5. slow_duck

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    I'm interested also. AND...
    Its very important to fill out my real name in the launcher ? i pay paypal.
     
  6. Mr.Garisson

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    To change your name in game, you must do:

    - windows bouton, execut, write "%appdata%".

    - you're now in Roaming folder with a .rFactor folder in. In this folder, open rFactor.name file with notepad.

    - change your name (first it's your firstname, second your lastname and last your nickname)

    - save and put the file on Read-Only, it's essential !

    Tested
     
  7. Painjester

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    I follow Mr. Garrisons instructions and also changed the names in the Player.plr but my name is shown as *Unknown* in rF2. Can i do something else to see my name in the race?
     
  8. Radar

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    I followed his instructions and it worked fine.. Edit the said file, remove (delete that is) the top two lines so all that appears is your nickname.

    Should now only have one line.. Save, make as read only and it works without problems.
     
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  9. elcoco

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    welldone mr garisson!it work fine for me,thx!
     
  10. Painjester

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    Now my name is shown on the screen. Don't know what was wrong, but now it's ok. I think, it was my own stupidity
    :D
     
  11. 88mphTim

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    Using this method to change your name may result in you being unable to join servers in the future, FYI.
     
  12. Mr.Garisson

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    Maybe but it's the only way to change name. I hope in future we can change name directly in plr.
     
  13. shyha

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    Simply - change your code the way it doesn't overwrite this information in plr file...

    I believe it's a kind of error or something and not a feature (yeah, heard it dozen times: 'it's not a bug, it's a feature')...

    I really hope you'll do it. If you don't it'll be the most irritating game 'feature' for me, ever.

    Cheers!
     
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  14. SeKa

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    I canĀ“t believe, that should be a feature. This was questioned before and was answered as possible to go online with a nickname.
     
  15. feels3

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    I have the same problem.

    I even reactivate my acount and still have unknow as player name.

    Any idea to fix it?
     
  16. shyha

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    Mr.Garisson's hint has worked for me well but I didn't have the problem with 'unknown'. I just didn't want my real name to be visible from in-game. I thought my name will be used only for invoice or simply for registration and not that I will be flashing it everywhere. I thought the nickname will be used for the game...
     
  17. xTr3me

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    When logging into your Onlineacc check "Remember", it worked for me ;)
     
  18. 88mphTim

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    I check "remember" and it works. Thx :)
     
  20. 88mphTim

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    What you're complaining about has nothing to do with the reason or thing I am talking about.
     

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