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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005120Multi Theft Auto : San AndreasInstallerpublic2011-04-22 03:23
Reporterrobhol Assigned ToTalidan  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformNo YOU'RE a platform!! 
Product Version1.0.2 
Target Version1.1Fixed in Version1.1 
Summary0005120: Require nickname/player name on install

I think it'd be a good idea to ask for (and require) a player name on install, as a mandatory step. It should be possible, and it'd help the issue with having tons of people called "Player".

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2009-12-01 23:05

reporter   ~~0010823

from experience i know that most people just click "yes,yes,yes" while installing something(main reason why they conplain about tool bars and other stuff lol). my suggestion would be a one time pop up on first start which asks you for a nick name.


2010-02-02 02:51

administrator   ~~0011038

I agree, but some consensus needs to be reached about where it goes. A popup sounds just as sensible, perhaps on first connect.


2010-03-11 17:54

updater   ~~0011148

Last edited: 2010-03-15 17:17

i do this


2010-03-17 18:07

updater   ~~0011185

does anyone have other ideas to nag people to don't use "Player" as nickname?
please tell me


2010-03-23 18:33

administrator   ~~0011248

Maybe it would be possible to disallow the installer from proceeding further until a valid nickname is typed in the step where you specify a nickname.


2010-03-25 14:55

updater   ~~0011261

but there is no step in the installer where you specify a nickname


2010-03-29 09:41

administrator   ~~0011283

Yes, but the idea of this report was to make one, and if what I've mentioned would be possible to do with NSIS, then it would solve the potential problem which was suggested by Dragon.


2010-03-29 12:52

updater   ~~0011284

he want a one time pop up on first start
in my patch there is one that describe why the player need a nickname
after clicking ok it opens the settings window where the player can type his nickname


2010-04-06 03:57

updater   ~~0011345

Please someone add a step in the installer where you must be choose a nickname.
I have no idea where it must be added.


2010-05-05 16:07

reporter   ~~0011431

Last edited: 2010-05-05 16:14

How about at the very end when there is the button "play MTA"?
Just add a random name generator when the player does not choose any name - it will be funny to have players called "Wrtzgrabl".

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