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sky_lark

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:16 pm

Special Characters in Level Filenames

Is there a reason why Bitfighter in-game won't support special characters in the level filenames? Ex: !, #, *, &, ., space, etc.

I can put those special characters in the filenames on my computer, then load the levels in-game by scrolling to the level or pressing tab-to-complete. But I can't actually type the special characters in the level selection menu. Zap! supported special characters in-game, so I now have hundreds of levels which are tricky to open... was the disabling of that in Bitfighter intentional design?

Furthermore, I think I found a bug? When pressing tab-to-complete in the level selection menu, quotation marks surround the entry. Quotation marks aren't typically part of a level's filename, so when pressing return a blank (new) level is loaded. So when I press tab-to-complete I have to delete the quotation marks first to get the level to load properly... kinda defeating the whole "quick shortcut" aspect.

I could've sworn I made a case for the latter in google code, but I couldn't find an for it. :/

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:54 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

I'm pretty sure you did make a case for that, because I remember reading that somewhere. Maybe you couldn't find it cause they already fixed it for the next release?
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

sky_lark, could you please open an issue on our tracker? I've seen some of this before...

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:11 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

I am pretty sure the quotes only show up when there is a space or a special character in the file :X
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Post Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:29 am

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

Yes, you appear to be right fordcars.

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Post Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

There is some characters and some names that cannot be used. Windows have more restriction on filenames then other operating systems like linux and mac.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename#R ... _and_words

There can also be some other characters in file names: Çüââäàåçêëèïî Many of those which bitfighter font can't display at all.
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Post Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:58 am

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

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Post Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:27 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

So should we create a special list of allowed characters in BF file names ?
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Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

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Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:18 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

Ok cool! Yeah, I was gonna ask why characters like ! weren't allowed.
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Post Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:42 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

uh sorry to bother you but can you add question marks back to hte list ik need it in a level title im working on ty...
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Post Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:38 am

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

No can do -- ?s are illegal in the Windows filesystem.
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Post Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

uh ! and ? are global characters?

those one should be at least allowed for grammatical reason not for the others though.
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:19 am

Re: Special Characters in Level Filenames

Try creating a filename with ! or ? in it in Windows and see what happens.

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