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0001890FSSCPmultiplayerpublic2009-03-04 18:192013-04-19 17:19
Assigned Tokarajorma 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version3.6.9 
Target Version3.7.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0001890: Fighter beams and lag = no respawn for client
DescriptionBest observed with the Vorlon Fighter in TBP. The best I can tell 3 things have to happen for you to get the problem. First you have to die by a beam. Second you must be firing a beam when you die, and third there needs to be lag. When this happens you never get the respawn prompt.

There was a similar random problem in retail when you died by any beam but I haven't seen that in FS2 Open.
Additional Information3.6.10 r5078 and your Inferno-multi build both have the problem. I don't seem to get it in 3.6.9. Easiest way to get it to happen is run 2 copies of TBP (host regular build, client debug) on the same computer. That gives enough lag for the bug to show up and if using a joystick you will be firing when you kill yourself. I can not get it to reproduce across a LAN.

I've also tried replacing the guns on the ships with 42mm which works and the Neutron gun which also exhibits the problem.

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Attached Fileslog custard.log (33,628) 2009-03-04 18:19
? fs2_open.vorlon (24,124) 2009-03-04 18:20

2012-11-11 00:21   
Is this still a problem?
2012-11-11 11:31   
Unless someone finally got around to rewriting the respawn code then probably yes.
2012-11-11 13:06   
It would be better if we had actual confirmation from a multiplayer game. The code has changed a lot since 2009; the problem may not in fact be in the spawn code.
2012-12-30 05:24   
Well I know I have made alterations to the respawn code since 2009 so it may already be fixed.

Issue History
2009-03-04 18:19FUBAR-BDHRNew Issue
2009-03-04 18:19FUBAR-BDHRFile Added: custard.log
2009-03-04 18:20FUBAR-BDHRFile Added: fs2_open.vorlon
2009-03-04 18:44chief1983Statusnew => assigned
2009-03-04 18:44chief1983Assigned To => karajorma
2009-11-17 21:16chief1983Target Version => 3.6.12 RC1
2009-11-17 21:16chief1983View Statusprivate => public
2010-08-05 16:07chief1983Target Version3.6.12 RC1 => 3.7.2
2012-11-11 00:21Goober5000Note Added: 0014022
2012-11-11 11:31FUBAR-BDHRNote Added: 0014027
2012-11-11 13:06Goober5000Note Added: 0014028
2012-11-16 00:57Goober5000Target Version3.7.2 => 3.6.16
2012-12-30 05:24karajormaNote Added: 0014589
2013-04-19 17:19chief1983Target Version3.6.16 => 3.7.0