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0001152FSSCPuser interfacepublic2008-03-31 00:02
Assigned Totaylor 
PlatformP4 2.8 HT - 1.5GB - 7800GSOSWindows XPOS VersionSP2
Product Version3.6.9 
Target VersionFixed in Version3.6.10 
Summary0001152: Overlaped lines in Messages window
DescriptionTake a look to the attached screenshot from "Into the Halls of Valhalla" Campaign "Old Friend, New Enemy" Mission (2-06bNewEnemy.fs2).

All the NEW DIRECTIVE messages are launched with a training-msg SEXP and they are coded with multilines as the following code shows (copied directly from the fs2 file):

$Name: Order 1

$Team: -1
Monitor Aquarius wing.
Keep any of the ships targeted as long as possible.", -1)

(The conflictive messages are "Order 1", "Order 2" and "Order 3".)
Additional InformationI also attach the mission. But if you don't use ItHoV vps, FRED (and I suppose) FS2 complain about unknown ships/weapons...
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Goober5000 (administrator)

Yeah, this has been a problem since retail. Not sure what causes it.


karajorma (administrator)

It's a FREDding error. Don't use carriage returns in messages and you'll never see it.

Of course fixing the code so that you can use the return key is a better way to fix the problem.


Goober5000 (administrator)

Really. Interesting.

Yeah, it should really be fixed. CRLFs are used a lot in credits missions.


karajorma (administrator)

It will sometimes cause corruption when used with a standard non-training message. If you send two messages close to each other and the first contains a carriage return then the second one will often overwrite the first. Remove the CRLF and the problem goes away.


taylor (administrator)

Of course, you could just change FRED to save files using UNIX EOL instead of DOS EOL. That would fix it too. :)

You could add support for an extra EOL (\r), but that kinda sucks in my opinion, since you have to check for both that and the current EOL.


taylor (administrator)


-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-11-20 15:35 ARSPR New Issue
2006-11-20 15:35 ARSPR File Added: WrongText.jpg
2006-11-20 15:36 ARSPR File Added: 2-06bNewEnemy.fs2
2006-11-23 14:06 Goober5000 Note Added: 0007152
2006-12-05 11:19 karajorma Note Added: 0007232
2006-12-05 11:55 Goober5000 Note Added: 0007233
2006-12-05 12:05 karajorma Note Added: 0007234
2006-12-05 13:22 taylor Note Added: 0007235
2008-03-30 23:57 taylor Status new => assigned
2008-03-30 23:57 taylor Assigned To => taylor
2008-03-31 00:02 taylor Status assigned => resolved
2008-03-31 00:02 taylor Fixed in Version => 3.6.10
2008-03-31 00:02 taylor Resolution open => fixed
2008-03-31 00:02 taylor Note Added: 0009091
+Issue History