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Can't chat with other players

Postby Niddi » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:37 pm

Hi,

I'm having problems initiating a chat with other players. Well it's not that big of a problem as I hardly see other human players anyway ;)
Everytime I try to send a message to an online friend I only get an error "Transmission not sent; unable to connect to ...". The strange thing is, that I can answer him if he's the one starting the chat. Has anyone run into this problem before?
I've read some tips on the official forum for problems with Multiplayer etc. but that involved entering your IP in one of the config files. And that's not really feasible for me as I have a dynamic IP.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby DevNull » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:57 pm

Occasionally it occurs to me too.
No idea what causes the problem.
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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Combiseries » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:56 pm

I'm glad it isn't just me then. I got paranoid and thought everyone was blocking me on their chat because........I'm er....umm....ahhh.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Flip » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:21 pm

Nah, you're not paranoid, Combiseries. We all blocked you! ;)
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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby DevNull » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:30 am

Flip wrote:Nah, you're not paranoid, Combiseries. We all blocked you! ;)

LOL !
it seems that friends chat works like normal chat: it works only if both cmndrs are in the same system ...
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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Niddi » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:54 pm

Nope. My friend was sending me messages from over 100 LY away.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby pgrunt » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:40 pm

It works from any distance. When a friend contacts me I also need to select him from the list and set text chat before I can answer. Need to repeat this every time it disconnects.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Combiseries » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:22 pm

Waaaaaaaaaa. Nobody loves me......Waaaaaaaa ha haaaaaa.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Niddi » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:43 pm

Ok, I've now tried this:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11361

It does help, I was finally able to chat with my friend. The only problem is still that I'll need to update my IP in the config file all the time. Hope they implement a permanent fix.

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Re: Can't chat with other players

Postby Niddi » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:27 pm

Since Patch 1.04 even the changes to the xml file don't help anymore. I've tried a lot of different combinations, but I can't chat with anyone anymore. It's really annoying. I've read that FD is aware of the problem, but still ...


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