Markers disappear in End Game spectator free camera mode
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The little markers and nametags floating over the heads of units disappear in End Game spectator, when Free Camera mode is used.

According to SilentSpike of the ACE dev team:

The commands for drawing icons/lines in 3D have no visible effect when the current cameraOn unit is not alive. There's a bit of weirdness to this in that it never seems to happen in respawn modes 2/3 where the player is still associated somehow with their corpse for the duration of the respawnDelay mission attribute. However, in other respawn modes where the player dies permanently they seem to become disassociated with their corpse after a seemingly random time (some kind of engine garbage collection) which is when the icons stop drawing (I'm guessing what's actually happening is that the AI brain associated with the unit is no longer present - and yes, players have an AI brain of sorts).
That's the reason why it only fails in free camera, because behind the scenes the view is switched back to the player unit. The way I've fixed this in ACE is to have a temporary agent unit which I switch the view to while in free camera.


Example image:


Operating System
Windows 7
End Game - Gameplay
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Play an MP match with end game spectator enabled, respawn disabled.
  2. Once player is dead, if you do have unit markers in free camera, hang around for some time and observe the markers disappear.

Test on a dedicated server.

Additional Information

Only happens in free camera mode.

sh4dow added a subscriber: sh4dow.Thu, Jan 11, 12:17 AM
Wulf added a subscriber: Wulf.EditedFri, Jan 12, 2:32 PM

Do you mean these markers for the units?

I waited for 30 minutes and nothing happened they are still there. Could you please create a video so that I can see what is happening when they disappear.

Thank you.