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Changing profile name impossible
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When trying to change the default profile name the field "name" is inactive. And the only active button is "apply". But when pushing it says:"you cannot change the default profile name" and leaves you on that screen. So you can't leave the screen in any way. {F16708}


Legacy ID
Unable To Duplicate
Have Not Tried
Menu UI
Steps To Reproduce

Closed the game with alt+F4 and restarted it. The problem stayed .

Event Timeline

ivgori edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 5 2013, 3:45 PM
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ivgori set Category to Menu UI.
ivgori set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
ivgori set Severity to Block.
ivgori set Resolution to Unable To Duplicate.
ivgori set Legacy ID to 1259916836.May 7 2016, 10:28 AM

I noticed this as well.

*edit* I was mistaken, couldn't change the name of the default profile which is a bummer as well.

Not true.
You can't change the DEFAULT player name which is automatically the computer's user name.
If you create a new one, you can customize the name.
It's the same as ArmA 1 and 2

ivgori added a subscriber: ivgori.May 7 2016, 10:28 AM

Yes, you can't change the name, but once you're on that screen, you can't leave - that's the problem

Im not able to reproduce. Please provide exact steps to reproduce this issue. Thank you

I had a cancel button at the bottom, and I'm sure that ESC still worked

I had the same problem.

In-game I had no name, just blank space and in the profile menu I clicked "edit" and it said "you cannot change the default profile name" or something like that.
I could not even go back in the menus anymore, had to alt+tab and close ArmA3 in the task manager and restart.

A friend helped me out. He told me how to add the profile/name string value in the registry manually. I had only the (default) string. My friend told me to create a new string value called "name" (or "profile"? Don't remember), in the string I typed in my name. When I started ArmA3 then, I had a name in the game and could customize my character in the profile menu.

I don't remember the exact registry path, was probably something with local machine, windows, bohemia interactive, arma3 alpha.

Cannot repro in current version, even though I cleared the player name in the registry before starting the game.

closed due to inactivity