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disableChannels semi-functional
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I've found two bugs - In my mission, Stratis-RP:Ultimate, I've disabled all the channels except for direct communications. A bug I see is that group channel is still enabled although I disabled it - and there are no other units grouped to the player.

The second bug is that sometimes a player would join and still have access to disabled channels and continue to text and speak in them while others cannot. {F19939}


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. Place (disableChannels[]={0,1,2,3,4,6};) in your description.ext.
  2. Switch communication channels.
  3. See that you can still access group chat.
Additional Information

Event Timeline

zooloo75 edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jun 16 2013, 5:45 PM
zooloo75 edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
zooloo75 set Category to Design-Mission.
zooloo75 set Reproducibility to Always.
zooloo75 set Severity to None.
zooloo75 set Resolution to Open.
zooloo75 set Legacy ID to 3813475896.May 7 2016, 2:37 PM

This issue still exists.

qbt added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 3:11 AM

Attached repro mission. For more discussion check the closed ticket #0011894.

qbt added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 3:15 AM

Steps to reproduce with repro mission:

  1. Download the repro mission.
  2. Run it in a multiplayer game.
  3. Note that global- and group-channels are still enabled.
qbt added a comment.Aug 14 2013, 11:01 PM

I just noticed, that zooloo75 did not note that disableChannels also fails to disable global channel with group channel as well.

The functionality of this command is vital for multiplayer, and it is frustrating to see such a simple thing not fixed.

Tachi added a subscriber: Tachi.May 7 2016, 2:37 PM
Tachi added a comment.Dec 7 2013, 2:18 PM

I don't know why, but group channel cannot be disabled with disableChannels command, also its also working when
enableRadio false;
enableSentences false;
So please, BIS, do something about group channel

Koala added a subscriber: Koala.May 7 2016, 2:37 PM
Koala added a comment.Dec 7 2013, 4:14 PM

I know, its not a solution for your server restriction problem, but it would be nice, if Bohemia integrates seperate volume sliders (global, side, group & vehicle) in the audio options. So every client is able to choose, what channel he wants to hear (excluding the direct communication).

Feel free, to vote for that option:

qbt added a comment.Mar 26 2014, 3:01 PM

There should also be an option to disable join/disconnect messages.

I can confirm that Direct and Group channels are still available after being disabled in description.ext

Iceman added a comment.Apr 2 2014, 3:59 PM


We were able to reproduce this problem only in direct hosting and only for server player. Can you please confirm that it still presists in current SteamDev 1.17.116429? All dedicated sessions were functioning as they were suppossed to.

Thank you a lot.

note: this might be related to the "Group chat" being default for roles selection / briefing screens ...

the fix needs to ensure that disable channels at that point is either not possible or gets another option like disableChannelsBeforePlayingMission[]={arrayofchannels};

Please fix this asap!!!
And if it ain't possible, remove the f** "steam-ticket check fail massage". This massage doesn't help at all. It shows up if a player have a timeout, ctd, bluescreen and has nothing to do with steam-tickets.
Also the "XY" connected, disconnect Massages are such a pest.
Or are there other ways (except moving the the box out of the screen in the layout options) to prevent showing up such immersion-breaking massages