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squad.xml broken on performance and DEV builds
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squad.xml fails to load when joining a sever running the performance binaries


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realmeatshield set Category to Multiplayer.Apr 24 2015, 7:01 PM
realmeatshield set Reproducibility to Always.
realmeatshield set Severity to None.
realmeatshield set Resolution to Fixed.
realmeatshield set Legacy ID to 3766156686.May 8 2016, 11:59 AM
Bohemia added a subscriber: ins0.Apr 24 2015, 7:01 PM

it's missing the logging into RPT with reason why it failed
usually it means incorrect format of squad XML

ins0 added a comment.Apr 27 2015, 11:02 PM

can you please be more specific with this "incorrect format" - i created and from the wiki page it indicates no visible changes...but i get reports that xml files don't work on linux and perf build.

a blank squad xml is provided here:

or i'm missing something?

As of now, squad.xml has to strictly follow the rules described on

According to the URL provided above, squad.xml header must be:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE squad SYSTEM "squad.dtd">
<?xml-stylesheet href="squad.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>

Your squad.xml does not follow this rule and therefore it is considered invalid.

I hope this helps to solve your issue

ins0 added a comment.Apr 28 2015, 9:11 AM

but the xsl file is markes as optional why does it marked as invalid then? make no sense

^^^ exactly

I protest this change. I have a valid XML that is indeed an XML and is VALID, it should work.

This issue will be addressed in tommorow's dev build.

ins0 added a comment.Apr 29 2015, 2:50 PM

thanks for this info.


need some attention too. it is clearly a bug but within 3 or 4 months now nothing changed or was even updated. i get a equal count on reports for this issue as for


update on this, please? multiple format changes (as per richards note above), as well as adding a blank .xsl just to stay within proper formatting, and still no functionality.

Works great after today's update, thank you Richard!

Still doesn't work in game. Can we get this hotfixed and pushed out to a public build?

Only the dev branch contains the fix.

However, if it's the dev branch which causes you issues, you'll have to provide us with your squad.xml or search your rpt for squad.xml warnings.

any eta on the push to public?

appears to be fixed as of 1.44 today, thanks guys.

It doesn't work for us, and it did work until 1.42. :\