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saurumonk
12-29-2003, 05:02 PM
I can get black in my names offline but everytime i go to a server it is client side only, then when i begin to play every letter that was black turns white.

i see tons of ppl with black so i know there has to got to be a trick plus i had several ppl tell me they have had the same problems in the past. it was doing this pre-patch if that helps any

any thoughts onthis one?

Kurgan
12-29-2003, 05:22 PM
What method were you using to get black names?

I know that if you use ^8 or ^0 it will be black, but only in profile (or you can make black chat text this way), but in game (scoreboard and leader pic) it will be white.

Thus the only "tried and true" non-mod method (both before and after the 1.01 patch) is to use ^^0.

^^0 ends up making all the text black, but it also leaves a single:
^
at the start of the name.

I have seen some people using solid black names (in ASE, which may or may not mean they have solid black names with no ^ in game).

In Jedi Outcast it was well known that you needed mods to give the option to use all black names.

In Q3 it was acknowledged that ^^0 was a bug (a cool one, but a bug nonetheless).

saurumonk
12-29-2003, 06:15 PM
yeah i tinkered around with it and got it to work with the ^^0

on bladeworks and uk servers it turns up ^<black>

on chop shops it turns up all black....rather odd

Amidala from Chop Shop
12-29-2003, 07:53 PM
The Chop Shop CTF and FFA servers use xMod2, which has an option for black name support (which I enabled), so the ^^ isn't necessary. Other mods like Jedi Academy Reloaded can also support black names.