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Reconnect option on multiplayer 11/01/2018 at 18:29 #104978
belly buster
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Would it be possible to have a reconnect option on multiplayer games.

There are a number of scenarios where you are disconnected (host not ready, connection dropped, needing to restart host etc.).

It is a bit of a faff to go through all the menus again and then reshuffle all your windows - especially if your ISP is playing up and you have a few disconnects.

Thanks!

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Reconnect option on multiplayer 11/01/2018 at 18:53 #104979
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I agree. It's especially annoying if you have a lot of sims as the Loader takes an absolute age to find the sims.

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Reconnect option on multiplayer 11/01/2018 at 21:59 #104983
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A reconnect option would be a very welcome improvement. It's a pain having to start from scratch when all you've done is made a typo in the IP address or forgotten to request the secondary port.
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Reconnect option on multiplayer 12/01/2018 at 21:30 #105014
Ar88
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To echo previous comments - if you've got your multiple screens set up nicely and various windows in places (messages/F2 etc) and then have to redo ALL of it....

Not sure how easy it would be to set a "Reconnect" button up, but it would be brilliant!

The Welsh contingent. Aron, or Ar to mates. Also known as 88E or ThatManCalledAr.
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Reconnect option on multiplayer 13/01/2018 at 14:15 #105029
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Ar88 in post 105014 said:
Not sure how easy it would be to set a "Reconnect" button up, but it would be brilliant!
Possibly, when disconnected, instead of just telling you in the message window (not the F10 one), but have a popup saying 'you have been disconnected, would you like to reconnect?'


And when you click to reconnect you get sent to the server details screen, allowing you to change details if needed

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Reconnect option on multiplayer 15/01/2018 at 13:20 #105094
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belly buster in post 104978 said:
Would it be possible to have a reconnect option on multiplayer games.

There are a number of scenarios where you are disconnected (host not ready, connection dropped, needing to restart host etc.).

It is a bit of a faff to go through all the menus again and then reshuffle all your windows - especially if your ISP is playing up and you have a few disconnects.

Thanks!
If it does prove possible to write this into the core code, could it actually be extended to allow for the reload of a single player sim rather than again having to close everything down, reload from scratch then reconfigure all of the windows?

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men." - T H Huxley English Scientist 04/05/1825 - 29/06/1895
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