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bug #21049: Messages tab completely empty

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu Aug 22 14:26:59 2013  
Category: client-gtk-2.0Severity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Need Info
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 2.4.0-RC1
Operating System: Microsoft WindowsPlanned Release: 
Contains string changes: None

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Tue Aug 27 07:04:31 2013, comment #3:

It's a feature of messages-window that it's cleared for each turn. Usually you can count on all messages you see to be fresh ones (if it says that city finished building something, you know city needs new build target etc) One could in fact count it as bug that when you first connect ot game and you get messages from event cache, it displays those of old turns too.
Chat-window, on the other hand, is meant to show messages in cumulative manner. If you prefer that, set all the messages you want to see to appear in chat-window in Game->Options->Message.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Tue Aug 27 05:47:14 2013, comment #2:

I expect to see a long history of all messages from all previous turns (the exception is the bug i reported years back where each change in gold bleats out a long repetitive message during diplomatic trading, which consumes 100's or 1000's of lines of the scroll back log). What settings do i set to get this?

Sometimes a unit will be attacked and die somewhere and i see nothing in the messages scroll back... Yes, both at the start and end emptiness is to be expected, heh ;)

Sat Aug 24 14:48:38 2013, comment #1:

This bug report needs more detail.

> There is no messages from past turns

The only time the Messages tab will contain messages from past turns is immediately after connecting to a game in progress, or after loading a savegame; and whether you actually get any past messages depends on the event cache settings on the server.

Given these restrictions, are you not seeing past messages in circumstances where you would expect to?

> and quite frequently no messages display from turns

Some turns (especially at the start of the game) there will be no messages at all to display in the Messages tab, so emptiness is expected.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Thu Aug 22 14:26:59 2013, original submission:

There is no messages from past turns, and quite frequently no messages display from turns.



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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat Aug 24 14:48:49 2013jtnStatusNone=>Need Info
    Sat Aug 24 14:48:38 2013jtnRelease2.4.0 RC1=>2.4.0-RC1
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