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bug #21965: mp server has trouble with "local player" option in campaigns

Submitted by:  Chris Beck <involution>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Apr 2014 01:05:19 AM UTC  
 
Category: BugSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Multiplayer
Status: PostponedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 1.11.13Operating System: Linux Mint 16

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Thu 24 Apr 2014 01:05:19 AM UTC, original submission:

gfgtdf pointed out that the mp server reports errors with controller types when transitioning scenarios, if the host has some sides controlled by a "local" player. (Note that the bug only affects the use of "local" sides when in a networked context.)

This can be reproduced easily using LoW inserting at Chapter 3. When finishing the level, the server reports "Side 7 had no controller! ..." on making the transition.

AFAICT the problem is that game:update_sides_data() doesn't have any special handling for these sides, nor any obvious way to create it. (We could specially handle player name "Anonymous local player", but not if this is internationalized...)

We discussed on irc, and it was agreed to postpone this. Some reasons are

- The fix is most likely server side and could happen after 1.12.0
- This probably didn't work properly in 1.10 and no one seems to have complained.
- Most likely that's because there are workarounds, like using two clients, or assigning the "local" sides to the host's control.

See top of: http://www.wesnoth.org/irclogs/2014/04/%23wesnoth-dev.2014-04-24.log

Chris Beck <involution>
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