Naming files in UT99

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Naming files in UT99

Postby KillRoy1972 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:45 am

So I came acrross a minor problem..

If I save a map i work on, It will not let me save the work with a long filename..

Is this a editor flaw, or a windows flaw, and most importantly, how do i resolve this?

Maybe a stupid question, But since i mostly work on an iMac and this is on a winodows machine especially for games..
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Re: Naming files in UT99

Postby UT Sniper (SJA94) » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:20 pm

It's the editor having a max character limit for a files location.

One way around it is to change the directory you keep Unreal Tournament in, years ago I had an install many folders deep(F:folder/folder/folder/folder/folder/UnrealTouanemnt/system/) and I couldn't save anything I worked on. I had to move it to the root directory to be able to save everything (C:UT/).
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Re: Naming files in UT99

Postby Barbie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:55 pm

KillRoy1972 wrote:long filename [...] editor
Maximum file name length is about 78 (see thread UnrealEd: Maximum file name lenght also).
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Re: Naming files in UT99

Postby KillRoy1972 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:23 pm

UT Sniper (SJA94) wrote:It's the editor having a max character limit for a files location.

One way around it is to change the directory you keep Unreal Tournament in, years ago I had an install many folders deep(F:folder/folder/folder/folder/folder/UnrealTouanemnt/system/) and I couldn't save anything I worked on. I had to move it to the root directory to be able to save everything (C:UT/).



Ah, that makes sense..

It is a steam instal which is not a C:/UT/ install.

KEt me install it by hand in the proper location, because this is really annoying.. a file named DM-1on1-ProgressionALFA1 is too long.. :-|
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Re: Naming files in UT99

Postby JackGriffin » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:41 pm

Also be sure there are no spaces in the path. It can happen with the steam installation IIRC.
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Re: Naming files in UT99

Postby KillRoy1972 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:30 pm

It worked! :rock:

Thnx guys!
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