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    OK, so I hit "M" to bring up the map/chat box thing, then type in my message ("Hello world") and select ALL. Where does chat show up?

    - john
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    OK, so I hit "M" to bring up the map/chat box thing, then type in my message ("Hello world") and select ALL. Where does chat show up?

    - john
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    ALL - you talk to all users on server

    MY ARMY - you talk to players only in your team red/blu/orange etc.

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    F19_Ob's Avatar Senior Member
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    When u open the chat box u can make more messages show up by Leftclick on the edge of the window and drag it bigger.

    If u dont see messages at all, the above thing is what u do.
    Sometimes also the messages can lag behind and show after a while.

    All messages show up on top of the screen.
    When u have selected "all" or "my army" hit ENTER to activate your message.
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    Troll2k's Avatar Senior Member
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    Check page 42 of your manual for more details.
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    Not many people seem to know this, but you can send private messages to players within the game. When you get to the screen with the 'all' and 'my army' options, you can either use the arrow keys or press a number to create another target for your message. Just type in the name of the person you wish to contact in the space under 'my army' and you can send them a message without having everybody in the game hear it.

    One of the most annoying aspects of FB chat is that you have no way of telling if the message somebody typed was sent to all, team, or private. Every online game which has chat has some kind of way to show it (via color or text) but not FB. So if you send somebody a private message, they won't be able to tell that its private.


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    There is no chat lag, this is caused by having your chat box scrolled up. Press page down or click the bottom half of the chat box to scroll down. Use page up or click the top half of the box to scroll up. You can also drag the chat box to the bottom of the screen if you so desire.

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    The chat interface in FB is so useless, who on earth designed it?..probably someone getting a kickback from RW or Ventrilo...

    Chat interface in Janes was much, much, much better....no fuss, no muss, quick and easy to use, as it should be...I still start my messages with numbers, sometimes, (DUH!) which of course dont work...I try to only use FB chat when I on the ground, its far too unweildy in the air, especially in combat....

    If it could be done, they REALLY need to completely scrap the FB chat, and make something more like the old Janes chat...and while theyre at it, drop that friggin inane point system, too, and go with yet another gem from Janes, the team/individual kill/loss ratio marker

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