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How do I change the name of my profile so that when I go in a multiplayer server it doesnt broadcast me as being the crappy name I gave to my single player profile?
Or do I have to create a new profile with a **cool** name, remap all the controls again, and select that one for multiplayer?
Jul 1 2009, 23:32
Create the new **cool name** profile then copy your old profile's settings to the new profile name folder. Typically you can find your old profile under C:\Documents and Settings\<current profile>\My Documents\Arma 2 Other Profiles\<lamename>\<lamename>.Arma2Profile where the <current profile> and <lamename> are placeholders for whatever your profile name is for your computer and Arma 2 profile. Once you've copied the <lamename>.Arma2Profile over to the new cool name folder then rename the <lamename>.Arma2Profile to <coolname>.Arma2Profile.
This is how it worked in Arma and looks like it works the same for Arma 2. The above explanation might be a little hard to follow but if you have questions please feel free to ask.
Sweet, that worked. Thanks.
Odd that theres not an easier way!
Jul 2 2009, 08:35
You can just create a new profile in the game. However that profile won't inherit all your settings from the default profile, so R.Reagan's way is prefered since you won't have to set up all the graphics and control settings again.
Jun 18 2010, 14:53
Is there any way to keep the saves? Or are they also saved this way?
Just got it, also copied the save files... How simple that was. oO
Oct 27 2012, 18:41
old question but good question, without 100% satisfactory answer.
this is how you change your ingame name of your CURRENT profile, i.e. without making a new folder and copying profiles to transfer saved game states.
(1) edit your registry: "regedit" > "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" > "Player Name" change it to <new_ingame_name> of your choice
(2) go to your ArmaA2 folder "C:\Users\<your name>\Documents\ArmA 2" and rename the two files to "<new_ingame_name>.ArmA2OAProfile" and "<new_ingame_name>.ArmA2Profile"
Oct 27 2012, 20:58
since the last post was made in June 2010, i guess it is safe to consider that the problem was already solved in the meantime. Please do not dig up old threads.
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