If it is feasible, just disable spacebar from doing anything else than typing when in the chat thing right of "Send" you have anything already written down (meaning that it is not blank).
Basically, the engine would test if that is blank, and spacebar would confirm nothing if it is not.
No clue if doable.
Assuming nobody wants to start a chat message with spaces, then that would be fully safe.
@ all It has been determined that we are ready for some certificates for TripleA. These would allow Mac and Windows Users to no longer have to deal with Windows smart Screen etc when installing and Mac equivalent. The additional costs is approx. $160.00 US to start. Hopefully this inspires some additional donations :)
@redrum Always on-top could be an option, yes. IIRC there was an issue where multiple always on top windows competed, so long as that is not the case that is a good alternative.
It was me that reported that issue relatively to the "Game Notes" window. The case is different here, and I suggest having the on top and, then, see if it causes any issues or not. I think that if the window closes automatically when the battle is over, then there should be no issues at all for sure.
But, we also should consider the spectator case, an always on top combat window would be really annoying, so some conditional logic would seem called for to always on-top only if you are involved in the battle.
As long as you can still click to minimise the window, I believe that is not a problem. Anyways, if it is feasible, I agree to limit the always on top for the two referring players of the battle only, of course.
@Grimalkinii that was my next question
Have you checked to see if your maps need updating :)
Hmm networked maybe live no.
But you do both need to have the same stable engine and map version to launch live! Thus I would guess the same is needed in a networked game. I haven't played a networked game in hmm, omg, 9 years at least with triplea. Back then the maps came in the download.
Also to note! With the new engine you do not have to delete. Just use the in game downloader and check for updates. If you need an update it overwites the old map file. Sadly it only checks itself on the first of the month. If you click ignore it doesnt check for another month. JFYI