@redrum thanks for looking into it. also for whatever reason that dice bug came back too . i will try to see if it goes away next time i quit.
@redrum fixed the dice thing. the notifications are not working, also in the 2.8 variation. pretty sure this was working prior to when i tried to start a forum game which was also the first time i started a game under this version. when i was using saved games with this version that were 126.96.36.199 it was still working.