1. Post #1
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    August 2005
    860 Posts
    In response to the "New Idea: Steam Nicknames!" thread, I decided I'd take it upon myself to develop a program capable of actually doing what the OP was looking for.

    Here's a quick video to show it in action: http://screencast.com/t/pVGdyX2a

    You might be wondering how this is possible. The answer is very simple: Valve already implemented nicknames or "aliases" for friends. All the functionality exists, but there is no way to access it within Steam. This is why I made this quick tool.

    You can download the latest versions here: https://bitbucket.org/VoiDeD/open-steamworks/downloads

    As always, with most software, there are bound to be bugs and other various issues. Make sure to let me know of any issues you encounter, and any suggestions are welcome too.

    Also, the source code is available for public viewing here: https://bitbucket.org/VoiDeD/open-st...FriendManager/
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    Oh no, what have I done!
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    November 2007
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    You are the best. Have my babies.
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  3. Post #3
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    March 2005
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    :love:
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  4. Post #4
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    this will help so much
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2009
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    Now I can rename everyone to "ANNOYING CUNT".
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  6. Post #6
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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    It's kinda hard to scroll though. I can't get past my first few friends without it making it impossible to read who they are or see their avatar. Minimizing also makes it unable to be retrieved.

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  9. Post #9
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
    7,711 Posts
    I was gonna post me giving you some name but then I found out you removed me

    probably a long time ago
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  10. Post #10
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    February 2009
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    i never added you
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  11. Post #11
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    August 2005
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    It's kinda hard to scroll though. I can't get past my first few friends without it making it impossible to read who they are or see their avatar. Minimizing also makes it unable to be retrieved.
    Can you get me a screenshot of what you're experiencing?

    I've had this issue before but my friend list is too small to test this myself.

  12. Post #12
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
    7,711 Posts
    i never added you
    yeah you did

    apparently so long ago you forgot.
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    February 2009
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    it cuts off after a certain length
    and its hard to scroll because it makes the entire list blank and flashy

  14. Post #14
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
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    July 2007
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  15. Post #15
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    February 2009
    18,248 Posts
    goddamn it is annoying to scroll

    but the cutoff fixed itself

  16. Post #16
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    August 2005
    860 Posts
    I'll see what I can do.

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  18. Post #18
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    August 2005
    860 Posts
    After a quick test with Conro101, it seems that the scrolling issue has been fixed.

    Download link remains the same: -snip-

    File location has moved to: http://tracker.limetech.org/projects/osw/files

  19. Post #19
    The Cold Wind Of France
    Dennab
    November 2008
    18,691 Posts
    There's also one thing I'd love to see in Steam, and that's contact groups. It'd help so much if I could sort people by "random youtubers who add me" "modders" "fellow tf2 players" etc
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  20. Post #20
    Puuurple
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    May 2008
    14,842 Posts
    Now I just wish you could sorta do this with people, but with avatars. And for yourself. Make your avatar appear like something specific to certain people, etc.
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  21. Post #21
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    April 2007
    14,102 Posts
    Now I just wish you could sorta do this with people, but with avatars. And for yourself. Make your avatar appear like something specific to certain people, etc.
    something like xbox lives profile pics where the public see one image but friends see another?
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  22. Post #22
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    July 2009
    4,181 Posts
    From the video:
    "look ma no hand
    s"


    Edited:

    Just tested it. E-mail Valve NOW.
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  23. Post #23
    CJF
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    August 2006
    16,438 Posts
    Useful. So many people add me and I forget who they are after a while.
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    August 2008
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    You are amazing. I love you for this.

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    Also, will this get me VAC banned?
    no
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  28. Post #28
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    May 2010
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    If you calling your friends "annoying cunts" why won't you delete them from your friend list?
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    July 2010
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    i love you
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    October 2010
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    If you calling your friends "annoying cunts" why won't you delete them from your friend list?
    Because unless you tell them, they're totally unaware of it.
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    July 2008
    740 Posts
    Oh god, this is so fucking awesome.

  32. Post #32
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    July 2010
    7,643 Posts
    Should be officially added to Steam.
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  33. Post #33
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    September 2009
    1,147 Posts
    hi ma
    look ma no hand
    s
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  34. Post #34
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    July 2010
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    this is amazing.
    Thankyou!!! :toot:

  35. Post #35
    I'M AN AUSSIE FAGGOT
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    December 2008
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    hi ma
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  36. Post #36
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    November 2008
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    What's that steam skin?
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  37. Post #37
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    October 2008
    3,594 Posts
    Can we get one that will put the nick name in parentheses rather than the name?
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  38. Post #38
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    July 2010
    1,339 Posts
    What's that steam skin?
    old broken version of this http://www.gamebanana.com/guis/23122

  39. Post #39
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    October 2010
    5,311 Posts
    Now you should do custom Status.
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  40. Post #40
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    July 2005
    8,183 Posts
    This is incredible. Exactly the kind of tool I've always wanted.

    Just thought I'd let you know, though, that it doesn't seem to parse non-standard unicode characters very well. For example: If I put in "Über", which is his current name and should just result in "Über", it turns into "?ber (Über)".
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