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Custom Sound sending bug...
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O.P. Custom Sound sending bug...
OK, this is an obscure bug that requires precise conditions, but it's a bug nonetheless :P


Sound fails to send and generates a message stating "An error occurred while contacting the server, please try again later. If the problem persists, check your security settings."

Bug only occurs when:

  • Sound name starts with #
  • Sound name is 13 characters long
  • Sound is sent in the conversation using /sound <full name>

Sending the sound with /sound <hash> or /sound <partial name> works, as does selecting the sound from the sounds panel, it only fails with /sound <fullname>.

I'm sure there must be an easy fix, e.g. checking for a matching sound name in library before assuming it's a hash or maybe disallowing sound names that match that criteria or something :P

OS/WLM/Plus versions:

Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)
Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1018
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This post was edited on 09-26-2009 at 06:18 PM by pollolibredegrasa.

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RE: Custom Sound sending bug...

Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)
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RE: Custom Sound sending bug...
Confirmed - Plus assumes the name is a sound hash before assuming it is a sound name. The order should be the other way round.

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