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Invisible Players Bug
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#61
2 Frags +

it happens to me almost every time that i play

i notice it happens the most on snakewater though
i want to say it happens to scouts and demos the most in my case, but i might not be paying too much attention to details

it's just that whenever i'm capping the point and look for my scout partner, i just see his socks and weapon

it happens to me almost every time that i play

i notice it happens the most on snakewater though
i want to say it happens to scouts and demos the most in my case, but i might not be paying too much attention to details

it's just that whenever i'm capping the point and look for my scout partner, i just see his socks and weapon
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#62
7 Frags +

This bug ruining my life. Also the fading heal beam in DX8 is killer...

This bug ruining my life. Also the fading heal beam in DX8 is killer...
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#63
0 Frags +

I've only had this problem with my teammates, but it's happened multiple times.

I've only had this problem with my teammates, but it's happened multiple times.
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#64
0 Frags +

They'll fix it... Eventually... Valve time...

Anyways, have you tried recording a demo and then stopping it? It'll fix the invisible player bug, but you should make sure that you're in a safe situation because it'll make your screen stay still for a second or so. You can just make a bind bind "" "record fix; stop". The only cons about this is, if you have P-REC, then you're stopping the demo... :S

They'll fix it... Eventually... [b]Valve time[/b]...

Anyways, have you tried recording a demo and then stopping it? It'll fix the invisible player bug, but you should make sure that you're in a safe situation because it'll make your screen stay still for a second or so. You can just make a bind [b]bind "" "record fix; stop"[/b]. The only cons about this is, if you have P-REC, then you're stopping the demo... :S
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#65
0 Frags +

every freakin' scrim i die to some invisible player because of this glitch, like sometimes at the worst of times our med will drop players because of this... or ill die to a scout/roamer on flank because hes invisible

every freakin' scrim i die to some invisible player because of this glitch, like sometimes at the worst of times our med will drop players because of this... or ill die to a scout/roamer on flank because hes invisible
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#66
0 Frags +

i get it often enough

i get it often enough
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#67
2 Frags +

Iunno if this has already been mentioned and I can't be arsed to read through it all, but I figured out the cause of the Invisible players bug.

Whenever you spectate somebody (In first person mode) I guess it offloads their model, so as not to cause problems. Occasionally when you stop speccing that person, their model doesn't actually reload, so they stay invisible (As if you're still watch them in first person).

I figured out two ways to fix this bug (Both are HIGHLY inconvinient).
1. Spec somebody else in first person, it will typically load in the other persons model, and if you're lucky, the new person you're speccing won't have the bug
2. Just go third person mode. This doesn't always fix it, but it will sometimes, very rarely.

This is strictly limited to POV, however. And if someone goes invisible while you're recording the demo, they'll always be invisible during playback. (I think they appear when watching in Lawena...)
As for STV... I have no idea.

INVISIBLE BUG TOO ANNOYING. VALVE PLS NERF.

Iunno if this has already been mentioned and I can't be arsed to read through it all, but I figured out the cause of the Invisible players bug.

Whenever you spectate somebody (In first person mode) I guess it offloads their model, so as not to cause problems. Occasionally when you stop speccing that person, their model doesn't actually reload, so they stay invisible (As if you're still watch them in first person).

I figured out two ways to fix this bug (Both are HIGHLY inconvinient).
1. Spec somebody else in first person, it will typically load in the other persons model, and if you're lucky, the new person you're speccing won't have the bug
2. Just go third person mode. This doesn't always fix it, but it will sometimes, very rarely.

This is strictly limited to POV, however. And if someone goes invisible while you're recording the demo, they'll always be invisible during playback. (I think they appear when watching in Lawena...)
As for STV... I have no idea.

INVISIBLE BUG TOO ANNOYING. VALVE PLS NERF.
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#68
0 Frags +

We should do something like this for an optimization update, but yeah I get the bug also...

We should do something like this for an optimization update, but yeah I get the bug also...
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#69
0 Frags +
JessikaJungThey'll fix it... Eventually... Valve time...

Anyways, have you tried recording a demo and then stopping it? It'll fix the invisible player bug, but you should make sure that you're in a safe situation because it'll make your screen stay still for a second or so. You can just make a bind bind "" "record fix; stop". The only cons about this is, if you have P-REC, then you're stopping the demo... :S

Add a prec_start at the end? If you're pubbing then it's probably not a big deal to just type manually in console.

[quote=JessikaJung]They'll fix it... Eventually... [b]Valve time[/b]...

Anyways, have you tried recording a demo and then stopping it? It'll fix the invisible player bug, but you should make sure that you're in a safe situation because it'll make your screen stay still for a second or so. You can just make a bind [b]bind "" "record fix; stop"[/b]. The only cons about this is, if you have P-REC, then you're stopping the demo... :S[/quote]

Add a prec_start at the end? If you're pubbing then it's probably not a big deal to just type manually in console.
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#70
6 Frags +

During my highlander match on Monday, an invisible sniper was staring at me for like, a minute and I didn't see him because he was invisible. Trying to counter snipe someone you can't see is hard :(

During my highlander match on Monday, an invisible sniper was staring at me for like, a minute and I didn't see him because he was invisible. Trying to counter snipe someone you can't see is hard :(
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#71
3 Frags +

I got into a sniper fight with an invisible sniper literally five minutes ago. I say 'fight,' but really I was just giving him the jukes like crazy and trying to find where the hell he was. I don't think I need to say how this ended.

I got into a sniper fight with an invisible sniper literally five minutes ago. I say 'fight,' but really I was just giving him the jukes like crazy and trying to find where the hell he was. I don't think I need to say how this ended.
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#72
1 Frags +

Experienced this several times. pls help valve

Experienced this several times. pls help valve
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#73
3 Frags +
hanbrolothere's enough random bullshit when i pub to have to deal with invisible spies too :/

SPIES CAN BE INVISBLE?!

[quote=hanbrolo]there's enough random bullshit when i pub to have to deal with invisible spies too :/[/quote]
SPIES CAN BE INVISBLE?!
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#74
3 Frags +
Bubberkillhanbrolothere's enough random bullshit when i pub to have to deal with invisible spies too :/SPIES CAN BE INVISBLE?!

probably should have worded that better

[quote=Bubberkill][quote=hanbrolo]there's enough random bullshit when i pub to have to deal with invisible spies too :/[/quote]
SPIES CAN BE INVISBLE?![/quote]
probably should have worded that better
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#75
1 Frags +

I've had it where I'm invisible to my medic, I've had it where my demo is invisible to me, or even my medic is. Not so much with scouts, more with bigger classes. Either way it makes playing a pain in the ass when you can't just identify that something is right beside you and instead have to look for like a floating badge or some misc item or something >_>

I've had it where I'm invisible to my medic, I've had it where my demo is invisible to me, or even my medic is. Not so much with scouts, more with bigger classes. Either way it makes playing a pain in the ass when you can't just identify that something is right beside you and instead have to look for like a floating badge or some misc item or something >_>
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#76
0 Frags +

hud_reloadscheme should also fix invisible players like start/stopping a demo does, can someone try it out?
there's also mat_reloadallmaterials but it might be cheat protected

hud_reloadscheme should also fix invisible players like start/stopping a demo does, can someone try it out?
there's also mat_reloadallmaterials but it might be cheat protected
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#77
0 Frags +

ive experienced this bug

ive experienced this bug
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#78
0 Frags +

i only noticed this bug while i was in spec

i only noticed this bug while i was in spec
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#79
0 Frags +

bump because if you still need video evidence I just saw it happening on lan at ETS on extine's stream. vod will be up later I guess.

bump because if you still need video evidence I just saw it happening on lan at ETS on extine's stream. vod will be up later I guess.
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#80
0 Frags +

Experienced this bug just last night.

Experienced this bug just last night.
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#81
0 Frags +

I believe this bug happens if you spec someone and they die.

I believe this bug happens if you spec someone and they die.
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#82
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I get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.

I get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.
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#83
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ArtemI get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.

To fix it just type record w/e in console then stop right after. works every time for me

[quote=Artem]I get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.[/quote]
To fix it just type record w/e in console then stop right after. works every time for me
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#84
2 Frags +

you posted my video :>

you posted my video :>
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#85
1 Frags +
harryArtemI get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.
To fix it just type record w/e in console then stop right after. works every time for me

Ill give it a shot. Thanks.

Also: Wouldnt that stop P-Rec from recording.

[quote=harry][quote=Artem]I get this issue every time I lag a bit.

I see my ping spike up to like 250 and then back down and somebody is invisible. Most of the time its the enemy scouts so I am constantly getting flanked and rekt.[/quote]
To fix it just type record w/e in console then stop right after. works every time for me[/quote]
Ill give it a shot. Thanks.


Also: Wouldnt that stop P-Rec from recording.
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#86
0 Frags +
reemixyou posted my video :>

I laugh every time I see that crazy jaw movement haha

Thanks for making such an amazing video! :D

[quote=reemix]you posted my video :>[/quote]
I laugh every time I see that crazy jaw movement haha

Thanks for making such an amazing video! :D
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#87
1 Frags +
Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue.

We are aware of the problem and are investigating the issue further.
[quote]
Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue.

We are aware of the problem and are investigating the issue further.
[/quote]
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#88
0 Frags +

Just about every other game I play, someone is invisible, and it sucks. Especially if my medic is invisible. :\

Just about every other game I play, someone is invisible, and it sucks. Especially if my medic is invisible. :\
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#89
1 Frags +

Pretty sure there's two versions of this glitch, the one that has appeared lately (apparently related to spectating) and the one that has existed like forever (apparently triggered by having high latency). Hoping Valve takes the time to fix both while they're at it.

Btw, if any of you for some reason are having this issue in the replay system, going to 3rd person and rewinding typically solves it. Not sure if something similar might work for demos.

Pretty sure there's two versions of this glitch, the one that has appeared lately (apparently related to spectating) and the one that has existed like forever (apparently triggered by having high latency). Hoping Valve takes the time to fix both while they're at it.

Btw, if any of you for some reason are having this issue in the replay system, going to 3rd person and rewinding typically solves it. Not sure if something similar might work for demos.
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#90
0 Frags +

Ok it is fixed! I know some people were saying they were still seeing invisible players after the update had been rolled out, but my suspicion is that it was because they had not updated / were playing on non updated servers.

I have yet to see an invisible player so I think it is now patched.

Thank you everyone for your comments and to those who submitted their own support tickets as well.

And thanks to Valve for listening and getting this bugged fixed, even if you did break the game in the first place you managed to redeem yourselves. Now a fix for bad fps would be nice ;D

Ok it is fixed! I know some people were saying they were still seeing invisible players after the update had been rolled out, but my suspicion is that it was because they had not updated / were playing on non updated servers.

I have yet to see an invisible player so I think it is now patched.

Thank you everyone for your comments and to those who submitted their own support tickets as well.

And thanks to Valve for listening and getting this bugged fixed, even if you did break the game in the first place you managed to redeem yourselves. Now a fix for bad fps would be nice ;D
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