Unable to see or type into chat - Chat keybind does nothing

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Issue Description:

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Steps to Reproduce:
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  1. Start the game, pick any Operative
  2. Hit “Enter” (tried other keys in key binds)
    and nothing happens

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Platform:
Steam

Player ID:
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Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
always

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

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Upload Console Log:
can provide if needed, not at hand right now

Upload darktide_launcher.log:
can provide if needed, not at hand right now

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Very strange! Does the issue persist after restarting both your PC and Darktide?

If so, could you please provide a console log for us to take a look?

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I restarted the game and the PC multiple times, unfortunately no change. D:
attached both recent logs:
console-2022-11-21-01.31.40-001b5414-2a44-4082-8760-f152ff4dfcb9.log (426.2 KB)

darktide_launcher.log (231.4 KB)

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i am having this exact same issue, except it extends to the voice chat functions as well. I’ve triple checked that I have voice turned on but I am unable to hear anybody else and nothing I say is transmitted either. Had multiple games of people who then send me steam messages saying i’m not listening/reading.

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Thanks for the added information. I’ve raised this in our database and we’ll investigate.

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Hi @Adanar, are you able to provide a console log and launcher log for us to take a look at also?

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console-2022-11-22-14.46.53-f8c5fc39-eeca-4df0-a592-afb963ff553f.log (115.4 KB)
darktide_launcher.log (646.0 KB)
That’s my latest console log and latest launcher log I believe.

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Nice one, thank you!

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Thanks for looking into this. :slight_smile:

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I have the same issue. Made my own post about it too. included multiple console logs, the launcher log and user config, because i had a feeling it would be asked, considering the VT2 bug where chat could be disabled in the user configs, despite not seeing anything relating to chat in my DT config.

i would really appreciate any fix for this.

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Yep still getting this as an issue any update would be good.

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I also have chat problems, in my case the voice chat doesn’t work, I don’t listen and they don’t listen to me.

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We’re at full release and this is still a problem and isn’t on the list of known issues either. The chat function is fairly integral to co-operative gameplay, especially on higher difficulties.

Yeap. Still have the same issue.

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Issue Description:
Can’t see, open or use the in-game text chat.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. do literally anything, be literally anywhere, in any map in the game, still no chat. can’t see other peoples messages, can’t open the chat, can’t write in chat, can’t communicate with other players whatsoever, or receive communications from others. issue has persisted through rebinding chat key, verifying game files, and literally deleting and reinstalling the whole game, as well as trying many, many other things to fix it. (also have a constant problem with error 2001, if that information is relevant to this.)

Mission Name (If Applicable):
all of them. including the morningstar.

Platform:
Steam

Player ID:

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Since i started playing - to this very moment. every single day, all day.

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

Upload Console Log:
console-2022-11-23-21.46.03-1d6dd6d9-968b-4b14-9622-3de7e1d5f160.log (1.2 MB)
console-2022-11-24-11.04.03-451f179f-4ef9-4070-a284-17ea9485e380.log (774.1 KB)
console-2022-11-24-17.35.26-23815961-3f7e-4010-b31c-18a944f38884.log (143.9 KB)
console-2022-11-24-17.48.19-75b1573e-b02f-438a-8050-f816175aa165.log (221.1 KB)
console-2022-11-24-18.07.04-2dd25a29-4b07-4b31-a38b-d9555425e5f5.log (193.3 KB)

(the latest five of them, if you want more, do ask)

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

darktide_launcher.log (438.0 KB)

and finally, user config, since i suspect you are going to ask for it.

user_settings.config (3.0 KB)

So, it is launch day, and the issue still persists. I am going to need any update on this issue, seeing as chat is integral to coop gameplay.

Any info would be great. Any at all.

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I have the solution.
Check your NAT settings in your router and lower it from strict to moderate or open. You may have to switch from ipv6 to ipv4 to be able to change that.
Hope it works for you.

Doesn’t do anything for me as I’m on a mobile router that doesn’t have configurable NAT settings outside of LAN connections.

*Edit: Fixed
Seems it was my VPN that was preventing the chat function from working. Disabled it and chat is working again.

Having the exact same problem - the chat worked during the beta but has stopped working since the full release. I cannot see the chat nor bring it up by hitting enter. Restarting the game/pc does nothing.

Console Log:
console-2022-12-02-22.41.53-fcec44d1-0975-4555-bd5d-cc4c457991c5.log (839.4 KB)
console-2022-12-01-21.28.10-1cb97c32-aa1c-4993-8d30-f8426d09df1b.log (247.8 KB)
console-2022-12-01-21.18.26-90495df2-1536-45e0-93da-8be18fed4343.log (17.6 KB)

Launcher log:
darktide_launcher.log (542.0 KB)

User config:
user_settings.config (3.6 KB)

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I have managed to solve my chat issue. By formatting everything, and installing Win10 from a USB boot media, and then reinstalling literally everything. This, for some reason, fixed the chat issue for me.

So, if anyone with this issue feels like taking drastic measures to fix it, here you go. Maybe it’ll work for you too.

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