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thunder_novaPM
#1
Steam ID tracker, instead of Steam name/nickname
Mar 02, 2018 11:08 AM
Joined: Mar 07, 2016
Posts: 3
I am a bit tired of the fact that once you change your name on Steam it stops tracking.

Why not track the STEAM ID, instead? For one, it does track by itself the username. But if not, then we just have to rename the name/nickname ourselves.
chimaera500PM
#2
Mar 02, 2018 11:23 AM
GAMETRACKER MODERATOR Joined: Jul 14, 2009
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This is Gametracker - not steam

We do not track online players by steam name.

We would have no idea what a particular online player's steam id is anyway.

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thunder_novaPM
#3
Mar 02, 2018 4:21 PM
Joined: Mar 07, 2016
Posts: 3
hmm... Idk if you can use the steam profile url

Even after I changed my nickname (now Thunder_Nova) the URL remains the same http://steamcommunity.com/id/thunderoflight/

I also use in-game console command "status" without the quotes for steam ID

and websites such as https://steamidfinder.com/ or/and http://steamrep.com/
robin3skPM
#4
Mar 02, 2018 5:09 PM
Joined: Jun 06, 2015
Posts: 1795
GameTracker reports data that is generated from the server itself.

Whatever in-game name has been reported by the server, that is displayed on GameTracker.

You can alter your username and custom Steam ID within Steam itself. These options are available on your profile page.

Some games do allow you to force your nickname to a particular string using a delegated command for such.

Player historical data will propagate considering that the nickname has been used again.




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thunder_novaPM
#5
Mar 07, 2018 3:24 PM
Joined: Mar 07, 2016
Posts: 3
hmm, *nods*, yea. Though it can be troubling, I did face a few players with the same nickname oddly in some occasions. Which defeats the purpose of nicknames tracking.

I wish someone creates a plugin that can report the Steam ID. I though it could be simple enough since everyone can use the "Status" command in the console. Which the ID is unique to each account.

I do love gametracker, though some people can really mess it up. Mostly in which it's pointless to report here, since it is in renaming in steam.

Well thank you for the commentary.

skydivingsquid92PM
#6
May 27, 2019 7:51 PM
Joined: Aug 25, 2018
Posts: 2
Is it possible that we can add a search by SteamID?

Essentially what this would allow is a way to track a player by their SteamID instead of name changes. Some players change their name continuously, making it near impossible to track their server time or name history.

Primarily, I’d like this function for the “Total Time Played” option, however listing the usernames they’ve played under that server and the time per username would be fantastic as well.

This would be a tremendously helpful tool for the GFL servers. Thank you!

SkydivingSquid
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chimaera500PM
#7
Jun 28, 2019 5:09 AM
GAMETRACKER MODERATOR Joined: Jul 14, 2009
Posts: 2867
As previously stated: Gametracker has no ability to see a players Steam ID.

Game servers do not report this information therefore it is not possible for Gametracker to know it.

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