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Game Center nickname length

09-10-2010, 06:38 PM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 344
Game Center nickname length

I've been looking around information about Game Center to find out if there is a maximum length for Game Center nicknames, but have not found any mention of it.

I plan on having handset high scores for people who cannot or don't want to use Game Center. It will also be there to record more than just the top score for the user, so I want it to fit in with any size restrictions on GC.

Does anyone know what the limit is, if any?
09-11-2010, 07:28 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Germany & Tokyo
Posts: 1,101
I guess itīs the usual 29 or 31 charaters,not sure.

BUT I can say GC does not like signs that are not alphanumeric.

I wanted to use my OF nick which has a dash (not a minus!)
and GC said itīs not allowed.

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09-11-2010, 08:34 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by dyscode View Post
I guess itīs the usual 29 or 31 charaters,not sure.

BUT I can say GC does not like signs that are not alphanumeric.

I wanted to use my OF nick which has a dash (not a minus!)
and GC said itīs not allowed.
Thank you.

That is quite long. I guess many games will have to truncate nicknames to fit in a sensible GUI on a small screen. iOS does it with app names on the home screens, so users will be used to it.