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Error "the project already contains an object named 'fire_shotgun_player.' Please specify a different name.

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Barely into the first lesson and running into problems. First is my device won't show up in remote connections. The other is when adding the event "Fire_Shotgun_Player'
this error message pops up, as it is already the identical name of an event in the "Main" folder. Using latest 2019 version of wise. Any help appreciated.
asked Sep 4 in General Discussion by James P. (110 points)

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not sure what you mean by device, remote connections shows computers on the local network that are listening on the wwise communication port - e.g a game running wwise with the communications system enabled

you can't duplicate names. its convention to name events with a prefix for their logical action - so you might have your structure "fire_shotgun_player" and an event "play_fire_shotgun_player". with names note that upper or lowercase doesn't generate uniqueness also note that most names are hashed ( fnv1 ) and that these hashes must be unique so you might get a name rejected not because it already exists but that its hash collides with another name.

hope that helps

dan.murray
answered Sep 7 by Dan M. (1,940 points)
Hi Dan appreciate the response! By Device I was referring to my computer yes. I am running the game on it yet cannot get it to show up in the remote connection dialog box. how can verify the communications system is enabled? I have tried turning off my firewall and connecting directly to the IP.
as admin run cmd.exe and type

netstat -abn

if you see your executable listening on a port then there is a pretty good chance that communication is enabled and other applications on your system can see it
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