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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, 2019 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

answered Sep 7, 2019 by Dan M. (2,660 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