Bug and workaround for "Generic Bad Character" error

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Problem: Trying to create a new character in single player mode, you get the error "Generic bad character: this character will not work with this version of Median XL." The docs say this problem occurs if 'User Name' in the users folder (C:\Users\<USERNAME>) has non-latin or "special" characters in it. But my username was all simple Latin chars.

Workaround: Host a game in TCP/IP mode and create a new character, then switch to single player mode and play the character from there. No more errors. I can now create new characters directly from single player mode.

Hope this helps someone else out!

Running in Wine 5.0 on Kubuntu 18.04.4.