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by QuantumBeep
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Machine Gun Shooting Distance
Replies: 14
Views: 8803

Re: Machine Gun Shooting Distance

This here be full-on thread necromancy, folks.

The answer is that the client is responsible for ending shots, so that sort of cheat is trivial to do.
by QuantumBeep
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Why change Bloodbath
Replies: 0
Views: 1748

Why change Bloodbath

I looked at the Bloodbath 2 map - I don't like it. Extending the base platform greatly reduces combat dynamic by making it effectively impossible to shoot from one side to the other. Changing the end walls so that you can't sit on them makes it much harder to defend the base from attackers on the ra...
by QuantumBeep
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: If you want to create your own cop (or admin) test...
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

BZ admin and cops spots are usually given based on trust more than knowledge - it doesn't take much knowledge at all to watch over a server and get rid of cheaters.
by QuantumBeep
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a point to bz?
Replies: 39
Views: 14662

A slightly off-topic note, but in order to make a fair, finite game, you have to take out random factors.

Specific flag and player spawn points are critical, since a CTF game game be completely knocked off balance by unlucky spawns.
by QuantumBeep
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: NR when in observer
Replies: 24
Views: 14243

I suspect that, if you were to put in the effort to research it, you'd find that a single model of support chip for wireless routers would be at fault; probably a network controller chip, not a router CPU/flash ROM. In other words, all the routers that have this flaw probably use the same flawed chip.
by QuantumBeep
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a point to bz?
Replies: 39
Views: 14662

Yes, you're right. There have been some kids around here who have really earned some serious respect. It takes a lot of work, though. The main thing is to behave in a mature manner (if everyone can tell you're a kid by how you talk and act, you're missing it). Good luck, and I hope you stick around ...
by QuantumBeep
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: NR when in observer
Replies: 24
Views: 14243

My router is an SMC - it's got some age on it, so I can easily see it being a defect, bug, or even outright breakage.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: NR when in observer
Replies: 24
Views: 14243

Actually, that looks kinda fun. Let me try that! WE WOULD ALL APPRECIATE IF VERY MUCH IF YOU SPELLED YOUR WORDS CORRECTLY, OR AT LEAST MADE A VALID ATTEMPT AT IT. USING INCORRECT GRAMMAR IS ONLY CUTE TO YOUR MOTHER. (!!!!?!!!111one*bang*!!!) Seriously, you can do whatever you like (although there is...
by QuantumBeep
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: NR when in observer
Replies: 24
Views: 14243

You weren't even born yet, were you?
by QuantumBeep
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: NR when in observer
Replies: 24
Views: 14243

I just started having that problem day before yesterday, but it's consistent now. I can only observe for about five minutes before other players randomly go in and our of NR (note that I never fully disconnect - I still get a very few player updates)
by QuantumBeep
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a point to bz?
Replies: 39
Views: 14662

If you play Capture the Flag games, the point is more visible. You want your team to have more points than their team. If playing seems random and pointless to you, try some of the "elitist" games, like GamesUnited (GU) or Hepcat. Those offer a *much* greater challenge than, say, The Passion of the ...
by QuantumBeep
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: New Servers Ready To Host Fields!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Sorry to insult you - didn't mean to. How old are you again, A Meteorite?
by QuantumBeep
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: New Servers Ready To Host Fields!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Ah, A Meteorite, but do you remember, back in the good old days? If I had the money, I'd *still* host all of you noobies and kiddies.
by QuantumBeep
Wed May 23, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZ FLAG AND OX 10.5
Replies: 12
Views: 8387

Do not mock time travelers, for they can go back and inadvertently become one of your ancestors.
by QuantumBeep
Fri May 11, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: HEY GUYS!!
Replies: 40
Views: 12423

On popular servers, the admins are almost always there to help. That's what makes them popular :)

I'm an admin, and I'm an exception. I kill people just to hear them scream.

Just kidding.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: New potential shared host arrangment
Replies: 19
Views: 6423

Pay-to-play would have to be very, very good to be worth money, and anyone attempting to start such a service would probably get treated really badly by everyone who didn't feel like paying. 2mb-3mb isn't enough to host more than one very active game. Mofo was able to saturate a 10 mbit connection (...
by QuantumBeep
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Chopy Sound.
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

This may be a complicated question for you, but could you give me the model of your audio card/chip? I can tell you how to find that out if necessary.
by QuantumBeep
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: flag alterations kinda like wings jumps count 3 but more
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

If you want to see all variables, use the /set command with no arguments from the BZflag console (with the appropriate permissions, naturally.)
by QuantumBeep
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: The Battle of Normandy, 1944 - cbg.bzflag.org:4744
Replies: 19
Views: 6688

CBG: PUNISH? Put an angled mesh on top of the signs. Not all of your players read the forums.

Out of curiosity, why don't you want players putting it there? It's nowhere near impossible to retrieve (I got wiped out defending a flag on the sign, and the flag was taken).
by QuantumBeep
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: I thought of a joke
Replies: 16
Views: 6475

In a perfect universe, making a bad pun would result in the offender being instantly covered in pink goo.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Machine Gun Shooting Distance
Replies: 14
Views: 8803

Not quite.

Standard BZFlag server configuration is that one MG bullet has exactly 1/5 the range of a normal bullet, all else being equal.

If you want to see what MG is like with a long range, visit the PieInTheSky server at bettagirl. Good server.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Best Flag At MOFO
Replies: 14
Views: 4966

Well, you'd be amazed how powerful T is. I get as many kill runs on that as with BU. I don't like L very much, because no matter how good you are, the right flag can take you right out. With T or V, nothing but your own skill determines how long you live. BU is nice, but I like the warm fuzzy I get ...
by QuantumBeep
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Unclipped Radar
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

ATI Radeon 200M - Laptop onboard. Weak stuff. ATI doesn't provide a driver for it at all, and you can't get GL support.
by QuantumBeep
Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Unclipped Radar
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

No, I didn't know about that. Cool.
by QuantumBeep
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Unclipped Radar
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

I can't fix that. If it's enough of an advantage that I shouldn't play that way, well, then I can't play BZ on my only machine. Somebody give me an opine.