Search found 27 matches

by Trucker Tricker
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Surround sound support
Replies: 14
Views: 4076

That's a bummer. I believe that we all would prefer to keep this game multi-platform. Surround sound would be incredible if it were practically possible.
by Trucker Tricker
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Play Style (I guess that's what you call it)
Replies: 25
Views: 7666

Speaking of football (American), imagine if it were possible to pass a flag to a teammate and not just the center. Also, imagine being able to intercept a passed flag :twisted: On that note, you could also have a two-team style of CTF. Instead of capturing the other team's flag, you try to score by ...
by Trucker Tricker
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Play Style (I guess that's what you call it)
Replies: 25
Views: 7666

It could be sort of like football. Instead of individual scores for CTF, there would be the team score. When you do away with the individual score, everyone on the team will (or should, anyway) focus on being part of the team to score as a team. So, after a CTF, everyone blows up and starts over aga...
by Trucker Tricker
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Land of the Lost
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Land of the Lost

I don't know the first thing about map building. I downloaded BZedit and it may as well have been software for Calculus to me. Anyway, I know that tanks and dinosaurs my seem like an oxymoron; however, what would you folks think of a Land of the Lost map? Yeah, I am showing my age as being someone w...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hymn for bzflag?
Replies: 11
Views: 4095

Yes, I think a march would be appropriate. Hopefully, it wouldn't be something cheesey like the theme to <A HREF="http://www.timvp.com/gomer.html">Gomer Pyle</A>. Maybe something along the lines of <A HREF="http://www.tv-timewarp.co.uk/midi_files/ExternalLinkFilter/HogansHeroes.mid">Hogan's Heroes</...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: "shootable" event trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

I guess you're right about it being impossible. Either that, or it would be limited to only those with a fast broadband connection (perhaps relying on a server ping to test the conncetion). I would imagine that order make it work, you'd have to be able to download all dynamically linked maps. Even s...
by Trucker Tricker
Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: "shootable" event trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

This sounds unrelated... but I thought of this as I was reading this line of discussion. <p>Imagine if servers could be dynamically linked to one another (by owner choice as to whether or not participate). A particular type of warp could warp to another available server insetad of just on the local ...
by Trucker Tricker
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hymn for bzflag?
Replies: 11
Views: 4095

I don't know about a hymn, per se, but a theme song might be interesting. For example, it may be music that plays when you first start BZFlag prior to selecting a server and logging in.
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Cheaters getting me banned
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Thanks for the input!

Today I have been able to log in. I don't know at this time if some admins have seen my post, or if I happen to have an IP that has yet to be tainted. At any rate, I will contact admins via pm here if I have any more trouble.

Again, thanks for the support!
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Cheaters getting me banned
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Name some servers you're banned at so the respective server owners can make things all better for ya. secretplace gamesunited silvercat viper There are probably others, but these are the servers that I like to go to. I'm not sure with secretplace, though. I recently upgraded to version 2.0.4, and s...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Cheaters getting me banned
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Cheaters getting me banned

Greetings all, More and more recently, I have been having a hard time logging in to servers. The server messages basically say banned for cheating and reference a variety of callsigns. I don't cheat. I never have. The idea that I am getting denied because of other people's cheating is really getting...
by Trucker Tricker
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6132

I am not particularly fond of insta-death killings myself. Likewise, I am not fond of spawning with an enemy tank behind me or an enemy tank spawning behind me - especially when I have something like L or GM. Since I do not code... would it be very difficult to include in an algorithm to assist with...
by Trucker Tricker
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New flag... ?????
Replies: 15
Views: 3704

That would be cool. That would also give server owners more ways to have original game play, and players will get to play all sorts of games. ... naturally, the server would only be able to modify settings that a client could recognize. I also imagine that we would want to keep the controls the same...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A BZFlag Ghost Story
Replies: 12
Views: 4267

:P Some of the ideas listed above sound similar to my thoughts in another thread of mine.

http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t ... highlight=
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to CTF or not CTF that is the question...
Replies: 28
Views: 9755

Well, leaving it up to folks to decide is fair enough; however, I don't think people should change the rules of the server. By that, I mean that if a person wants to ctf even though others have agreed otherwise, then voting that player out doesn't seem cool if the server is a ctf server to begin wit...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to CTF or not CTF that is the question...
Replies: 28
Views: 9755

People can always join the smaller team. If people take a vote or decide amongst themselves to do anything else, then that's fine. But, if folks want to play CTF on a CTF server, then there should be no reprimand for that. Part of the challenge with that is this: if most people decide not to CTF, sh...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to CTF or not CTF that is the question...
Replies: 28
Views: 9755

Touché, Meteorite. I've seen that, too. I'm sure that server owners may like some feedback if a map isn't working. Some maps indeed do not lend themselves for a challenging CTF game.

On the other hand, there shouldn't be anything wrong with CTF on a CTF server.
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130115

Mine is simple. I'm a trucker, and tricker is a play on my name.
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to CTF or not CTF that is the question...
Replies: 28
Views: 9755

My thought is that a CTF server is exactly that: Capture the Flag. That's the point of the game. If folks want free style, then they should go to a free style server. It's that simple. Others may consider joining the weaker team if the server allows that. My guess is that kind of code to distribute ...
by Trucker Tricker
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?
Replies: 215
Views: 82084

RE: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?

I haven't had a whole lot of moments that I think would be funny to anyone else although I have had a few privately funny moments. One that sticks out was when there was a player with stealth chasing me. I took a wild guess that he might be waiting for me on the other side of a tower, so I shot a fe...
by Trucker Tricker
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Thoughts from the Trucker - BZIdeas
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

I wasn't necessarily thinking along those lines. I was thinking that the server could randomly send ghost bots after players - maybe one at a time. As for who, I think that could be random. Flag type of the player would only come into play if the player had wings and was up in the air. Perhaps that ...
by Trucker Tricker
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Rabbit Hunt game suggestion...
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

RE: Rabbit Hunt game suggestion...

I like the idea of rabbit = white, team = red (or oange). The idea of the radar reflecting team color (since the hunters play as a team - more or less) makes since. That would help the rabbit stand out a little.

Still, folks can also help by paying attention to what they are doing.
by Trucker Tricker
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Thoughts from the Trucker - BZIdeas
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: Thoughts from the Trucker - BZIdeas

Wow, DTRemenak, that's virtually getting it straight from the horse's mouth. We had planned to make the number of shots that shield could absorb server-configurable. I like that idea. That gives the server owners the option. What do you think of my thoughts of ghost tanks? I imagine that coding ghos...
by Trucker Tricker
Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: np
Replies: 34
Views: 10917

Alternative language

The world of BZChat and Internet chat in general seem to be evolving their own written language. :P ... and punctuation :D In a way, it reminds me of listening to military conversation in which military personnel speak with a lot of acronyms. At least, Sailors in my area do. They don't think anythin...
by Trucker Tricker
Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Thoughts from the Trucker - BZIdeas
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Cool... How about this one?

Thanks for the feedback so far. What would you think of a "stove pipe" flag? This would be along the lines of a towering SW or wide laser blast that shoots very high up. That might be cool for getting folks with wings or (with SW property) nailing folks way up in a very tall structure. As for the gh...