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by L4m3r
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Hand-Made in the .bzw file
Replies: 15
Views: 5149

Re: Hand-Made in the .bzw file

I don't make a whole lot of maps, but when I do, I usually code everything "by hand". Sometimes I will write scripts to generate stuff also, like Blast, when the map calls for it. I don't really use objects that are complex enough to require a 3D modeler, and I need more precision than something lik...
by L4m3r
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: Plug-in Starter (Now for 2.4.x!)
Replies: 10
Views: 16227

Re: Plug-in Starter

Sorry for the wait (it's been way too long), but I've finally gotten around to updating this script for 2.4.x. It should now include all API events that are in trunk as of today.

As before, there are bound to be typos or other bugs. Feedback is appreciated, of course.
by L4m3r
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Flag Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Re: New Flag Idea

I'm not sure how useful such a flag would be anyway, since the tanks move and all... you'd still need to make some judgments about where/when to shoot.
by L4m3r
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: COLORS OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: COLORS OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have mild red/green colorblindness, so often I find that red shots are the hardest to see against the grass. :doh: Open your config and add these lines: set bluecolor "0.5 0.5 1" set blueradar "0.5 0.5 1" ...That might fix your problem. Similar fixes for other colors, if needed/preferred by any pl...
by L4m3r
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Machine Gun Shooting Distance
Replies: 14
Views: 8491

Re: Machine Gun Shooting Distance

Adjusting the Machine Gun variables well can be tricky, as poorly-tuned machine guns can cause some state inconsistencies. If the reload time (controlled by _mGunAdRate) is shorter than the lifetime of the shot (controlled by _mGunAdLife), the client doing the shooting will see their own shots explo...
by L4m3r
Thu May 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Issues.
Replies: 29
Views: 4906

Re: Issues.

This topic has already been beaten to death in the thread that sigonasr2 mentioned, but I'd like to touch on the "sportsmanship" bit. There is a lot of idle (and sometimes vulgar) trash-talk on Planet Mofo and similar servers. Most of the time, I wouldn't call it serious. it's a by-product of the in...
by L4m3r
Wed May 16, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: Theme Suggestion
Replies: 35
Views: 12399

Re: Theme Suggestion

Agreed with Dartman, any music will get old before long, no matter how good it is. The recent GTA games ship with a considerable amount of "real" popular music, and even that eventually gets repetitive and needs to be shut off.
by L4m3r
Wed May 16, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Is this a cheap tactic?
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Re: Is this a cheap tactic?

Generally, I feel that camping and other "cheap" tactics aren't cheap when used for defensive purposes in CTF. Ideally, you're neutralizing threats as they approach, not just trying to rack up points. Given that few players are ever willing to play defense, you'd be crazy not to take advantage of ev...
by L4m3r
Mon May 07, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Wings Gravity Change Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 2941

Re: Wings Gravity Change Discussion

The easiest way to stop a rapid descent is to land on something. If you flap right after touching the ground, you'll get the "full" lift-off effect. I think the wings changes are a significant improvement over 2.0.x- Wings now takes some skill to use properly. It doesn't enable novice players to dom...
by L4m3r
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BzAdmin - Please Read.
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Re: BzAdmin - Please Read.

Sorry for any misunderstanding I only wrote that because l4m3r said you can only use bzadmin to admin I didn't say that. What I said was that administration is what bzadmin was designed for. Non-admin players won't be kicked just for using it, but (for example) in the past I have kicked and shortba...
by L4m3r
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BzAdmin - Please Read.
Replies: 7
Views: 4593

Re: BzAdmin - Please Read.

A web-based bzadmin probably wouldn't be too hard to write. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if someone had written one already. Authentication might be tricky, but I don't know the auth system that well. However, as the name implies, bzadmin was designed as an administrative tool, not a social one....
by L4m3r
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rejected Flags
Replies: 24
Views: 4899

Re: Rejected Flags

Unless the game mechanics changed for 2.4 and I hadn't noticed, a Shield flag will not save you if a teammate is killed by a "stock" genocide shot. Shield blocking geno is a balance feature that was coded into the team flag Geno on Apocalypse in Action (and potentially other servers). This goes alon...
by L4m3r
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: Spawn Facing the Center
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Spawn Facing the Center

This was requested by Optic Delusion, and I had figured that some others might have a use for it. (I was going to post it BEFORE someone asked, but forgot- D'oh!) As the name indicates, this plug-in modifies all spawns to face the dead center of the map, (0, 0, z). Of course, if the spawn is at exac...
by L4m3r
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Please Read
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Please Read

Please keep the discussion civil. A few posts in this thread are nearing a tone that is not appropriate for BZBB. This is not a place for personal gripes, and the productivity level of this topic is going to drop below zero if things get too heated. --- Now then, it's already been said that the rule...
by L4m3r
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: Swear Suppressor
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Swear Suppressor

Over the years I've noticed that a lot of server ops who employ chat filtering are not satisfied to merely #@$% out the bad words. What is desired, rather, is the complete absence of any hint of obscenity. Swear Suppressor is a simple plug-in that modifies the behavior of the server's built-in chat ...
by L4m3r
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: flagReset
Replies: 23
Views: 17324

Re: flagReset

This plugin has been rewritten for 2.4 and added to the source tree. It is now called "autoFlagReset" for clarity. The features are a little bit different also. It only resets unused superflags (not team flags). There is an option to reset flags one at a time, continuously, to avoid the client hangs...
by L4m3r
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal to Server Admins -- and the Players
Replies: 9
Views: 1944

Re: An Appeal to Server Admins -- and the Players

The key to rule enforcement on a BZFlag server, as with a lot of other Internet-based activity, is always going to be the presence of actual people keeping any eye on things. Unfortunately, most servers do not have continuous admin presence, especially with BZFlag's shrinking player base. Actually, ...
by L4m3r
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 39718

Re: fairCTF

I had thought that fairCTFstrong was made kind of redundant by fair4CTF, which was why I didn't include that functionality in the rewrite. Perhaps there is room for two CTF plugins in BZFlag. I can see two very different approaches to the problem- fairCTF is one, a static mode change to shut down th...
by L4m3r
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 39718

Re: fairCTF

fairCTF has been added to the BZFlag source tree at the request of Bullet Catcher. Get the plugin there from now on. :)

I've also taken the opportunity to rewrite most of it to use more logical events. Flag drop delay is now configureable; see readme.
by L4m3r
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Unique BZFlag installation ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Unique BZFlag installation ID?

...And to answer the first part of the question, yes, similar identification techniques have been suggested many times before. Ultimately it wouldn't even matter where the installation ID (or hardware ID, or whatever) is stored. Servers would have to query the ID through the client, so a dedicated c...
by L4m3r
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Need hoster, please help.
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: HOSTER'S, READ THIS

If you agree to let someone run your map, you have to agree to their terms. You are by no means entitled to any permissions whatsoever; that is completely up to the server op. Conditions like "You can only use my maps if you make me admin" generally don't fly either, since server ops usually won't e...
by L4m3r
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for the best mouse for BZflag
Replies: 29
Views: 4233

Re: Looking for the best mouse for BZflag

Razer makes some nice products, but their MSRPs tend to be ridiculous. Try to grab their stuff from fleabay or some other bargain outlet, if you can find it. I've got a Diamondback and several pairs of Razer headphones that I purchased from woot.com, for instance. My only complaint about my Diamondb...
by L4m3r
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language Spoiling The Experience
Replies: 24
Views: 3749

Re: Language Spoiling The Experience

I'll tell you what. How about the fact that he seems to be a very decent player striving to make a difference int he community for fun for everybody? He has concern for other players and is a valuable addition to our community, at least, in my opinion. Any game needs those sorts of people. He only ...
by L4m3r
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language Spoiling The Experience
Replies: 24
Views: 3749

Re: Language Spoiling The Experience

It saddens me that all the effort, dedication, hard work and money put into bzflag and the servers is spoiled by the increasing use of bad language. I consider myself to be one of the better players because I never curse, call people idiots, morons, J..A.. or worse. Score wise I am a terrible playe...
by L4m3r
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade to phpBB3
Replies: 60
Views: 20682

Re: Forum upgrade to phpBB3

joevano wrote:There is the byline at the start of the post, so I have to say I do kinda like all the avatars and stuff on the right. Keeps it out of the way.
I identify people much more quickly by their avatars, personally. I'm sure I'm not the only one. ;)