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by Triumph of the Soul
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: don't let BZFlag die
Replies: 51
Views: 12462

Re: don't let BZFlag die

I fail to see how a slightly diminished average player count is a bad thing. If I understand correctly, BZFlag started out as a small scale game, suitable only for private servers on LANs. I don't think there were any massive marketing campaigns on the part of the developers early on to spur growth ...
by Triumph of the Soul
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: 101
Replies: 306
Views: 84091

Re: 101

Well, I don't know where my post went, but here it is again... http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6405/bzfi0571.th.png http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1496/bzfi0147.th.png http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2554/bzfi0076.th.png http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8141/bzfi0053.th.png http://img11.imageshack...
by Triumph of the Soul
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Arcs
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Arcs

You would be using the spin function of your arc:

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spin 90 0 0 1
Would spin the arc on it's z access 90 degrees, one time. This function is repeatable, allowing you to spin in more than one direction.
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: If you find a good new map....
Replies: 11
Views: 2334

There is one main way to increase the number of individuals who willingly play on a readily accessible map: Make the map fun to play on. A few secondary ways to increase player exposure to a map and retain players are: 1. Post the map to the forum's Map Releases section. 2. Exercise word of mouth st...
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Hidden radar objects?
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

I like all of these ideas. By the way, no radar can be specified in almost any object's code to hide it on radar, but there is no way to toggle an objects radar signature on/off in game. I'm not sure how much use that would have though.
by Triumph of the Soul
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Flag -- Doppleganger?
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

This is very similar to an idea that was already suggested on the wiki. It went by the name of ILlusion: Opposing players see 2(?) fake copies of your tank at constant random offsets from your real position (if they are shot, either nothing happens or the fakes disappear?) It was rejected with the c...
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Spawning Flags
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Make sure to use the -fb command line option to allow flags to spawn on buildings. Then see if you get the same error.
by Triumph of the Soul
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 2 in 1 map pack
Replies: 23
Views: 4586

I am currently working ona map and i have the wrong world size. Is there anyway to resize everything at once? If you want to change the world size, use the world object in your map file: world name xxx size xxx end If you want to re-size all of the objects in your map file at once, you need to defi...
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: "Frayed" by A Distraction
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

It was down so I could fix some bugs, but it is surely up now at distraction.servegame.org:6035
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: "Frayed" by A Distraction
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

"Frayed" by A Distraction

Name: Frayed Native Style: CTF Time to Create: Approximately 40 minutes Known Bugs/Issues: None that I know of. Please inform me here in this thread, through /report, or by PMing me if you find any. Author Comments: The ideas for this map came to me while working on another map. It's a small map. I...
by Triumph of the Soul
Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Snipe n' Sleuth server... Please host
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

You bases are probably not showing up in the game because you don't have the '-c' option specified in either the options section of your map file or in your server config file. This tells the server to make the game CTF and use your bases.
by Triumph of the Soul
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Paintball CTF
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Looks like it's coming along great. Keep it up.
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Option to set ShockWave blocks Shots
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Too bad most people only fire regular shots without finding a flag by the name of Laser or Super Bullet. I agree with Blizzard, this implementation would be too powerful, and too map specific. This and similar flags have been suggested before and rejected.
by Triumph of the Soul
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Gravity Flip
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Pretty cool concept. I like how you pulled this off.
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Seperate Area for Recording Flag Captures on HUD
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

... But I digress. Just to clarify, I'm not trying to say an implementation like this wouldn't be harmless. What I am saying is that the benefits would not be significant enough to make it worthwhile, especially since anyone can just turn the scoreboard off. _____________________________________ I t...
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Seperate Area for Recording Flag Captures on HUD
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

If that is all you did, you would not benefit from this at all. But, what if I was someone who NEVER got any team kills. I did everything in my power to make sure I never killed anyone on my team. Then the tk listings wouldn't count for me? The analogy is not quite kosher because the reason for peo...
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Seperate Area for Recording Flag Captures on HUD
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

What's the point? The reason for having a CTF game is to employ a team effort. Rewarding individuals for team accomplishments doesn't make sense. In a roundabout way, you could conceivably be providing an added incentive for team killing. If a player who isn't good enough to kill those on the oppos...
by Triumph of the Soul
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Seperate Area for Recording Flag Captures on HUD
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

What's the point? The reason for having a CTF game is to employ a team effort. Rewarding individuals for team accomplishments doesn't make sense. Also, in a roundabout way, you could conceivably be providing an added incentive for team killing. If a player who isn't good enough to kill those on the ...
by Triumph of the Soul
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Spawn-killing
Replies: 18
Views: 6071

It's survival of the fittest within the limits of the game. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. I happen to agree with the assertion that spawn killing is within the control of the map maker. What you have to remember is that there is really no such thing as "spawn-killing". There is...
by Triumph of the Soul
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: some where to go with rampages...
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

The problem is, you're not changing the situation; you're only emphasizing it at its logical extremes. You say it would add a challenge to the game? You are right. The person who has a score 50 more than other players has this score for a reason: It's because the player with the best score has the m...
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon May 26, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Who Have The Best Avatar ?
Replies: 85
Views: 23060

Sorry, but mine beats all others.
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon May 26, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Map releases
Topic: "Normal" by A Distraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

"Normal" by A Distraction

Name: Normal Native Style: CTF Time to Create: Approximately 1 Day Known Bugs/Issues: None that I know of. Please inform me here in this thread, through /report, or by PMing me if you find any. Author Comments: I was bored, and the ideas just came to me. It's made completely in BZEdit. You just hav...
by Triumph of the Soul
Mon May 26, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Possible bug? - trivial map with strange annoying behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

This is indeed a bug which I also have been troubled by in the past. There is no fix that I know of, although in 2.0.9+, regular boxes can be given materials as well as mesh boxes. If you do this, the problem goes away, and the textures come out more nicely anyway.
by Triumph of the Soul
Sun May 25, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion to assist newbies.
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

• I'm pretty sure that the players that get these flags wouldn't want to be thought of as "newbies", right? If I was given this flag, it would seriously lower my self-confidence as a BZFlag tanker. This brings up a good point, as well as the fact that there really is no solid definition of a "newb"...
by Triumph of the Soul
Sun May 25, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion to assist newbies.
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

There already are various handicap server variables. All you need is for these options to be set properly.