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by Joe-Schmoe
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: tangability
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

This is GREAT. You could give an object an animated texture right? So a door that opens and closes could be synced with the tangibility. You could also use drawinfo to make the door "open" when a tank drives near it. So if someone is near the door, you can shoot through it, but if not, they ricochet...
by Joe-Schmoe
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Who Have The Best Avatar ?
Replies: 85
Views: 24095

The Purple Panzer has a pretty cool avatar too, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it.

I also like mine, it's an actual picture of some tank treads that I took :)
by Joe-Schmoe
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: King of the Ring
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

That looks...intense. How long do you have to hold the center to win?
by Joe-Schmoe
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: 5578
Replies: 9
Views: 3869

Or better still, stand on a box with SR and set Sr radius to be the whole map.
by Joe-Schmoe
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: How do I make a laser only spot?
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

You need to use the flagstay plugin. It works kind of like the zoneflag thing, IIRC.
by Joe-Schmoe
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: bzflag on the Nokia N800 / N900
Replies: 31
Views: 18698

TuttyFrutty wrote:
Saturos wrote:It's a fake.
Why do you think so?
Because he made it.
by Joe-Schmoe
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: The Battle of Midway Island
Replies: 46
Views: 15171

Hmm...I think I like the KOTH idea better. Looking forward to it...
by Joe-Schmoe
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: FPEdit 1.3
Replies: 7
Views: 5889

That looks pretty cool, I have a friend who wanted to get started mapping but found it daunting. I assume it's for making no-jumping maps?
by Joe-Schmoe
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: The Battle of Midway Island
Replies: 46
Views: 15171

I think, if players had to take a more circuitous route, we could cut down on the "insta-capping". Like you would have to jump from ship to ship, and then the island, and then start jumping along the enemy ships, etc. If you were to do this, you might have to move the ships closer together or make j...
by Joe-Schmoe
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: non-planar mesh faces
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

No, I am not using shear. I have isolated the piece of the map that causes the problem and attached it. Pay no attention to the giant floating cube, it's just there so the piece is easier to find in observer mode if you have to (The map is quite large). What's really weird is, if I move that piece a...
by Joe-Schmoe
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Problems with Machine Gun (not very important though)
Replies: 11
Views: 3589

I think I may be able to shed some light on this. One of the "features" of the MG flag is that it lets you fire constantly. Normally, if you hold down the fire button, you will fire all your shots and then stop shooting, even after they have reloaded. With the machine gun, you can hold down the fire...
by Joe-Schmoe
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: non-planar mesh faces
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

non-planar mesh faces

Hi, I'm making a map with several arcs in it. A lot, actually. In fact, I group many of them together and then scatter those groups around my map, often with a couple of nested spin operations and/or shifts. (This was the easiest way, yes.) Unfortunately, the last group I placed gave an error when I...
by Joe-Schmoe
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: exploding tank
Replies: 15
Views: 5818

Is anyone going to ask about the image of the banana that you can sort of see inside the dead tank?

Peanutbutterjelly time...
by Joe-Schmoe
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Good tips for newbies to bzflag
Replies: 55
Views: 18665

The most important tip: USE RADAR!

Edit: that's whay ST is so good.
by Joe-Schmoe
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Sport Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

It wouldn't take a huge amount of processing power to track the bullets...since there'd be only one. (I assume that the current reason for not tracking them is that they are too plentiful?) I like the idea, you could have a flag that is a sort of "reverse thief" in that it gives itself to whoever yo...
by Joe-Schmoe
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Players
Topic: BZEthics: Observers
Replies: 13
Views: 5123

If the teams are full, I can easily see Observers feeding hints being ok. The advantage given by such an observer is probably minimal, and the observer can have fun by contributing to the battle. Sometimes I single out a player to follow and give advice. However, when I do this I usually set the obs...
by Joe-Schmoe
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: sf
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

How about this, just so there's no confusion:



That was the game it was made for. I'm converting it from midtown madness 2, an old game. I might do New York and London when I'm done. Little known fact: NYC was converted from midnight club 2, which is midtown madness's sister.
by Joe-Schmoe
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Do you met a Bzflag-player after you had seen on a server?
Replies: 24
Views: 8917

Hehe, I met some people in real life and then met them online...but never the other way around ;) The same friends who showed me the game in the first place.
by Joe-Schmoe
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Service for map makers
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Isn't the config file computer-specific? One could put all the options in the map file anyway...

And when you say they would be "hosted live"...does that mean I upload the map, and BAM it's hosted? SWEEEEEET.
by Joe-Schmoe
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: How many fps do you get ??? (Frames Per Second)
Replies: 63
Views: 21854

I usually have from 30 to 90 fps.

I hate it when it's 30...
by Joe-Schmoe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Map releases
Topic: SomebodyElse - Block Tower CTF Map
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

That looks pretty playable, but I'm pretty sure people will mostly stay on the ground. The shortest path between the bases goes around most of the obstacles. What I would do is, lower the two towers and put a bridge between them. That way people will be more tempted to use them. Or another (perhaps ...
by Joe-Schmoe
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: Wacky idea for map meet-up announcement subforum
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

That sounds like a pretty cool idea. One problem I have always had is that the maps I play on are often at the mercy of what's popular at the time.

I think it would sort of evolve to the point where there's a weekly game on some maps. People would find a time that works and keep using it.
by Joe-Schmoe
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Mesh Help Pls
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

There is a great thread about how to do that here:

http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t ... =texcoords
by Joe-Schmoe
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Mesh Help Pls
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

Lets look at just one face for now: vertex -18 -47 0 vertex -18 -47 26.5 vertex -18 -51 0 vertex -18 -51 26.5 face vertices 4 5 6 7 drivethrough shootthrough matref wall endface You have to imagine the square in your mind...you start at one corner, and move along each edge. The way you have it, the ...
by Joe-Schmoe
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Prefabs and Map Objects
Topic: Wolf
Replies: 13
Views: 6858

My...mind...is...blown!

Does that take forever for the client to load? If the file is too big to host here it must be pretty heavy.

How many different textures is it using? Or does it stretch one texture over the whole thing?