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by Tropican8
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Silvercat server
Replies: 10
Views: 5845

Re: The way to do it

Unfortunately, though many try to make this happen (including myself), it's very hard to do. It seems that most people are either already involved with one of the few long-time servers remaining, are closely focused on doing their own thing, or don't care enough to contribute. I'd love to see this ...
by Tropican8
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Announcing The CitrusCat Rotation
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

Announcing The CitrusCat Rotation

It has recently come to my attention that there is currently no well-maintained server hosting the classic "SilverCat-type" lineup of Overlord, Babel, and Pillbox. CBG has long kept the fire burning with ShadowCat, but has expressed to me that he would like to join the real world, and therefore want...
by Tropican8
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts on Planet MoFo's Week of the Rabbit Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Your Thoughts on Planet MoFo's Week of the Rabbit Hunt

For those of you who have been living under a rock the last few days, this week is The Week of the Rabbit Hunt at Planet MoFo. We are featuring rabbit mode exclusively on our flagship server the entire week, in all submodes available. We would like to continue to plan special events in the future, i...
by Tropican8
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: mofo help
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

NTH wrote:EDIT: Darth Vader would be a good person to contact send a message to Darth
For future reference, he prefers PMs to be sent to his other callsign. He only uses the name Darth Vader in-game.
by Tropican8
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag or server setting - Sticky Bullets.
Replies: 30
Views: 9435

2) Download the compiler (I hear that www.bloodshed.net is good, but I never tried it myself) I'd like to note that Dev-C++ isn't the best compiler to use for BZFlag, the devs usually don't keep the project files for it up-to-date. That being said, considering you have a while to go before needing ...
by Tropican8
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: Plugin Idea: sharpshootingRewards
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Plugin Idea: sharpshootingRewards

Camping is annoying. I always thought it would be nice to give people more incentive to take out tanks that have Laser or GM versus going for the little defenseless tank who just spawned. Since 2.1x will allow the server to report individual scores back to clients, I thought a plugin that gives a po...
by Tropican8
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: Plugin Idea: The Bank
Replies: 13
Views: 5768

I'm sure this is obvious, but I'd recommend for the purchasing of flags that they be /given the next time the player spawns, not immediately. Playing while typing can be inconvenient at times. Then again, it may force players to develop that skill on servers that use the plugin.

Nice idea.
by Tropican8
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Team Rabbit Hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Variants of this idea have been discussed many times. L4m3r actually even tried to implement it in 2.0x by using a plugin that messes with shot types: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7912 The gameplay was a royal mess though. Think of AHOD x10. No one was able to figure out what was going on...
by Tropican8
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: The first map I ever made a couple months back I think....
Replies: 15
Views: 4848

There are many reasons why someone might post screenshots in the map releases section without attaching a BZW. The most obvious one is that they may not want their map subjected to the terms in the "Map Licenses" sticky. If someone still wants to share their BZWs in this section but desires the prot...
by Tropican8
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Planet MoFo Proudly Presents: CTF Fridays!
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Planet MoFo Proudly Presents: CTF Fridays!

Dear Friends, We at Planet MoFo learned long ago that variety is the spice of life. This is why we work year-round to try to keep things as interesting as possible. In celebration of the Summer Solstice, we will be running our flagship map in CTF mode every Friday through the summer. You can expect ...
by Tropican8
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Historic Map Ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 8590

Besides, it isn't about me. This "politically correct" nonsense really gets to me. It is one thing if you personally are offended or find something disrespectful, but it's totally different if you are claiming to be saying something on the behalf of others. There is nothing stopping people who actu...
by Tropican8
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Multiple world-spanning map
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: Multiple world-spanning map

Inspired by a thread in the Map Making forum (I think, can't seem to find it right now), what if there was a map that spanned several seperate "worlds", each connected by special teleporters? I'm not sure how exactly you would impliment it, but it could add a lot to the game. For instance, a CTF ma...
by Tropican8
Mon May 28, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: NonRegisteredAutoDropGM
Replies: 13
Views: 4558

Add to the message - "It's Free! :D" - That will sway some minds :) The problem there is that in a corporate driven consumer society we all know you don't get something for nothing, and the suspicion radar goes wild. I agree with Teppic. If I was a newb and saw something like that, I would question...
by Tropican8
Thu May 24, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: BZWorkbench is in the Works
Replies: 66
Views: 53711

Great work, this looks like it will be a very useful tool for rookie map makers.

I'm not sure if you're planning on having this feature already, but a "mirror" option that clones all of a map's objects over an axis might be useful for CTF maps.
by Tropican8
Sat May 05, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Spectre?
Replies: 16
Views: 6472

Played and loved this game. I believe it was the first Battlezone clone to utilize flags. Spectre VR featured network play as well.

Considering it was released commercially in 1991 and work on BZFlag started in 1992, could it have been a possible influence on BZ?
by Tropican8
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: What do you listen to while you're playing?
Replies: 44
Views: 15036

lodxcol wrote:http://last.fm/user/llodxcoll :D

Last.fm is a site that tracks what you listen to in your music player with a plugin.
Speaking of, we have a BZFlag last.fm group:

http://www.last.fm/group/bzflag
by Tropican8
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing The Citrus Network
Replies: 8
Views: 3993

Things People /reported At Wideworld today: On making it so you can't drop teamflags in the tunnels: That currently doesn't seem to be possible. There seems to be a bug with passable objects, and applying a invisible mesh to a drivethrough pyr doesn't work either, according to the mapmaker. If some...
by Tropican8
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Boxy War Laser Sniping
Replies: 14
Views: 4609

Who really owns rights to the map now it s uncertain. Indeed. Something like a mix of Meteorite, Binary, and Win XP if I'm not mistaken. Maybe a couple others. And if I'm not mistaken this wasn't released here for the reasoning of bzfx desiring to be the only host. Binary + TDLinux, if memory serve...
by Tropican8
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: The Compound
Replies: 11
Views: 4031

Grace F wrote:I don't know if their related in anyway but at the moment Boxy is having the same problem. It's on for about 5-10mins then it's off.
No, it's not.
by Tropican8
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Silvercat is Retired
Replies: 36
Views: 17467

me1 wrote:i didn't phrase that correctly, not popular to the same people as it was before.
CannonBallGuy wrote:It's a moot point anyway - you'll soon see.
Sad I actually have to do that...
by Tropican8
Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)
Replies: 74
Views: 43123

....... I hope there's MORE female players on wzflags. A full myspace page is being designed. Hopefully that will let the game gain greater exposure to a larger variety of people. The targeted audience will include all genders, religions, and ethnicities. Web pages will be set up on the new site to...
by Tropican8
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: BZFX Joins Forces with Planet MoFo and Norang
Replies: 20
Views: 5991

As a person who has worked many hours during this transition period, I'm a very glad it has come to fruition. The hacker known as "SATAN" has been tracked down. We plan on making him coowner of the new BZFX along with Darth, Met, and Thumper. His work is impressive, and permitted under our new rules...
by Tropican8
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Miss the SilverCat Maps? Play them at CBG's!
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

Miss the SilverCat Maps? Play them at CBG's!

Because Silvercat has shut down their servers, CBG has stepped up to the plate and is now hosting all of their major maps. I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of these servers, as his post in the "Silvercat is Retired thread" seemed like it got lost. This is by no means a comprehensive post, an...
by Tropican8
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Silvercat is Retired
Replies: 36
Views: 17467

I'm sorry to see such a great server go. Thanks to everyone who took part in maintaining and running the server, my fellow admins, cops and of course silverfox, dracos, etc. I had a lot of fun there, and for that reason I am now hosting Babel, Overlord (CTF and FFA) and Pillbox. Check out cbg.bzfla...
by Tropican8
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Please can we have a race server like we have FFA
Replies: 12
Views: 3786

I should mention that if you disable shots and give everyone teamflags on spawn, HTF becomes a race more or less to the blue base. But yes, someone could easily code a plugin specifically for racing that could keep track of laps, places, etc. Personally, with the exception of obstacle courses, I don...