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by biggeruniverse
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: "Sealed" on Certain Surfaces
Replies: 23
Views: 14888

It's not an OS problem. Upgrading major pieces did not help in themselves, but only because they are faster/fix latency issues. Also, 2.1 (2.2) will fix any remaining timing issues on multi-core systems (bzflag 2.1 now limits itself to one core).
by biggeruniverse
Sun May 27, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: How would you rate yourself
Replies: 180
Views: 60853

I'd say I rate at "M" for language and violence...
by biggeruniverse
Tue May 22, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: 12000!
Replies: 20
Views: 6807

Like... a bot server!
by biggeruniverse
Fri May 04, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Silvercat is Retired
Replies: 36
Views: 17476

That was my countless hours server. I could spin on that rotation forever, esp. Overlord. It will indeed be missed.
by biggeruniverse
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Enhanced Tank Texturing
Replies: 18
Views: 5380

What's all this about C code? What's Tupone working on then because it seems like all new, Crystal Space-based, render code to me. Wouldn't it be better to just throw a new tank model in with that?
by biggeruniverse
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Better CTF
Replies: 24
Views: 6478

No reward? Did you never see the team score up in the corner? It seems to me you are being phenomenally selfish. You certainly don't seem interested in working for the team's good if there is no reward in it for you personally. To what GMMan is saying, you basically want the whole other team to lose...
by biggeruniverse
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: MissleWar in a 3rd Version!
Replies: 56
Views: 16167

This latest version is moving away from the KISS principle that made this map playable. It's symmetric, it's a well understood idea, and has several useful vantage points without going overboard. Personally, I saw the new changes and found them all abhorrent. The last version was in my opinion the b...
by biggeruniverse
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Better CTF
Replies: 24
Views: 6478

Well, the problem with this (which I'm sure has been discussed previously, though I don't feel like hunting for it) is that then capturing the flag is no longer a team effort for a team gain. Furthermore, what skill have you used to deserve those points? At least with geno you have to *hit someone*....
by biggeruniverse
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: router problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Your server is starting with a local address, and trying to tell the list server that this is the public IP to use, but the router is NATing it, and thus replies are not received. You need -public ...something. Someone help me out with the setting. The router also needs to have stateful connections ...
by biggeruniverse
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: how do i fix my lag problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 4096

um... weren't there more posts here?
by biggeruniverse
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: new flag
Replies: 23
Views: 7945

I take great pride in being offensive.
by biggeruniverse
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: new flag
Replies: 23
Views: 7945

Silly kids game? Two words for you: jumping tanks.

Anyway, some of the ideas the kids come up with are good, or may lead to good things. Let them yammer on- you don't have to listen.
by biggeruniverse
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: new flag
Replies: 23
Views: 7945

Then I think you would make it a bad flag called "Heavy"
by biggeruniverse
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: Does anyone know where i can download the oldest bzflag
Replies: 7
Views: 6603

http://web.archive.org/web/200103310634 ... zflag.org/

For a blast from the past

http://web.archive.org/web/200104191830 ... up_id=3248

has source back to 1.7c (1999)

EDIT: ok, the second one is rather useless, and you can get it on SF anyway.
by biggeruniverse
Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 12320

I will say it before, and I will probably say it again: the only game to top bzflag on sourceforge is tux racer. It's been that way since at least 2000.
by biggeruniverse
Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: "Sealed" on Certain Surfaces
Replies: 23
Views: 14888

The problem, actually, is a common weakness of some physics engines. But here it has several manifestations. The basic case is this: the tank moves along velocity vector, then collisions are checked. If the tank has moved too far along in one time step, it is now inside (or on the other side(the F5 ...
by biggeruniverse
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: BzFlag on Myspace
Replies: 39
Views: 18140

Well stated pogovina. Why must you worry so much about what other people do? Because it can affect you. The internet isn't a fad where children go to carouse. It is a serious business, where money is made and lost, and sites have legal weight. I don't agree with a lot of what Lan is saying (hell, I...
by biggeruniverse
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: There should be a friendslist
Replies: 31
Views: 9687

There's a few practical problems here: 1. There is absolutely no code for doing this currently in bzfs, list server, or client 2. Lots of queries to the list server to find friends would come from everyone until the list server fell on its face. ****WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IS CONSIDERED BZFLAG SACRIL...
by biggeruniverse
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: BzFlag on Myspace
Replies: 39
Views: 18140

All I will say is that you can not be critical of it unless you have a myspace. If you have no concept of it, and only believe what you see in the tabloids and news, then please don't criticize. hmm. no. I can see a bad web page/site without a myspace, and I don't like to "take someone else's word ...
by biggeruniverse
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: lightsaber flag
Replies: 25
Views: 6417

Wow, way to shoot 'em down! I bet they're all crying in their Skywalker breakfast cereal now!
JeffM2501 wrote:bzflag is meant to be simple.
Ok. There is an Occam's Razor for bzflag. Is it well-defined somewhere so that no one has to waste time coming up with "non-simple" ideas?
by biggeruniverse
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New weapon - Timebomb
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Well, it is possible, and no, it doesn't throw the gamestate out of whack to do it. You're not actually slowing down time, your slowing down the tank speed, shot speed, reload speed, etc. Also, it certainly is possible in the current code, since it's essentially SW. All that said, I don't like it. ...
by biggeruniverse
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Players
Topic: short typing messages
Replies: 16
Views: 5537

help!

and don't forget:

runner a player carrying a team flag
cover (cvr) usually to protect the runner
by biggeruniverse
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New server mode, Round based games.
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Spazzy Mcgee wrote:Especially the newbie players, that couldn't shoot a tank if it danced naked in front of them.
Is the tank hawt? I mean, I wouldn't want to shoot it either...
by biggeruniverse
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: repulse
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

This would be tricky to code, especially with lag. Currently, shots do not interact with each other at all. Granted. However, I think the scenario could work like this: "repulse" fired by some user, all players notified. All players track it like SW, and when it contacts their shots, they send MsgS...
by biggeruniverse
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: BzFlag on Myspace
Replies: 39
Views: 18140

You know, I know about myspace, but it never really interested me enough to actually ever visit the site (web2.0 is for children, after all). So, I just visited it for the first time. Here is my reaction: 1. Why anyone ever paid millions of dollars to own it is beyond me. 2. I really expected someth...