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by rr
Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag 2.x isn't worth it...
Replies: 22
Views: 6783

Sadly I have to agree with the original poster. This game has gone to hell in the new version. No real thought given to gameplay and no marked improvements in graphics or response (i.e. frame rates, lag, etc...). Other than some fancy new flags which do more to hurt things than help and a login syst...
by rr
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Serious GM bug in 2.0.0
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Perhaps the current problems are largely due to the server owners not tweaking the maps as they should be. However, the simple truth of it is that the vast majority of the servers out there will use whatever the default settings are rather than bothering to change them, especially since they aren't ...
by rr
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Serious GM bug in 2.0.0
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

OK, here goes...it sets the time before the gm is activated. As is the conventional base in both SI and English units of measurement, the time is expressed in seconds. "Activation" could mean a couple of things with regard to firing a missle, I don't think it is nearly as clear as you make it out t...
by rr
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Serious GM bug in 2.0.0
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

So let me get this straight, the setting intentionally makes GM unable to kill anyone within a certain time peroid of firing? The developers intentionally made a variable that defines a certain time frame which must pass before the GM bullet is able to interact with the the environment? As far as th...
by rr
Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Serious GM bug in 2.0.0
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Serious GM bug in 2.0.0

Alright, I already posted this once and someone deleted it, but I'm going to post it again because I feel it is a serious bug. When using GM in 2.0.0 it is literally impossible to kill someone who is directly in front of you. They can sit right in front of you and not die even though you are constan...
by rr
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn't know where else to put this
Replies: 6
Views: 2642

yes, on radar its yellow because black would give it a serious advantage.
Much like the current blue color does, but for some reason that has remained unchanged (at least by default).
by rr
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Scores
Replies: 25
Views: 7609

Those are some pretty low high scores (in the poll). Anyways, high score is a function of time and is thus pretty meaningless (i.e. the longer you play the higher your score should be). Lets see a poll for highest ratio with at least 100 kills or something to that effect.
by rr
Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wings
Replies: 29
Views: 7092

Honestly if I wanted to play Balloon Fight I would, but apparently the powers that be decided that a new way to play it was desperately needed so the Wings flag was introduced. As par usual, little thought was given to balancing this flags power making it arguabley the most powerful flag in the game...
by rr
Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language
Replies: 48
Views: 14137

What really annoys me is when certain people start complaining when the language filter does its job and $%^$#$$ shows up on the screen. Somehow they get offended by random characters. I understand the desire to shelter your kids from inappropriate language, but your kids aren't going to learn anyth...
by rr
Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a /quit command?
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

/part is used to leave a channel in IRC, why it was choosen for bzflag I don't know.

/quit would be more accurate as it disconnects from a server in IRC, /exit shuts down the client and also would be a reasonable choice.
by rr
Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Client Bots
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

I was certainly not advocating any type of modification that would affect the rules of gameplay. ... As long as your following the rules of the game over the network, and it doesn't provide you any advantage with respect to other players, it's all good in my book. From what I understand, the rules ...
by rr
Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Client Bots
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

As Scorth's actual post has been deleted (I wonder why?) I can only go by my memory of his post which was what I stated above and context clues from remainder of the discussion. Some developers are vehemently opposed to "hacked" clients that provide players with unfair advantages. and from the 900 k...
by rr
Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 36
Views: 22956

- How long do you plan on maintaining a database of every callsign used? - Will there be limits on the number of times a person can register with whatever central database will be keeping all these in game call signs? - Will there be any real incentive to use the same name day in and day out for tho...
by rr
Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: I'm really gone for good now bye guys.... :cry:
Replies: 20
Views: 12941

Free AntiVirus scanners:

http://www.free-av.com/
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

All of you squares reading this message who aren't using some type of anti-virus program had better take notice and download one post-haste.
by rr
Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Client Bots
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

trepan: scorch was talking about editing the code to not notify people when the autopilot was turned on. rpg then said he tried that, but people started to notice the autopilots playing style while he was using it. editing the code and recompiling to obtain a new client with features different from ...
by rr
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Over 900 kills!
Replies: 32
Views: 14608

Total kills or total score isn't impressive, because it is all a factor of time. The more time you spend playing the more people you will kill. Come back when you get a good kill/death ratio.
by rr
Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Client Bots
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

yea, scorch, i tried that once and it worked icon_smile.gif The bad part is that some people notice the 'autopilot' playing style, like spraying multiple shots in rapid succession, nonlinear turning movements, and jumping to avoid bullets instead of dodging. I was running in autopilot for about fiv...
by rr
Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Version 1.11.*!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

well.. sounds like im never going to have any karma under that system then. i never play under the same call sign twice. usually, i just hit the keyboard a few times for a nick which produces things along the lines of: sdgj rwuoi nbl oyre and play using those. it prevents people form expecting anyth...
by rr
Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you willing to test new features of bzflag?
Replies: 92
Views: 27473

trepan -

I didn't realize until later that the number of jumps with the wings flag is server configurable. That is fine by me. Consider the infinite jump on rabbit mode comment to be for the server owners and not for the developers.

For the most part it is looking good. Keep up the good work.
by rr
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you willing to test new features of bzflag?
Replies: 92
Views: 27473

there wans't much of a mass game as far as i saw... although i did get the opportunity to whoop bryjen and bzg around for awhile. all in all the new version is looking pretty good. binoculars apparently aren't mapped by default. there was also a problem with OO and the hemispheres on some of the tes...
by rr
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Cheater Zoo, the Worst Idea in Ages (maybe, maybe not)
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

If they are running some sort of god-mode the presumably would never die and wouldn't reach that "next spawn" point. Sounds like too much work when they could be just banned in the first place.
by rr
Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: The sun
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

"Since the dawn of time man has yearned to destroy the sun" - C.M. Burns

Truer words have never been spoken. I say get rid of that thing once and for all, it just screws with the lighting and requires me to hold the - key for 10 seconds everyone once and awhile.
by rr
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Hunter mode idea
Replies: 19
Views: 4282

I'll assume that wasn't sarcasm. Adding to the thread is adding a point of discussion, or a reaction to a point, or a bit of humor, or anything other than a drive-by "Me too", "I know", or "Not here". Ohhh, I see. You have to make some basic assumptions about what people are talking about during th...
by rr
Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Hunter mode idea
Replies: 19
Views: 4282

Well, I thought sid6.7's response was pretty clear. It is perfectly reasonable to assume that all posts in a board such as this are responding directly to the first post unless they specifically reference a different post posted later on. I was honestly more confused by Patlabor221's second post res...
by rr
Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: A good server.
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Yeah, turkey has been downfor awhile now... I'm not even sure if hashmark is still up these days. I was just using it as an example of the kind of servers that I like/hate. Edit: A quick note on camper spots. A well setup camper spot should be attackable from at least 3 directions. Preferrably the c...