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by learner
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Fansites
Topic: bzstats.strayer.de - yet another stats site...
Replies: 21
Views: 16009

Re: bzstats.strayer.de - yet another stats site...

Perhaps anecdotal, but every single server I know of that has required auth to spawn has ended up falling into relative obscurity, no matter how popular they were, within a few weeks. It sounds great as an idea, but in practice is rather self-defeating. Unregistered players bias the popular servers ...
by learner
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some smaller updating choices
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Some smaller updating choices

It's not worth the administrative overhead and very few people would know what to do with a patch file. Sorry.
by learner
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are BZFlag staff focusing on now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: What are BZFlag staff focusing on now?

If I'd wanted to use silly ascii art, I would have used it. It's entirely on topic if you're a dev. The subtle undertone and meaning of those words are beyond comprehension if one does not live on the IRC channel. I said pie. I meant pie. Everybody likes pie. I suppose in addition to pie, another an...
by learner
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: TankArt
Replies: 10
Views: 2860

Re: TankArt

Beautiful artwork, zaphod.. Thanks for sharing it!
by learner
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are BZFlag staff focusing on now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: What are BZFlag staff focusing on now?

and pie. everybody likes pie.
by learner
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Good tips for newbies to bzflag
Replies: 55
Views: 18548

shellshock

There are also newbie and advanced guides on the venerable Shellshock site:

http://shellshock.bzflag.bz/
by learner
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 2008 Google Summer of Code promotional flyer
Replies: 3
Views: 3570

2008 Google Summer of Code promotional flyer

IFF we are once again accepted into the Google Summer of Code, there will be more announcements coming regarding various activities and opportunities we have planned. In order to get the word out again like last year, there is a 2008 Google Summer of Code promotional flyer available thanks to our ve...
by learner
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bot wars
Replies: 15
Views: 8970

It's a little more than just Robocode ported to C++, though that was a critical step. There's more information about it in the wiki in the Google Summer of Code section, but the basic idea entailed: - implementing BZFlag-compatible run-time protocol engine - converting Robocode API from Java to C++ ...
by learner
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Unscheduled downtime
Replies: 2
Views: 3613

No, the domain didn't actually expire, but did get close to expiring. The name service provider apparently didn't send out a renewal/expiration notice to Tim causing an automatic DNS update to get propagated that pointed bzflag.org to a placeholder IP address. Everything was rectified within a coupl...
by learner
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Unscheduled downtime
Replies: 2
Views: 3613

Unscheduled downtime

As many have noticed, the BZFlag list server and this site went down today for several hours. The problem was caused by the disk drives for the main list server filled up completely and went unnoticed (by me) until morning (it happened in the middle of the night, EST). Needless to say, the problem w...
by learner
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bot wars
Replies: 15
Views: 8970

Anakin, Great suggestion, and something already in the works. More news to follow but the idea is that there will be a competition coming up sometimes either later this fall or this winter to get folks introduced to bzrobots. With cash prize(s). Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime it's ...
by learner
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting together around Mountain View, California
Replies: 0
Views: 2140

Getting together around Mountain View, California

A few of the core bzflag devs will be heading out to Mountain View, California to talk about our experiences with this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC). If there's anyone around in that area (near San Francisco and San Jose areas), feel free to chime in if you're interested in a little get togeth...
by learner
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Muffled and poor sound...
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Did you read the README.Linux file? Near the end of the file is something to try that might help with your sound woes.
by learner
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: HOW To Make A Map: The FAQ.
Replies: 31
Views: 25372

add it to the wiki

Someone(tm) should add this information to the BZFlag Wiki... http://my.bzflag.org/w/

Cheers!
Sean
by learner
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: bzstats.strayer.de - yet another stats site...
Replies: 21
Views: 16009

That is a very nice site, nice work.. I would hope/suggest/encourage that you integrate your improvements into the main stats site (i.e. http://stats.bzflag.org/ . Please feel free to stop by the IRC channel to talk if you're interested in doing that.. TD, for what it's worth, the new site will like...
by learner
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Do clans exist on bzflag?
Replies: 16
Views: 5418

leagues

Yes, though in BZFlag they're called league teams instead of clans. There are a couple of leagues that run tournaments and competitions, most notably the CTF league that play Ducati-style: http://league.bzflag.org/ Some teams are open to new memberships, some require invitation or other criteria. Yo...
by learner
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Odd problem, maybe map related.
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

hm, hard to say

I've never heard of this happening nor seen it occur. If you're creating a regular "box" box, I can't imagine what would cause it. If you're feeding in your own mesh box, then maybe something is wrong in your mesh that is making your graphics card unhappy. Try having a game client from the same and ...
by learner
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Numbers and Letters What do they mean
Replies: 10
Views: 3217

You need to have a basic understanding of 3D geometry to create maps. If "radius 10" is confusing as a parameter for creating a sphere, then you're really not ready to be creating maps. I'd suggest going through some tutorials or (better yet), go to your local library and ask for books on learning g...
by learner
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Shot gif animation
Replies: 45
Views: 15363

just let it go

Does it _really_ matter whether it's illegal or not in this context? It does not. I'd go way out on a limb to venture that Adobe doesn't even care about a single license of their software being used for some petty non-commercial use by the kid of some guy that received the software for trial/review ...
by learner
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: ""core dump"" error on via kn400/km400
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Try upgrading to the latest libCURL and rebuild BZFlag if you built it yourself. There were several versions of curl pushed out through apt that were very buggy.

For testing purposes, be sure to delete you config file too before starting the client so that settings are reset to defaults.
by learner
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Random Crashing
Replies: 17
Views: 4745

Try turning off the "Lighting" option. See if the crashes continue. If you're on Windows, it could also be the version you're using (certain versions have libCURL issues) -- maybe try a previous release version.
by learner
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New BZFlag Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 7277

3 month update

After almost three months being on-line, there are now over 476 articles in the new BZFlag Wiki with nearly 2500 page edits and almost 125 thousand page views. Thanks again to donny_baker for setting up such a great community resource and to everyone in the community for editing the wiki. Keep up th...
by learner
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Call Out -- Open Letter to BZFlag Community
Replies: 21
Views: 7460

absolutely inappropriate

The dispute was raised to the attention of others and was in regards to you running bots on your server to artificially increase your server's position on the list server. This is highly frowned upon in general, particularly when the bots serve no purpose but to do just that (increase stats) or othe...
by learner
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)
Replies: 74
Views: 42886

Especially now that the real merger is under way.
by learner
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: BZFlag Summer of Code Flyers
Replies: 1
Views: 4032

BZFlag Summer of Code Flyers

As DTRemenak announced earlier today , we're very interested in having students apply to work on BZFlag this summer and get paid for doing so. To help get the word out, there are now flyers prepared that are available in a variety of languages here: http://my.bzflag.org/w/Google_Summer_of_Code#Promo...