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by The Vaxorcist
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Ping times from reference servers
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Ahem. There's already a patch out to add the pingtimes to the client server menu. (Written by yours truly) Check it out at http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.ph ... tid=303248. Hopefully, it will be a part of BZFlag 2.2
by The Vaxorcist
Wed May 09, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: [solved] cant start bzflag
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Did you install any updates recently?

Does running bzflag -window -geometry 640x480 work?
by The Vaxorcist
Sat May 05, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Players
Topic: What do you listen to while you're playing?
Replies: 44
Views: 15046

Depends on my mood:

Classical/Early Music
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band - A hot, hot band
Gregorian Chant

If I'm tired, then silence is golden.
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Pingtimes in server list
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Yea some do. Even though all the Australian/New Zealand servers say its an OZ/NZ server, I still see people coming into the servers screaming 'LAAAAAAAG' when their like trying to play from the moon. If there was a ping extension people would be most tempted to look at that. I'd definetely use it f...
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Is this a major problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 4776

If you're not a developer, then you can safely ignore the warnings. They just mean that who ever coded that little bit was being sloppy.

As to if it will be stable... No clue, this is just what ever the devs have been tinkering on. Wait till 2.2 is released if you want a stable release.
by The Vaxorcist
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: iam new
Replies: 11
Views: 5136

Bonjour!
Welcome!
by The Vaxorcist
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Excessive lag connecting to servers in the US from Hong Kong
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

The reason you have such high lag is that servers around here are rather far from Hong Kong. Longer distance for electricity to travel (among other things). Yes, your best bet would be to find servers in Asia. There may be some in Australia, too. There was some discussion about this a little while a...
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Pingtimes in server list
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Pretty well. I'll see if it can be added in the version of bzflag.
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)
Replies: 74
Views: 43157

Phew. Glad that's over - I was worried that I might start laughing uncontrollably everytime I checked the forums.

WZFlag? Sheesh.
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)
Replies: 74
Views: 43157

BinarySpike wrote: You don't just "join the dev team"... There would be way to many devs on bzflag just cause they would want to be called dev.
Yeah - I knew that. But the wzflag source isn't available yet.

Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and find wzflag is just a joke.
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)
Replies: 74
Views: 43157

I for one support the devs' decision to merge with warzone. Bzflag will benefit greatly from the added functionality. I can't wait for an alpha to be released.

In fact, I wonder if I could join the dev team to speed up the development.

If not, I'll wait along with everyone else.
by The Vaxorcist
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Pingtimes in server list
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

That would help, though everything for me would be.well orangy or red if say blue was the color indicator for a server close to home and red was the indicator for a server furthest away. Kinda sucks when you enter a server, just get started playing and already get warnings to leave :P Oh well :) Sa...
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Pingtimes in server list
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Pingtimes in server list

Just thought I'd float an idea and see what people think.

Wouldn't it be nice if the server list displayed some sort of indication of the ping time of the server next to it's description, maybe color coded? That way, I'd know better than to join a server halfway around the world.
by The Vaxorcist
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Documentation Project
Replies: 13
Views: 8003

Great idea. This has been missing for a while.

Start it, and maybe I'll chip in a page or two.
by The Vaxorcist
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

No - Only the receiver needs the patch. If you know that someone has the patch, you can honk your horn and they will hear it. You won't, however. Now, what would be nice would be to change what is sent on the clientquery to include something that says that you can hear horns. PM or email me if you k...
by The Vaxorcist
Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasonable lag
Replies: 19
Views: 8041

JeffM2501 wrote:The Vaxorcist
that is probably due to your frame rate. aka fake lag, the time between drawing updates
Yeah, probably.

Thanks
by The Vaxorcist
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasonable lag
Replies: 19
Views: 8041

Lowest lag I've seen was me ( :D ) playing anywhere on Planet MoFo's old San Diego server from my dorm connection... I would get 15ms ping, no joke. People would notice and assume it was my server, and I was playing from the same local network. :lol-old: I get about 20ms just playing on localhost. ...
by The Vaxorcist
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasonable lag
Replies: 19
Views: 8041

Reasonable lag

I am curious. How would you folks define high lag/jitter? What ranges would you say are reasonable? Lately, my lag has been pretty reasonable (for me with dialup - 300ms - 400ms, or even 300ms - 350ms), but I've been kicked quite lot for high lag. So I am wondering what you would consider acceptable...
by The Vaxorcist
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

OK - I've made a linux binary. Download the file from http://sonic.net/~mnfynan/bzflag.gz uncompress it then run cp /path/to/bzflag/file/you/just/decompressed `which bzflag` as root (Those are backticks, btw, the key to the left of "1". also has tilde on it "~") Then uncompress honk.wav (from my fir...
by The Vaxorcist
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

If you use linux, you might be able to add it without compiling. How do I add it? (in linux) If you compile your own client, look up the patch command. Skip the rest. Which version of bzflag? Which package did you install BZFlag with? Where is bzflag installed? (try running "which bzflag") Do you h...
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

what I'd like to know is how you expect to add a source code patch with out compiling.... as the act of compiling takes source code and converts it into a machine executable program. I was thinking of distributing a binary. The Vaxorcist cross compiler won't cut it, it'll build an SDL build for win...
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

If you use linux, you might be able to add it without compiling. If you are using windows, I don't have the necessary setup. Sorry. I need to get around to setting up a cross compiler one of these days though.
by The Vaxorcist
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Patch to add a horn to your tank
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

Patch to add a horn to your tank

A while ago, there was some discussion about adding a horn to bzflag http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3785 , so I wrote a patch for it. This is a patch, so to use it you have to compile your own client. If you don't know how to do this, forget about trying it out (unless someone is kind enoug...
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: A question about sound formats
Replies: 3
Views: 3287

Now it works. Hmm, I converted it with a different set of tools this time. Oh well.
by The Vaxorcist
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: A question about sound formats
Replies: 3
Views: 3287

Tried that already - doesn't work.

You're right, it's very picky. I just read recently that bzflag will accept both stereo or mono. So it's not that.

BTW, I converted it with sox - if that has anything to do with it.

*Sigh*