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by Pimpinella
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Help with local server
Replies: 5
Views: 2013

Re: Help with local server

Did you start your server from the client menu so far? If so, learn how to start it from the command line. A starting point for that would be here: http://my.bzflag.org/w/Creating_a_server and here: http://my.bzflag.org/w/Sample_conf If you still don't get your local server working you at least shou...
by Pimpinella
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Your BZFlag Hero/Master
Replies: 145
Views: 35952

Re: Your BZFlag Hero/Master

Well, viper.pimpi is of course up and alive. Not quite as populated as it used to ;)

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: BZAdmin
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: BZAdmin

One reason for running bzadmin all the time is of course to push the server up in the list ;)
But yes, thats annoying. Strayers site allows to sort servers by real players, ignoring obs.

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZflag The Musical
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Re: BZflag The Musical

Hi

Really nice!
You should probably add another PZ sound at the very end of the song, i think it'd make good there.

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: admin client
Replies: 35
Views: 7595

Re: admin client

...and when it was designed to be played on a local network cheating was nothing anybody would care about - you don't cheat if you meet the other player on next coffee break where they might want to discuss the case eye to eye, so they didn't spend a single thought on that either. Again, nobody can ...
by Pimpinella
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: admin client
Replies: 35
Views: 7595

Re: admin client

Ghost. wrote:What you saying - rephrased into plain language: Ain't gonna happen - won't do it. Suffer it.
Fine. At least, we know where the goalposts are now.
Obviously thats the way you want to see it. You don't even try to discuss Jeffs very good points. Well, go with it then.

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: admin client
Replies: 35
Views: 7595

Re: admin client

You don't get it. Cheat prevention makes cheat detection dispensable. If you make a cheat impossible you don't need to detect it. Cheats use bugs? Fix the bugs! The server has not enough capabilities? Give the server capabilities! Client cheat detection? You have lots of inaccurate information about...
by Pimpinella
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: admin client
Replies: 35
Views: 7595

Re: admin client

Ghost, you are very welcome to implement whatever you see fit. Right now, however, JeffM is doing a great job resurrecting development that in fact had already died! Your reaction does not really help to motivate developers. The upcoming release WILL include some cheat _prevention_, which is what we...
by Pimpinella
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: admin client
Replies: 35
Views: 7595

Re: admin client

Hi There are some checks serverside, though they are not really reliable as Jeff explained. These checks log it when they find something suspicious. It'd be quite simple to create a pluging that filters such log events and sends them to admin channel. So you should probably consult your local plugin...
by Pimpinella
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Music in bzflag
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: Music in bzflag

I see no real reason to have background music in game. There are plenty of options to hear music while playing even now! Providing background music as a part of maps similar to textures would for sure lead to legal problems when unexperienced server owners use copyright protected content. Also we ha...
by Pimpinella
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Your BZFlag Hero/Master
Replies: 145
Views: 35952

Re: Your BZFlag Hero/Master

Hi I've met so many fantastic players and great personalities over the years that i can hardly name all of them so just a few names in no special order: bomber - kicked my butt so badly. A very nice guy, one of the few players who have always been there since i joined BZfamily. root - still my idol....
by Pimpinella
Sun May 29, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Guided missile warning light?
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Guided missile warning light?

Hi Making a locked GM looking different would be at least nice. Yes, i'm barely ever surprised by a GM. I'm watching radar nearly always and i know which players have GM, and even if i don't i can identify the missile quickly (it's slow by default and it's turning). However sometimes it's not clear ...
by Pimpinella
Fri May 27, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Minimum and Recommended Specs
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Minimum and Recommended Specs

Hi Besides that you should keep in mind, that the bandwidth required largely depends on the server configuration. Extras like jumping, super flags, number of shots, GM add to the data rate per player. Then the overall data rate will grow exponentially with the number of players. Complex, popular ser...
by Pimpinella
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Game crashes whit registred name?
Replies: 10
Views: 4452

oh, well, if you want only stderr you can of course just log it alone with 2>>

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Game crashes whit registred name?
Replies: 10
Views: 4452

not entirely sure, but the output you might want to redirect into a filr might be written to stderr, so you have to redirect stderr to stdout with 2>&1 before redirecting stdout to your log file...

damn, i´m drunken...

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Game crashes whit registred name?
Replies: 10
Views: 4452

filing a bug report via the debian bug tracking system might dramatically speed up the debian channels passthrough.

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: help for 1vs1 plugin needed
Replies: 14
Views: 7830

yep, was a mistake, sorry meteorite and theme

Pimpi
by Pimpinella
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: help for 1vs1 plugin needed
Replies: 14
Views: 7830

However a meteorite was also going to write a plugin, you hould probably pool your efforts ;)

Pimpi

P.S. great thing btw. i always planned to rewrite the stuff but never got to it.
by Pimpinella
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: help for 1vs1 plugin needed
Replies: 14
Views: 7830

just a short note: 1vs1 is a server patch, therefor it needs to be updated if the code it patches to changes it needs to be updated too. the patch command has some kind of fuzzy logic, so it mght still work fine in many cases, most probably some manual work is needed to copy and paste parts of the p...
by Pimpinella
Sun May 28, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Divisions, Levels or Sub-leagues?
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

One thing which made me wonder abou this, is the fact that you always have to be better than before. To win points, you always have to play better than your rating shows you are - thats a bit weird. Does this calculation imply eternal improvement? No, you don´t have to be always better. there´s an ...
by Pimpinella
Sun May 28, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Divisions, Levels or Sub-leagues?
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

No, no, no and no! U misunderstood zelo then! Yes, probably (or did you change it at some point?) There´s an C and S in that formula i don´t really get. and i certainly do not agree that the winner might lose points if he doesnt score enough, this is certainly a bad idea, like punishing inactivity....
by Pimpinella
Sun May 28, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Divisions, Levels or Sub-leagues?
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

All answers refer to my paper, Zongo should probably answer for Zelo as there are some constants in his formula that i don´t actualy understand... Some questions for my understanding: 1. what does count? the number of caps difference or the caps ratio? So would 2-1 be the same as 4-2, or would 2-1 c...
by Pimpinella
Sun May 28, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Divisions, Levels or Sub-leagues?
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

For those who dont know, ZELO rating formula as I implemented 2 years ago in the 1vs1 league does exactly what menotume suggests... I guess you misunderstood that. With ZELO a team losing a match will still lose points, even if they played far better than suggested by the difference of the teams sc...
by Pimpinella
Sat May 27, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Divisions, Levels or Sub-leagues?
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

How about a change to the ELO rating (as suggested by Pimpinella for the 1v1 league) .... The document where i originally discussed this can be found at the link below. As you can see it´s about the ZELO-rating used for 1vs1, however the idea behind it can be used for ducati-league qiute as well. h...
by Pimpinella
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the best language?
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

JeffM already said it, if you wan't to make computer programs the first thing you have to learn is programming. You can implement any application with any of those three, but it won't help you to know the languages' syntax unless you learned how to actually design programs. About the languages: Pyth...