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by Homonculus
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: my huge radar
Replies: 27
Views: 12878

Now just make a radar that can dynamically zoom to show all tanks, or the closest tank. That would be useful!
by Homonculus
Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Weapon = EMP (Electro-magnetic Pulse)
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

An EMP of enough magnitude to go take out a tank (as previously posted) would need tremendous amounts of power. We can assume that our BZFlag "society" has built something to make this EMP. Now considering it's size and power, shouldn't it be a shockwave/EMP? the local blast would be a shockave like...
by Homonculus
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Weapon = EMP (Electro-magnetic Pulse)
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

I don't know what world you live in, but radio waves don't propogate through steel :roll:
by Homonculus
Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Weapon = EMP (Electro-magnetic Pulse)
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Try this: Put a radio in a sealed metal box (like the electronics in a tank), and see if it can pic up anything. It won't. The EM waves from the radio transmitter won't be able to pass through the metal, they will be absorbed by it. Same with EMP. EMP is just a pulse of electricity that radiates out...
by Homonculus
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New Weapon = EMP (Electro-magnetic Pulse)
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

A railgun uses two rails with a capacitor bank across the rails. Projectile enters the rails, kaboom, current passes through projectile and projectile gets accellerated forward. Big, heavy, require a lot of power, but they shoot a heavy projectile very fast... As for the EMP, it is an electromagneti...
by Homonculus
Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your pefect tank game
Replies: 18
Views: 4927

I know this may seem "cheap" to some people, but auto elevation aiming would help newbies play and keep it from being too complex. What I mean by that is you line up with the tank and your barrel tilts up/down so you are aimin at the right elevation. Maybe this could be an option, and you would use ...
by Homonculus
Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New styles of play...
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

Maybe you could see them, and it would just be a race to collect them. That would eliminate the cheater advantage, and it would still be fun.
by Homonculus
Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: irc question
Replies: 15
Views: 5941

I use AthenaIRC 2.1
by Homonculus
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: new flag...
Replies: 19
Views: 7563

Why not just have the ability to move up a wall w/o jumping? You just drive forward, and you go up the wall at the same speed you would go forward. It would be simpler, and you wouldn't have to worry about aiming.

It would look funy though...
by Homonculus
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: World weapons pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4482

"roaming"? How do you do that?
by Homonculus
Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: I can't find any servers!
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

YAY! :D

Now I can sit in front of the computer and waste valuble time playing video games.... oh well
by Homonculus
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: I can't find any servers!
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

I can't find any servers!

I just searched for servers, and found none. What happened? I'm guessing it is not a clientside problem because I haven't screwed with my internet connection, and I can post here...

HELP!!!
by Homonculus
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:43 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Stumped Gerbil Asks Dumb Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Hmmm, sounds cool. What server(s) are currently using world weapons?
by Homonculus
Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 1.10.4 "not a smurf" is being released
Replies: 8
Views: 5920

Woohoo! Gotta love the textures :D Though the shot colors look a bit off now :\ Still cool, A+
by Homonculus
Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: game server style request
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

I like the idea of a "fast" server, but I think that if you want it so that you can practice, it should be free style, rogues only. That way there would be a lot more chances of shooting/dodging.
by Homonculus
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: robots
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

I couldn't get it to work before (on my mac). Then I tried opening the "BZFlag" Program inside the BZFlag package using the -solo command, and it worked. Maybe you are having similar troubles?

BTW, I don't know how packages work on PCs, or if they even have them.
by Homonculus
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Private Servers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3091

The main reason I brought this up was because I had been there before, and no one had any problems. I'm just wondering if it was by chance that no one told me to get lost that time, or if this is what normally happens.
by Homonculus
Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Private Servers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3091

Private Servers?

I tried joined a game on paran0id.mine.nu, and was told "go away homo, this is a private server". A, this was very rude, B what is a private server? And why is it listed when a check for severs? How am I supposed to know where I am welcome?

Could someone explain this to me?
by Homonculus
Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Rabbit Chase Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 9416

Sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone, but that's just what it's called. Hmmm...

Smear the rabbit :D
by Homonculus
Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Rabbit Chase Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 9416

Re: Rabbit Chase Discussion

Another option is to make the rabbit bestowment based on a flag. You have the rabbit flag, you are it. When you die, you drop the flag, and it's a scramble. In this mode, time as rabbit would be a good scoring metric. Hmm, Smear-the-quere BZFlag. This would be interesting :D The flag would have to ...
by Homonculus
Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: This COULD be a bug... Flag problems!
Replies: 5
Views: 3404

That happened to me a few times. Once i picked up the GM Well dressed gentleman 3 times in a row, and once the laser was right in front of me when I respawned. Maybe the place that the tank respawns in and where the flags fall are random, but because they happened one after the other they are close ...
by Homonculus
Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New game type
Replies: 2
Views: 2478

New game type

I was looking at the "Ht potato" flag thread, and I came up with this idea: There is a timer for 10-30 seconds that starts counting down when the game begins. A random player is selected to have the "hot potato". He has to shoot someone to transfer the potato (the person he shoots won't die). When s...
by Homonculus
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: v1.10.2 has been released
Replies: 40
Views: 18355

How much they work and whether or not they do it for free is not my concern. My concern is that if you do something, and present it to the public, you better do a damn good job. And, this development team does a half-ass job and hides behind the skirts of guys like you who make excuses for them. Do...