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by JeffM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: givePoint and Retroreflector plugins
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: givePoint and Retroreflector plugins

I—hands down—really like that idea, JeffM. Though it might need some tweaking. Yes it of course would need to be tweaked, tested and optimized, but also don't forget that not every kill of the top scorer, people will kill the non tops too. You can also get sums greater than the top by killing many ...
by JeffM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: givePoint and Retroreflector plugins
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: givePoint and Retroreflector plugins

A more fun way to do sort of what is being described is a "bounty hunter" mode. Everyone starts with a bounty (score) of 1 when they join. When you kill someone, that person's score is added to yours, and their score is set back to 1 when they respawn. A killer effectively "claims" the bounty when s...
by JeffM
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Getting frame buffer data
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Getting frame buffer data

Rewriting the render pipeline is something I've always wanted to help with but I've never had any experience with render pipelines or opengl before. I guess a good first step would be to remove all current opengl calls in the client and get it to a state where it will compile and run without any gr...
by JeffM
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Getting frame buffer data
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Getting frame buffer data

The rendering pipeline needs a rewritten anyway. Some people are working on updating it to slightly more modern standards, but no mater what you are talking about some decent changes and an upgrade in the required OpenGL version. I'm sure it's possible but it'll be a bit of work.
by JeffM
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Getting frame buffer data
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Getting frame buffer data

There isn't an easy way. The game uses OpenGL, OpenGL does all the drawing directly on the video card where it will use one or more buffers. The game code itself doesn't actually access the frame buffer for drawing. You are going to have a very hard time getting direct frame buffer access in the cur...
by JeffM
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Solo bot kick leads to client disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Solo bot kick leads to client disconnect

Kick is socket based not ip based. Same result for client side bots when anything on the socket is kicked, but kick won’t disconnect other players on the same ip using a NAT.
by JeffM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Reducing Latency in BZ - Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Reducing Latency in BZ - Windows

Yes, just don't have low FPS in the teens like some very old onboard chip-sets can give you, or you are adding lag,
by JeffM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Reducing Latency in BZ - Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Reducing Latency in BZ - Windows

D3ad Turtle wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Now anyone else have recommendations on how to tweak bzflag latency on windows?
Don't have low frame rate. Since BZFlag is single threaded, your frame time is added to your packet latency since the client must wait for a frame to draw before it can process the next packet. Update your drivers.
by JeffM
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: How prevelant are subtle cheats?
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: How prevelant are subtle cheats?

Zehra wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:27 pm
It usually is one or two major problematic players
When you only have 20ish people playing at a time, that's 10% of your playerbase cheating.....
by JeffM
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Faster Rabbits
Replies: 14
Views: 2608

Re: Faster Rabbits

it's a trivial API change, it does not affect the protocol or gamplay in any real way. It uses a system that's already in the game. I would think that would be fully within the guidelines of the list server.
Don't be so worried about what is and is not allowed ;)
by JeffM
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Faster Rabbits
Replies: 14
Views: 2608

Re: Faster Rabbits

These are diffs of that commit from the removed GitHub fork. Do with them what you will.
by JeffM
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 63
Views: 17749

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

Why even use a motion box? Just use Traditional First Person Shooter controls.
by JeffM
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 63
Views: 17749

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

it's a 16 year old chipset, you would have to know it's going to be de-supported at some point.....
by JeffM
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 63
Views: 17749

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

Well with RSync and all the batch and shell files you have, your archive is flagged as a possible virus. That's why people tend to not do things like that.
by JeffM
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 63
Views: 17749

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

Most games just hash out the files and replace the ones that have changed. You just need a manifest and a web server.

Also for something that says it's open source... where is the source? Why don't you put it all on GitHub?
by JeffM
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 63
Views: 17749

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

Umm why the heck does a video game need rsync? Just for updates? That seems like a huge security hole.
by JeffM
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Feedback on a game design document
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Feedback on a game design document

I am aware of that one, it's a different direction.
by JeffM
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Feedback on a game design document
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Feedback on a game design document

the latter. it is not bzflag
by JeffM
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Feedback on a game design document
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Feedback on a game design document

I posted this on the matrix.org channel, but Ill throw it in here too to hit a wider audience. I'm looking for feedback on a game design document. I have no clue how far I'll take it but I wanted to see how much of something I could get pre-defined in a document. https://github.com/OmniTanks/Documen...
by JeffM
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: Model Tool Updates
Replies: 28
Views: 23804

Re: Model Tool Updates

It wasn't lost, it just isn't in the master branch because the master branch on github is based on the 2.4.x line.

The 2.99 line is still there under the 2.99 tag
https://github.com/BZFlag-Dev/bzflag/bl ... eltool.cpp
by JeffM
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bzflag graphics improvements?
Replies: 24
Views: 5543

Re: bzflag graphics improvements?

LOD doesn't really work on that low of a polycount item. It's intended for much higher polygon counts. A tetrahedron can not devolve any further than 4 triangles, so there is no lower level of detail that can be used. A better example would be the tank model. The base tank model has 256 triangles in...
by JeffM
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: bzfs modification - questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Re: bzfs modification - questions

1) You'll have to recompute and resend the list server player counts whenever someone toggles autopolot on or off. The code does not currently do this, so you'll have to add it. There would be no reason not to post the code. it is not a cheat, it lowers the player count, so it's no big deal. The rul...
by JeffM
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: DrawInfo
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: DrawInfo

Model tool can convert an obj into drawinfo. It’s kind of super complex so there isn’t a tutorial.
by JeffM
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag enhancements
Replies: 3
Views: 3076

Re: Flag enhancements

Flags that are not carried intentionally don’t have a type, so people can’t just get the flag they want. The entire point of bad flags is they hit you when you don’t expect them.

And yes one flag cud should be possible in 2,6
by JeffM
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Life on the outside
Replies: 10
Views: 3516

Re: Life on the outside

Works for me skippy.