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by etigah
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

Could you post a couple of screenshots? I'm not running a binary of which I don't know the origin and since you're not converting to the newer version I''ll just wait for the project to be along a little further. I uploaded a short video here , since making a video is much simpler than taking a scr...
by etigah
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

#1 Great that you offer Windows and Mac, but what about Unix/Linux? #2 If the source code is how one gets to work on Unix/Linux, then: a) Is it only for 64bit or also for 32bit? b) What does one need to do to create from source code? Thank you There is an option to export a Linux binary but I'm onl...
by etigah
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

I noticed there's no Godot project file in your sources. Why is that? The project file for Godot 2 is called engine.cfg. It changed in the new version but I have not updated to that yet. Currently I'm just experimenting with some ideas I would like to test, so updating to the latest version is not ...
by etigah
Sun May 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

First, thank you for taking the time to try it and give such detailed feedback. 1. What are the plans for long term support? (To avoid it starting and dying a month later.) 2. Will super flags be implemented? 3. How are you solving the lag problem? 4. Will we be notified of any major releases? 5. An...
by etigah
Sun May 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

BZFlag inspired game under development

I'm working on a BZFlag-like game project. At this point, it is more or less a clone of BZFlag, with HiX map and with very similar physics. The working title for the game is "Battleground Sports". You can head to this link to download a very early dev build. Binaries are currently available for Wind...
by etigah
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

I find myself having to defend my opinion on the subject of making caps count matter. The problem with only considering win/loss is that matches between strong teams and relatively weaker teams will be much less likely to be played, as the stronger team will have no incentive to play if points won f...
by etigah
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

I'm with the opinion that player rating should not be affected by level of activity. Also, I'd personally prefer that the margin of score difference in a match not be a factor in the rating. Continuing to play a match where you're being soundly beaten just to try to lose fewer points than otherwise ...
by etigah
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

I don't understand how you arrive at the conclusion that caps should be taken into account in order to have competitive game play at all . In addition your analogy with football makes little sense as in football the noumber of goals does not result in more points gained. A win always results in 3 p...
by etigah
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

I think number of caps should be taken into account if we want a competitive game at all. and as to flag camping and PCs, that's all part of the game, and players who abuse it only hurt their own reputation. Think of it like a football match where a player from the other side is injured and your tea...
by etigah
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

My understanding is that points are not given based on absolute win/lose ratio, but instead on the final match score and the average elo of players participating. To take this a step further, I would like to see the system estimate the expected final score and that's where the line should be drawn f...
by etigah
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings
Replies: 112
Views: 16172

Re: Leagues United New Format - Individual Rankings

Agree with Monster. My opinion is to treat a team like a unit and only use team score for calculating elo for both the team and the team players when they play under its name. Players on teams can play freely in mixed (dynamic) teams, but in this case, only their own elo is involved.
by etigah
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: T-roy
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: T-roy

I'm very sorry to hear this. T-roy was the nicest person I ever had the pleasure to know among all bzflag players. My condolences to his family.
by etigah
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Default settings enhancement
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: Default settings enhancement

Here is my take on how the settings should be. I only use mouse to play, so my keyboard recommendations may be off - General: confine mouse: motionbox Input: - keyboard profile fire: q,w (make more than 2 keys configurable?) toggle zoom short: e (down=short, up=medium) toggle zoom long: d (down long...
by etigah
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Default settings enhancement
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: Default settings enhancement

Video tutorials are great, but in this case I think it wouldn't help a lot, as new players should not be expected to watch a video telling them to change the default settings to make the game playable. I think multiple settings profiles to chose between would probably work well enough.
by etigah
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linux devs open up universal Ubuntu Snap packages to other
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Linux devs open up universal Ubuntu Snap packages to oth

I don't know about Snap packages, but there is Appimage which I tried a few times and find pretty good. Also https://portablelinuxgames.org/ has so many games bundled using it.
by etigah
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Many shots with a single button (delay)
Replies: 8
Views: 4747

Re: Many shots with a single button (delay)

What about keyboard repeat function? it is probably available on all systems.

I would also like to use this, so I need to know if it's considered a cheat.
by etigah
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Default settings enhancement
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: Default settings enhancement

Mouse speed isn't a BZFlag setting. As for zoom, you mean radar zoom levels? Those are shown in the key binding screen and the help menu. I know, but I think informing new players of the possibilities in a helpful way would be a good idea. For zooming, I use one key to toggle between short range an...
by etigah
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Default settings enhancement
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Default settings enhancement

It is my observation that the default settings work against new players while seasoned players get the advantage of both experience and enhanced settings. Let me explain: - Shot lines are lagging and short by default, when virtually every experienced player has changed them to long(even longer than ...
by etigah
Thu May 12, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Looking for testers of a networking tech demo
Replies: 12
Views: 4319

Re: Looking for testers of a networking tech demo

I tried to test this, but there are a few issues: - I can't run it multiple times on the same machine, as the first instance grabs the mouse even when it doesn't have focus. - There is no way I found to run a server (without gui) from the command line. A public server should be hosted so players can...
by etigah
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Options to make BZFlag popular
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Options to make BZFlag popular

Ok, I'll bite. I think to make the game attractive it obviously needs to get new features and to fix the decades old problems. And for it to happen 1-The barrier to entry for contributors has to be lowered quite a bit, and 2- The game should be developed by people who actually play it, occasionally ...
by etigah
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Game Networking Improvement
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Game Networking Improvement

ccb, I have concluded that the change to game play introduced by altering bullets speed would throw many LU players off. Perhaps if it is a new game, or as you said, on other maps, this might fit better. IMO, that leaves us with the only other mean to improve the situation, that is showing the lag s...
by etigah
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Game Networking Improvement
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Game Networking Improvement

I consider this suggestion rejected. Thanks for your time.
by etigah
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Game Networking Improvement
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Game Networking Improvement

Actually we are used to a lot of variation, since tank velocity is added when determining shot speed. If my understanding is correct, a tank moves forward at 25 world units/sec, and backward at 12.5 wu/sec which means the slowest shot is 87.5 wu/sec and the fastest is 125 wu/sec . For this mod to ha...
by etigah
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Game Networking Improvement
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Game Networking Improvement

The tank indicator would be visible on the radar. I do not see why it would be hard to identify the source of bullets in this case. Perhaps in a situation where there are 4 or more attacking tanks this would be an issue, but this is a rare situation.
by etigah
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Game Networking Improvement
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Game Networking Improvement

There are two possibilities
- Mark tank differently based on its current lag. The result is that bullet speed from the same tank can vary if there is a lag spike
- Fix the bullet speed for every tank based on long term average lag, ignoring any in-game lag variation