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by Grans Remedy
Sun May 01, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project
Replies: 57
Views: 23724

Re: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project

Throwing out working code in favour of building something brand new is quite often the wrong decision to make in software/system engineering. Consider this article from Joel on Software: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html . Yes I know its an old article - but it discusses prin...
by Grans Remedy
Sun May 01, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: the position of the legue
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: the position of the legue

I'm not so sure bzf needs "saving". Some people play card games online (like Solitaire), where there are leagues they can join and play matches in :shock: . Why would someone want to? Mostly the community and shared fun I suspect - not because the game demonstrates the latest openGL wizz-bangery. I ...
by Grans Remedy
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project
Replies: 57
Views: 23724

Re: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project

I'm sure there are quite a number of people who really do care about BZFlag - the leagues are full of people who are passionate about this game. While I agree that we need to try something to give the project an injection of energy, and to encourage the devs to continue, I don't think a completely n...
by Grans Remedy
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project
Replies: 57
Views: 23724

Re: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project

Ok, so not a lot of discussion went on then. Well, I have some questions - if anyone would care to comment. 1. I've heard that the version 2.0.x code-base is "dead" - ie not being maintained. However, I can't find any posts which detail specifically what is wrong with this code. There is talk of its...
by Grans Remedy
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project
Replies: 57
Views: 23724

Re: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project

I wish this was announced further ahead of time, and was better attended, since I believe there is still much development talent in this project and such an effort could do well. I hope these talks continue... Likewise -- could someone who attended possibly write up a summary and post it here for t...
by Grans Remedy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Request Global Permission Groups here
Replies: 338
Views: 79170

Re: Request Global Permission Groups here

Howdy,
could you please create for me:

GRANSPLACE.TEAM

Thanks
Grans
by Grans Remedy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error

Yup - looks like there's an issue with passing --disable-robots to configure. Compiled fine without it.
Cheers
Grans
by Grans Remedy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error

Where is this header file (global.h) supposed to be? It's supposed to be in the "include" directory. Ok thanks, I was only looking inside the /src directory. global.h is as expected, but config.h is not. searching inside config.h has this: /* Enabling Robots */ /* #undef ROBOT */ and config.h.in ha...
by Grans Remedy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error

config.h should have the line #define ROBOT 1 global.h should have the line #ifdef ROBOT // robots #define MAX_ROBOTS 100 #endif Where is this header file (global.h) supposed to be? I found global.cxx in /src/Common but can't find its header. Roster.h should have the following line #include "global...
by Grans Remedy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error

blast wrote:Grans, what are you passing to ./configure ?

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./configure --disable-robots --disable-bzadmin
results in

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BZFlag-2.0.17.20110111 with the following:
     curses: -lncurses
     SDL
     no bzadmin client binary!
     bzflag client
Did a 'make clean' before re-running.
by Grans Remedy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error

Hmmm...nope, same error with source from SVN (2.0.17).
Any other ideas?
by Grans Remedy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

The only recent change has been a change in IP address for the server, and a resulting change in the DNS record. But that was a couple of days ago so all upstream DNS servers should have the new iP by now. I'm pleased to say that my servers are back to their usual stability. Although my hosting pro...
by Grans Remedy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: 2.0.16 compile (Make) error
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

2.0.16 compile (Make) error

Howdy, Just downloaded current source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzflag/files/ Configures ok, but make stops with this error: g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../../include -I../../include -DINSTALL_LIB_DIR=\"/usr/local/lib/bzflag/\" -DINSTALL_DATA_DIR=\"/usr/local/share/bzflag\" -fsigned-char -W...
by Grans Remedy
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

@const - no I haven't experienced this sort of issue on any of the servers I play on. @BC - seems irregular, sometimes every few minutes, other times 30 - 60 mins or more. See below. grep -A 1 63.246.136.16 guhixofi.log Player [0] accept() from 63.246.136.16:53213 on 6 Player [0] removed at 2010-11-...
by Grans Remedy
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

The weird thing is that it does this even mid-game, when there are five or six players on. All of a sudden players cant join because they cant authenticate. Can you tell me the details of how the list server connects (special port or something?) - I'd like to pass that onto my hosting provider. Thanks
by Grans Remedy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

Ok thanks Blast, I updated the server to 2.0.16 to see if that made any difference - which it didn't. I've had a couple of lag spikes. Keeping the 3d effects at a medium level does give me between 120 - 190 fps without affecting my jitter to much (but its difficult to tell). Tracing from my pc to my...
by Grans Remedy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

I'm getting some crazy results here. bzfi0030.png I turned off all the 3d display settings and effects (as you can see in the attached), but it really didn't have much effect. Here is a few lines of pings to the server from my pc, while bzflag is running (just after taking the screenshot above) 64 b...
by Grans Remedy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: "Server lag"

Interesting idea - so presumably I could confirm this by turning off all effects in the display and there should be an improvement?
by Grans Remedy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17453

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

3: because choice is always good.

But why 20 minutes? I'd prefer 15.
If needs be, have two scoreboards, one for "full length" matches and another for "shorts".
by Grans Remedy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: "Server lag"
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

"Server lag"

I'm trying to figure out a lag issue on my server. When connected to my server, in game lag for me is anywhere from 150 - 400 ms. When I ping the server from my pc, response times are around 11-20 ms. When I ssh into the server and check what processes are running (eg top) the server is mostly idle ...
by Grans Remedy
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: BZFS unstable on Ubuntu server
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: BZFS unstable on Ubuntu server

Thanks for your feedback. I'm fairly confident its not the server (VPS), because I've had the hosting company look into this too. They have confirmed that during the time players are getting very high lag warns the server is not under any stress: Low CPU time, little disk I/O, limited network traffi...
by Grans Remedy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: BZFS unstable on Ubuntu server
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

BZFS unstable on Ubuntu server

Howdy, I've compiled BZFS (2.0.13) on an Ubuntu server (Linux VPS). At certain times all players start getting lag warnings because their lag is showing as very high - often over 1000ms and/or they go NR. However, when this happens, those same players can ping the server from a command prompt, and g...
by Grans Remedy
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: enuffsaid.co.nz offi server moved to new hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 737

enuffsaid.co.nz offi server moved to new hardware

Howdy all, I've had a bit of trouble with lag & jit spikes on my server, so I've moved to a new hosting provider. New url is bzflag.enuffsaid.co.nz, port is 5158. Set up identically to previous (and other) offi GU servers of course. The replay server isnt showing in the list, but its there, on port ...
by Grans Remedy
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Compiling from SVN - cant enable sharing
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Compiling from SVN - cant enable sharing

Well thats just weird. Now its working fine - but I didn't do anything.

There was some message after make had completed about something being done in the background tho - so maybe I was just being a bit impatient..

Thanks anyway.
Grans
by Grans Remedy
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Compiling from SVN - cant enable sharing
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Compiling from SVN - cant enable sharing

Verify that you have libtool installed. grans@bzflag:/home/bz# libtool --version ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.5.26 Debian 1.5.26-1ubuntu1 (1.1220.2.493 2008/02/01 16:58:18) Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warra...