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by QuantumBeep
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Easy Pillbox-style kills
Replies: 8
Views: 5258

BZFlag is almost entirely about being better at thinking ahead than your opponent. Not running out of shots, dodging bullets, and "faking out" all fit into that category.

I think we're about overdue for a tactics guide. Lemme ponder this...
by QuantumBeep
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag on Palm OS
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

I think running BZ on a handheld would be pretty close to impossible... you might be able to port BZ to Pocket PC with about a metric buttload of work, but Palm is an entirely different teacup of manure. It's not going to happen. For one thing, Palm handhelds don't have 3D accellerators of any value...
by QuantumBeep
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Harrassment
Replies: 45
Views: 18837

Never met a camper I couldn't wax in short order. It's the ones who spawn, shop for a gm, and camp the same spot repeatedly and do nothing else that make me whip out my +10 Club of Banning. Even then, I usually just wave it around. I've never actually banned for camping. In one case, a certain noted...
by QuantumBeep
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Fog effect pic
Replies: 21
Views: 6801

I'm releasing a prelim of the map now in the "map releases" area.
Please note that this is a Halloween mod of a map originally written by Sir Pants. To him be all the glory.
Be sure to use a 2.0.5 release of BZFlag when viewing this map, or you'll totally miss the point.
by QuantumBeep
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Fog effect pic
Replies: 21
Views: 6801

OK.... _fogMode exp _fogColor black _fogDensity .01 Plus, a rather complex combination of three aperiodically interacting textures flowing on the ground, and a series of semi-transparent fog cylinders around the outside edge of the world. To get that freaky, scary look, I found all three to be neces...
by QuantumBeep
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Fog effect pic
Replies: 21
Views: 6801

Fog effect pic

This is a screenie of about three different fog implementations at once... I'll tell more when I release a map.
by QuantumBeep
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?
Replies: 215
Views: 82633

I just spent two hours on Planet Mofo pretending to be a fortune-telling bot. I never laughed so hard in my life as when I couldn't get Blue Hawaii to understand a question, so I programmatically called hm an assclown.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Is there a 1.x objects to mesh converter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Hey, I asked a stupid question and got a brilliant answer. Score!
Thanks guys
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Is there a 1.x objects to mesh converter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

You just told me to do precisely what I'm trying to do.

Replacing the objects is what I'm trying to avoid doing by hand... converting box position and size to meshbox parameters.

I was just making sure someone didn't already have a script for it lying around before I made one myself.
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Is there a 1.x objects to mesh converter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Is there a 1.x objects to mesh converter?

Sorry to ask a stupid question, but I'd hope to avoid reinventing the wheel on this one... Has anyone written a tool to convert boxes and pyramids and such to mesh objects? I want to update some cool old maps, but I can't do anything new without hand-building meshes from scratch. If it hasn't been d...
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: My high score Vs Mikkel
Replies: 15
Views: 5121

I remember that clearly. You're darn good, yeah... but not all of the ducati geniuses are good everywhere.
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: A clattering wad of suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

A clattering wad of suggestions

OK so I've saved these up my whole BZ career... No flag requests, I promise. Server options: Don't report bots and observers in player count to list server This would be effective as a default setting... I used to be able to join an empty server and expect someone to join shortly, because I was at l...
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: My high score Vs Mikkel
Replies: 15
Views: 5121

Well, I think it is silly to call a ducati wizard an all-around best player. It's just so... tweaked. Forget learning to to properly use superflags, dodge bullet volleys, use jumping effectively, what have you... It's like trying to judge someone's gaming skills by how well they play Tetris. Of cour...
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Secretplace Score
Replies: 18
Views: 5721

Pawn.

I once genoed a rabbit server until I had 60 points... and then the server shut down! "QuantumBeep has won the game".

I guess that admin wasn't counting on that, because the server shut down at that point, forever. I had a lot of people mad :)
by QuantumBeep
Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Somebody may have already beaned you about this, but a more detailed subject line is very helpful in getting good answers.
That said, I understand a handful of admins are looking for some maps to try out. Just look around... or ask around in servers. I would tell you more, but I'd hate to get beaned.
by QuantumBeep
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130996

yeah... I have to choke back a tear every time I see one of those "killed by nicks" too... then I remember that I did that once. Reminds me that deep down inside, I'm still a compleat n00b at life. :) That's my random thought for the day, folks!
by QuantumBeep
Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130996

Alright, quit dissing. He isn't hurting you.
by QuantumBeep
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?
Replies: 215
Views: 82633

I think we have started somehting huge and wonderful. The Wachowski Brothers are doing a film with Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman.

http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/trailer.html

Oh ye gods, what have we done?
by QuantumBeep
Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130996

I Died Once.. wasn't that a line out of Elektra?
by QuantumBeep
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130996

Hmmmm. I think anyone can guess what the inspiration for my nick was... some random guy with no aim of his own traveling through time and space giving random people random inputs in hopes of getting himself unlost. That is SO me. I added the Lord on because it sounds cool, yo. I'm QuantumBeep on abo...
by QuantumBeep
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language
Replies: 48
Views: 14220

Well... here's how it seems to me. I understand cussing isn't something everyone wants to hear. I mean, it is, after all, bad manners. I also understand that it's not for me to decide whether that person has a justification for thinking cussing is a Bad Thing... everyone has to work out their values...
by QuantumBeep
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what hardware do you play bzflag on?
Replies: 86
Views: 27849

My computer? My computer is awesome. You see, it can run BZflag... case closed (no pun intended). XP2000+, some reasonable amount of RAM, 160 gb hard drive... the normal stuff. Radeon 7200 32m... 21" sony profeesional tube, because lots of screen space is always good. Speakers the size of small dres...
by QuantumBeep
Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative Team Names
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

This is so easy...
Red - Blood
Blue - Bruises
Green - Puke
Purple - Brains
Rogue - Ashes
by QuantumBeep
Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?
Replies: 215
Views: 82633

I was the main person to blame for the Star Wars/Matrix crossover. The rest of 'em are too chicken to tell you that we also had some rather good Matr/Dr. Suess poetry going.
And, of course, we were planning a complete screenplay entitle Matrix wars IV: Revenge of the Smith
by QuantumBeep
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Hide objects from radar
Replies: 3
Views: 2509

Blood... blood... blood...