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by Longhair
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Should we renew the htfleague domain?
Replies: 29
Views: 17663

When the league was up and running, we mostly played on a Ducati style random map. 2 shots, the whole bit. My personal favorite was on the Adrenaline Factory map, with slightly souped up tank speeds and shot speeds. We played a few times HIX, and The Passion of the CTF. There really was no official ...
by Longhair
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Should we renew the htfleague domain?
Replies: 29
Views: 17663

Are you racing against your teammates too, are you meant to kill them?
That's the idea. Lots o' donkey noise :)

By the way, this game is not for you if you actually care what your lowest score records will be. Often, the person with the lowest score is the one who is winning.
by Longhair
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Should we renew the htfleague domain?
Replies: 29
Views: 17663

HTF stands for Hold the Flag or Hunt the Flagholder. Here's how it works: Any map you feel like playing on and has two bases of different colors works. All players are on the same team. The object of the game is to take your team's flag and bring it to the other color base, "capturing" your own team...
by Longhair
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Should we renew the htfleague domain?
Replies: 29
Views: 17663

Count me in! As soon as I can get BZflag working on Vista!
Okies, we'll look into it next year ;)

Personally, I'm trying to decide if it's worth the trouble or not. We should certainly play some matches though. They are fun.
by Longhair
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Terminal [Ubuntu]
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

by the way, preceding bzfs with "./" means that you would have to be in the directory that the bzfs executable is in.

Just do a plain old:

Code: Select all

bzfs -conf
by Longhair
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: PillBox ctf?
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

when you start the server from the command line: (BASH shell which is default for most Linux distros)

bzfs -tkkp 10

Any windows types know if it works that way in DOS?

You can also put it in a conf file the same way. Call the conf file with:

bzfs -conf /path/to/conf/file
by Longhair
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: PillBox ctf?
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

for the uneven teams, there is a plugin called Fair CTF that you can find on this thread: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6776 For the auto team kick, you simply pass bzfs the -tkkp <percentage> option. Quoting from the man page: -tkkr percent Kicks players whose team killing to normal kill ...
by Longhair
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 7
Views: 2796

While we're at it, the "," key will by default open a send private message line pointed at the last person who killed you, or, if you team killed someone, it points at them. Quite handy to send those SRY! and NP! messages back and forth without cluttering up the chat channel.
by Longhair
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: router problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

I'm not clear from your post: Are you trying to host a game to a group of computers at home, (for example, a 1vs1 w/ your brother/sister) or over the Internet with whoever? If over the internet, the above advice is necessary, but your post implies that you're trying to set up a LAN. I'd be curious t...
by Longhair
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Sound doesn't work.
Replies: 5
Views: 3924

Perhaps the new version of BZflag requires a more up-to-date sound driver? Not likely, since the newer version is the one that works. I'm assuming that you compiled the 2.1 version from source code, right? Did you compile the 2.0.x version yourself, or was is from an Ubuntu package? I only ask beca...
by Longhair
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Print this out and pass them around.
Replies: 20
Views: 6292

Opened just fine in Evince document viewer too. Your reader must be horked.

Looks good Legolas_ Nice graphic design.

By the way, Open Office has a export as PDF button. Scribus and LaTeX also export as PDF files if you want to got to the trouble to learn how to use them.
by Longhair
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: USB Portable?
Replies: 15
Views: 4511

Well shoot, that just sounds too easy. Thanks guys!
by Longhair
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: USB Portable?
Replies: 15
Views: 4511

Sounds like a great idea to me either way. How about both? Live CDs are great for demonstrating Linux, and for taking a complete set of tools with you. (office software, browser, antivirus, system rescue, etc.). The big disadvantage of the live CD is that you need to have the proper accelerated Open...
by Longhair
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 12316

do we want bzflag growing into a ridiculously popular game? i actually like the tight-knit feel bz gives, and would actually prefer it this size to something huge. I don't think that getting more people to play BZFlag would in any way be a bad thing. Quite frankly, there are way more people that pl...
by Longhair
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 12316

I found it interesting that they only used the word "free" to mean "you don't pay for it". The article says nothing of the license that each piece of software has. According to the first page of the article, they got a trojan on their computer in the course of looking for "no pay" software. Many of ...
by Longhair
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P2P
Replies: 39
Views: 11582

I guess the big question then, is:

What would make a server good enough to pay for the privilege of being on there?

The BZFlag experience as I know it is pretty much satisfying the way it is right now. If gratis servers are still around, how would a P2P server compete? What would they do better?
by Longhair
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P2P
Replies: 39
Views: 11582

@ Lamer:

Yeah, I had meant to get to the "gratis" vs. "libre" thing. Thanks for adding to it.
by Longhair
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flags in CTF
Replies: 30
Views: 9889

I think that it all depends upon the design of the map. A well designed map can make good use of superflags. Imagine Laser-Mania or Overlord without superflags. Both maps are made with them in mind. Both have excellent CTF play. Compare that to a random Ducati style situation with a bunch of superfl...
by Longhair
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P2P
Replies: 39
Views: 11582

I think that we have some misconceptions about what free software is here, mostly stemming from the confusion the English language introduces with the word "free". Most people who speak English think of free in terms of video games and other software as something you don't pay for. Freeware fits thi...
by Longhair
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: There should be a friendslist
Replies: 31
Views: 9647

The idea of having a / command comes from two ideas: 1. that it would be easier to code 2. it would be faster than flipping through pages in the client Regarding the difficulties of figuring out who of what team per given league: Yeah, this is somewhat more difficult. In part because the various lea...
by Longhair
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: There should be a friendslist
Replies: 31
Views: 9647

It seems to me that having another option in the Join Game menu might be nice. In addition to Find Servers, why not Find Players? and sort them alphabetically. Better yet, a buddy er, team mates search right in the game would be REALLY handy IMHO. How many times has two guys from another team in you...
by Longhair
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Background Music
Replies: 25
Views: 7536

Given that the chances of this getting implemented in our lifetimes is slim to none, here are some thoughts, anyway :) It won't be nice for players with a bad connection to have to download a song file when they try to join a server. A song file, even MP3 takes time to download and when I want to pl...
by Longhair
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Fansites
Topic: BzFlag on Myspace
Replies: 39
Views: 18114

Davy Jones: you're attempting to speak for everyone. I'd say that most of the people on this thread have been getting out the pitchforks and torches. Their sentiment being "we don't want your kind around here" (meaning that they think that they know what the average MySpace user is like, and that th...
by Longhair
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Admining
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Sorry, I should have been more clear. Set up your own private server and learn how it's done. You're right, we do have more than enough public servers.
by Longhair
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Admining
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Yeah, you don't ask to become an admin. You get invited I'd recommend that you learn how to be an admin by starting your own server. Once people see you asking _intelligent_ questions, and taking an interest (and being a decent guy on the public servers, of course) you may get an invite. There is no...