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by Longhair
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Server Setup Question
Replies: 24
Views: 6476

Just a coupla small observations: I wouldn't use an IP address unless you happen to have a static address. Even then, it's much easier to remember something like: alwaysnegative.servehttp.com Have a look at either dyndns.com or no-ip.com for more information on aliasing a dynamic address. Do you rea...
by Longhair
Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Where is the executable
Replies: 13
Views: 2880

My binaries always show up in /usr/local/bin/ (assuming that you did "make install" as root) At least, that's the case in Gentoo, Fedora Core and Ubuntu. To find out if the game itself compiled the game itself, have a look at the configure log (in the same directory as configure) If you see somethin...
by Longhair
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: enforcing fog as a serverside variable
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

I like the idea. I realize that this would require some coding on the part of the developers of the game which would really be the final decision, but the decision shouldn't be made based on people who have computers that are that old. If you're using the "don't want to exclude old computers" logic,...
by Longhair
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: I Can't Work It!
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Wow Win XP, that's about a crystal clear as you can make it. Nice. Guessing from: Please note that this only happens on bzfx.net which is my favourite server and on others it won't let me use global login or talk to people and i get a 'BAD TOKEN'! You probably have the wrong password. From your quot...
by Longhair
Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: linux newbie needs help for non-admin users
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

What group does the executable belong to, and are the users in question part of those groups. Gentoo, for example has a "games" group. If a given user doesn't have perms for that group, they don't get to play games. (perfect for grounding one of your kids off of games, and not the other)
by Longhair
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Moving objects?
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

I think that moving objects would be a great addition! OTOH, I understand that it would involve a good bit of developer work. One idea I've always wanted to see is triggerable moving objects. In other words, you shoot a target, and something else on the map moves. Examples: You have a CTF map setup ...
by Longhair
Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Tournaments And Games
Topic: Important Information re: the MoFo/OpenLeague Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 27720

Longhair ? why do you need the client you are not in either league. Please don't waste Jeff's time he already has a lot of work to do Actually, I'm part of the MoFo League and would play for them if they can't get anyone better. (though I'm sure they can) I was thinking that I would offer HELP with...
by Longhair
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Tournaments And Games
Topic: Important Information re: the MoFo/OpenLeague Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 27720

Any chance of this working for Gentoo? Kind of tough, since everything is compiled from source, but is someone building any binaries? I'd be happy to build them, but I'm not sure about the whole process. Would it be a simple build and just copy the appropriate /usr/local/bin files? Gentoo amd64 for me
by Longhair
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Lag, Lag, Lag
Replies: 18
Views: 4998

try an ftp server
Good idea, but make sure you take the time to RTFM about how to keep your FTP server secure. FTP can be a security nightmare if set up improperly.
by Longhair
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Help with private server
Replies: 15
Views: 5627

Setting up a server takes a bit of learning, so don't feel bad about not getting it right off the bat. Have a good long read through http://bzflag.org/wiki Pay special attention to "Creating a Server" under the Admins section. Basically, you're going to have to learn how to use whatever your Operati...
by Longhair
Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Lag, Lag, Lag
Replies: 18
Views: 4998

a) I use Linux. All of your inferior Windows problems do not apply here. ( Slightly Miffed sorry, a linux user must always mock Win users... Laughing It's just called-for... Twisted Evil ). I, too, use Linux, but despite all of us feeling smug about our lightweight window managers, etc, you can sti...
by Longhair
Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: HOW TO MAKE IT RAIN! (help)
Replies: 17
Views: 5393

Be sure to check out the bzflag wiki for more information on server variables:
http://bzflag.org/wiki/ServerVariables

As the disclaimer at the top says, some things are incomplete, or downright wrong, but the rain related stuff seems to be accurate.
by Longhair
Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Could not resolve host
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Check: that your ports are forwarded from your router properly that your firewall is allowing connections that the address you're sending people is still current (often IP addresses change. Mine does about every 3-5 days) Might not hurt to have a read through the bzfs man page again about how to set...
by Longhair
Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Cap Limit - Please Vote
Replies: 29
Views: 22552

How about just making it clear that the losing team can give up? Sort of like resigning in chess. You can tell that the inevitable is about to happen, so you acknowledge defeat, and play another game. It would, of course, be optional. Seems a lot simpler than either remembering the cap limit rule, o...
by Longhair
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Buying new system (video too)
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Wowza, a good laptop w/ decent video card for ~$400. Good luck. I bought a Compaq Evo N410c on ebay for just over $400 recently. It has an ATI 7500 Mobility GPU. Not the greatest, but I at least get 40 or so fps in bzflag. ATI doesn't supply Linux drivers for anything earlier than the 9500 mobility,...
by Longhair
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: NEEDED HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 2776

I have a crappy old ATI radeon 7500 mobility in my laptop, and it plays bzflag ok enough. (32mb of system memory) On the other hand, it chokes on almost anything else.
by Longhair
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: linux bzflag problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

actualy I would recomend against cvs source, as what you have pointed there is for 2.1 and it is incompatable with 2.0.x OOPS! right you are. Here's the proper branch: cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.bzflag.org:/cvsroot/bzflag co -P -r v2_0branch bzflag The stable tarball would be a good route to go ...
by Longhair
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: linux bzflag problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

What exactly are you trying to do? Do you just want it to work on your linux computer, or are specifically looking to compile it from source code? If you Just Want it to Work® try using your distribution's packaging system. I haven't encountered a linux distro yet that doesn't offer bzflag. If you w...
by Longhair
Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: New Server
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Janis, are you compiling this yourself, or are you just using Windows binaries? When I compile it for Linux from CVS, it comes with the plugins. When you do the configure make sure you do it this way:

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$ ./configure --enable-shared
by Longhair
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: control iTunes
Replies: 19
Views: 7080

Looks like a great idea. Any hope of one for XMMS?
by Longhair
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Wont Load Up - Linux (Fedora Core)
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

I'm guessing that you don't have your glx drivers installed. What video card do you have? Most likely, you'll need to download the proper drivers from the card manufacturer's website. If you have installed them, and it still isn't working, you may have forgotten to modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf fil...
by Longhair
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Pick-up championship
Replies: 8
Views: 8773

I'll check in on IRC tonight, agent Smith.
by Longhair
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Pick-up championship
Replies: 8
Views: 8773

Pick-up championship

Here's an incomplete thought that's been bouncing around in my little head: I notice that there are a number of league members that aren't attached to a team, but still log in to the website, and seem to keep abreast of what's going on. How about we do a championship thing sort of like 1vs1 does eve...
by Longhair
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: Penalizing for inactivity
Replies: 33
Views: 25685

Rewarding for activity is basically putting a nice spin on punishing for inactivity. It's what politicians and corporate marketing departments do. If an issue is unpalatable to the general public, you call it something else. For example, calling DRM (Digital Rights Managementl, or Digital Restrictoi...
by Longhair
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bots
Replies: 7
Views: 3155

Hehe, from other posts, I believe he's on Windoze.

Start -> Run... type in cmd

Have fun w/ DOS :P