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by Longhair
Thu May 04, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Need Help With bzfs and making my map a public server
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Well, this is a big topic. BZFlag doesn't have nice point and clicky options for setting up a server. The advantage to this is that it's easier to add a bunch of options to what the server can do without having a messy and bloated GUI. The disadvantage, of course, is that newbs find it to be rather ...
by Longhair
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Absolute Path for Server Co...
Replies: 14
Views: 3983

uhhh, like if you were doing a report fie, instead of putting the whole path, you can just put "report.txt" as long as the file is in the same place as the conf. Not sure if this holds true for windoze, but in Linux, a report file (or passdb, userdb) will appear in the specified directory if it doe...
by Longhair
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Concept test: Steal the Bacon
Replies: 17
Views: 7121

Nice concept L4m3r! The only trouble that would sometimes come up would be that the red tank would get kicked for some reason or other.

Kudos.
by Longhair
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Warning: unable to connect
Replies: 25
Views: 6187

I'd suggest a good session of reading the bzflag wiki. It will get you started.

http://bzflag.org/wiki

Suggestion: don't try to get everything working at once. Get it working on a very basic level, and add one feature at a time until you've become a server guru.
by Longhair
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teamspeak
Replies: 13
Views: 4645

Yeah, it's kind of sensitive here. Most folks won't want you talking directly to them unless they know you. Have you considered setting up your own server? I haven't bothered to try it out, but it doesn't seem to be too steep a learning curve to get one going. Certainly not as difficult as learning ...
by Longhair
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: libssl.so.0.9.7
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

It's probably a library that comes as part of another package. I'd check with your package manager (apt, yum, portage, etc) to see if you have openssl or curl installed. If not, install them, and try again.
by Longhair
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Un-banning users - How to?
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

If you're a server owner, it can be useful to setup a WHITELIST group. Basically, you create a group with the ANTIBAN permission in it. That way they can't be banned. Silver cat uses this when they have to ban a range of IPs to get rid of a nuisance player.
by Longhair
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: 103 and going...!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8379

lol, I like how he removed all his posts. Bonehead

Quite amusing the way he tried to bluff his way out of it by acting all indignant and calling others incompetent when HE was the knucklehead. :roll:
by Longhair
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: I need help!!!! (and sugestions)
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

The wiki page that ATD mentioned has the default values listed. Also, you can always type: /set with no arguments, and you'll get a list of the server's current values. For example, _tankSpeed is normally 25. As the wiki page says, it is meant to be a general guide, not the definitive work. And, as ...
by Longhair
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: i don't get a .so
Replies: 8
Views: 3949

And the solution was....?

FWIW, ./configure --enable-shared has always worked for me.
by Longhair
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: How to uninstall from ubuntu linux
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Did you install using apt or synaptic, or did you compile it yourself. I'm guessing from your question that you don't know how to compile from source code, so I would suggest that you read the man page for apt-get or the help section in synaptic.
by Longhair
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Installing on Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 2934

If you just want to install and play it, check with your distribution's package repository. It's probably in there. Then you'll use a package manager to install it. YUM works for Fedora and Yellow Dog, APT for Debian based distros, Emerge for Gentoo.... It's much easier than compiling from source yo...
by Longhair
Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: chat logging
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

I'm not sure about Windows, but for Linux, you want: bzfs -conf /path/to/conf/file >> logfile if you want the log to be appended to. In other words, it just keeps adding on to the end of the file. if you use: bzfs -conf /path/to/conf/file > logfile it will overwrite the file each time the server sta...
by Longhair
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 40466

I'd be curious to know how your plugin compares to the script that silvercat is using on its servers. It calculates "fairness" based on a percentage (they have a big crowd, so being off by 1 isn't exactly unfair) and it sends a warning message to the player who is carrying the flag to drop it. It al...
by Longhair
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: NEW DUCATI SERVER
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Heh, my first question was the same as TRB's, where is it, so we can know what server to go to based on who is playing to get the best lag times.
by Longhair
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Silvercat Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

You shouldn't have to register at the silvercat site to play on the servers. So long as you're registered here. (unless jo or silver changed something) They HAVE been running a script lately that lets unregistered players join for a little while, and then kicks them telling them that they should reg...
by Longhair
Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: new view point ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

In the same vein, a look behind option (sort of like in racing games) would be neat, too.

Lots of code, though.
by Longhair
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Getting started ('elp me!)
Replies: 34
Views: 8255

Here's a screenie of what you should get if you succeed:
by Longhair
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Getting started ('elp me!)
Replies: 34
Views: 8255

Ummm, if you've downloaded bzfed, you most likely got some source code that needs to be compiled. Does the file name end in .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 ? The only type file that you can double click on and it gets installed are .rpm files. Let me know if you find an rpm for bzfed, because I sure couldn't fi...
by Longhair
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: HammerWorld wants to log, how?
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Are you on Linux, MAC or Windows? If Linux, (and maybe MAC too) I use: $ bzfs -ddd -conf /path/to/conf/file >> /path/to/log/file The >> business sends all of the information that would normally flash across your screen to a file instead. There is also the "tee" command, which I intend to explore a b...
by Longhair
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: allowing a countdown
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

As far as I know, you have to set the time limit with the -time switch in your conf file. sorta like: -time 1800 and then use the /countdown command from a client. You can give arguments with /countdown such as: /countdown 15 which counts down from 15 instead of 10 (the default) before a match.
by Longhair
Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Pillbox map and style
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Don't forget that you can always go to the "options" menu in your Client, and select "save world" It gets put in a hidded folder, the location depending on your OS. In my linux configuration, it gets sent to $HOME/.bzf/worlds/
by Longhair
Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: BZFS error
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

By the way, if you do post your conf file, make sure you take out your password info :) You wouldn't believe how often this happens.
by Longhair
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: A HTF map
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Nice map! I've been looking for some jumping/superflag maps that would generate some exciting game play. Most of the matches are played on random maps in the Ducati style, followed by the Adrenaline Factory (aka rings) map. Neither of which are jumping servers. One nice thing about this map is the d...
by Longhair
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: HTF (hold the flag)
Replies: 12
Views: 4825

The point of the plugin is to keep track of the score, since the usual scoring system is pretty much useless in the HTF style game. Check out: http://www.htfleague.com for more information. And visit the forums for discussion of all things HTF. There is also a league based on this play which myself,...