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by Longhair
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Problem of installing on linux.
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Hrm, for some reason binaries come out for Linux a bit slower than they do for windoze. On the other hand, building from source code isn't too bad. You just have to find the dependencies first. By the way, this will be a bit sparse, as I'm assuming that you know your way around the command line and ...
by Longhair
Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Weird error with my server
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Hmmm, I think we need some more information. What is airport? (other than the obvious) Only one of you should have to start a server. I'm not sure how do do it on a mac, but in windoze (caution, it's been a while since I've used windows), you open a command prompt from: Start --> Accessories --> DOS...
by Longhair
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Momentum question
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Here's the relevant server variables for the momentum flag: _momentumAngAcc adjusts the amount of inertia for right to left _momentumFriction creates a "slippery" effect _momentumLinAcc adjusts the amount of inertia forward and back AFAIK, there is no adjustment for jumping with the momentum flag, b...
by Longhair
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Personal network server?
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

If you're behind a router, not forwarding port 5154 will keep anyone from getting on your server. They will get to your router, but not your computer because you wouldn't have the connection setup. Remember to use your local network ip address (not the public ip)for your son to connect to. It should...
by Longhair
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People still play the old bzflag.
Replies: 73
Views: 24343

Wow, I don't know what time of day all you pillbox players find nobody playing it on version 2.0.x but it seems like that's all I've played lately. Mostly matches of some sort, but pillbox certainly isn't dead in version 2. Oft times, if you catch the end of the pillbox rotation of silvercat 5154, a...
by Longhair
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: "shootable" event trigger
Replies: 14
Views: 4232

Was just thinking about that...

My idea was to have doors that would open for CTF matches. One team member would have to get by the door, and another would have to shoot the trigger. You'd only be able to capture the flag if you work as a team.
by Longhair
Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another Hepcat change...
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

You wouldn't happen to still have the treefarm map, would you? I used to love that map when I first started playing. Haven't seen it in ages.
by Longhair
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Enlighten me, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 10880

Thank MY, haven't chosen one yet By the way, you don't need to stick with just one. Personally, I'm involved in six different leagues right now. (HTF, Adrenaline, CTF, Fun CTF, Gu, and 1vs1) I play about 2-3 official matches a week, and several more "fun" matches if I can get them. Fun matches diff...
by Longhair
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: VOIP in BZFlag
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

The linux version seems to be distro independent.
by Longhair
Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking the trash talking script from "Pie In The Sky&q
Replies: 16
Views: 5006

I'd be interested in this script too. Is there a way to get it posted publicly?
by Longhair
Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: player list
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Hmmm, not sure what you're driving at here. When you say that you want to setup teams, do you mean as a league, or do you mean what color tank they show up as on the server. To my knowledge, you can't force a certain name to show up as a certain color. (somebody tell me if I'm wrong here!) Have a lo...
by Longhair
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Reload Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Sounds like a gripe against an admin, not an enhancement request. A justified gripe, at that. On the other hand, mistakes happen.
by Longhair
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Graphics of weapon on you tank!
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

I think that would be fun! The graphic could be installed as part of the bzflag game. Most of the graphics are in place when you install bzflag, so these guns, wings etc. could just be png images. You wouldn't have to download anything at all during the game. Even if the barrel shape changed to acco...
by Longhair
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Command list
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

If you're on *nix, don't forget about:

$ man bzfs
by Longhair
Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Sniper Flag (SP - SniPer)
Replies: 18
Views: 4617

I think you've got it summed up nicely, CBG. Some thoughts: Machine gun, Guided Missle, Shock wave, Wings, to name a few, have their own server variables. For example, SW has: _shockOutRadius which controls how far it extends _shockAdLife which controls how long is stays, and consequently, how fast ...
by Longhair
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: 2.4 install in linux
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

You may want to figure out your troubles with building from source, because you can then use the CVS repository and get the very latest features- which seems to change almost daily. The CVS information can be found at: http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=3248 I'm not sure if you need all of these, ...
by Longhair
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Fog effect pic
Replies: 21
Views: 6750

I'll be curious to hear more!
by Longhair
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: What happened to /shutdown?
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

/shutdownserver
by Longhair
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: team play is not honored :-(
Replies: 37
Views: 11506

One problem with awarding points for captures is that it may encourage team killing among the dishonorable players. Blow up your team mate, and collect the point.

I don't see this being a major problem, but it could be one more things for the admins to have to police.
by Longhair
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The Passion of the Flag Hold !!! HTF - Now on Planet MoFo!
Replies: 23
Views: 11612

Let me just say up front that I fully encourage experimentation with HTF, or any other style of play for that matter. If you don't try it out, how will you ever find out if it's worth anything? Thanks for setting it up! I had tried a little experiment on my own a few months ago with a public HTF ser...
by Longhair
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Lock up trying to connect to localhost server
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Do you mean that you built a rpm out of 2.0.4 source for Fedora Core 4? I notice that there are never up to date rpms on the sourceforge site. The YUM repos always seem to be a few weeks behind too. I guess we all just compile from source.
by Longhair
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Lag issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

That might be the problem then, since i live in Australia
Heh, that would do it.

Isn't Griffith University in Australia? I seem to recall them having a server at one time.
by Longhair
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: running a not so public server.
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

If you and all of your players are inside of one router, you shouldn't need to forward any ports. If you don't advertise, your friends will need your computer's ip address or NETBIOS name. Remember, computers can have two ip addresses- one for it's local network. 192.168.1.* (a * means anything from...
by Longhair
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Coming soon - hopefully
Replies: 68
Views: 18886

Played it last night. Great map. I like that you can hide in the bushes (no radar) and ambush people. I have a pretty basic video card, and the fps wasn't too bad. 80-120 depending on where I was looking.
by Longhair
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: How about music.
Replies: 9
Views: 5570

BZflag inner workings aside, streaming music would require quite a bit of bandwidth. Especially server side. Imagine streaming music to 20 players. One thought that occurs to me is that it could be done the way that Unreal Tournament does it. You either have the map with all the accompanying texture...