Search found 285 matches

by Longhair
Thu May 08, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: version 2.10 in ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

It's one of the gripes about the 6 month release process. The maintainers of Ubuntu tend to pick a set of packages that they know will work together, and stick with them unless security problems crop up. For most programs, this isn't a problem, for instance, KDE and GNOME haven't changed too much in...
by Longhair
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: BZWorkbench RPM for Fedora 8
Replies: 22
Views: 11391

Well sure, but if you can't get the program any other way, it sure beats nothing at all. (and griping about a lack of a certain package rarely helps) The way I do it is have a "manual installations" directory hanging around in my home directory, and that's where I keep all my untarred source downloa...
by Longhair
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: BZWorkbench RPM for Fedora 8
Replies: 22
Views: 11391

The real problem is that if I don't want a program anymore, I can't just say something like "rpm -e bzworkbench" or "yum erase bzworkbench" if I compiled the source code.
What's so hard about cd <directory> and make uninstall?
by Longhair
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: GU league
Replies: 3
Views: 3283

Actually, I can see the confusion, if he's familiar with Pillbox League (and I think I remember approving him). PB League allows/encourages people to sign up for the spawn group themselves. (I still have to approve them) Basically, it saves a few PMs. That and I don't have to hunt down their registe...
by Longhair
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: GUI for BZAdmin
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert on this topic, especially as it relates to bzflag. My brother is both a Python and C++ programmer. He says that where he works, they often end up writing the frontend for whatever they're working on in Python, but use compiled libraries written in C++ to do some of the ...
by Longhair
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: How many fps do you get ??? (Frames Per Second)
Replies: 63
Views: 21705

Thanks for the tip Sky King, I'll check it out.
by Longhair
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Players
Topic: How many fps do you get ??? (Frames Per Second)
Replies: 63
Views: 21705

Just double checked. Usually somewhere between 280 and 350 fps (according to bzflag's fps meter) on a pillbox map with several players on the screen. I run bzflag in windowed mode maximized on one monitor of a dual-monitor setup. The video card is an EVGA geforce 7300GT - AGP on a machine running Ub...
by Longhair
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Wings3D vs Blender
Replies: 15
Views: 8309

BlenderNation recently had a post about an online "course". Basically, it's a big series of video tutorials that go over the interface and features of Blender. The movies are divided up into "units" that have accompanying PDF tutorials and assignments.

http://www.gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html
by Longhair
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Do you think CAMPING is "really" bad?
Replies: 67
Views: 25398

The only time it's irritated me is in the case of base spawn camping. By this I DON'T mean the old scenario in Overlord where somebody on red captures green's flag, and a red player with SW is waiting under it. That's a valid strategy in my mind. Ditto for Pillbox or Ducati where other teammates are...
by Longhair
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Tournaments And Games
Topic: New idea for a tourney/league.
Replies: 9
Views: 5955

The reason for the current league situation. It's very hard to explain to spouses or especially parents that the reason you can't do something with or for them is that you "need to go play a video game". Thus the loose arrangement.

Look for this to be a bit easier with the next generation.
by Longhair
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Pill box tactics
Replies: 17
Views: 7300

Are these tips for a public server, or for a league match with 2-4 players per side? The public games are on a larger map and potentially have a lot more players involved than the smaller match-sized map. One nice thing about the pillbox map is that the small squares radiating out from the center al...
by Longhair
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Players
Topic: No permission? No Rights?!
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Have you tried logging in to IRC to find an admin for the server you're on? I used to do that back when I had no admin rights. It usually got some sort of response fairly fast, and solved the problem permanently. In other words, the admin would assess the situation and make the appropriate ban.
by Longhair
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Pillbox league
Replies: 3
Views: 5345

This was just an announcement of the league thread. We have our own forum here: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewforum.php?f=97 Start a topic there.
by Longhair
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: running server ? no !
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

And maybe try:

Code: Select all

killall bzfs
to make sure that you're not running another bzfs on the same port.
by Longhair
Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Email on Connect?
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

There are IRC bots that give some sort of server status depending upon the bot. You'd simply keep a certain channel open, and the bot would give occasional updates. It would be more efficient than email anyway, because email often gets delayed. Now that I'm thinking of it, wasn't there a plugin to s...
by Longhair
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: freinds list
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Maybe he's referring to an in-game friends list. I believe it's been discussed before.
by Longhair
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: BZFS Plugins only come in .la
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Did you compile it from source? I've always had to do:

Code: Select all

./configure --enable-shared
by Longhair
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Display Settings beyond the menu possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

You can change the texture images to your heart's content. All you have to do is replace the given texture file with a new file of the same name. I did this with the purple tanks, because I'd confuse them with rogues on radarless maps. Basically, I opened the image in the GIMP, and made the purple a...
by Longhair
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Need help...
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

Is this an error that comes up when you try to join a game, or is it given as a reason that you are kicked, or what? What servers are you trying to join, and where do you live? Operating system and bzflag version wouldn't hurt either. More details would be good. As an aside, I'd suggest that you not...
by Longhair
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Can you make custum flags for a map?
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

I'm guessing that the flag effects are handled by the client. Theoretically, you could make a flag mod for your server, but each client playing would also have to have your mod installed. I don't know if there are any plans to change this in the near future, but I'm guessing that it will stay this w...
by Longhair
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: Outbox
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

My understanding is that when you submit a message, it gets put in the outbox. When the person you are sending it to opens it and reads it, your message moves from your outbox to your sentbox.
by Longhair
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: CTF
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

I've never seen anyone have any success doing that, and I will /kill /kick anyone on Hepcat who ignores warnings about it. There are 2 reasons: One is that anyone who plays with sound turned on and is on the opposite team will hear that annoying car alarm sound every time you touch the flag. The oth...
by Longhair
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: I need Help
Replies: 14
Views: 5133

There are ways of hacking a server, but password guessing isn't particularly effective. Don't get your panties all in a wad over somebody trying to guess your password. (unless it's really obvious) If they're good enough, they won't need to guess. Of course, ban a password guesser on sight. And yes,...
by Longhair
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: I need Help
Replies: 14
Views: 5133

You - to my knowledge - can't ban a specific computer. I guess if you could, you would use the computer's MAC address. Of course, the troublemaker could swap out their ethernet card or switch to another computer on their LAN. In some cases, you can ban a range of addresses, but that isn't always pra...
by Longhair
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: adminListener
Replies: 18
Views: 11674

There have been several occasions when I've heard complaints about nasty comments via PM, and it usually comes down to on person's word against another. This certainly would help, but I'm not sure I want to see everyone's chat messages. Best in my mind would be a way for admins other than the server...