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by Tropican8
Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: huge maze!
Replies: 21
Views: 6311

Wow. Lddw you are the king of mazes.
by Tropican8
Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: PACMAN Map by lddw
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

The map you made (I'm sure you know this) is a port of the 2600's Pacman maze.

Make the console version of the maze if you want any true pacman fans to host it

This:

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Is not this:

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by Tropican8
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: OSX - where are the plugins? **FIXED** details in thread
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Try ./configure --enable-shared --enable plugins

Dunno about Mac but nothing goes to /usr/local/lib unless you run makeinstall on most *nixes (unless you built them).
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: -autoteam based on forum groups
Replies: 0
Views: 664

-autoteam based on forum groups

Hey All, So it has occurred to me that -autoteam could be made smarter. I think it would be neat if it could autojoin people to teams based on global forum groups. This enhancement would lead to several advantages: 1) For league games people are already joined to the correct team. 2) To encourage re...
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: UNVERIFIED SPAWN REVOKE script
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

This is a bash script written for *nix systems. I would be happy to rewrite it as a MS-DOS bat/cmd script, but the problem is, I can't think of a way to get the playercount w/out an external program. I'll think about it a bit. Right now, the only thing I can think of is to require the use of wget ....
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: BZAdmin
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

In 2.0.3 PDCurses support, the only curses lib for windows (which would allow an identical bzadmin gui to *nixes) was broken. Since I was the only one who really compiled with it, it was never fixed. I don't know if it has been in CVS recently, I only compile on my Debian box now. You can check if i...
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Posting of "cheater" IPs in this fourm (important)
Replies: 25
Views: 6057

Bans are a thing between servers and players. They are not a network wide "comunity" thing. Do not make the "comunity" out to be something it is not. Being part of the "comunity" realy dosn't mean you have a right to anything. Sorry if it sounds harsh, but that's the real deal of it. I actually mad...
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: ways to stop cheaters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8408

Are you trying to say that threads are completely useless unless you have a multiprocessor system? Give me a break. Umm, yeah that's what we are saying pretty much. If you disagree, please prove it rather than flaming that we are wrong. O_o?!! I can only assume that you meant, "For this particular ...
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: ways to stop cheaters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8408

Are you trying to say that threads are completely useless unless you have a multiprocessor system? Give me a break. Umm, yeah that's what we are saying pretty much. If you disagree, please prove it rather than flaming that we are wrong. You guys have failed to bring up any good reason for not imple...
by Tropican8
Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: ways to stop cheaters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8408

I'm no expert, but algorithms like blowfish, twofish, serpent, 3DES, AES, etc. are way too slow. Even if there is no speed hit, processor usage will soar to decrypt/encrypt the information. But it only has to be done whenever a client connects. If you're worried about the impact on the performance ...
by Tropican8
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Posting of "cheater" IPs in this fourm (important)
Replies: 25
Views: 6057

Wait lemme get this straight, so I have to require people to register to talk in order to be part of ths group? I say just make a private admin and owner forum. All people in .cop groups are in this forum. Easy. Done. By the way Jeff, other than Silvercat and Secretplace, I don't think any server is...
by Tropican8
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: ways to stop cheaters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8408

CuddlyFuzz wrote:Have you heard of a technique called encryption
I'm no expert, but algorithms like blowfish, twofish, serpent, 3DES, AES, etc. are way too slow. Even if there is no speed hit, processor usage will soar to decrypt/encrypt the information.
by Tropican8
Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: ways to stop cheaters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8408

I know I said this somewhere else, but only someone named 'WinXP' would want BZFlag to be closed source.

Not trying to start anything, just seems ironic.
by Tropican8
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: solarflare, new address
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

you can be a COMPLETE idion and stll have some knowledge to run it successfully. I agree with you, both OSes have their advantages, but actually I personally find it more difficult to manage my XP System. I constantly have to make sure there are no stray processes running, keep my anti-spyware prog...
by Tropican8
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: solarflare, new address
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

There is a weird bug with connection limits. Despite MS not having any limit on HTTP-type connections, when you have more than ten flags, it mistakes bzflag connections for the type of p2p connections it does limit (only lan connections are limited by xp, it shouldn't affect internet ones). Because ...
by Tropican8
Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [UPDATE]: CTF & FFA If you're interested
Replies: 16
Views: 5138

yeah, there are now at least 4 servers being run by denizens of Planet Mofo. -Original, run by Darth Vader. now 6-shot. mostly a plugin testing ground. -Tropican8's server. 1badplayer.no-ip.org Port Unknown. usually runs maps by 1badplayer(btw, I havent seen him in a while). or the original mofo. -...
by Tropican8
Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what hardware do you play bzflag on?
Replies: 86
Views: 27478

Re: why

and benchmarks way slower than the AMD Partially true, Depending on if you do a lot of encoding work (audio and video compression), P4s can run faster than comparable AMD processors. True this is probably due to a large amount of apps being compiled with later versions of ICL, but is also the resul...
by Tropican8
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: LouMan's new map
Replies: 35
Views: 10857

JeffM2501 wrote:the man truely is a god of mapers :)
When I first started seeing screenshots of his work I thought they were fake, lol
by Tropican8
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: patches
Replies: 6
Views: 3563

Matt? wrote:i can compile but if u got instructions how to.please thanks
This thread might help http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=182

I don't patch (I support the development of plugins), so I can't really help much.
by Tropican8
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking the trash talking script from "Pie In The Sky&q
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Hannibal wrote:i thought it was 1badplayer.no-ip.org...
Its both. 1badplayer.no-ip.org, tropican.no-ip.org, and grassrootsportals.no-ip.org all are aliases to my ip.

And yes the grassroots one was from when I ran Babel's when Hepcat closed but SilverCat was yet to open.
by Tropican8
Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Looking for pinball and three team maps
Replies: 14
Views: 5096

Re: Equalateral

A-Delusion wrote:Its called an equalateral triangle.
I need more sleep, pyramid pattern, equalateral triangle, you get the idea.
by Tropican8
Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Looking for pinball and three team maps
Replies: 14
Views: 5096

Ice Wewe wrote:How do you do that? I thought symmetrical meant it was the same on each side, and yet 3 is an uneven number, so how you gonna make that?
One could be in center, or it could be a pyramid pattern. Either way the bases would be equidistant from one another and the map a mirror image of itself.
by Tropican8
Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking the trash talking script from "Pie In The Sky&q
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Ice Wewe wrote:ROFL! :lol: What is your server? I want to come and input insults!
tropican.no-ip.org:4200

Have fun
by Tropican8
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking the trash talking script from "Pie In The Sky&q
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Ok here's the deal: If you've been to my server the past few days you probably noticed I have a Trash-Talking Script set up. If any of you want to submit insults, /report them. I can also add them 'live' without a server restart. Just don't post them here, JeffM might piss himself or something. (I t...
by Tropican8
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Testing a server
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

It wont, but the number of connections does. OMG!! I launch 6 clients to test out my map too!!! Anyway I test my maps using this commandline on Win: bzfs -j -set_tankSpeed 50 -world [path to world] Then you can move around your map really fast and jump to test stuff out. In order to mess with vars ...