Search found 238 matches

by learner
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Do you use the "toggle slow keyboard" key?
Replies: 15
Views: 7712

shawn?! *gasp* .. the horrors! there's can be only one...

:-)

Cheers!
Sean
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Do you use the "toggle slow keyboard" key?
Replies: 15
Views: 7712

erm

Never suggested that the feature would be removed, at least that wasn't what was meant. The current default binding, though, will likely change (and hence the current *binding* for 'a' would be removed), but not the feature itself. Players can always bind whatever they want to whichever keys they wa...
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Do you use the "toggle slow keyboard" key?
Replies: 15
Views: 7712

Do you use the "toggle slow keyboard" key?

It's recently come to my attention that some players may actually use the "toggle slow keyboard" key. That is, the 'a' key. When you press that during game play, it will slow everything down. This has the mild advantage of allowing you finer-grained control when aiming/shooting and jumping. Reported...
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 121354

you too?

interesting, baron.. now i'm really curious how many folks actually use that key. I'm a faithful keyboarder and would never use slow mode to get better aim. it'd.. take too long. then again, my aim isn't too horrible either.. (nor is yours, which futher confuses me that you'd use the key) It takes a...
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 121354

I beg to disagree. I use the "Slow Keyboard Motion" key quite regularly in very "normal" circumstances. And for the rest of the time, why would anyone want to go slower than full speed? Very rarely. ... snip ... Hopefully not diverging too far off the topic, I'm perplexed by this statement. I've no...
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: radar background color
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

if you turn on transparency, then the colors behind the radar will bleed through. otherwise, there's not really an easy way to change the default radar background color without editing the source code and recompiling.
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Periodically cannot interact unless rejoin
Replies: 16
Views: 4599

Netgear is somewhat notorious for having various router revisions that are .. less than favorable, with unfixed bugs. So your assertion could very well be true. There are a few other things you can try, though. Try changing your routers routing settings. That is, if you've got a firewall turned on, ...
by learner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Connection Speed and Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Ah, heh. If you have folks "taking" your connection, then you probably have bigger concerns. I'd suggest pulling up the docs on your linksys router, doing a *full* reset, setting the admin password to something different, and set up whatever other settings you need from there. It's very possible tha...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: BZFlag presented on OSGamer.org
Replies: 2
Views: 2921

thanks for the review

Goran, Thanks for the review on your site. Interest and coverage from the media portals, fan sites, and news outlets is always welcome and appreciated. If you'd ever like to have questions answered interactively or to get statistics, etc, feel free to stop by our IRC channel (#bzflag on irc.freenode...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Hello, I'm new here. my name is Davy Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 6420

locker

Welcome! For "most" servers, you don't have to register in order to use /say, but apparently for the server you were on you did. Either way, it's a good thing to eventually do regardless if you enjoy the game.

Hope you don't visit your locker too often. ;-)

Happy sailing.
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 121354

wow

Wow, I can't imagine that the current poll results (which show's roughly 5:3) are representative yet. For years, the keyboarders vs mouse players have been outnumbered at least 10:1 in favor of mouse (at least for dedicated "good" players). I could count the number of good ducati-style keyboarders o...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Connection Speed and Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

shared connections

If you're on cable internet or adsl, you usually share your connection with those in your neighborhood/locale. So a combination of everyone returning home from visiting families, kids still being home on winter break from college/high school/etc, and other "free time" people tend to have around the ...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Periodically cannot interact unless rejoin
Replies: 16
Views: 4599

it's your router

About 90% of the time, this is a bug in your local router or cable modem. Especially common in the "economicly priced" though it can be found even in some of the high end models too, several router variants have problems in their UDP TCP/IP stack management. You still get to see the gameplay and mil...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Lag on most servers
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

check your pings

yo mama, you should be able to delete your config and cache files and "start fresh". There's an option on the menu to also ignore and/or reset cache file lifetimes too that you can try. Either way, if you can't play any more, you should report a problem to the sf.net/projects/bzflag support request ...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunt maps...??
Replies: 22
Views: 7082

tipping point

I'm sure out of 220 servers currently running that there are at least a couple rabbit hunt maps running. The trouble with finding one is a tipping point problem -- the map isn't really fun with just a couple people. You need a lot of people. So they're rarely popular unless a lot of people are playi...
by learner
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

The skins you are using might be too much, i.e. maybe too big, for your video card to handle. You can either try resizing them so that they're smaller or just punt and stick to a different "skin" set. Another option might be to just play with some of the options on the Graphics options menu in the g...
by learner
Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new bzflag
Replies: 26
Views: 9033

There are still several major issues being worked on for the next major release, so I wouldn't recommend holding your breath. It'll be released when it's released. Usually the major releases are preceeded by several testing phases, and those haven't even begun yet.

Cheers!
Sean
by learner
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Fansites
Topic: [Links] Clan Homepage Version 5
Replies: 11
Views: 5760

Is there a particular reason, visitors are forced to scroll to see the skip this? Especially since the flash is being made to expand to the size of the window, it shouldn't be too difficult to leave a little bit for the footer.. While perhaps cool the first couple times, that intro will get very old...
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Fansites
Topic: [Links] Clan Homepage Version 5
Replies: 11
Views: 5760

Ah.. "weiter" apparently isn't someone's name

Ah.. "weiter" apparently isn't someone's name .. :-) So.. for my first help translating.. how about a similar link that says "skip this" or "skip intro" or just "skip".. or even better something like suggested: http://www.actionscript.org/resources/articles/123/1/Flash-MX-Skip-Intro/Page1.html Cheers!
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: BZAnywhere
Replies: 130
Views: 88377

You're more than welcome to host such an ISO on my.bzflag.org as well (aka bzflag.bz). Plenty of bandwidth and disk space available for this purpose, via http or anonymous ftp, as well as customized domain names (e.g. livecd.bzflag.bz or bzanywhere.bzflag.bz, etc) that could be set up if you revive ...
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Fansites
Topic: [Links] Clan Homepage Version 5
Replies: 11
Views: 5760

Nice site.. though a "Skip this" link would be helpful on the spastic flash introduction.. :-)
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 32 joy bottons support
Replies: 5
Views: 5749

The changes have been applied, thanks.
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 32 joy bottons support
Replies: 5
Views: 5749

nice work

Links, For future reference, patches and other modifications should be provided to the Sourceforge project site's patches tracker: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3248&atid=303248 Also, generally changes are preferred in the unified diff format (diff -u -b -B), not the entire files. There a...
by learner
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bzflag server liste
Replies: 21
Views: 13918

very interesting

Links, Nice work on the interface -- it looks really useful, and is actually closely in line with a similar interface that the developers have talked about adding for some time now. If you'd be willing to work on rewriting it in something more cross-platform, it would make a great addition to the of...
by learner
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Web-based Internet Relay Chat (IRC) services restored
Replies: 0
Views: 4418

Web-based Internet Relay Chat (IRC) services restored

The web-based CGI:IRC interface to the #bzflag and other various IRC channels on the Freenode network as been restored and is now accessible at http://my.bzflag.org/irc/ or via the "Chat Room" link at the top of the forum menu. The interface was suspended due to a security vulnerability that was con...