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by smoooth
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 12264

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

Slime, excellent points. My thread title was poorly chosen and wasn't intended to discredit the whole document. I'm glad someone wrote it and wish admins would further organize the league with documents such as these to include more specifics, like this document does. I'd like to see one with the ru...
by smoooth
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 12264

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

90% of all jitter is created by the operating system or a computer that is poorly operated. That is an interesting thesis but it is flawed. The OS itself hardly should cause jitter. Drivers for graphics cards do rather. Also candidates are integrated graphics cards (hope for 3.0, if it ever comes o...
by smoooth
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 12264

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

I'm making comments here, I don't like all this secret stuff. That's why message boards are here,right? Just today I was shooting with morfeuz on quols server. His connection was from Poland to canada and mine was from north Carolina, US to Canada. Morfeuz had 140ms lag with 1ms jitter, constant. I ...
by smoooth
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 12264

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

No you are correct they are essentially measuring the same thing -- but the point is your jitter can be steady or even IT can fluctuate. It's possible to have a steady jitter which is bad, and then its also possible to have a fluctuating jitter, which is an essentially fluctuating lag latency.
by smoooth
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 12264

"Demystifying Lag" not accurate

For those of you that don't know, Moonpix and others have recently released a small document titled "Demystifying Lag" which attempts to explain lag to the average bzflag player. Although this is a great effort it lacks many points that need to be made: #1 There ARE many aspects of lag and jitter th...
by smoooth
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Tankers on Facebook
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: Tankers on Facebook

That works, she just needs to add the "tank" image. :) I requested to join.
by smoooth
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Tankers on Facebook
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: Tankers on Facebook

Yes, a GU League facebook group would be best. I searched facebook and currently there is not one. If someone knows that a GU facebook group exists, someone post a link to it here. Otherwise someone should create a GU League group. It would be a good way to coordinate matches via the chat feature.
by smoooth
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Tankers on Facebook
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: Tankers on Facebook

Someone should make a GU League facebook group, post the group name here, then we can all join it. :) Too many people in the "BZFlag" group.
by smoooth
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Fair Play (or lack thereof)
Replies: 36
Views: 5252

Re: Fair Play (or lack thereof)

The problem, Me1, is its not easy to identify what is considered "abusing" pause. 1 pause could be abuse if the player does it at the right time. Likewise you can't "allow" certain things like "peeing" because players will "say" they are going pee. The only way is to impose a selfkill. There has to ...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Fair Play (or lack thereof)
Replies: 36
Views: 5252

Re: Fair Play (or lack thereof)

Pauses hurt game play, plain and simple. Typically the ones who get hurt the most of the opposing team of the ones who called the "pause." There should be punishment for making a pause -- a double team self kill. Answering the phone is not a legitimate reason to pause. There should ideally be no int...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Fair Play (or lack thereof)
Replies: 36
Views: 5252

Re: Fair Play (or lack thereof)

I haven't really looked at any of the "evidence" here but I have a great solution to solve this problem. Let's make a rule that which ever team pauses during a match must self kill before restart. Problem solved. This will detour teams from using pauses. I see this type of problem from pausing occur...
by smoooth
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

You can make an input value not a slider. Perhaps the effect of the config changes are different for everyone. I recently told an average player about some config changes. He had never made before and he is someone who has played for years here. He didn't know how. I showed him. Let's just say he's ...
by smoooth
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Smooth , you are asking for answers that don't exist, and don't really matter. All we have to do is pick something and move on. Agreed. Foo's point is well taken that everyone doesn't agree with me about limiting the shot length. My opinion is that the game appears to have placed emphasis via the G...
by smoooth
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

I think the maintainers should provide some insight as to what the hit zone was meant to be. In any case a hit zone should not change at all -- in my opinion. Especially as a function of fps. If the change is made I think the league should require people to upgrade. Sure there is always the possibil...
by smoooth
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Saturos, I understand the differences and nuances with shot length. You are correct however my point here is that I don't believe a shot length 120 was ever intended for the game. I think, like Joevano has suggested, that config file was intended for storage only and the input is not checked for out...
by smoooth
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

I often wonder how would you do, what decisions would you make in administrative matters should you were given the responsibility. It would be a really interesting experiment. I thought no one would ever ask. :) 0. Establish a voting system for league issues; where by the players decide the league ...
by smoooth
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Some truth in in that Joe. I do like to discuss/argue plenty. There are many sides and not many get represented ;). My thoughts are the same as you on this issue -- I believe the text file was supposed to be for storage and thus was not checked for input. So by that logic shot length was probably no...
by smoooth
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

QD, That is not the case at all. I am not calling someone who uses multiple fire buttons cheaters. Nor someone who uses radar zooms. There are config options that are not available in the GUI and that are available thru text editting that exploit the gaming system to give advantages. That is what I ...
by smoooth
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Great demonstration snick. This is a major problem. This is likely a reason for many of the "Thru" comments, etc. Also I'd like to note that using low fps to make "long" jumps should be corrected as well. If the low fps cannot be fixed easily then one way to prevent people from using fpsLimit during...
by smoooth
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

It appears we are making some progress. Foo made good point that we know there are no big dollars involved here and that is duelly noted. I can only imagine the difficulty of hearing every complaint here or there about this or that. I do think the GU league as well as the Ducati leagues are probably...
by smoooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

The reason I have to repeat myself dexter is that people read what I say and still don't understand what I am trying to do. I tried to make that as simple as possible in the last post. Seems our long time player FS didn't know he could have a shot length 120. FS has been playing for many many years....
by smoooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Dexter, All I have suggested is these two things: 1. Making a GU binary to cut down on cheating 2. Placing all the config options in the GUI Is that really so bad? I am not taking away your precious config, just placing it entirely in the gui. It should be the same right? You talk so much about skil...
by smoooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Me1, The problem me1 is that not all people know how to "edit" a config. The other people in this league are the ones who know all the tricks and they should write it however many of them keep those things closely to themselves. Everyone thinks that leaving config files open for "editting" is great....
by smoooth
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.
Replies: 162
Views: 18707

Re: ?, thru, what? wtf? etc.

Saturos, The problem is that no has written a config file howto becuase they all feel it is restricted information I suppose. No where on the gu league site does it link to or have any instuctions on how to make you shot length 120 or how to use your fps to get extra long jumps. Not to mention I am ...