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by The Purple Panzer
Thu May 04, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: text in game question
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

text in game question

I was playing on a map recently (don't recall which) and the teleporters had text (made of blocks or character-by-character meshes) which said where they go to - I thought it was a nice idea. Quite some time ago I vaguely recall a tool that would generate a set of blocks that would spell out a word ...
by The Purple Panzer
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Problem with textures not appearing
Replies: 7
Views: 3438

PO2

Did you just mean that it *doesn't* have to be a power of 2 in size, that the code scales it appropriately? The odd thing is that if I put the images in the bzflag/data directory, and change the texture lines to not have the "http://images.bzflag..." prefix, everything works fine (indeed this is how...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Problem with textures not appearing
Replies: 7
Views: 3438

Problem with textures not appearing

I posted a map on the map releases board, called Robbie's Map, which has been on one or two servers recently - but there is a problem. Four of the textures are used, one per base, to add a certain personality to that team; the textures are: http://images.bzflag.org/purplepanzer/robbie.png http://ima...
by The Purple Panzer
Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Robbie's map
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Robbie's map

This is a (new) colorful CTF map, where the colors gradually shade between the team colors (I did an experimental version a few months back, and never got around to making up the final CTF map). There are some large textures to download, but they are used extremely sparingly in the map, so it may ta...
by The Purple Panzer
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: looking for turkey.moongroup config file
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

looking for turkey.moongroup config file

Can anyone send me the configuration file for the turkey.moongroup server that used to run MadCity a few years ago?
by The Purple Panzer
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: More on ECONNRESET/EPIPE sympton
Replies: 0
Views: 1943

More on ECONNRESET/EPIPE sympton

It's really frustrating, but I've been seeing some odd client crashes as I develop the corner of ta map (in both 2.0.4 and 2.0.5b). The client exits immediately when trying to (or just after) downloading the map; the server gives me a message saying something about "ECONNRESET/EPIPE", but in looking...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: A plea for a little bit of help
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Sorry, zipped wrong file; fixed it.

I had zipped the .obj file; I've now done the Blender one, and edited my first message to have the correct attachment.
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: A plea for a little bit of help
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

A plea for a little bit of help

I'm trying to finish up my part of a collaborator map, and I'm behind schedule - I think what I need is really trivial, but it's a matter of not knowing where to look. I've spent the last few days learning how to use Blender, and I've actually got something that I want to use in a map. Direct export...
by The Purple Panzer
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: ECONNRESET/EPIPE problem on really simple map
Replies: 0
Views: 1917

ECONNRESET/EPIPE problem on really simple map

I've got a really simple map, consisting of the following: world size 200 end meshbox shift 40 -330 0 size 75.0 22.22 15.0 rotation 0 texture http://trepan.bzflag.bz/tiles/bricks_025a.png end and it seems to run OK in the BZFlag version 2.0.5b5 bzfs; but when I try to connect to the server (from a c...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Just an idea...screenshots as bzflag textures.
Replies: 29
Views: 7113

A similar thought

Why not allow active, live views from other places in the map to be used as textures? This would: 1. let you see where you're going to teleport to, if there is a teleporter at the surface; 2. let you set up monitoring points, places where you could see panes of live screenshots from around the map -...
by The Purple Panzer
Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: TT flag
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

Just looking around

I think this is a good idea, as for V2 maps you can't use BZEdit to look over a map - you've pretty much got to get inside it. In particular, it'd be very, very useful if (when in this mode, not sure you should use a flag to get it) when you touched an object the client showed object information: X,...
by The Purple Panzer
Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: A wild object idea that might be a lot of fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

A wild object idea that might be a lot of fun.

(Do bear with me as I run through a brief leadup to the main idea.) When I was working on my last map (BigMadCity2) I did some stuff with signs; I thought about trying to do a scrolling ticker-tape sign - one would do this with a moving texture, behind a flat black panel with a matrix of holes where...
by The Purple Panzer
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Come look! Come see! Another map, with trees!
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Two more screenshots

Here are two more screenies; took me a while to realize that the reason the bboard wasn't making sense was that little message saying there is a limit of 4 attachments!
by The Purple Panzer
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Come look! Come see! Another map, with trees!
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Come look! Come see! Another map, with trees!

I was never quite happy with the old BigMadCity map I did a while back; so I did another one, this time with additional V2 objects. My first one was 600x600, more than double the original 400x400 area; this one is 500x500, so it's about 50% bigger - you won't get quite so lost in it. (I've seen the ...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Exclusive sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

Exclusive sound?

I used to (pre-2.0.5b) be able to have something like WinAmp running, and hear both what it was playing and BZFlag sounds. Now BZFlag seems to want exclusive access to play sound; if WinAmp is running, I hear nothing from BZFlag, and if BZFlag is running WinAmp can't play anything. Have other people...
by The Purple Panzer
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Texture question
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Texture question

I have a texture (.png image), and I want to have one occurence of it on a block (I am free to change the block dimensions to fit one tiling of the texture.) How do I do this? Ideally I'd like to not have to stretch the texture image to fit the block, that is I'd like to size the block appropriately...
by The Purple Panzer
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: simple variable question
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

simple variable question

On some servers I've seen some very nice settings for the otherwise useless Machine Gun flag - the shot velocity is up, and the range has been increased. From the web I can't find out what the variables are that control these - I'd like to set some defaults in a map file I'm writing. Could someone l...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: tree question
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

tree question

I stumbled onto this interesting thread when looking for... a tree. I'm working on a model, and would like to have two rows of trees; initially I was hoping for palms, but at this point I'll settle for anything I can get. I'd also be interested in helping in this effort, though I'm really busy now, ...
by The Purple Panzer
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Hosting advice requested
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Hosting advice requested

I'm considering leasing a host which will be dedicated to running a BZFlag server, and I'd be interested in any advice which people have. I find the bandwidth metrics that companies publish to be a bit bizarre; sometimes it's ambiguous if they mean bits or bytes, and I suspect that there are various...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: Surrounding stone wall
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Surrounding stone wall

I'm pretty sure I've seen maps that don't have the stone border wall. How do you do this?
by The Purple Panzer
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Game joining problem
Replies: 0
Views: 1441

Game joining problem

(There is a related but sufficiently different topic to this elsewhere in this forum). On occasion I'll connect to a game, and not be able to start play (with 'i' or right mouse click). I can connect to other servers and play, but certain ones I can't (and I'm not sure if this changes over time). Th...
by The Purple Panzer
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Colorblindness/spawn issue
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

Colorblindness/spawn issue

In the 2.0.5b version, I had the Colorblind flag, and someone spawned near me. The decorative color halos that appear in this version of the game (e.g. on spawn, death, etc.) are color-coded by team - I could see this color and therefore knew the tank's team, even though I had the CF flag. (The tank...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Momentum question
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

friction/mass

Increased 'momentum' would mean increasing mv, mass times velocity; I would expect that this would be implemented as an effective increase in mass. (Friction should then increase as the normal force caused by gravity would increase. As you point out, in the game it doesn't.) Now you could sort of fa...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Momentum question
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Momentum question

If I get the momentum flag, it is as if I have increased mass when I travel in the x, y directions. Should it not also apply to the vertical? My jumps should have slower acceleration, and then my momentum should carry me upwards a bit. This might seem like a niggle, but my intuition is bothered by t...
by The Purple Panzer
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Score format
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Score format

I've noticed that the column distances in my score display are much larger than they need to be; on some servers (with lots of players), the score covers about 60% horizontally and 80% vertically of the viewfield. I probably did change to a new font, as suggested on one of these lists, but I don't t...