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by tobylane
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: Fun with Genocide
Replies: 23
Views: 10133

Re: Fun with Genocide

Nice, I hadn't heard of the last two, if they work together with anti-spawnkilling it'd be fun on Missile Wars.
by tobylane
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Daft CTF
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Daft CTF

Very daft. It's something you are 10% used to after 10 minutes, 50% used to after 30 and probably 70% used to after a few hours. It's just not intuiative, and for how simple it is that means it doesn't completely work. Such close combat doesn't go well with such close capping.
by tobylane
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: BZBaseball
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: BZBaseball

Poor, though I will hold further judgement for when I have an opponent. It is too easy to kill yourself, by the invisible barriers and the out field.
by tobylane
Sat May 16, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Time Stamps
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Time Stamps

Chat already needs wordwrap, this good idea needs that more as well. I hope it's done.
by tobylane
Sat May 16, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Stalingrad
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Stalingrad

I've tried what I think are two version of this and I'm still sure its poor but not why. It's too much of a mix of far (very limited use laser), mid (VERY slow gm) and close (st, wings, mg).
by tobylane
Tue May 12, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Sound Object
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

Re: Sound Object

It would be MIDIs, as I don't know of anything else bandwidth/dialup friendly, and even complex midi files are smaller than many texture pngs.

Also, I think the options should include one to never download, as well as one to download but not play them.
by tobylane
Mon May 11, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Divibox now hosting Zion
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Divibox now hosting Zion

It's too easy for the other team to camp very near you, maybe a SW like Two Tanks on cap.
by tobylane
Sat May 09, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: BOTS
Replies: 6
Views: 912


That's been mentioned as a use of the upgraded robots part of 3.
by tobylane
Fri May 08, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Is BZFlag a especial game?
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

Re: Is BZFlag a especial game?

The thing with english is that it's got an unbelievably wide vocabulary, if not the widest vocabulary of any other language. This is because the UK has been invaded so often, and words from many many languages have been appropriated and bastardized to form the mess that is English. I'm always amaze...
by tobylane
Wed May 06, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Missile War League??
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Missile War League??

It hasn't been perfected anyway, all the other league maps are simpler. Also, it's quite overpowered compared to league games, laser camping can be too successful, as can most flags in too different ways.
by tobylane
Tue May 05, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Team Scrambling
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Team Scrambling

The server knows who picked their own teams and who didn't, and it's unlikely 2.* will get any update of this size anyway.

I agree, very good idea. It would need a fairly high majority, with 3.* ignoring non-voters it should be 2/3 or 3/4.
by tobylane
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Mac OS X Lag/Jitter/Packetloss problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Mac OS X Lag/Jitter/Packetloss problems

Wireless itself is bad, I'm on an iMac with the wireless less than a metre away and it's 68% strength, so I have ethernet to it.
by tobylane
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Missile Wars corrupting New GU players :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Missile Wars corrupting New GU players :-)

I'm one, starting off at Two Tanks and Missile Wars. I play what I think is Ducati to knowingly learn what I can see are better tactics.
by tobylane
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Start BZFS (new tool)
Replies: 31
Views: 13417

Re: Start BZFS (new tool)

Latest version of mac mono and download (2.4, 0.5 ^), $ /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/2.4/bin/mono Documents/BZFlag/StartBZFS.exe. Crashed when I did the list server test, repeatable. Unhandled Exception: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: interrupted at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Acce...
by tobylane
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Castles to Castles - A red versus green CTF
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Castles to Castles - A red versus green CTF

Just played it now, a bit with Ghost. It's a pretty good map. The shockwave is a bit confusing. SW flag is useful because it's fairly large. Laser spamming is far too common, and for similar reasons tking. It's not that the shots are bouncing around and killing teammates, or that it's too fast, but ...
by tobylane
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: everyone knows I cant practice what I preach... Geno Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 13822

Re: everyone knows I cant practice what I preach... Geno Tactics

I was lucky enough to use geno twice today, and to hold it on another map. Where it spawns in a known place, e.g. Missile Wars, Getting - St if there is a gm, cl/gm otherwise. You might as well be quick, doubt it's vital. Don't be afraid if there is someone on the last jump on the other side, they a...
by tobylane
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voting
Replies: 77
Views: 11277

Re: Voting

That beginners map idea is good, it should be easy to make a map with all sorts of simple obstacles, then some physics to allow bots in when they want. Imo it should be automatically chosen as the server first time, telling them first time they run bzflag. Voting - Sounds like 3 fixes it, as solved ...
by tobylane
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Many suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Many suggestions

I think the third one is similar to what I've heard about - Shock Wave should destroy all ammo that is in its area, including any lasers that hit the outside. Maybe with exception of geno, but definitely not gm.
by tobylane
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Physics Arena v1.1~ by Metroid Prime
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Physics Arena v1.1~ by Metroid Prime

Amazing, but I would say the border jumps are too predictable, you could be easily shot as you land. Wings doesn't react well with physics, thought it was what I tried to get. Gm might also not work well with the speed everyone is pushed to.
by tobylane
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: tele pass hax
Replies: 46
Views: 6856

Re: tele pass hax

I'm really not sure what I'm learning here. Dropping a flag in a tele, up against it or in mid jump, causes the flag to fly to the middle of the world?
by tobylane
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: "Booster" flag/zones.
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: "Booster" flag/zones.

Sounds like High Speed + Wings. What might be better is something more capable of going against physics, like on some belts you can vary your speed by -+20% (roughly), make a flag which is far more effective (150 or so) which means you can go back, slowly.
by tobylane
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Does this map have too much detail
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Does this map have too much detail

NICE! There is a map of a whole city out there somewhere, on the same server as Missile War.

The main limits are polygons for drawing - the question above matters a lot and images which means a raster (png, jpeg opposed to vector like polygons, svg) are slow on slow connections the first time.
by tobylane
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New server variables for controlling wind
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: New server variables for controlling wind

Maybe a GoS project? Or whatever the Google Summer Coder thingy acronyms to.
by tobylane
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some smaller updating choices
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Some smaller updating choices

Would it be possible to have some other way of downloading, like a diff patch file or rsync? For Windows and Mac at least, the others probably can't have binaries. It would be quicker and less bandwidth used.
by tobylane
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: BZFlag Freezing Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

I have stuff like this on mac.

1. It doesn't like you having just switched internet type (eg wireless to ethernet)
2. Youtube quicklist doesn't work while it's open
3. It won't last 20-40 minutes with smoothing on.
4. Randomly does nothing, as you have.