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by alfa1
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Server Filtering (version 2)
Replies: 14
Views: 4682

Re: Server Filtering (version 2)

allejo wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:54 am
Lag or language policies aren't reported to the server list, you'd have to write filters for the servers you find manually.
This is where Servers Grouping and Names and Servers Classification are to help!
by alfa1
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: The Tower map
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: The Tower map

I must be wrong but that explanation reminds me a bit of Lasermania by Louman, with teleporters on the middle which bring you to their 2 towers, but they are placed on corners of the big square map. I don't know very well how the towers work since I didn't play there a lot.
by alfa1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: plugin troubleshooting - can't load?

Is this because I'm not running bzfs as root? Never run bzfs (or any other server within possible) as the root user due to security risks. I'm just trying to make the best servers possible, to be a good bzflag steward/citizen. Good for that! Just in case: Compiling on Linux - Help for Beginners (an...
by alfa1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Need help with wings and mines
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Need help with wings and mines

This page might not be so updated but it is rather useful anyway: https://wiki.bzflag.org/Server_Variables .
by alfa1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: I'm Returning to BZFlag!
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: I'm Returning to BZFlag!

And they finally found the problem... "Too much BZFlag!" :D .
by alfa1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag inspired game under development
Replies: 61
Views: 14439

Re: BZFlag inspired game under development

etigah, what the video shows looks pretty good, congrats! (And I like that basketball plus :) ). I run it on Wine time ago, just to have a look, but was not able to see it very well (I was able to play but all was dark except the radar, IIRC). Maybe I try it with Godot for Linux sometime in the futu...
by alfa1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)

I don't know exactly what the last 2 posts are refering to, but seem wrong about the interpretation of mine, as happens often on communications, in general. To clarify it: all I did was just reducing 3 categories to 2; not anything more. The big suggestion, from my part, for servers owners to adopt ...
by alfa1
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: server admin best practices?

Hi, atrixnet/musculargenius, I'm glad you start again a server. I am DiverSion non-24-hours server owner (run for 1 year now approx.) and a long-term player. My suggestions are mainly on my signature. Apart of that, to be a good owner, you should dedicate some time periodically to watch over it, not...
by alfa1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)

I return to my first idea of only 2 categories, based mainly on the Bible telling there are only 2 kinds of words: good and bad ones. 'Protected Mode' Servers Classification: [PMFF]: 'Protected Mode' Family-Friendly server: bad words are NOT allowed. [PMNFF]: 'Protected Mode' NON-Family-Friendly ser...
by alfa1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Another Accomplishment! + A temporary farewell
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Another Accomplishment! + A temporary farewell

14,000 is a very good amount too!

And, yes: return, people, to play this fun and challenging game!

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by alfa1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Players
Topic: I got a new computer! I'm fully back now!
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: I got a new computer! I'm fully back now!

Party at Noah's house tomorow night. All invited. He pays. :)
by alfa1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VR enviroment on galaxy s8* for bzflag play
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: VR enviroment on galaxy s8* for bzflag play

Apart, computers (desktop and notebook ones) won't dissapear.
by alfa1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Idea: Open Forum Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 13046

Re: Idea: Open Forum Discussion

The forum is a good platform. Some people need to avoid being lazy and to check it somewhat often.

IRC is, as well, a good platform.

I am tired of hearing silly arguments and people talking a lot (specially teens).
by alfa1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: I'm Leaving BZFlag....
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: I'm Leaving BZFlag....

A new card would be the solution; even there are external ones you can plug in. Remeber 3D cards requires lot of ventilation, then be sure to allow it from the base of your computer (I suggest to use some things to raise it a bit more); it could have been the cause of the malfunctioning: burnt. Edit...
by alfa1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Can't cycle through player names
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Can't cycle through player names

Yes, when it's driving by keyboard (a message appears), your ability to switch names stops at some point. You have to move mouse or use touchpad a bit to enable mouse driving (a new message appears) and then you can do it again. I think it does not work (very well) if you are dead or paused.
by alfa1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Chain3d
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Chain3d

Wow, looks pretty good! It is a tiny bit similar to my recent Lasers Battle one. I don't know you very well but, as far as I could see (in example: Blood Bath and Coloratus), your maps seem to have a good mix between art and fun.
by alfa1
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Re: Does BZFlag ever get boring?
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Does BZFlag ever get boring?

Yes, BZ is a great game! Maps which are fun are, also, classic ones and randomly generated ones. But we always have to remember that what helps to enjoy the game, apart of the technical and artistic stuff, is the good ambience.
by alfa1
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZ running with WINE emulator?
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Re: BZ running with WINE emulator?

I guess, if you are running Debian over a x86 simulated machine (virtualization), you could first try to compile a linux BZ version locally ( Compiling on Linux - Help for Beginners (and Not So Beginners ). In the other hand, I run BZ with Wine long time ago and worked really fine (I didn't notice a...
by alfa1
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)

These acronyms are not defined anywhere in the game client and unless players frequent the forums, they'll never know what the acronyms mean. When a player joins any classified server, he will get the full name of the acronym, at start. In example: "'Protected Mode' Family-Friendly"; pretty underst...
by alfa1
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: Servers Classification (Protected Mode #2)

Since, it seems, I am having some problems trying to make some owners strictly follow the rules (which are not hard both to understand and to follow but which need to be enforced strictly, to make the entire system really work), I feel forced to change a bit the codes , which will also help, I under...
by alfa1
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Grouping and Names
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Re: Servers Grouping and Names

I forgot to add 4 'meliodas' servers to 'allejo' and nowadays it has 2 more servers too; also, new total is 115; then:
allejo: 47 --> 4 --> -43

Total (includes all): 115 - 72 = 43 (37.39 %; near 1/3).
by alfa1
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Servers Grouping and Names
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Servers Grouping and Names

Based on own and other people's experiences/ideas (including recent allejo's one ), I suggest owners to make servers groups which would allow us to have much less options to deal with at once. This could make people both come together and increase on amount. The suggested maximum would be, approx., ...
by alfa1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.4.10 "This is How We Roll"
Replies: 23
Views: 19531

Re: New Release: BZFlag 2.4.10 "This is How We Roll"

I wrote a topic for helping Linux users' compilations; specially for begginers.
by alfa1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Compiling on Linux - Help for Beginners (and Not So Beginners)
Replies: 0
Views: 1507

Compiling on Linux - Help for Beginners (and Not So Beginners)

I write this since there are not binaries for Linux (directly from this project; though it's a normal procedure) and since compilation is always (in general) a hard process, specially for beginners. In this example we will compile and install the latest stable release in a local way: Download the so...
by alfa1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: How Does a Server Allocate Flags Without "zoneflag"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: How Does a Server Allocate Flags Without "zoneflag"?

As I understand, JeffM's words are saying that anyone is free "to reuse and host" 2 Tanks since it is published on forums and does not indicate any licenses*. Correct me if I am wrong (or correct JeffM's topic if it is not legally right). In the other hand, as blast said, saving the world from withi...