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by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: World Weapon
Replies: 11
Views: 5093

What I never understood about world weapons is the types that are available. Is it simply any flag that exists? If so, doesn't that mean you could make an "agility" weapon or "wings" weapon? If not, what are the types?
by Workaphobia
Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wings
Replies: 29
Views: 6941

I think Battle Hardened's first two ideas were good. Just a tiny bit of extra momentum for wings would make its motion a lot more predictable, giving the advantage to normal tanks that can change speed faster. I especially like the idea of making extra jumps apply an acceleration upward rather than ...
by Workaphobia
Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: 2.0.0 Released für Windows !!
Replies: 10
Views: 6698

May I be the first to officially say, WOOHOO!!!!

This is the first actual version change since I started playing, excluding the miniscule bump from 1.10.6 to 1.10.8.
by Workaphobia
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0 Release Candidate 2 build - 1.11.38
Replies: 16
Views: 10510

Same thing happened to me, Zandro. Turn off smoothing and it's as quick as 1.10.x.
by Workaphobia
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Camping is to some degree a natural part of the game, but it can be excessively overused. The best way to get rid of them is to kill them after you respawn, either by specifically looking for a counter flag (stealth for GM, cloak for L, etc), or by ganging up on them with your teammates. Or you coul...
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0 Release Candidate 2 build - 1.11.38
Replies: 16
Views: 10510

Okay in that case just ignore my last post. :) I just took another look and saw how I probably read it the wrong way.
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0 Release Candidate 2 build - 1.11.38
Replies: 16
Views: 10510

Uh, romfis, I'm not sure if the exclamation point and caps signify severe irritation at me or if that's just how you normally type, but if you look at the times, my post preceded taminator's thread. Apologies if I was supposed to keep particular types of bug reports out of this thread or something, ...
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0 Release Candidate 2 build - 1.11.38
Replies: 16
Views: 10510

When loading trepan's emissivity test map, I get an "abnormal program termination" message box. I'm running windows 98SE, and will try to reproduce the error on another machine when I get the chance.

[edit] It occurs on XP as well.
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag Idea - Flame Thrower!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Sounds cool but it is a lot like machine gun. I would modify it so that it's more like a real flamethrower (or at least what the gamers of the world generally consider a flamethrower to be). Like, it could be one constant stream of fire that is slow to adjust to turning and has a minor delay after h...
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you to Developers
Replies: 13
Views: 4098

Heh, cute. I like it, simple with some charm.

And in the spirit of the thread topic, thanks to all the developers for making 2.0 a stone's throw away.
by Workaphobia
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Fansites
Topic: Major changes to Website
Replies: 20
Views: 6813

Look, don't go all insane with the pictures and font size; go for simplicity first, then elegance. Start with a simple background and a font color that's easy to read, and keep the font size smaller even if you don't have a lot of text on that particular page. If you want a repeating background pict...
by Workaphobia
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Shot limits make BZFlag less fun
Replies: 49
Views: 24035

What about when one team has three or four good flags, and their holders have good camping positions on the other team's base? Then it's not a matter of whether or not the opposition wants it badly enough, it's a matter of whether or not those who have the power flags screw up. I think it depends on...
by Workaphobia
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: lasers
Replies: 17
Views: 8514

Gameplay: Lame; Screenshots: Absolutely awesome. Now that is one heck of a configuration, from the artist's point of view.
by Workaphobia
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: How do I give a compiled version to other linux users?
Replies: 12
Views: 5576

Today was the end of vacation so I finally got access to the machine again. I updated the CVS and compiled everything fine, but when I ran it - this time with the data directory in the correct location - I got a black screen with a mouse cursor. I could still navigate blindly through the menu and F1...
by Workaphobia
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Tank Type Selection
Replies: 16
Views: 3895

Uhh.. I'm not sure how to feel now..

Am I the despised or the despiser? ;)
by Workaphobia
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: something is wrong, VERY WRONG!
Replies: 9
Views: 2743

ssbfalcon wrote:Y2K5 Bug!!!
... Grrrrrrrr

Do you have ANY idea what kind of self-restraint it took for me to not say that one?
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parental Supervision Gone Wrong...I Think
Replies: 26
Views: 8072

I just tried "netstat -a" and got this: TCP <Mycomputername>:<port> bzflag.secretplace.us:80 TIME_WAIT. Why would this be there when I'm not playing the game? Is this what your dad's friend was referring to? I would just tell him that with a proper firewall, virus protection, and a browser other tha...
by Workaphobia
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Report!
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Memnarch, scorch is referring to using bots on a server to increase its status on the list server. I don't like to play on a server with any bots, especially those with a swarm of them. However, they are permissible if the server own wants them, and the fact that it makes his server appear on top of...
by Workaphobia
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Report!
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

That third picture is INSANE! I should check out that server sometime.
by Workaphobia
Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: High-Contrast / Cool-looks texture pack
Replies: 26
Views: 5869

Hey can the textures have an alpha transparency channel? That would be awesome.

.. I wonder if that would allow you to see through buildings - which I'm sure would be cheating, but if the game allows it it's better to find out sooner than later. Anyone know?
by Workaphobia
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: High-Contrast / Cool-looks texture pack
Replies: 26
Views: 5869

It took me a little bit to get it to work, because for some reason I had my data directory configured to something weird. Once I had it up though, the first game I played I had two winning streaks of 8+ kills, which is sort of a personal best. I think it's more luck than anything else though. I'm no...
by Workaphobia
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: An idea for a flag...
Replies: 23
Views: 4493

That defeats the purpose of burrow, especially since they can't effectively evade attacks. Burrowed tanks are weak enough as it is, without additional counters.
by Workaphobia
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: Bmp2Bzw
Replies: 11
Views: 5769

P.S. Now that groups have been included into the default bzflag world file format, I will be doing no further work on bzmapper. That's a shame, it was a pretty cool tool. In that case, can we expect the other features it had (scripting - variables and iteration) to be implemented into the standard ...
by Workaphobia
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Map Editors
Topic: BZEdit base color problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6752

I'm not experienced with BZEdit, but I really don't see why it matters if the colors of the teams aren't what you expected them to be, unless you specifically designed the map to make use of them (writing "Blue" in box text or something). If it's that bad and there's no fix, simply go into the map f...
by Workaphobia
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: How do I give a compiled version to other linux users?
Replies: 12
Views: 5576

That didn't quite do it. I don't understand how bzflag knows where to look for the data directory - there aren't any configuration files that I can see. I really hope I don't have to execute the install scripts again every time I want to change the relative path.