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by Workaphobia
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Made a Joystick/Mouse patch to improve control
Replies: 18
Views: 5564

Made a Joystick/Mouse patch to improve control

For those players who compile from source, and/or the devs ;) ... I just resumed my first attempt at modding from a while ago. I don't even think I can call it a mod since it's just a dozen extra lines of code. Anyway, it: allows 12 joystick buttons instead of the previous hard coded limit of 10 fix...
by Workaphobia
Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Problems with sound
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: Problems with sound

Double post, sorry.
by Workaphobia
Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Problems with sound
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: Problems with sound

When the sound plays, it seems as its really slow, and scratchy. SO i went into the sound settings, seeing nothign in the driver, and device. So i found the driver and the location of my sound driver. driver: snd-via82xx device: /dev/dsp I have a VIA82xx like you, and run Linux. Normally, if anothe...
by Workaphobia
Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Names & Spaces
Replies: 29
Views: 7231

The single quotes almost work, It logs into the server and straight back out again with a message about using qutes in a username. This is what I currently have: "C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.4\bzflag.exe" 'Half Track'@10.0.0.4 I believe the single quotes force the shell to accept it as one argument,...
by Workaphobia
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Signed clients
Replies: 9
Views: 2769

I don't think there is a reliable method of signing clients that still allows people to compile the code themselves. But even if one could be found, doesn't that negate the entire purpose of open source software? I want to be able to modify the user-interface or input code without having to alert de...
by Workaphobia
Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0.4 Released
Replies: 62
Views: 44436

Just downloaded from CVS, compiling tommorrow. Can't wait to try it out. A big thanks to all the devs.

(Bah, it's too late at night for complete sentences)
by Workaphobia
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Map Rotation Changeg for Silvercat
Replies: 45
Views: 26471

Anyone can edit, on the HONOR system? Are you mad? This is BZFlag; we deal with trolls and spammers and cheaters and tkers daily. This feature will not go unabused.

Although I do love the concept.
by Workaphobia
Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: I have a feature request...
Replies: 19
Views: 6111

I like the prospect of being able to communicate with teammates without taking my hand off the controls to type. But I'm not sure a horn is the best way - at least, not by itself. What if you were able to use identify to target a player and then press a button to send a signal to his HUD? One of BZ'...
by Workaphobia
Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6034

Well I think that's what I'll end up doing. If I finish, should I post it as a patch in the sourceforge section or send the alterred files directly to a dev?
by Workaphobia
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Great hosting solution... (100GB bandwidth enough?)
Replies: 26
Views: 8229

3 KB / player*second minimum? How does this compare with other games?
by Workaphobia
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Great hosting solution... (100GB bandwidth enough?)
Replies: 26
Views: 8229

More than you'd expect. I don't know the exact amount. Even though bzflag clients do their own calculations, making bzfs a pretty non-intensive process, they forward data to each other not directly but through the server.
by Workaphobia
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6034

Explode time is for a server owner to decide how long a player should be forced to wait before spawning. It should be up to the client what sort of graphical effect, if any, is displayed upon death and during the wait period - just as the client can turn off mirror and rain effects, and control a my...
by Workaphobia
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag Beta Build 2.0.3b17
Replies: 65
Views: 25791

I'm running linux and it still crashes, albeit not as seriously. There was only one time when I actually had to reboot.
by Workaphobia
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag Beta Build 2.0.3b17
Replies: 65
Views: 25791

Gone?

It does crash on my machine - or rather, the sound still works and as far as I can tell I am still connected, but my graphics go beserk. Sometimes they dissappear, sometimes they flicker.
by Workaphobia
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6034

The typically five second long jump that occurs upon death and accompanies the shattered screen that may obscure parts of the console. Sometimes it's just *not* a good idea to add insult to injury. Like when my burning software craps out on me, and in addition to ruining a blank disk, it concludes b...
by Workaphobia
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6034

I can't believe so many are opposed to this. BZFlag deaths are exceptionally irritating - if it were up to me, the spawning algorithms would be improved, no shot fired before you spawn would harm you, and there would be an option to turn off the death-jump (really, between the death jump and the fla...
by Workaphobia
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Today's CVS won't compile
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

Bah, I already had all the required packages installed, I just didn't bother to query to see what was in the slang rpm. It had a library file that needed a symlink to be detected. I'm back in business. :)
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Today's CVS won't compile
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

I had the same problem - I'm curious, what was the issue? Was it a new library dependency that has since been removed, or a typo in preparing a make input file? I found that this "slang" thing was installed on my system, but not the lib or devel versions.
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Steamroller tweak
Replies: 26
Views: 6154

Of all the flags mentioned here, I really believe MG is the most useless. A slight standard range extention might help it a lot.
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Port Help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: pass

I wouldn't hit the reset, unless you get in deep doo-doo. Your ISP may not like that at all. Most of them say to call before you do. Don't even bother to reset it, once your in. There's no real reason to, unless it's on a public LAN. . Wha? Why would the ISP care what you do with your own router? I...
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Steamroller tweak
Replies: 26
Views: 6154

What if SR reduced your angular velocity while increasing your linear speed and giving you linear momentum? That way you could sort of ram people. It'd be more steam-roller-ish, but of course it'd destroy the current meaning of the flag.
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FFA Map Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

My short idea - a generally open map with a fortress of some sort in the center. The fort could be defended by one team of about 4 players, and the other teams would try to dethrone them. The better flags would spawn more often within the fort.
by Workaphobia
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BZFlag Bullets?
Replies: 14
Views: 5206

What, you never played Dodging-Armored-Rubber-Radioactive-Bullet-Ball by the Beach? Or Half-Buried-Guided-Slow-Light-Gravitationalless-Glowing-Nuke-Hunt? All of the good pasttimes died out.
by Workaphobia
Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Wings on the tank model
Replies: 17
Views: 3928

Anyone happen to have a link to something explaining how to create and apply patches to downloaded cvs? I assume it's all done with this "diff" tool, which I've never heard of before.
by Workaphobia
Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Hepcat Closed Permanently
Replies: 48
Views: 12797

Sorry to go off topic, but I'm kind of wondering what you guys consider to be the best servers left - you know, the big names in the bzflag community that are on par with hepcat's popularity. Because the only ones I know of are games united and viper's two castles, and I'm getting bored of going to ...