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by Mucho Maas
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Anti-Cheat proposal
Replies: 56
Views: 9132

Well, take for example the speed detection. There are server configurations that check if the client tank's maximum speed is not violated. And it is not that seldom that client's get kicked from a server, because the server has identified a false positive. Another thing is the discrepancy between pa...
by Mucho Maas
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Anti-Cheat proposal
Replies: 56
Views: 9132

What's really needed is a completely authoritative server (which hopefully a lot of that is implemented in for 3.0). If you are talking about moving hit detection to the server, I am suspecting that the main thing it will do is shifting lag around...from a "that was through!" to a "I dodged that!"....
by Mucho Maas
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Anti-Cheat proposal
Replies: 56
Views: 9132

Just a silly question about LGPL/GPL. If I were to add/change code, and obfuscate the code I'd write, and then publicize the obfuscated code + compiled binaries, would that be in violation? Not that obfuscated code would make anything safer in any of the above regards, but I was just wondering... an...
by Mucho Maas
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Anti-Cheat proposal
Replies: 56
Views: 9132

This is NOT the way we want to go. The rules for the game are very well known. The best solution for us is to ensure that all input into the game state fits into those rules. This can be done with an authoritative server. The rules can only verify if the tank doesn't do things that the tank shouldn...
by Mucho Maas
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: [OUTDATED] 2.99.5.20080903 pre-alpha build
Replies: 35
Views: 8826

Still, would this mean that a tank explodes when a server sees a hit, meaning i could be exploding when I think i have dodged it?
Or will hit detection use lag unrolling for targeted tanks?

I am just thinking this may change the gameplay a lot.
by Mucho Maas
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: [OUTDATED] 2.99.5.20080903 pre-alpha build
Replies: 35
Views: 8826

Just a question.

The BZFlag 3.0 Wiki states:
Additional features are planed to be moved server side, including shot, hit, and death detection
does this mean that hit detection will/is moved to the server? what implications will this have regarding lag?
by Mucho Maas
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: permission to spawn
Replies: 6
Views: 4209

Those are two different leagues. There is the ducati league and there is the GU league. To be able to spawn on ducati servers you would have to post to the ducati league as explained by kierra: Requests to spawn on Dub 59999 are posted here: http://my.bzflag.org/league then click on forums and go to...
by Mucho Maas
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Tournaments And Games
Topic: 1 on 1 contest returns!
Replies: 30
Views: 19749

I will try to be there!

1vs1 tourney are always fun
by Mucho Maas
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: Want to make a chatbot
Replies: 14
Views: 5227

Personally, I think the way people type in games (i.e. hasty and full of abbreviations and spelling errors) I doubt you will get good results from a translation program.
The results will most times be incomprehensible.

But I guess its a good practice to try it.
by Mucho Maas
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: A question from a guy who has been playing for a few hours
Replies: 17
Views: 8737

Cant grasp you guys are forgetting ducati servers. ducati is 2 shots, ricochet, no jumping, ctf and no superflags. Is best place to learn all aspects of on-the-ground driving skills, which is a prerequisite to play well on jumping servers too. ducati is played mosttimes on dub.bzflag.org:5154. Equal...
by Mucho Maas
Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spyware?
Replies: 8
Views: 3143

I believe my Norton Internet Security (N.I.S.) did once give me a warning about spyware from bzflag, which I allowed. It probably just gave a warning for accessing the internet. Some firewalls provide a service to allow per application base access to the internet. so for each new application that a...
by Mucho Maas
Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone nicked my nick
Replies: 22
Views: 5742

(BTW , just so u know , if u see any1 playing under the callsign "Chikorita" "Rebel Chikorita" "sn0w_kitty" or "RC cola" globally unregistered , thats not mee since i've retired from bzflag ;) Oh no, wrebbel, that't cant be true. Tell me retiring means vacation!! Ouch, had so much fun everytime you...
by Mucho Maas
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Stop the Insta-Death!
Replies: 19
Views: 6134

maybe a solution could be, that right when you get the "press i" message, that you are already on the position from where you will spawn. so you can time your spawning moment depending if the opportunity looks favourable. But highly probabel this will be missused by players, especially in a match si...
by Mucho Maas
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: My DuMb CoMpUtEr!
Replies: 15
Views: 4288

can't say i have a good clue, except that you have to reinstall windows every one year or two, make sure you don't have applications running like the indexer of ms office. also make sure, that you have enough space on your hd, maybe check temp folders, delete internet cache. slow connection may be d...
by Mucho Maas
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

Hey trb, nice to hear from you, how is the climat for you where you are now? when are you returning home to mild florida. I stopped singing when you left, I will take it up again when you return, i promise. Miss somebody that moves me to the edge of my chair when playing. Since you left we drive in ...
by Mucho Maas
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

This is difficult, since i don't observe the problem myself. jumpiness can't be that bad, cause their bullets are always on target:) but did the fix in 2.0.3.b3 helped solve the problem for those that have reported it? i think it was sportchick. Could it be that it is related to having a speedy mous...
by Mucho Maas
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

would this fix my problem?

as i mentioned, the 17-p2 build seems very stable for me, except for the little jumpyness.
by Mucho Maas
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

so i did, installed the 17-p2 build. before i think it was p4, i am one of those first do then read. it actually cranked up my fps a bit and didnt crash tonite, although i did all kind of moves. but again one person noted that i was jumpy. will try again disabling the speedstep thingy, now where is ...
by Mucho Maas
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

ah, ok, thanks for the hint, maybe i'll try b16
by Mucho Maas
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

I will try that.

I used the b17 version but didnt find it stable. will try an earlier version, the b3.

thanks for the quick reply
by Mucho Maas
Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: They say i am jumpy sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

They say i am jumpy sometimes

Hello, I have the following problem. In ducati matches occasionally people complain about me beeing jumpy. When i check my lag stats, its always around 60 and about 6ms jitter, which is not a lot. I play on a D600 Dell laptop running Windows XP SP2. It has a dell logitech mouse and i use the correct...
by Mucho Maas
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Amazingly high FPS
Replies: 14
Views: 5238

People with linux have reported high frame rates, between 200-300. On windows and Mac it is usually much lower, between 50-100 average. You can try to reduce the colordepth in the options setting. Before I had between 30 and 100, now i have between 90 and 130. Most resolutionxcolordepth setting howe...
by Mucho Maas
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag Beta Build 2.0.3b17
Replies: 65
Views: 26096

Re: burrow

i have a complaint abot the burrow flag. when you get burrow your radar goes to the biggest size nad you cant change it. is it possible to make it so it is changeable its supposed to be like that, one of the bad things about burrow... yeah, i was never sure if burrow was a bad flag or a good flag.
by Mucho Maas
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Funniest BZ Flag Moment?
Replies: 215
Views: 82133

One time i forgot to switch on the computer
by Mucho Maas
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: np
Replies: 34
Views: 10931

RC cola wrote: wtf = where's the flag? (lol j/k ... it means "what the foo?" ;)
wrccmcc = watch da wrebbel with da made in china monkey chunkey cheat (c-:

i should check the forums more often for these name callings.

lemme shake you and pop the top

FOO sprite