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by macsforme
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: First Map - comments please
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Screenshots attached.
by macsforme
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Setting Up Admin Permissions With Global Groups
Replies: 30
Views: 28538

Yeah, just add/remove variables from the config file as you like. As you may have already guessed, the ones IN the file are the ones that CANNOT be modified. If the server told you that you couldn't /poll set, that means that the server is not configured to give players the POLLSET permission (which...
by macsforme
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Setting Up Admin Permissions With Global Groups
Replies: 30
Views: 28538

It is possible to grant people the POLLKICK, POLLBAN, and POLLFLAGRESET permissions without granting them the POLLSET perm (which allows the setting of variables). Is this what's going on? I described the loading syntax in my earlier post: Just list the variables that you don't want to ever be modif...
by macsforme
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Setting Up Admin Permissions With Global Groups
Replies: 30
Views: 28538

How can I get the verified people to only be able to vote for certain things? Gnurdux has a plugin that will only allow /set for certain variables. I'll try to find it sometime tonight, and let you know where it is. Well, I wasn't able to find it. I don't know if it was ever publically released. An...
by macsforme
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Setting Up Admin Permissions With Global Groups
Replies: 30
Views: 28538

Ck_asdf wrote:How can I get the verified people to only be able to vote for certain things?
Gnurdux has a plugin that will only allow /set for certain variables. I'll try to find it sometime tonight, and let you know where it is.
by macsforme
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Flags in constricted area
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Thanks for the help, guys. DW, the tunnel is exactly 6 units high. :wink: You came awfully close... I figure you must be a pro at this. :D

Anyway, I guess I'll just have to make the ceiling higher. Everyone be sure to come by and play sometime! gnurdux.homelinux.net:5170
by macsforme
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Where to find a good host?
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Where to find a good host?

Hi all, I'm curious as how server owners find a good place to host their bzflag servers. Naturally, I'm sure that some already have high-speed always-on connections worthy of hosting a server on, but I'm sure that the vast majority of us don't. Do you guys rent shared space? Find a business/school/p...
by macsforme
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Flags in constricted area
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Nope, didn't work. I didn't see any noticeable difference at all with the a change to the _flagHeight variable (although I suppose there must be something). Any other ideas?
by macsforme
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Flags in constricted area
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Okay, thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.
by macsforme
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Registering
Replies: 34
Views: 7569

Make sure you typed in your callsign and password correctly in the "Join Game" screen. Try erasing them and typing them in again.
by macsforme
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Flags in constricted area
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Flags in constricted area

The screenshot below is a tunnel in one of my maps: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/files/tunnelwithflag_337.jpg There is a ground plane a few units up from the top of the tunnel. Whenever I drop a flag inside the tunnel, the flag flies up through the roof of the tunnel and comes to rest on the ground plane...
by macsforme
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: mac play all versions
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

What mac do you have? On some of the older models you have to start BZFlag in windowed mode (some problem with opening an OpenGL context, I think). Some of those machines can have pretty old video cards.
by macsforme
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New flags?
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Seems that this would render your tank pretty much useless That was the point of including the exception of 'kill to drop bad flag only' servers, on most though it would just present an annoying challenge. That's true. I just don't know if the devs would go for a flag that can be configured to make...
by macsforme
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New flags?
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

dartman wrote:
BinarySpike wrote:They should split WG into Gyro (turn in midair) and thrusters (jump in midair)
Heck no. That would ruin the gameplay on servers like Hide 'n Seek Hills, Mofo, Twin Peaks and others.
Or they could have Wings and Gyro and Thrusters... and leave it up to the map makers/server owners.
by macsforme
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New flags?
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Thinking of all teh 40 flags that exist there is no 'gun jam' (ie can't shoot while I have this flag) Obviously this would screw any server running drop bad flag on kill (only), but it is an obvious flag, any reason why it isn't there? Seems that this would render your tank pretty much useless (exc...
by macsforme
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Moving faster than I should be
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

I was there with him when it happened, and I think I've seen it elsewhere too. I really don't have any idea what the problem is, but I think it has been encountered before.
by macsforme
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: compile osx
Replies: 1
Views: 785

You probably don't need to compile BZFlag from source. The server, client, and text client binaries are all included inside the application that you can download off of sourceforge. Just click on the application ("BZFlag.app", most likely), click "Show package contents", and navigate to Contents/Mac...
by macsforme
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Need some help on texturing
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

yes, texcoords have everything to do with it. they say how the texture is applied to the mesh. there is no "default" mapping. Okay, thanks for the info. I guess I'll just need to experiment. ;) Can anyone give me just a simple example of a mesh that uses texcoords? I really have no idea even where ...
by macsforme
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: config - password security is bad!
Replies: 24
Views: 5804

Hmmm, from what I can make of the translation... good point. I've had someone sneak a peek into my config file before... fortunately I had disabled the -password option by putting a "#" in front of it. For private servers, the passwords in the -passdb file are encrypted somehow... maybe provide the ...
by macsforme
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: KeepScore plugin
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

Some good thoughts, there. Score certainly isn't the most important thing in every situation. Still, a plugin like this might have its uses. I guess I'll have to think about it a little more.
by macsforme
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Need some help on texturing
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Okay, thanks for the tips. I downloaded Wings3D, and will have a look at it shortly. However, I'm still interested in leaning a little more about the texturing options for bzflag meshes, just for the sake of understanding them so I can tweak them if I need to. Do texcoords and normals have anything ...
by macsforme
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Need some help on texturing
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

me1 wrote:try uv'ing it.
Could you be a little more specific? I have only a vague idea of what UV means.
by macsforme
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: KeepScore plugin
Replies: 14
Views: 6512

The Knights Who Say Ni wrote:I think he ment saves to a file on the server as soon as the connection is lost with the client whether it be crash or disconnect...
Precisely.
by macsforme
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Need some help on texturing
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Need some help on texturing

I'm building a map with tunnels, and I created a "fake" ground with the std_ground texture. This new ground is effectively a flat plane that has holes in it. I used a mesh with the following code: # Fake ground level mesh matref grass color 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 # Four corners vertex 300 300 25 vertex -30...
by macsforme
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: CVS Access
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

What's the exact command you're using? The one I use (which seems to be working okay right now) is: cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag login (Hit enter when prompted for the password) Followed by... cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzf...