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by macsforme
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: KeepScore plugin
Replies: 14
Views: 6408

KeepScore plugin

I have an idea for a new plugin. It would actually be quite simple. It seems that it must be frustrating for a really skilled player to get up to a score of 100+, then have his computer freeze, or get kicked for lag, etc. Also, in certain other game situations, it would be cool if you could keep you...
by macsforme
Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Quick vote
Replies: 13
Views: 4704

Although it is possible for a user not to see that a poll is in progress, it is very unlikely. There are four messages sent that indicate that a poll is in progress (poll requested, 45 secs left, 30 secs left, and 15 secs left). An easier way to vote might be a welcome addition, though. I don't know...
by macsforme
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: BZAdmin
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Usage: bzadmin -hide xxx -show xxx callsign:password@server:port From the bzadmin help file: -hide msgtype[,msgtype]... Tell bzadmin not to show these message types. The available message types are chat, join, kill, leave, pause, ping, rabbit, spawn, time, and over. By default chat, join, kill, leav...
by macsforme
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: control iTunes
Replies: 19
Views: 7047

Re: get to work

how do i get it into bzflag directions pleae help a noob Ummm... 1. Download BZFlag from SourceForge (links at http://www.bzflag.org ). 2. Open the BZFlag application. 3. Use the "Enter", "esc", and arrow keys to find the help documents within the application. 4. Read those. 5. You are now "into" B...
by macsforme
Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: the maze map
Replies: 10
Views: 4450

ibot wrote:where is a red base or any other? Only blue base is there! ;)
Perhaps a player's TK number is considered his score on this map. ;)

Well, okay... maybe not.
by macsforme
Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Ability to support multiple configs? and Clinet Side Logging
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

This can be achieved by using .command files (on Mac OS X, I assume it's also possibly on other OSs...). Create a .command file which would run a command like: /Path/To/BZFlag-2.0.8.app/Contents/MacOS/BZFlag -options... Where -options... can be -config and/or -configdir used to specify what config ...
by macsforme
Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Help: Map Making
Topic: Moving objects?
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

I think that this would be a very welcome feature. Static maps, as they are now, rather limit mapmaker creativity (in my opinion). Physics drivers have been really cool, but actually enabling the objects to move would be great. This might actually be the one biggest change for the better that the de...
by macsforme
Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: version 2.0.8 crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

I'm sure that we would all like to help, but I doubt that anyone can offer any assistance without knowing a little more about your system. ;) Operating system/architecture/OS version/graphics card type is a good place to start.
by macsforme
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: Flag give
Replies: 6
Views: 5264

Yeah, loading two instances of the plugin at once will probably not work (it doesn't work on Linux, at least). I am working on updating the plugin to allow for multiple team/flag assignments, but that hasn't happened yet. When it does happen, it will work something like this: -loadplugin /path/to/fl...
by macsforme
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: Flag give
Replies: 6
Views: 5264

Mac .so build and source code file attached. Syntax is: /loadplugin (or -loadplugin) /path/to/plugin/flagOnSpawn.so,<flag>:<team> "Team" can be -1 (all teams); 0, rogues; 1, red; 2, green; 3, blue; or 4, purple (I think that I got blue and purple in the right order). "Flag" can be any flag availabl...
by macsforme
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 40405

TangenT wrote:Constitution: Kicking normal users off doesn't affect it. It's when I kick a bot that it causes problems.
Wow, I have no idea what the problem could be. Does it do it when you use the fairCTF plugin without my modifications? Makbe try doing a "make clean", and then recompiling everything?
by macsforme
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 40405

Hmmm, I looked into cosmos' problem a little deeper, and discovered that there may have been a problem with the patchfile somehow. I'm almost certain that it patched okay on my machine at first (Mac OS X 10.4), but I had troubles similar to what cosmos had today. In any case, for those of you who've...
by macsforme
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 40405

TangenT: I'm not sure what the problem you were having could possibly have to do with the changes I made with the patch. I would more likely blame it on a library/linking/configuration error. If anyone who's a C++ expert can identify a problem with my code, I'd be very happy if they could point it ...
by macsforme
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Does BZflag ever get boring for anyone?
Replies: 36
Views: 15023

I usually only get bored when there are very few people, the game on the server I'm playing on has been getting repetitious, or if my computer is just too slow for me to do any better than I have been. ;) Playing BZFlag 7-8 hours straight can kind of wear it out, too. I've only been playing for less...
by macsforme
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: fairCTF
Replies: 47
Views: 40405

I've created a simple patchfile that changes the plugin's behaviour somewhat. This file should patch against the current 1.2 version of the fairCTF plugin source code. This patch implements the following features: 1. Teams are now free to carry their own team flags at any time. 2. The weaker team (t...
by macsforme
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: This is gonna be embarrasing...
Replies: 5
Views: 3050

To check out the latest 2.0.x version from cvs:

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cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag login
Hit enter when prompted for a password, then...

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cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag co -r v2_0branch bzflag
by macsforme
Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: DW: PlayerName - Use to warn players not to kill you
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

lame :-P one reason I don't like it... if they are really good with their flag then you just gave them a ton of points with a deathwish... Kinda like saying "let's become Kamikazes trying to kill this guy" LOL, very true. That's kind of like carrying an opposing team's flag in a CTF-style game. Eve...
by macsforme
Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Alternate CTF Scoring
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Yeah, once server plugins can modify the tanks' scores, a plugin could do this quite nicely. The only problem with doing it right now is that very few people play on the version 2.1 servers. Someone could certainly start on it, though, and then it could be tested and incorporated once people started...
by macsforme
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I disable chat for safe use by kids?
Replies: 38
Views: 13146

[dmp], If that was yesterday afternoon, then that was earlier in the process when my brother and I were debugging the code. There was a bug where the client would respond to messages sent to the team with "Chat disabled." That has since been fixed. Sorry about the trouble on your server. There was a...
by macsforme
Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I disable chat for safe use by kids?
Replies: 38
Views: 13146

Source code patch

Okay, I made a source code modification to make disabling chat more feasable. This change features: 1. Automatic "Chat disabled" message sent in reply to all private messages from any silenced tanks, whether it be one tank, two, or everyone (with silence all). 2. Automatic "Chat disabled. Sorry!" me...
by macsforme
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I disable chat for safe use by kids?
Replies: 38
Views: 13146

There have been a lot of other ideas offered here as alternatives to transistor's original question. While they are good ideas, and may work for others, I certainly understand where transistor is coming from, and can relate to what he's saying. I was homeschooled, and playing BZFlag online was reall...
by macsforme
Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I disable chat for safe use by kids?
Replies: 38
Views: 13146

I like the idea of an automatic message to other tanks when they send messages to a "chat-disabled" tank. Maybe someone could come up with a source code patch for this? I would do it, but I'm not a patchfile expert.
by macsforme
Tue May 23, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Help: Source Code / Compiling / Development
Topic: linux from the source
Replies: 27
Views: 10155

I'm not sure, but is that an indication that he ran it without root permissions?

Try running "sudo checkinstall," and entering your password.
by macsforme
Tue May 23, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: newer versions hangs machine
Replies: 7
Views: 5644

Yeah, I'm having hard crashes too. OS X 10.4.6, BZFlag 2.0.9 (same as 2.0.8, I think). iMac 400MHz w/8MB VRAM. Doesn't seem to be predictable, but when it happens, the entire machine locks up and requires a hard reboot. I'm not sure whether or not it happened in 2.0.4/2.0.5.
by macsforme
Mon May 22, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X
Replies: 108
Views: 69982

"Contents/MacOS/bzfs" is right, just do what CannonBallGuy said and make sure you have the right path leading up to that. If you have "BZFlag-2.0.8" in your Applications folder, for instance, your path would be "/Applications/BZFlag-2.0.8.app/Contents/MacOS/bzfs".