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by macsforme
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: two hour limit on posting work around - file hosting
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: two hour limit on posting work around - file hosting

Bumping an old thread to release an updated version of a map or plugin is fine.
Zehra wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:02 pm
The two hour limitation may be here for the best, as the forums have had increased activity due to this.
I hardly think so.
by macsforme
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: two hour limit on posting work around - file hosting
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: two hour limit on posting work around - file hosting

Just make a new post in the thread for that map release. As others stated, this creates a notification of an unread post, which should draw the viewers to the updated info. The ability to edit original posts to remove outdated versions of maps is a valid use case, but unfortunately is has been lost ...
by macsforme
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Public Team Score Contribution Value
Replies: 19
Views: 1374

Re: Public Team Score Contribution Value

It seems reasonable to allow an “objective score” to go negative for gameplay abuse/sabotage, if it otherwise serves as a positive reinforcement even for new players who only contributed a little. Currently, having a negative score all the time can be discouraging to new players, in my view. It soun...
by macsforme
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Public Team Score Contribution Value
Replies: 19
Views: 1374

Re: Public Team Score Contribution Value

Before anyone jumps into implementing this, it may help to decide how far you should take this concept. You are talking about showing an additional player statistic on the scoreboard (although a simple score bonus was also mentioned, though this has already been seen in the past), so you are talking...
by macsforme
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Map Making Discussions
Topic: 3D Progams - best one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: 3D Progams - best one?

JeffM made a plugin for the Unity Engine editor. Not sure if it’s actively maintained or works with their latest versions, but it worked pretty well when I last tried it. I used it to create the Choke Point map. There’s a topic on this forum somewhere for it.
by macsforme
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: New Release: 2.4.18 "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Replies: 1
Views: 4143

Re: New Release: 2.4.18 "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

macOS build posted, but to reiterate, there are no changes affecting macOS users between this version and 2.4.16.
by macsforme
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: New Release: 2.4.16 "Reduce, Reuse, Replay"
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

Re: New Release: 2.4.16 "Reduce, Reuse, Replay"

The macOS build has been posted. And while what blast said is true, there is a nice fix for the window flickering when you start the game, courtesy of tupone.
by macsforme
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: New Release: 2.4.16 "Reduce, Reuse, Replay"
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

Re: New Release: 2.4.16 "Reduce, Reuse, Replay"

Hi, thanks for the new release but at witch time will be the release for Mac OS be ready? About? Thanks a lot, I have a lot of fun, playing BZFlag with my 27"-iMac. I will try to have it up within a few more days. There are bugs in certain versions of Xcode that we have to maneuver around when buil...
by macsforme
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: New Windows Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: New Windows Laptop

In the application properties, try disabling fullscreen optimizations, or manually selecting various HiDPI settings, and see if any of those make a difference.
by macsforme
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: UI Mockup
Replies: 21
Views: 7283

Re: UI Mockup

One more small update, with an updated background rendering from a prototype I've been working on lately.

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by macsforme
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Plug-in Releases
Topic: PlaceHolder
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: PlaceHolder

So what is the effect of this? Is it a useless flag that you can't drop?
by macsforme
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: server admin best practices?

Why do you feel it's excessive? Because it's too aggressive in your opinion, or not aggressive enough? I know that some folks playing from around the world have varying levels of lag and jitter and it isn't something they can control if their connection isn't that great. I'm looking to strike a hea...
by macsforme
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: server admin best practices?
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: server admin best practices?

musculargenius wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:48 am
Could anyone recommended some settings for jitter and lag?
-lagwarn 400 (may be excessive, but this is my preferred threshold)
-lagdrop 3
-jitterwarn 20
-jitterdrop 3
by macsforme
Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Re: New Release: 2.4.14 "Hello Motto"

The macOS binary was recompiled with an older Xcode version and re-posted. Nothing else was changed, but we discovered that building with the latest Xcode tools causes some issues with the program, such as the inability to iconify with F4 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If you are not running macOS High...
by macsforme
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Hunting Enhancements
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Hunting Enhancements

You are welcome to alter the source code and build your own client to change the color of the hunt underline or the blink interval if you think they could be improved. You could even report back to us if you find objectively better values so that we can consider changing them in the official code. I...
by macsforme
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: More powerful API
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: More powerful API

Infinite variation does not make for a good experience. Several of our remaining developers agree that we should be trying to make the core game mechanics more consistent, not more varied. Making superflags do things other than what they were intended for (such as allowing tanks with Seer to fly) wi...
by macsforme
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Spring 2018 HiX Triples Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Spring 2018 HiX Triples Challenge

This is a reminder that we have a little less than a week to go until this tournament. We have some strong looking teams registered so far. It would be great to have another few teams. If you don’t have a team yet, if you show up a few minutes beforehand you may be able to find others like you to gr...
by macsforme
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Muted Chat Helper Plugin
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Muted Chat Helper Plugin

A new experimental plugin is being deployed to LeaguesUnited servers. This plugin arose from the predicament of players who are on the mute list and therefore unable to communicate with others to arrange matches or communicate with their team about match strategies during the game. This plugin will ...
by macsforme
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Development
Topic: API documentation
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: API documentation

Here’s my favorite tutorial for modern (shader pipeline) OpenGL: http://duriansoftware.com/joe/An-intro- ... tents.html
by macsforme
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Can't cycle through player names
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Can't cycle through player names

There is some setting that affects that... I think you have to turn off “jumping while typing”... it may also have to do with whether you are driving by mouse or keyboard.
by macsforme
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Help: Server Setup and Administration
Topic: How do I compile plugins?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: How do I compile plugins?

Ok, so how do I compile it for a MAC OS system? I've tried copy-pasting, but that didn't work. You can compile it on the command line like you would on other unix-based operating systems, or you can search the wiki for instructions on compiling plugins, which will tell you how to add a plugin to th...
by macsforme
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: 2.4.12 Mac & iMac i7
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: 2.4.12 Mac & iMac i7

Would you please attach a screenshot or picture that shows the problem?

Thanks.
by macsforme
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Spring 2018 HiX Triples Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Spring 2018 HiX Triples Challenge

The BZFlag FunMatch Challenge returns on March 31st, 2018 for a triples event on HiX. Registration is now open at http://challenge.leaguesunited.org The rating method has changed from what it was in the past. Rather than using 1vs1 League ratings, the site will now pull in your personal ELO rating f...
by macsforme
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag Cap Counter & League Team Chat
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Flag Cap Counter & League Team Chat

The entire scoring system in BZFlag is sub-optimal and needs to be revamped. For example, having a significantly negative score is discouraging to new players who are trying to learn the game. Giving out points for carrying or capturing the flag, or at least rewarding those things in some way, shoul...