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Post by KGRFX » Tue May 06, 2008 7:09 pm

I installed on a Win XP Pro SP2 machine on Tuesday 05/06/08. A Dell Latitude C640 machine.

I have been watching my husband play for a week now and got hooked! This game is sweet! The graphics are top notch and the sound effects keep my 5 year old happy. :lol-old:

I can click on the icon on my desktop it loads just fine, click on join game, then on start server, then I click on start...it gives the connecting to server message than it just sits there... :cry:

Is there an extra file I need for the windows version? Is it possible I installed it wrong? Or missed an option I need to check in the game menu?

I so wanna play this game with my family.

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Post by joevano » Tue May 06, 2008 8:42 pm

Is your windows firewall (or any other firewall for that matter) on? If so you will need to allow BZFlag through.
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Post by strayer » Tue May 06, 2008 8:49 pm

Uh...seems to be a misunderstanding...but... :o)

You don't have to select "start server", because this would start a BZFlag server on your machine. What you have to do is to go on "Find server" to select a server and to confirm by pressing the return key. After that you just have to "Connect" and ... playing.

I really hope this is what you meant...
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Post by KGRFX » Tue May 06, 2008 9:37 pm

strayer wrote:Uh...seems to be a misunderstanding...but... :o)

You don't have to select "start server", because this would start a BZFlag server on your machine. What you have to do is to go on "Find server" to select a server and to confirm by pressing the return key. After that you just have to "Connect" and ... playing.

I really hope this is what you meant...

Ah, thanks! I'll remember that!

I'll check now and see if my firewall is not letting it through.

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Post by KGRFX » Tue May 06, 2008 9:51 pm

It was the firewall after all.

Had it accept BZFlag, was in game less than ten seconds and got blown to bits! I love it!

Thanks for your help! Looking forward to learning all the tips and tricks.

Any recommendations for where to read up on it?

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Post by joevano » Tue May 06, 2008 10:44 pm

I recommend this site for pointers and tips http://shellshock.bzflag.bz/ (see the guides sections, Rookie Moves and Veteran Stuff).

And here are a couple of my personal pointers:

1. Learn to die gracefully
2. Be friendly and nice at all times
3. Jumping = death (learn to dodge, jump only when you should)
4. Be friendly and nice at all times (worth repeating)
5. Have fun, talk to people, and enjoy
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Post by KGRFX » Wed May 07, 2008 1:57 am

Thanks for the link, we're having a blast playing the game on opposite teams from opposite ends of the house...lol...my congrats and greatest thanks to the creators!

BTW: love your avi Donny!

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