Starting a local game?

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Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:14 pm

Here's the deal. I want to just set up a game so I can test my maps. However, upon selecting 'Start server', and setting up the preferences, it then says 'Unknown error (22)' and refuses to launch a game. Is there something wrong with my maps, or BZflag? I'm using BZedit32.
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by z[h]ero » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:51 pm

SuperGeek wrote:it then says 'Unknown error (22)'
Hmm, wierd, on windows I get another error-message, namely "error connecting to server", independent whether my test-map is correct or not.

Anyway, it also never worked on my windows-system, too. However I could start the exactly same test-map on linux via "Start server"! So it's buggy.
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:55 pm

How do I test my maps without starting a game? Go to another server and plead with the admin to let me use my maps?
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Post by z[h]ero » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:05 pm

SuperGeek wrote:How do I test my maps without starting a game?
I assume you mean: How do I test without selecting "Start server"?
SuperGeek wrote:Go to another server and plead with the admin to let me use my maps?
Yep, for example you could try to ask a server-owner whether he could (temporary) host your map for testing-reasons.

Alternatively you could test it on you own, I guess the easiest way would be to use BzwTestLauncher (however I never used it): http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11785
Or you could MANUALLY use BZFS in combination with an own-config:
http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS
http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS_Command_Line_Options
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by joevano » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:39 pm

On windows we have this nice little utility that blast wrote.
http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11785
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by blast » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:08 pm

Technically the utility can run on Linux and OSX and any other OS that supports the mono project.
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:09 am

Mmkay, I downloaded it but it seems to need a file entitled 'BZFS.exe'. I don't seem to have it anywhere....

Right, so it seems to be a program for starting a server.... where would I find it?
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Post by Bambino » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:17 am

Well there's blasts program he made and you can always start your own server or ask a small time server owner(me) to host the map on my ultra laggy server for a short time.
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Post by blast » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:22 am

BZFS.exe is included with the game. So I'd recommend that you check there.
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:35 am

Um... I may have not installed it. Can I download it manually?
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Post by SuperGeek » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:09 am

No problem. I reinstalled it. Yay! My map doesn't crash! :doh:
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:25 am

So..... how do I post a map?
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Post by blast » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:08 pm

By "post" do you mean upload to the forum? If so, you can do it as an attachment in the map releases forum. Please make sure to read the licensing thread there first.
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Post by z[h]ero » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:10 pm

SuperGeek wrote:So..... how do I post a map?
Do you mean how to post a map on this forum, so that someone will host it? http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewforum.php?f=64
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Re: Starting a local game?

Post by SuperGeek » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:06 am

Yes, yes, on the forum.
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