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bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:44 pm

hello sir or madame,
i downloaded bzflag on my apple (mac OSX 10.5.8) and i can go in and see the server list but when i try to connect to one of then it says:
"server not found"
I thought it was the firewall but its on :
"allow all incoming connections"
So if one of you gentlemen and/or ladies could help me I will be very grateful
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by blast » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:26 am

Which version of BZFlag are you using? And where was it downloaded from?
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:26 am

i have the 2.0.14 version and it was downloaded from sourceforge

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by blast » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:36 pm

That's not the latest version. Upgrade to 2.0.16 and see if the problem goes away.
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:09 pm

can you please send me the link

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by joevano » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:42 pm

Here is the link, but you already know where to get it...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzflag/ ... 0X/2.0.16/
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:12 pm

ok thanks

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:42 pm

hello again i downloaded the latest version but it still doe's the same problem

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by blast » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:49 pm

Try to connect to server bzexcess.com port 5154.

If that fails, try to connect to server 173.45.72.146 port 5154.

If the first one fails, and the second one works, then for whatever reason your computer isn't wanting to resolve domain names within BZFlag.
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:56 pm

the second one worked. what does that mean?

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by macsforme » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:41 am

phoenix650 wrote:the second one worked. what does that mean?
blast wrote:If the first one fails, and the second one works, then for whatever reason your computer isn't wanting to resolve domain names within BZFlag.
Try turning your firewall all the way off. I doubt it's the "incoming" connections. More likely something is preventing the bzflag client from sending the DNS lookup. Although that is strange, considering that you can pull up the server list.

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:04 pm

i've turned off my firewall but still the same thing is happening

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Post by Gamma Ray » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:39 pm

I can't think of anything else other than those specific domain resolutions are being blocked.
Try browsing (or pinging if you are so inclined) to http://bzexcess.com directly and see if the page loads, if not go to System Preferences > Network then under advanced for the current interface (the one with the green light in OS 10.5+) then under DNS add another DNS Server
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i found a solution

Post by phoenix65 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:50 pm

A friend told me about a site to get a list of the servers if you need to get on something. The list shows the IP addresses near the way right. Using that and the port numbers shown on the left, you should be able to access any server normally:
http://list.bzflag.bz/db/
so if anyone is having the same problem you can check it out

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by blast » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:29 pm

The normal URL is http://my.bzflag.org/db/, and that's the same exact thing that the client uses to get a list of servers. So if someone could access that in a browser, then they should be able to get to in in BZFlag unless their computer is screwed up or their build of the game is broken.
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:15 pm

hey i have another problem.
i downloaded bzflag 2.4.0 and when i open it the page turns blank and all i can see is
all chat server misc
the bar that is on top of the chat box
ive tried to open it in terminal but that dosent work too

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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by blast » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:01 pm

Try renaming your configuration file and see if it will launch normally after that.

http://wiki.bzflag.org/Config_File

You'll want to rename the directories for both 2.0 and 2.4, since the problem is likely caused by the configuration upgrade from 2.0 to 2.4. (We copy the 2.0 config, if found, to the 2.4 folder, and tweak a few settings during the upgrade steps)
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Re: bzflag on mac

Post by phoenix65 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:30 pm

@blast ive tried that but still the same problem

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