Wrongly colored lazers

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Wrongly colored lazers

Post by soad freak » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:38 pm

my friend came over and messed with the settings. Now all my lazers are orange. Wich setting is it I spent alot of time but did not find the right one. All lazers ar orange both teams. Help

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Post by joevano » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:34 pm

Look at the .png files in the BZFlag data folder (on windows in C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.x by default). There are 6 different *_laser.png files in there for the different team colors. My guess is that he made them all the same orange/yellow color png. I have attached the correct png files for you if he messed them up, just replace the ones in your data directory with these.
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Post by soad freak » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:59 pm

replie its somthing to do with the setting in oprins in bz flag and i dont reallyg get waht yure saying

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Post by Brave Sir Robin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:08 pm

Even if you're 100% sure it's with settings, try this (this is what he was saying) - it won't mess up anything if this isn't the problem:
1. Go to your BZFlag directory (Probably C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8 ) Assuming you are using Windows, go Start->Run and type "C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8"
2. Open/Doubleclick the "Data" folder
3. Open/Doubleclick, say, "blue_laser.png" (or whatever_laser.png, blue is just the one at the top).
4. What color is the picture that comes up? If it's blue, then it's something with settings. If it's orange, then do what Donny_Baker said above. That is:
___1. Download the .zip file he provided somewhere accessible (like the desktop)
___2. Assuming WinXP, right-click and Extract All...
___3. When the wizard thing pops up, type (or copy/paste) "C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8\data" (or wherever your BZFlag data folder is) and click next, next, next, etc...until it's finished. Don't view the folder at the end.
___4. If the blue_laser.png above was orange, then your lasers should be fixed. Otherwise, this won't help OR HURT.

And thanks, Donny, for posting a zip so I didn't have to. :)
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Post by joevano » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:01 pm

Brave Sir Robin wrote:Even if you're 100% sure it's with settings, try this (this is what he was saying) - it won't mess up anything if this isn't the problem:
1. Go to your BZFlag directory (Probably C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8 ) Assuming you are using Windows, go Start->Run and type "C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8"
2. Open/Doubleclick the "Data" folder
3. Open/Doubleclick, say, "blue_laser.png" (or whatever_laser.png, blue is just the one at the top).
4. What color is the picture that comes up? If it's blue, then it's something with settings. If it's orange, then do what Donny_Baker said above. That is:
___1. Download the .zip file he provided somewhere accessible (like the desktop)
___2. Assuming WinXP, right-click and Extract All...
___3. When the wizard thing pops up, type (or copy/paste) "C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.8\data" (or wherever your BZFlag data folder is) and click next, next, next, etc...until it's finished. Don't view the folder at the end.
___4. If the blue_laser.png above was orange, then your lasers should be fixed. Otherwise, this won't help OR HURT.

And thanks, Donny, for posting a zip so I didn't have to. :)
Thank you for your clear explanation of what I meant. :P

If you are certain it is a setting, and I am not. You can delete your config.cfg file without hurting the game either. Config.cfg holds all of your configuration settings. The file is in your "My Documents\My BZFlag Files\2.0" folder. Just delete this file and all of your customized configuration settings will be gone and the defaults will be put back in place.

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Post by Brave Sir Robin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:56 pm

The only setting I can find is this one:
#set laserTexture laser
and is the # a comment, or something else?
Either way, it would require messing with those files that I mentioned.
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Post by soad freak » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:14 pm

sry Mac

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Post by Winny » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:44 pm

Then *right* (ctrl, click) click on the BZFlag icon in the Applcations folder, and pick "show package contents", then:

Contents -> Resources -> paste in the images that are in donnys zip file.


(That is a intel mac, possibly, maybe it is different on a PPC)

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:03 pm

no, it's exactly the same throuought every Mac OS X release.

soad freak: when you paste/drage those images across, you may get a box querying if you want to replace the images currently there. If so jus click "replace" or "replace all".

An alternative solution to all of this would be to just trash BZFlag and start again.
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Post by soad freak » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:41 am

this did not work I am 100% sure that is is in the setting. Thanks for tying though

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Post by joevano » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:44 am

donny_baker wrote:If you are certain it is a setting, and I am not. You can delete your config.cfg file without hurting the game either. Config.cfg holds all of your configuration settings. The file is in your "My Documents\My BZFlag Files\2.0" folder. Just delete this file and all of your customized configuration settings will be gone and the defaults will be put back in place.
Did you do this? If you did, it is not in the settings. Deleting the config.cfg file puts all of the settings back to first install state.

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thank you

Post by soad freak » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:29 pm

It worked. Just I had to make my own settings again thank you all

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Post by dartman » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:48 pm

I had this happen to me before. You don't need to screw around reinstalling BZ or anything. Go to the Options menu and select the one that has stuff dealing ith graphics settings (I forgot what it was called). Then change the settings in there to be more advanced. You should get the laser color back to normal.

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