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old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:16 pm
by mochawarrior
Bzflag is fun and all but I would like to see some old maps come back (some people are trying). Persinoly I would like to see the one where theres three castles and they are for different teams and you try to get in there castle (I forgot the name). So if possible it would be nice to see some older maps come back.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:50 pm
by blast
Feel free to rent a VPS and host some.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:53 pm
by mochawarrior
What is a VPS? (sry kind noob at bzflag only been play 2 years)

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:55 pm
by blast
A Virtual Private Server. As in, pay to have a company host a Linux server and run your own BZFlag server on it.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:01 pm
by mochawarrior
You have to pay to have a map/server!? Ill do it maybe if I dont have to pay, andwhen I get better internet so people wont get mad, and IF I figure out how to make a map (because I tried and failed. I have great map idea(I think)).

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:04 pm
by blast
Yeah, see, all of the good servers have servers in datacenters or other commercial environments and have premium network connections. They don't use their parent's Internet connection. If your goal now is to host another crappy server on a cable modem, don't bother.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:13 pm
by mochawarrior
I am young for people that didnt know (But I wont tell you my age). Also what are datacenters (sry again).

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:16 pm
by blast
And young people can't use Google?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=datacenter&l=1

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:24 pm
by mochawarrior
My bad. Anyother people want old servers back? Because I am done.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:38 pm
by dartman
If you want some old maps, the best thing to do is to find them (possibly sitting around on these forums if you search for them hard enough), and then host them on your own server. But if you're unable to do that, I'd say the next best thing would be to go to the Map Releases board and make a specific request to see if someone would be willing host the map in question on their server. That's how I got mahem1 to bring back Mario's Arena (old, pre-2.0 map) on BZAddict.

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:52 pm
by mochawarrior
is that map still up?

Re: old maps

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:10 pm
by blast
Can you not do anything yourself? There's a search feature built into the server list in-game...

Re: old maps

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:29 am
by mochawarrior
I know but maybe he has it in privet.

Re: old maps

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:07 am
by blast
My point is, it shows up in a search. So if you had taken 30 seconds, you would have known the answer. :P

Re: old maps

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:26 am
by mochawarrior
Ok next time Ill think before I send.

Re: old maps

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:15 am
by dartman
It's public, but there's usually no one on. Would be great to get some more activity on it. But what was the map you mentioned in your first post? It doesn't sound familiar to me, do you remember it's name?

Re: old maps

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:58 pm
by mochawarrior
No I don not remember the name sry. It used to be one of the top maps when I was on, then it went offline. I think it started with a p? I will go on the map that you put up, bc I used to play mario and I want to see it.

Re: old maps

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:05 pm
by yosef
mochawarrior - So apparently Mario's Arena is stashed somewhere in the shrubbery? Really, 2(two)(II) spelling mistakes in one word?

Re: old maps

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:12 pm
by dartman
Not sure what spelling errors you're talking about, but yeah, Mario's Arena should still be in the serverlist if you search for it. It would be awesome to see it near the top of the list a little more consistently, since it's so fun to play on. :D