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Post by bettles » Mon May 16, 2005 9:09 pm

I have tried every suggestion on changing tank colors but none of them work. I've been using:
set redradar .50 .50 .50 or such. I've tried quotes and different number sequences, what am I missing. I just want to turn the red tanks to a lighter color. Any help here would be appreciated

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Post by Guest » Mon May 16, 2005 9:21 pm

The line I use to change the blue radar colour is:

set blueradar "0 0.2 1"

So you will want something like:

set redradar "0.8 0 0"

Hope that helps
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Post by bettles » Mon May 16, 2005 10:37 pm

Thanks for the reply, but I still can't get the colors to change. I'll fool around with it tomorrow some more. If anybody has any further suggestions, I can use them.

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Post by kc9foh » Tue May 17, 2005 4:48 am

First what operating system are you using? and what is your client version? after that let's see what we can do.

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Post by Burned Account -CNG- » Tue May 17, 2005 12:56 pm

First when you open the config file your Bzflag client has to be closed for the changes to take place.
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Post by bettles » Tue May 17, 2005 3:33 pm

I'm using XP home with the 2.0.2 version. I have closed the program and made sure the changes "saved", but still no luck.

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Post by kc9foh » Tue May 17, 2005 4:05 pm

Have you played in the options menu? Under display settings there are settings that may help like brightness. I am not color blind but I do have other vision problems and messing with these helped me a little. I have suggested that maybe a future client could include a contrast and maybe other more precise controls for those of us that love playing BZFLAG but do have visual limits. Thank you. Hope this helps.

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Post by torture2m » Tue May 17, 2005 7:12 pm

Is the difficulty in viewing the tanks on screen or in the radar?
(I'm assuming radar simply due to it's size).
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Post by BinarySpike » Tue May 17, 2005 7:33 pm

Ah, "Color blind" as in real life...

Not, color blind as in the game......

Now, I understand!

I've never heard of this type of problem in games...
(Wow! I wish BZFlag was more like mac now!)

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Post by BinarySpike » Tue May 17, 2005 7:35 pm

Ok, make sure you don't have a # before set!


*edit*
I don't see a redradar in my config file...???

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Post by Guest » Tue May 17, 2005 7:53 pm

There wont be one in there to start, i don't think.
I think if there is not on there, it uses a default color...

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Post by kc9foh » Tue May 17, 2005 9:50 pm

A mac what is that? LOL. Just kidding :D . It is great to see that this community is so helpful for all who needs it. Lets keep it up. Peace be thy journey.

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Post by bettles » Tue May 17, 2005 10:02 pm

Yeah, this is about colorblind eyes, never occurred to me to specify. I've put the settings in the config.cfg file for the new bz release but no luck. I just looked at the file and the settings have been deleted so I did something wrong. I used the settings in the old version in the .bzc file and it worked. I can't see red tanks in the radar hardly at all, they just blend into the background. On the main screen I certainly have more difficulty seeing them but not as bad as on radar. Thanks for all the suggestions, but I'm still lost.

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Post by bettles » Tue May 17, 2005 10:09 pm

Okay, I just tried again and it deleted my changes after I started and stopped the game. I'm obviously doing something it doesn't like.

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Post by kc9foh » Wed May 18, 2005 4:15 am

I tested this it will turn red to white instead on your radar. I checked several maps and red will show up on radar as white. "set redradar 0.800" of course without the quotes and make sure you save it first. hope this helps.

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Post by bettles » Wed May 18, 2005 1:28 pm

Thanks kc9foh, that did the trick. It must have been something about the format of the numbers. Now I can play and spend time later learning how to get the numbers right.

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Post by kc9foh » Wed May 18, 2005 4:02 pm

I am glad I could help. Hope to meet you out on the field of combat someday. LIVE LIFE FOR THE MOMENT FOR THE MOMENT IS ALL WE HAVE!

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