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No Network Required in new versions

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:04 am
by A_Thousand_Suns
ive seen places and actually thought of this myself and no network option would be interesting. i was thinking of another button under neath of "Start Server" saying "Offline Mode". There would be bots with programmable difficulties. ive thought this through and overprotective parents (mine) will turn internet off at a certain time (mine) and so you could still play bz no matter were u are or what time it is or if ur parents cut internet (again, mine) Just somethin to think about. it would also be a good trainer too.

Re: No Network Required in new versions

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:21 am
by Bullet Catcher
After you start a server from the menu you can connect to it at localhost:5154, which should work even when the Internet is not available.

Playing against -solo bots is a good way to learn in private how to use all of the superflags, but the bots will teach you bad habits that will get you killed when you go up against human players.

Re: No Network Required in new versions

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:38 am
by Mark_IV
Agree perfectly with Bullet Catcher. The bots are extremely stupid, and once you go against other people, your new learned tactics will be useless.

Re: No Network Required in new versions

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:23 pm
by An SQUERRILz
Bullet Catcher wrote:After you start a server from the menu you can connect to it at localhost:5154, which should work even when the Internet is not available.
My client always checks for global first, which takes an annoying amount of time to fail. IIRC 2.0.16 usually does not manage to connect to localhost, whereas an old old 2.0 version fails quicker and manages to connect. (Windows blah blah)

Re: No Network Required in new versions

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:29 pm
by blast
Remove your password and it won't check for global auth.

Also, there is the -nolist and -nomotd options you can pass. The -nolist option might store in the configuration file.. not sure.