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Tank Type Selection

Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot »

Just a small idea, but would it be possible to add a tank selection feature to BZ 1.**.**?
Like at the server entry menu, there would b an option that lets you select different kinds of tanks.
All tanks would have the same spechs, but b diff shapes and colors and things like that.
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Dif colour tanks are already in bz as for dif shapes, wouldnt that mean u could all have tiny tanks? ;)
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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot »

Well i was thinkin more along te line of tank design...like in the military.
One with big treads, one wit off-road wheels, one with misslie-launchers on the side, one with spikes on side, ect.
It might b a lot of work to make though.
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Yes, not that i would really know but i presume that would be extremely hard for the devs.
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Post by Memnarch »

No, personally, I don't think it would be that difficult, I am no expert, but I don't think that it would involve too much code... I think it would be harder for other things, tank designs seem to me to be mainly graphics...
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Post by JeffM »

allowing difrent models has been talked about there are some issues that would need to be resolved, like how it woudl work with the various flags that change tank color, like colorblind and masqureade, as tank shape would need to be taken into account. It probably won't be done in this next release, or anytime real soon.
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Post by Durandal »

Well I would stay with 1 tank type because its what makes BZFlag different from other tank combat games. Everyone is equal, and there are no advantages or disadvantages over other people.
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Flags act as a disadvantage/advantage..
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Post by Dutchrai »

I rather would see custom engine sounds per tank. Lets say, there are 20 to 30 or so distinctly different engine sounds to select from in a default BZFlag setup. Then, a player could choose a sound and add it to his 'default profile' or something.

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You can now hear which player is which :-) Wouldn't that be great? Add the ears to the BZFlag spectrum. A great experience!
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Post by Scorch »

ok, third mode in BZ, i dunno "every man for himself" or something ;) in it, no flags, customizable tanks, every man for himself (FFA with no teams), you could upload graphics logo's onto your tank by selecting a file and bzflag would compress it (btw image file) to be the right size and paste it on your tank, you would see your tank rotating around in 3d while you build it. oh and definetly new screen ;) and you could save the tanks as different names and stuff. (i will stop before i get into putting accounts on BZ ;) )
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Post by RPG »

wait... upload an image to BZFlag then it would compress it and put it on your tank???? That sounds hard and requiring a lot of utilities! From what I understand, you'd need a program to resize the image built into BZFlag, and where would the image go on the tank?

I think too many hours and MB's.

ps... go here http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2092
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Post by Scorch »

just a half a year old thought finally floating out there. and i mean like avatars kinda, on the side of the tank.
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Post by Memnarch »

Just make a size limit for the whatever pic you want on your tank....
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Post by Scorch »

Yeah, but then you have to do workto set it up ;)
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Uhh.. I'm not sure how to feel now..

Am I the despised or the despiser? ;)
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Ummmm............... both?
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