Simple feature: server id

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Simple feature: server id

Post by The Purple Panzer » Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:47 pm

There are times I'm playing when I want to tell others what server
I'm on, or even just check myself (in case I want to come back, and have been playing a while without being particularly careful which server I went to).

Perhaps there already is a way to tell what IP address and port, or whatever the publicaddr flag is set to (or the server name) from within the game, without having to Escape out to Join again to check - but I haven't found it. It'd be great to have a command from within the game to show this info.

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Post by Scorch » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:10 pm

yeah good idea and also it would show the server discription becuase sometimes people make the descriptions too long so they go off the screen so with this command you could see all of it.

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:12 pm

Hmmm, how bout if somebody leaves for a different server it says:

"Playername signing off and moving on to server.blah.com"
Or, "Playername has signed off of bzflag for now" if he just quits the game.

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Post by The Purple Panzer » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:24 pm

The problem is I don't want to have to leave - if somebody else wants to know what I'm playing on right now, I'd like to be able to tell them.

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Post by RPG » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:58 pm

ducatiwannabe wrote:Hmmm, how bout if somebody leaves for a different server it says:

"Playername signing off and moving on to server.blah.com"
Or, "Playername has signed off of bzflag for now" if he just quits the game.
The only problem with this is that the player disconnects from his current server before joining the other one. So the old server would be disconnected before the client could tell it what the new server was. The /part command does fine for quit messages.

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:07 pm

*Didn't think of that.* *Sighs* I'll think of something else.

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Post by RPG » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:32 pm

Well this is sorta like BZFlag Players, something discussed earlier. It would tell you where certian players were, and would let you talk to them. Too bad nobody ever made it. :(

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