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new view point ?

Post by Winny » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:52 pm

maybe a viewpont like following a person in observer mode ?

I think this would be cool to have different points of view in bzflag.

anyone else think the same?


if, this is implemented, have the servers able to turn off this option.

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Post by Longhair » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:37 pm

In the same vein, a look behind option (sort of like in racing games) would be neat, too.

Lots of code, though.

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Post by Saturos » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:46 pm

Longhair wrote:In the same vein, a look behind option (sort of like in racing games) would be neat, too.

Lots of code, though.
Stealth would lose a lot of power if you had a rear-mirror. I think this has already been discussed and won't be part of the game in near future (if ever).

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:40 pm

Hey what would be cool would be a bad flag -

rearviewmirror (-RM)

you can only see out of the back of your tank, so you can't see where you are shooting or driving, appart from the radar.
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Post by RPG » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:12 pm

Win XP

You can cycle viewpoints in observer mode by pressing F8. Press F6 and F7 to change the tank your following. F5 does something that I forgot.

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Post by JeffM » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:29 pm

I belive he means in game, not in observer. He would like modes LIKE the observer ones while playing as a player.

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Post by ^nightmare^ » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:36 pm

hmm i dont think i like it. Seems like bzflag is only meant to have one veiw. Plus i agree with Saturos, st would lose alot of power not being able to sneak up behind tanks :)
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Post by Hannibal » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:34 pm

but, if you were only behind your tank like the exact same distance as in obs, you wouldnt see an ST tank behind you. and if you could, that tank should have shot you by now.
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Post by The Red Baron » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:15 pm

sounds like he's asking for a 3rd person shooter and not a FPS
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Post by JeffM » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:45 pm

shooters can be well done in thrid person. If they are done right. Often 3rd person gives a better "feel" for the world, compensating for the fact that you can't realy turn your head and look around ( like you can when you drive a real car arround ). Other times it's just an excuse to look at a well moddled female buttox :)

Yes it could deminish some of the existing flags, but it t could also add a lot. I'm not sure the curretn bzflag needs it. But a bzflag that had rotating turrets, aiming, and tank damage would probably need it.

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Post by temporal distraction » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:49 am

RPG wrote:F5 does something that I forgot.
Screenshot, but you knew that...

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Post by RPG » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:21 am

yes! you fingered it! I must have been having a brain cramp, like what happens when you eat too much rice.

Also, in OBS mode, the F9, F10, and F11 buttons do cool zooming stuff.

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Post by The Red Baron » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:50 am

JeffM2501 wrote:shooters can be well done in thrid person. If they are done right. Often 3rd person gives a better "feel" for the world, compensating for the fact that you can't realy turn your head and look around ( like you can when you drive a real car arround ). Other times it's just an excuse to look at a well moddled female buttox :)

Yes it could deminish some of the existing flags, but it t could also add a lot. I'm not sure the curretn bzflag needs it. But a bzflag that had rotating turrets, aiming, and tank damage would probably need it.
Nah... no need for 3rd view, especially if you don't give them a targeting reticle.... you Just need a kick ass Radar :)


hmmm... so jeff is a buttox guy eh... didn't see that coming...
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:35 pm

hehe Jeff is in a good mood today... :)

but anywho, seeing as BZFlag has no "well moddled female buttox" I vote against the 3rd person bzflag.
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