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Server in macosx

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:17 am
by rob1n
can someone post a how-to for setting up a server using bzfs on macosx?

Or link to one?

Re: Server in macosx

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:36 am
by learner
loser wrote:can someone post a how-to for setting up a server using bzfs on macosx?

Or link to one?
Setting up a server using bzfs on Mac OS X is the same as for Linux, IRIX, *BSD, etc. There is a bzfs manual page that I've posted up at http://bzflag.bz/man/bzfs.html -- it covers most all of the usage if you read it in its entirety. As there are a lot of command-line options available for bzfs, it's generally desireable to use a config file. You can generate one using a great html script written by MrApathyCream. I've also made that available online at http://bzflag.bz/cvs/misc/bzfs_conf.html. As the link implies, the html script is included in source distributions in the misc/ directory.

The only caveat specific to Mac OS X is where the bzfs binary is actually located. It is embedded inside of the BZFlag application bundle. That is to say that if you installed BZFlag into your Application directory, the bzfs binary is at:

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/Applications/BZFlag-1.10.6.app/Contents/MacOSX/bzfs
If you type that whole line, and add -help to the end, you should get a page or so of additional help on available options. There is no short path to running a server, and if you choose to attempt it -- you are entering the realm of "you must read the freaking manuals". There are simply too many caveats and distractions to hold anyone's hand without a lot of time. Best of luck regardless..

Cheers!