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I need help!!!! (and sugestions)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:11 pm
by tw1sted
Im making a server (it should be up shortly). i need to know how to make the bullet speed and tank speed faster. Also if anyone has any sugestions for my server please tell me!!

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:33 pm
by temporal distraction
Here's a list of the server variables.

The two you asked about are _shotSpeed and _tankSpeed

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:03 pm
by JPT
You have to increase their value.


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/set _tankSpeed X
in BZFlag Client or

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-set _tankSpeed X
in the map (in the option - end part)

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:39 am
by tw1sted
What is the defalt for each one? And i want the tank speed a little faster than normal so if someone could give me a # for that, that would be apreciated.

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:19 am
by imsome
40 is a little faster than normal

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:27 am
by tw1sted

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:52 pm
by Longhair
The wiki page that ATD mentioned has the default values listed. Also, you can always type: /set with no arguments, and you'll get a list of the server's current values.

For example, _tankSpeed is normally 25.

As the wiki page says, it is meant to be a general guide, not the definitive work. And, as the author says, many of the variables are a guess. Experiment with any variables that you want to change before you commit them to a public server. As far as I know, _tankSpeed works as advertised.

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:36 pm
by JPT
you can reset the variable with

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/reset _tankSpeed

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:16 pm
by tw1sted

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:51 am
by ^nightmare^
I have the /set commands here and server commands, just in case if your interested :) ... m#67006377

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:55 am
by (Dvn)
Heart attack!! you are making a server. you make me proud. :wink:
you are a good boy. for some reason, i still cant freaking get mine up, cause of the stupid laptop problem. you will be admin there, if it ever gets done :oops:

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:57 pm
by tw1sted
ha ha i cant get mine up eather so i need someone to host it... and ill make u admin of mine :D

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:03 pm
by tw1sted
So u heard me i need someone to host it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:05 pm
by whispershadow
Wo slow down, can someone tell me how to just plain make a server/map under a mac OS?

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:07 pm
by Spazzy McGee
a server or a map or both?

i made a server on my G4 mac with minimal posting here, and i'm not the biggest tech nerd that ever lived.

search the frorums for all the information you need.

check out the map wiki if you want to make maps learn the simple code and how to use a good trig enabled calculator.

read CBG's brilliant guide on starting a server in mac os x

if you need global groups to administer your server request here:

read most of the wiki on servers and starting servers

the sleepycows guide:

also read the various man pages for bzflag, bzfs, bzadmin and bzw at

Ask yourself these questions:
can my computer handle the server? You'll probably be ok with any mac running tiger
can my connection handle the server? you'll need at the very least 2MB/s 'broardband'. have you got the bandwidth limit?
can i handle the administration and organisation of running a server?

all the info is out there, just open your eyes and look for it. i'v ony listed a few of the things to read here. if you need more help, search google, search the forums before you post here - the chances are your question is already answered and you'll get it done quicker.

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:45 pm
by tw1sted
dude this thread isnt about making a server/map. spazzy gave you some places too look so please dont spam my thread. thanks

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:08 pm
by A Meteorite
A Heart Attack
Contact me via PM, I may be able to help (I'll be on later today to answer it).