Retro server...a bit of a suggestion.

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Retro server...a bit of a suggestion.

Post by dartman » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:58 pm

Yo, holla to my fellow BZFraggas! w00t, w00t!

I mean, um....hi. :lol-old:

Last week I had an interesting idea. I'm pretty sure it's possible to do. Here's it at: Someone should put up a server called The Retro Server. It would host some of the older maps that you just don't see around often. Maybe map's like the original Pillbox back from 1.10.8., or maybe Mario's isometric (or whatever it was called) map? How about some of Brennen the Great's maps from 2.0.0 that were hosted on A Meteorite's Server (back when it was still called that), such as The Punisher? There are so many options of maps to choose, and I think it would be great to have The Retro Server so we could see them again more often. (Yes, I know that BZFlag is Open-Source and anyone can put these maps up on their servers, but you don't see that happen much.) Maybe it could cycle the maps out every month or two.

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Post by A Meteorite » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:24 pm

Send me the maps. :)
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Post by temporal distraction » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:40 pm

I've been doing that with my "Maps found in the forum series". I've hosted a couple by ducatiwannabe and am now running Ocean by JPA (a requested map). I'm doing one at a time though - there's no need to further flood the list server with useless/unplayed maps.

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:38 pm

I started to setup a series of "Blast From the Past" servers running popular maps from more than a year ago. I didn't get far at first due to other stuff but then I decided it wasn't going to be worth it since we already have more servers than maps.

I could set up a single server now with a 2 hourly rotation and perhaps even a command for players to choose which map will be next...
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:01 am

CBG that's a brilliant idea - hey you could even load in textures from old game clients. I know the wall.png and boxwall.png are different.

Some of the old maps.... Pie in the sky, Pillbox, Spiralzone... ahhh, nostalgia.
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:43 am

Yeah, I'll go through with it if I can find the time. I start back at college very soon.
I'll also need help with a "/poll nextmap" type command.

If anyone would like to nominate certain old maps, go for it. :)
JUst list any that used to be popular, or should have been but weren't discovered.
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:35 pm

Off the top of my head...

"Map for smart and sneaky people"
Pie in the Sky
Spiralzone
Pillbox
Dutchrai's Ratlab
Madcity

[edit:] Oh and HiX how it used to be. And to make it proper retro you'll need to remove all the new flags.
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Post by chickin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:21 pm

Please host louman laser mania.
There are a lot of ppl who would like to play there but there is always nobody on the map.

Thx.

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Post by joevano » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:07 pm

chickin wrote:Please host louman laser mania.
There are a lot of ppl who would like to play there but there is always nobody on the map.

Thx.

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LaserMania is definately not Retro. And LaserMania is already hosted (louman.bzflag.bz:2807). Hosting it somewhere else won't make people play there. Personally I am still a little tired of Lasermania, but if you want to play there you can. I have had several players asking me over the last couple of weeks about why no one plays at LaserMania anymore, so I think there are others who are thinking like you. Camp out there until others start to show up. Lasermania is a good map and I have heard lots of people who would like to play there again. Someone just has to invest the time in building up the number of players at first and people will come, you will see.

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Post by Green Manalishi » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:50 am

Spazzy Mcgee wrote:Off the top of my head...

"Map for smart and sneaky people"
Pie in the Sky
Spiralzone
Pillbox
Dutchrai's Ratlab
Madcity

[edit:] Oh and HiX how it used to be. And to make it proper retro you'll need to remove all the new flags.
i don't know about pie in the sky or the spiralzone, but: map for smart and sneaky people is around. i have played there a couple of times lately. pillbox (no-jump) is hosted by hepcat and is pretty popular, sometimes reminds you of how it was two years ago. dutchrai's ratlab is hosted by his own server, shellshock. madcity (the original by grape of wrath) is hosted by norang. the last two aren't very popular anymore. on a positive note dutchrai's sand blaster (which imo is similar to, but in every way better than ratlab), atm hosted by galt's world, is attracting people -again- lately, and so does the big mad city, the beautiful 2.* version by the purple panzer.

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Post by dartman » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:15 pm

I'd like to see one of those really old Hepcat map. I don't remember exactly what it was called, but it had jumping, rico, and superflags, and it was a red vd. green CTF. If someone can post pics of it, it might help me to remember it.

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Post by Hannibal » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:48 pm

Babel?
Thats definately still around..
Overlord?
Still around..not as popular anymore
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Post by birdie » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:12 pm

maybe you mean hepcat valentino? pillbox map with superflags and jumping?

btw pillbox is allready hosted on hepcat now

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Post by cosmos » Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:31 pm

dartman wrote:I'd like to see one of those really old Hepcat map. I don't remember exactly what it was called, but it had jumping, rico, and superflags, and it was a red vd. green CTF. If someone can post pics of it, it might help me to remember it.
it was pillbox. about 3 years ago i originally modified the bases to be tall and enabled jumping, rico, superflags, 10 shots you name it. it was kinda fun but really too insane to have any type of strategy or teamplay. after awhile i modified it to what you see today at borrego.hepcat.org:5154

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Post by cosmos » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:09 pm

cosmos wrote:
dartman wrote:I'd like to see one of those really old Hepcat map. I don't remember exactly what it was called, but it had jumping, rico, and superflags, and it was a red vd. green CTF. If someone can post pics of it, it might help me to remember it.
it was pillbox. about 3 years ago i originally modified the bases to be tall and enabled jumping, rico, superflags, 10 shots you name it. it was kinda fun but really too insane to have any type of strategy or teamplay. after awhile i modified it to what you see today at borrego.hepcat.org:5154
since more than a few have requested it i have put the early hepcat pillbox superflags jumping and rico variation up at borrego.hepcat.org:5155

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Post by dartman » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:58 pm

Actually cosmos, that's not the one I'm talking about. It wasn't Overlord or Pillbox, either. This was one way back in 1.10.8. That map and Two Castles used to be the only two maps I went on back then.
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Post by BinarySpike » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:19 am

Grassroots, or greengrass or something.

hepcat used to host it by itself, then they mixed overlord with it, then they took it off... then they put it back on recently (early this year).

I need to get those.

*edit*
Silvercat used to host it too and the ground was all... steel looking with a cat logo on it...

It had bases in each corner, with kinda these paths behind the bases, and teleporters in each corner...

Someone modded it and added like platforms through the middle and all and a tele in the middle... that was horrible and sad :( IMO

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:31 pm

Babel?
Still hosted..........
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Post by dartman » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:22 pm

BinarySpike wrote:Grassroots, or greengrass or something.

hepcat used to host it by itself, then they mixed overlord with it, then they took it off... then they put it back on recently (early this year).

I need to get those.

*edit*
Silvercat used to host it too and the ground was all... steel looking with a cat logo on it...

It had bases in each corner, with kinda these paths behind the bases, and teleporters in each corner...

Someone modded it and added like platforms through the middle and all and a tele in the middle... that was horrible and sad :( IMO
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That sounds like the one I'm talking about!

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:44 pm

It's Babel, hosted by silvercat.
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Post by SportChick » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:31 am

I'd like to see the following maps hosted:

Spirals (original by bzdoug)
Spiralzone (by Wiz)
Razzberry World
Decks (I've seen this hosted on a part time basis, but never seem to find it when I'm looking for it)
Basement (I think it's by Corndog or something similar)
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Post by temporal distraction » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:27 am

RazzberryWorld by Grumbler up now at temporal.game-host.org:4337

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