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server config question

Post by menotume » Tue Jul 29, 2003 2:04 am

Can someone help me make sense of the -mp (max players) option? I am running a server on cable modem and want to limit the players to 3 red and 3 green with a total maximum of 8 players (rouges taking up the slack, up to 8). I tried:
-mp 8 -mp {,3,3,0,0}
but that shows up as 3 red, 3 green, 11 total in the server list. I've tried many combinations, but it just doesn't seem to make sense. Where did the 11 come from? I'm sure I'm overlooking something, and would appreciate any help here. TIA.

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Post by Chestal » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:52 am

I am not 100% sure (would have to look at the soruce, but I am lazy), but I think that the additional 3 players are observer slots. You can change the number of observer with the -mo option. It might be a good idea to display this in more detail in the server list, it hasn't been done yet because observers were introduced in a hackish way without breaking backward compatibility.

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Post by SGI » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:38 am

-mp {<total-count> 11 {rogue-count}5 , {red-count}3, {green-count}3, {blue-count} 0, {purple-count}0

-mo {observer}20000...........just kidding
the default value for observer is 3....

here you can find more about the server config
http://www.shellshock.dutchrai.com/references.htm
more for you
http://www.bzflag.org/wiki/ServerCommands

Youre welcome
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Post by menotume » Tue Jul 29, 2003 2:07 pm

That's it. I should have seen the trend of 3 over what I had expected. Thank you for the quick replies.

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