BZFlag Freezing Up

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PlasticTank
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BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by PlasticTank » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:32 pm

This has been happening to me a lot lately, so I decided to make a post on this.

Sometimes when I open bzflag, it seems to be frozen. I can't move the menu, or do anything. Its just frozen still. Even "esc" doesn't work. I usually have to wait 5 minutes or restart my computer for this to go away. I'm running Mac OS X leopard, with the latest updates installed. I'm not sure what's happening, but I would like to hear other peoples ideas on the matter.

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Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by Monster » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:20 am

Had the same issue some time ago and posted it in another thread (can't remember where ;).
At the same time youtube videos stopped loading and downloads stopped downloading from time to time. Therefore i assumed that my inet connection was to blame. It seemed like whenever something freezed or stopped I wans't connected to the internet for a short period of time. I solved the problem by contacting my inetprovider. I'm not sure if that really helped you but that's what happened to me ;)
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Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by z[h]ero » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:25 am

Hmm, I tested it, when I intensionally switch off my WLAN, or deactivate my internet connection while playing Bz, then in both cases Bz doesn't freeze (as I can still use the Bz menu and so on...).
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Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by Monster » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:59 am

I'm aware of this [h], it's some kind of joke wich came up from my team messages in the gu league ;)
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Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by ts » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:38 pm

PlasticTank wrote:Sometimes when I open bzflag, it seems to be frozen. I can't move the menu, or do anything. Its just frozen still. Even "esc" doesn't work. I usually have to wait 5 minutes or restart my computer for this to go away. I'm running Mac OS X leopard, with the latest updates installed.
Hard to know what causes your client to freeze but don't push "esc" alone. Try "command + alt + esc".
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Re: BZFlag Freezing Up

Post by tobylane » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:19 pm

I have stuff like this on mac.

1. It doesn't like you having just switched internet type (eg wireless to ethernet)
2. Youtube quicklist doesn't work while it's open
3. It won't last 20-40 minutes with smoothing on.
4. Randomly does nothing, as you have.

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