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only things I notices on OS X

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:56 am
by katanna
There are only two weird things in OS X:
Most of the time, even though I have it turned on, I cannot see any bullets on my mini map. Any fixes?
Also, it seams to lag, both slow screen rate, and with the server.
If I can play WarCraft and never have a problem with lag on my cable internet, why do I have lag problems with this simple program?
Thanks!

Matthew

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:06 pm
by learner
Under the Options->GUI Settings menu, there are two parameters that you can configure so that you can see shots better. One is the size of the shot tips (which by default is a small dot) and the other is the length of the shot's tail. Play with those and you should be able to see the shots better.

As for the lag, the main difference is that BZ predates WarCraft by many years and has much old networking baggage. BZ was initially written assuming you'd only be playing on a local network, not over the Internet. Hence, it's not well optimized for Internet gameplay, and it's networking performance is "less than optimal" to say the least.

There is work going on to improve the networking, and feel free to help out if you are a developer.

Cheers!

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 11:26 pm
by rob1n
another thing i noticed on Mac OSX version...I downloaded the 1.10.4 version from SF.net website, but it says 1.10.5 ingame????

What's going on? I tried it on a Windows machine and it said 1.10.4.

I also started up my own server for LAN play, and it said: Server version: 1.10.5?

What goes here?

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 1:56 am
by blast
1.10.5 is a CVS version, so maybe they had a problem on 1.10.4 and upgraded it to the CVS at the time.

Re: only things I notices on OS X

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 2:49 am
by toaster
katanna wrote:There are only two weird things in OS X:
Yep:

1. The computer, and
2. The user.


(same as with all O/S's)

version goof

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 2:58 pm
by learner
loser wrote:another thing i noticed on Mac OSX version...I downloaded the 1.10.4 version from SF.net website, but it says 1.10.5 ingame????

What's going on? I tried it on a Windows machine and it said 1.10.4.

I also started up my own server for LAN play, and it said: Server version: 1.10.5?

What goes here?
Well. That's because when I put the Mac OS X build together, I accidentally had the wrong version number set and it was several days before I was made aware of the goof. By then, there was very little incentive to rebuild just for the sake of a minor version number.

Besides the fact that it reports as 1.10.5, the Mac OS X 1.10.4 release is IDENTICAL in every other regard to the other 1.10.4 platform releases. Nothing to worry about.

Cheers!

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 10:41 am
by elmer fudd
1.10.5 has bug fixes right?

current 1.10.5

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 12:20 pm
by learner
elmer fudd wrote:1.10.5 has bug fixes right?
If you pull cvs sources from a current snapshot or from the v1_10branch in cvs, then yes -- it will have bug fixes and a few minor enhancements.

The Mac OS X 1.10.4 release that reports as 1.10.5 does NOT, however, have any bug fixes as it is IDENTICAL to 1.10.4.

Cheers!

Posted: Thu May 13, 2004 2:56 pm
by rob1n
good to know...

also, when I have all the options on (texturing, dithering etc.), the screen or game (not sure which) hangs, and I can't do anything, but I can still move the mouse.