Maps I'd like to see hosted again

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Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:26 pm

I'd like to see some of the good old maps hosted again with

- lots of superflags, no or few bad flags (short time limit for bad flags)
- no wings (I hate wings)
- no shot limits (or very high shot limit if you absolutely must have them)

the maps I'd like to see hosted:

- Eggs 1.3
- Fairground V2
- Secretplace 1.5 (i.e. spiraldome map)
- FreedomLives3
- Arena (is being hosted but with very few flags, wing, shot limits etc.)
- Iggyworld 2.0
- King of the Castle
- Mad City
- PieInTheSky

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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:50 pm

The old school servers, eh? I've always sat on the idea of bringing back all the old maps. The sad truth is - they just don't get played. Even when they do get hosted, they don't pull the players.

The community has changed - for the better or for the worse - and the game has changed considerably with it.

Maybe if I get time over the next few weeks, i'll try and get something up. Perhaps a mapchange server. Other maps to add to your list are the old Hepcat/Silvercat rotations. Overlord in particular.
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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by Bambino » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:00 am

Spazzy McGee wrote: Maybe if I get time over the next few weeks, i'll try and get something up. Perhaps a mapchange server. Other maps to add to your list are the old Hepcat/Silvercat rotations. Overlord in particular.
javawizard2539 is hosting overlord on his server (200ms lag for Aussies) and zaphod is also hosting in France.
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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by Grace F » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:25 pm

Alot of these maps are up every now and again. Like Spazzy said, they simply don't get played, which is sad for those people around when those good ol' maps were popular. Blame ducatiwannabe and his MissleWar Maps, they've taken and brainwashed the BZFlag community. :)
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Post by dereliction of duty » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:59 pm

pieinthesky is still out there.

Along with a pie+mofo map.

There's a few Mad City mod's running as well. I don't think I've seen a non-mod Mad City in while though.

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Post by io » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:02 pm

what i would like to see is a full spiralzone server :P
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Post by Crallion » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:51 am

I just wish that louman maps were played more. I remember when I could find lots of people who wanted to play louman maps. Not anymore :(
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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by miro » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:38 pm

I hope one day the Cobra Fast random FFA will be re-hosted. It was really fun :)

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Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:15 pm

Secretplace 1.6 is never being hosted, IIRC, only 1.9, which I think sucks. I haven't seen FreedomLives in quite a while, either. Same holds for PieInTheSky, FairGround and King of the Castle (another great map to camp if wings are disallowed).

Like I said, the other maps which are being hosted aren't the same with shot limits and wings.

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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by joevano » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:26 pm

You know last I heard there were still 1.x servers being hosted out there... maybe you would be happier playing on them. Get over the wings thing, they have been around for years and they are not going away.
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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:52 pm

Spazzy McGee wrote:The old school servers, eh? I've always sat on the idea of bringing back all the old maps. The sad truth is - they just don't get played. Even when they do get hosted, they don't pull the players.

The community has changed - for the better or for the worse - and the game has changed considerably with it.

Maybe if I get time over the next few weeks, i'll try and get something up. Perhaps a mapchange server. Other maps to add to your list are the old Hepcat/Silvercat rotations. Overlord in particular.
If you can host Secretplace 1.6, with NO wings and NO shot limits.

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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by zaphod » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:40 pm

I was in a "nostlagic" mood again and put up 15 classics, that you can switch through and have a goold-old-time-feeling while shooting some tanks. I hope it will be used a bit (helps for the shooting some tanks) because my classics ::: series I had up some time ago was unfortunately not very successful :-(
anyway ::: with the mapchange plugin you can load one of those maps :::
  • Atlantis : Aribeth (2003)
    Grassroots : Babel (2003)
    Collaborator I : Dutchrai, Ducatiwannabe, The Purple Panzer and sid6.7 (2004)
    Fair Ground : "Ian Morris" (2003)
    Overlord : Dutchrai (2003)
    Eriaziel : Ducatiwannabe (2005)
    Iggyworld : Aribeth (2003)
    Mario Arena : Mario (2003)
    Pillbox : ?????? (????)
    Rings : Semtex (2003)
    Spiralzone : Wiz (2003)
    Ziggy : ?????? (????)
    Eggs : ?????? (2003)
    Pie in the sky : proxy (????)
    Urban Combat : Sid6.7 (2003)
    please feel free to "fill-in" the ????
how it works?
/maplist ::: this will show a list of all available maps

get an admin or cop on the map, who can do :::

/mapchange [map_name] ::: restart server with the specified map
/maprandom ::: explains itself ;-)

and all up&running at
001.bzflag.fr:5160
classics ::: mapchange with 15 CLASSICS ::: atm <YOUR CHOICE>


enjoy while having a goold-old-time-feeling!


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Re: Maps I'd like to see hosted again

Post by WorldOfTanks23 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:53 pm

Zaphod, you put up the WRONG spiralzone map up. You put up 1.9 and the one I wanted is 1.6.

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Post by Bambino » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:10 pm

Boo-hoo.

Maybe he couldn't get the older version you wanted, or maybe EVERYONE else wanted this version.
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Post by blast » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:18 pm

Godson2 wrote:Zaphod, you put up the WRONG spiralzone map up. You put up 1.9 and the one I wanted is 1.6.
So pay for your own dedicated server and run version 1.6 yourself. No need to be a jerk.
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Post by zaphod » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:33 am

:wink: to blast

hmmm ::: saw that Godson2 was forced already by an admin not being able to join the server again and enjoying these great maps! thats just to bad! (harassment and insulting all players! you never grow up "punisher"?!)



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Post by ducatiwannabe » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:35 pm

Grace F wrote:Alot of these maps are up every now and again. Like Spazzy said, they simply don't get played, which is sad for those people around when those good ol' maps were popular. Blame ducatiwannabe and his MissleWar Maps, they've taken and brainwashed the BZFlag community. :)
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Post by tobylane » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:01 pm

Well you could release your old versions Ducati, and let us improve them, you'd want to add some of the stuff I've heard wanted.

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Post by adameros » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:22 pm

I saw Fairground was up the other night. It was a blast.

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Post by SammyTin » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:05 pm

I remember from a brief stint of this game I played a couple years back a map called "BZ Boxxy wars"? That was really fun.

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Post by hutty » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:38 pm

I have no experience on older maps as of now. but think... what will happen to bzflag 2 maps when bzflag 3 comes out?

Will we have a post like this one talking about how missle wars and mofo are never played anymore?

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Post by blast » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:59 pm

The majority of maps will transition to BZFlag 3.0 without requiring any changes. The only breaking change that I can think of right now is how dynamic colors are done.
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Post by Crallion » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:44 pm

I think he means that with more possibilities, those maps will "go out of style"... There weren't many changes that had to be made from 1.x to 2.x, but there were more things you could do with maps than before.
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:48 pm

blast wrote:The majority of maps will transition to BZFlag 3.0 without requiring any changes. The only breaking change that I can think of right now is how dynamic colors are done.
Which will actually break a whole load of maps - the link material generated when you /saveworld gives you one of the old dynamic colors. Think of how many maps there are out there which use this snippet of dyncol.

When 3.0 rolls around, there'll have to be an announcement to replace the old dyncol with one in the new format.
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