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Post by blast » Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:06 am

I've been working on adding some stuff to BZFlag. Here is a screen shot of a tabbed message panel system. The first tab displays everything. Then there is one for chat only, one for server messages, and one for things like flag, join, and kill messages. Controlled via the F1 through F4 keys. This is being based off the 1.10.4 client.
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Post by blast » Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:50 am

Okay, when I get this done, I plan on releasing a patch. It will also be included in the next BZFlag XL I am working on.
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Post by Head » Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:19 am

That's sweet blast! I always have a hard time separating the chat from the rest of the stuff so I look forward to this feature.

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Post by Grumbler » Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:48 pm

nice blast, good idea........are you planning to put it into the bzflag cvs, or just carry it as a separate patch?...............ie will this be a standard feature for the future of bzflag, or just a one time thing.
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Post by blast » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:07 pm

Right now I'm doing some final testing. I have a patch made, but I want to make sure it works. After I'm satisfied, I'll post it on the patch page on the SourceForge site.
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Post by blast » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:34 pm

Okay, released a patch. :)

Edit: I have now compiled and released a Windows binary of this client under the Misc Clients section of my site. Enjoy!
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Post by blast » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:37 pm

Jweeks brought to my attention a bug that caused the client to crash when you went to the Help menu. Thanks to him, I found the bug and fixed it. The next thing to do it write a patch based on the latest CVS.
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Post by Fiberchunks » Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:41 pm

nice work blast -- I hope this makes it into main, really helpful :)

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Post by Rebel Chikorita » Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:25 pm

gj blast :)

very kewl

(buh wil ther b a way to hide da tabs? an jus go by da F1-4 keys? i play wif screen opacity at da highest settin , bcuz i like to play wif a large radar view , buh keep da message box as small as possible so it duznt obscure my main view as much)

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Post by blast » Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:02 am

Right now there isn't a way to turn it off, but I could surely add that. I'll probably put a toggle in the GUI Options menu.

Edit: I have a local copy that allows you to toggle the display of the tabs. It still allows you to switch tabs. I'll try to get that finished and released tomorrow.
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Post by Rebel Chikorita » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:57 am

yay blast :)

(an next time i c u playin.. i'll try not 2 shoot at cha ;)

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Post by JeffM » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:04 am

Blast if you want to do an installer build for windows with this patch, I'll get it posted on the dragon.org beta builds page.

I'm allso going to make sure this patch gets added to the CVS code, even if I have to add it myself ( ick, command line stuff ). Tho if the old horses complain it may be an option.
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Post by blast » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:53 pm

I'll work on that after school today.
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Post by blast » Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:31 am

Okay, you can now choose whether or not to show the tabs, toggled via the GUI Options menu. The tabs still function even if not visible. I have a full installer uploaded, along with an updated patch. Both can be downloaded from my download page under Misc Clients, just as before. The SF patch will be updated shortly. I also updated and fixed the installer script to work with the latest version of NSIS, and put in a custom uninstaller icon.
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Non-colorized Text

Post by Mozul » Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:15 am

In your latest version, I downloaded the installer from your website, and the text is no longer colorized.

In regular 1.10.4, the names of the killer's and victims are colorized with their team color.
Chat text is blue, other stuff grey, etc.
In your tabbed client, everything is all one color in the all panel and the chat panels.

I'd be nice if the colorization was retained.

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Post by blast » Fri Feb 06, 2004 2:05 am

Ah, thank you for catching that. I accidentally messed up the bzflag.cxx file. I'm uploading a new copy right now.
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Post by blast » Fri Feb 06, 2004 2:50 am

The patch and installer are updated now. If any of you find bugs, feel free to tell me. ;)
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Now not all Chats

Post by Mozul » Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:27 am

I downloaded the new version. It does have the colorization now, not all the chat messages show up in the chat tab. If I go to the ALL tab, there are some chat messages that aren't showing up in the Chat tab.

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Post by blast » Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:16 pm

What kind of chat messages? Messages to and from the server get placed under the server tab.
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