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radar silliness

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:42 pm
by trepan
Silly new feature: in experimental mode, your tank
is rendered as a model when you zoom in tightly.
The radar tank treads move, the tank cloaks, resizes,
and does everything else that you'd normally see
with your current settings.

(this screenie also shows a bit of the fast radar mode)


Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:43 pm
by Memnarch
Very cool, and I like the rocks, too.

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:49 pm
by Scorch
nice, suggestion: mabye you could put a red line around the tank where it would count if a bullet hits it, and mabye even the "non-graphics-existance" line on the bullets too.

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:54 pm
by trepan
Scorch, radar is basically useless by the
time you're zoomed in far enough to see
the tank model instead of a square (and
I'm not quite getting your second point.)

This is simply a frivolous visual effect.

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:56 pm
by Scorch
ok yeah i get it :)

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:12 pm
by Scorch
whats with the blue + before your name trep?

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:24 pm
by DTRemenak
That indicates that he's been verified by the list server - e.g. that the person in the screenshot is the same trepan that posts here (or at least knows his password). There's also @, which marks admins, and -, which indicates that the user is known but unverified - like if trepan tried to play as me, but doesn't know my password.

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:31 pm
by Durandal
Wow thats cool... I'm more interested in the rocks than the radar :D

Cool feature

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:56 pm
by RPG
Im more interested in the + - @ feature, nice one.

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:19 am
by toaster
Any closer Trepan, and we'd be able to see you through the top hatch. :)

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:35 am
by Memnarch
Will there be signs to indicate cops? I really love how 2.0 is being laid out. It's very nice, congradulations to the developers.

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:34 pm
by Scorch
Yeah, sort of coming off of memnarch's idea, could cops be included as a default group in the next version as well as admins, default, registered?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:50 pm
by brad2901
DTRemenak wrote:There's also @, which marks admins.
This didn't seem to work with me. I only had + although I was an admin.

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:00 pm
by JeffM
what is a cop?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:05 pm
by Scorch
wow, doesn't know what a cop is...

its an additional set of perms that a lot of servers use, mine has;


Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:34 pm
by brad2901
A cop is just set by servers, its not on all servers though.. some servers use group names like 'player-admin'.

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:53 pm
by RPG
But if they do make cop a default group with it's own symbol, I bet Cop would be the standard, instead of player-admin.

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:38 am
by JeffM
the concept of "cop" is not ingraned into the software. All it knows about is "default", "Admin", and "registered". Every server does it's own cop system, some with more then one level of "cop" accesss. This is why it was not put into the server when I did the inital group implementation. The symbols come from the master list groups. and the only ones that can be consistnt are the ones the software knows by default. Putting a cop group in by default would limit how people could would use the permision groups.

or just make a patch and submit it.

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:54 am
by Memnarch
Weeell. I don't know about programing past the extent of what it I wouldn't be able to make a patch. Sooo, I'll just stick with whatever is there.

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:57 am
by chandler583
i like the rocks and new features

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:11 am
by RPG
The rocks aren't preset objects, they're object meshes with the rock wall texture. :D Felt like I had to clarify that.

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:17 pm
by Red Baron2
so is there literally a zoom in option for radar in 2.0. as in hold down + or - and it will gradually get closer or farther? or am i just lost :lol-old:

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:26 pm
by brad2901
Yeah there is, 4 + 5 zoom in and out.

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:05 pm
by SGI
I dont like the rock........not a normal shape.
Bad rico from the rocks.

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:37 pm
by DTRemenak
SGI wrote:I dont like the rock...Bad rico from the rocks.
I predicted you would say that the very first time I played on that map...