do u know if theres a bz flag server in usa?

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do u know if theres a bz flag server in usa?

Post by tomer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:41 pm

i know theres a server in africa its hide and seek hills
i live in oklahoma mofo kickass works good
do u know if theres 1 in usa
how do u know where a server is located
the world can be a beutiful place u just gotta know how to look at it

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Post by joevano » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:51 pm

Ok. I realize you are new, but please try to use proper English (spelling and phrasing) and punctuation when posting. You live in the US and it is the language we speak after all. There are many foreigners here and it can be difficult for them to understand what you are trying to say. Heck, it's difficult for me (probably my age). :)

I was unaware that Hide and Seek hills was in Africa, hmmm. After a quick check of the list, the two Hide and Seek hills that are currently there, are located in the US and Germany. Which is a relatively common arrangement, one US server and a German counterpart.

Generally you have to do some work to figure out where a server is at, usually by their IP address. You would have to look up where it is, there are many websites for doing this. A good rule of thumb, if you are in the US and have a decent connection, is that if your lag is >= 200ms then the server is overseas, if it is <200 the server is in the US or Canada. As I said that is a good rule of thumb. Other than that where the server is, is irrelevant, there are probably servers on every continent except Antartica. And there may even be one there from time to time, who knows.

As for servers in the US/Canada there are many :
norang
mofo
tadd
lodxcol
swordofkahless
shadowcat
purplepanzer

and many, many others that are not coming to mind right now

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Post by brad » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:30 pm

http://bzstats.strayer.de/servers/ shows the locations of most servers.

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Post by Defman » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:37 am

donny_baker wrote:Ok. I realize you are new, but please try to use proper English (spelling and phrasing) and punctuation when posting. You live in the US and it is the language we speak after all.
thought I heard we were a minority now a days (that is white, English speaking folk)

I'm not making assumptions now am I?

this place is starting to, no, has been, reminding me of a work environment, complete with office politics.

Keep the stiff upper lip all, you're doing a fine job running this place.

Steve

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Post by lodxcol » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:58 am

Yes, tadd's server, where I run Missile War off of, is located in Seattle, Washington, on the western coast of the USA. I believe it's located in a hotel basement.

Also, most of the time you can determine the IP of a server by opening a command prompt, and pinging it. For example: "ping lodxcol.bzflag.org". That will come up with a list of pings sent to the server, along with it's IP address.
Once you've got that you can use an IP locating website.


Or better yet, get the IP from http://bzstats.strayer.de/servers/ like brad said :P

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