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What about your operating system?

Post by fox in the fog » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:56 pm

Well, what about your operating system? What operating system use the normal BZFlag players? What operating system use the site managers, hosting managers and all people working with things a little complicated? I'm very curious about this, since i have 2 operating system: Windows xp and Ubuntu... and i think Ubuntu is better (very very better).
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:30 pm

For playing you can use nearly any operating system.
For hosting I recommend a *nix system (Unix/BSD, Linux, MacOSX).

I personally play on Windows XP SP3 and host on Debian Etch.

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by blast » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:36 pm

Our most well supported operating system for running the graphical client is Windows.

As for "site managers", well, I'd assume they would be web based, so it shouldn't matter what OS you are on unless you are going to be hosting your own servers on your own system.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Bambino » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:43 pm

I play the BZFlag on ubuntu 10.04 and do some map hosting on ubuntu 10.04 server edition.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by mrapple » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:49 pm

I play on a 15" MacbookPro (2007) that is hooked up to a 22'" monitor via DVI.

Laptop specs:

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 800 MHz 3MB L2 cache
2 GB DDR2 RAM
500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive

Operating system is Snow Leopard (10.6.4) and I compile my own BZFlag client.

As for hosting, Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition is the way to go. (My server is located in Ohio and is hosted by xlhost. This is the same place bzexcess and planet-mofo are located)

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by ahs3 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:23 am

I play on Arch Linux.
My server is also on Arch Linux.

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by fox in the fog » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:02 pm

interesting... :)
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by hutty » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:48 pm

ubuntu

I used to use win vista, however that computer died
every now and then mac OSX tiger or win 7
and in rare cases you will find me with windows ME (yes bz works on win me (at 8 fps))

but I mostly use ubuntu
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by fox in the fog » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:35 pm

good... the best is ubuntu!!! ;)
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by enrico123 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:34 pm

i use Windows 7
im on my notebook sometimes and that is the same, recently my desktop broke so my netbook specs are:
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by probe » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:34 am

I tried Windows a few times (up to Windows 7), but I cannot adjust to it, also the game seems slower when I played it in Windows. Back to my old favorite Gentoo the game works perfect.

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by blast » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:18 pm

probe wrote:also the game seems slower when I played it in Windows
Not to go off topic here, but you likely just need to install video drivers from the graphics chip manufacturer. The ones included with Windows 7 (or pulled from Windows Update) will run OpenGL calls through Direct3D which makes OpenGL slower and/or more buggy.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Upsetter » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:40 am

I am GNU/Linux user (Fedora12 right now) and have played the game on several distributions like Gentoo, Sabayon, Ubuntu and Archlinux during the last years.
I also have a Windoze XP installed and played bz on it but the game runs better on Linux sytems (at least for me). So 99% of the time I am playing is on Linux.

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by dereliction of duty » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:30 pm

I used to say it runs better in linux. However, with a dual boot opensuse 11.3/Win7 now - I'd have to say they both run bz just fine now.

opensuse is still primary though...

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Conquistador » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:43 pm

I dont think there's any difference where you play bz. As long as you play it :D, windows or linux doesnt matter. ;D
But..for that matter, I'd recommend ubuntu..idk..for me it feels much much nicer than windows xp. :]
Besides..i'd say is more of pc matter. The better ur comp, the smoother the game play.

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by ducktape » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Ubuntu ftw.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Gort » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:50 am

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by dereliction of duty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:11 am

let me add to the fray, I wouldn't recommend this version of opensuse due to their way of attempting to load a 3d nvidia driver...

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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by fox in the fog » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:18 pm

Why, on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 the BZFlag settings (like the favourite servers) are not saved? When I close bzflag and than I open it, if I have added some server to the favourite list before I close bzflag, there aren't "orange"... Why?
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by ducktape » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:04 pm

is it just the favorite servers or do key mappings change aswell?
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by Dr Robotnik » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:54 pm

I play on my gaming desktop. (AMD Phenom II x4 at 3.6ghz, 4GB DDR3, ATi Radeon 5770, Windows 7) Its a custom build, I hate OEM stuff most of the time.
For working, I use a Late 2007 white macbook with 2GB ram, Core 2 Duo at 2ghz and a 120GB Hard disk. Runs OS X 10.6.4
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by fox in the fog » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:09 pm

ducktape...Is just the favourite servers, the key and GUI settings are ok.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by ducktape » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:45 pm

hmm, then i dont know what it is. i was gonna say it could be your config file resetting everytime you boot the game, but then your key and gui settings would change. but im not even sure if favorite servers are saved in the config file.
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by blast » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:16 pm

Fox in the Fog wrote:Why, on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 the BZFlag settings (like the favourite servers) are not saved? When I close bzflag and than I open it, if I have added some server to the favourite list before I close bzflag, there aren't "orange"... Why?
thx for your time
As far as I know, favorites only work if your Options > Cache Settings > Server List Cache option is set to something other than Off / Backup Mode. I'm unsure if turning that option on will cause auth issues, so... good luck. :)
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Re: What about your operating system?

Post by alezakos » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:56 pm

I'm playing BZFlag on Ubuntu, hosting still on Ubuntu.

With Windows I get 5 FPS, while on Ubuntu I get 18.

A regular BZFlag player with a regular PC (just like Tank Buster22) would use Windows.

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