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Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:09 pm
by BladeBuddy
I was showed to it through a friend.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:11 am
by Agent West
few friends back in 10th grade were playing, so i watched, tried, got addicted. Shortly after that BZFlag was banned from my school as being "too violent." Since i only had dial-up, i could not play it at home. Then in '08 after graduating and being bored out of my mind i happened to remember the Flag. By then we git DSL. so i got it and got re-addicted :)

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:34 am
by A_Thousand_Suns
I was exploring my Linux and i got hooked. When i switched to Mac OS X the first thing i did (after setting up of course) was get the latest BZFlag version. no other thoughts on what to do :D

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:10 am
by Pizzahead
My friend's dad is a big Linux guy, and when I was over at my friend's house (when I was 7 or 8) I played a few games of BZ with my friend. At some point I got the BZFlag disc and started playing on my dad's Windows ME. After that got destroyed (after 10 years of service) I waited for a year until getting an iMac, and I've been playing on it ever since.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:40 am
by allejo
Back when Apple still had an application download page on their site instead of the Mac App Store, I was looking at the game section and saw BZFlag. I was looking for a first person shooter game that wasn't like every other one and I read the description. It was technically a first person shooter game but with tanks. That seemed different to me. I looked at the screenshots and it looked simple so I gave it a try. I got addicted to it fairly quick.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:14 pm
by ViverGulia
My friend (callsign: undead tanks) showed it to me a year ago.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:01 pm
by War Pig
My brother (callsign: BwastEm) introduced me to the game. Since then it has consumed my life, ruined my relationships with freinds and family, and nearly gotten me fired (until the boss got addicted too). I have never forgiven my brother, and so I BZpwn him relentlessly at every opportunity. :P

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:26 pm
by ahs3
War Pig wrote:My brother (callsign: BwastEm) introduced me to the game. Since then it has consumed my life, ruined my relationships with freinds and family, and nearly gotten me fired (until the boss got addicted too). I have never forgiven my brother, and so I BZpwn him relentlessly at every opportunity. :P

The boss got addicted, that's always a plus :)

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:41 pm
by Bambino
^ Now you can play bz at work against him :P

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:44 pm
by psycho
I was bored one day so I asked a friend to give me some different games that he had heard of....and one of them was bzflag! and i was a newb until 2011 :D

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:05 am
by rustlerspeed
I found this game from my friend.His name was styrofoam1999. But he moved away, and stopped playing bzflag. ;(

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:35 pm
by FangUp
I found out about bzflag, when my father and his partners were sorta upgrading bzflag, thats when i started playing it (i know LaserMania was the most active)

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:56 pm
by fox in the fog
The Red Baron wrote:looking for the old original arcade battlezone.
That's the same for me... My father knew battlezone and so he searched it just to see what heppened :)
Together we found bzflag and I started play

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:27 pm
by Recon
Chance, I was looking for a good open source game and found bz... pretty cool huh!

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:12 pm
by Liz 16
I found bz flag from some friends that had it downloaded it to our computer and we play with them and I like it allot so meny diffrent types of people you meet on it :P!!

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:14 am
by Starski
during winter break out of school i got addicted to a game called tankball there were clans and forums for newcomers someone sent me the link to this game downloaded it and played castle wars for a good 3 hours

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:09 pm
by Iskskskks
I found bz though friends,later I found this similar game called specter and I found bz!

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:28 am
by dartman
It was several years ago, maybe in 2005 or prior. First callsign was Jimmie or Jimmie Johnson or some exceptional like that since I was a NASCAR dork back then (not in the redneck sort of way, but because I had an interest in fast cars long before I could actually legally drive, and I found out there was a sport involving them). But anyway, my older brother randomly showed it to me once and we both started learning it around the same time and both of us having been playing ever since on an on-and-off basis. I think he plays a bit more often but I've been slightly more involved in the community.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:31 am
by Musicmaker621
I found BZFlag through a friend. (Sniper752) He and I played on it almost every time I went over to his house. I didn't actually download BZFlag on one of my computers until a year or two later. It took me a year or two more to register. And here I am, playing BZFlag somewhat frequently.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:13 am
by threeper
I found it on a website called, http://www.top-20-free-mac-games.com

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:35 pm
by Jacko H
Some guy at my school would host a server, which all the school computer could find and therefor match each other!
We all thought it was amazing how the admin could give people flags. We all tried to be his best mate so he would give us good flags.
About a year later I figured out I could play it at home!
Now I'm past addicted, I'm superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-addicted.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:56 pm
by FiringSquad
I found it through looking for information about the movie Tron and the games in it, especially the LightCycle game (long before the remake).
That pointed me to the Armegatron game, which is OpenSource and the OpenSource site at that time recommended BZFlag.

Many years ago. :-)

Armegatron was pretty addicting, with a major adrenaline rush. Games were quick, over in a couple of minutes.
BZFlag was much more fun though, so that was the end of Armegatron for me.

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:22 pm
by [honc]
My Hardwarehacker is a player an he showed it to me.
Since then i am a noob :-)

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:11 am
by MonsterMan++
I think about 9 or 10 years ago i saw my cousin playing it at his house and then my brother downloaded it onto our old arse iMac (it was new back then) and i was hooked. Thinking back it's amazing how long ago the release of 2.0 actually was but anyway...

And a funny thing is I'm only just about 18 now which I think makes me unusual in terms of starting at a really young age (8) and still playing today, or is this the case for others too?

Re: how did u find bz?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:28 pm
by Sub[FR]
A long time ago, we used Bzflags at work to test Nvidia drivers on newly installed Debian workstations. Really cool :-)