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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:58 am
by too much loving
I never understood how all these youngsters start playing bzflag. Personally I started using using linux at home because I used it at my university, and I found bzflag while toying around with apt-get.

But how do all the youngsters find the game?
Are they using their parents linux computer?
Are they using the windows version?
Do youngsters browse sourceforge?
Has it become unfashionable to own a playstation?

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:24 pm
by Geo Dude
no playstations are fun and my dad was looking for games that could play with his open gl card, and he found bzflag, and enemy territory(if anyone played that)

btw what is sourge fource? (just courious)

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:16 pm
by CannonBallGuy
It's "sourceforge", as toomuchloving correctly spelt it.
See www.google.com for more information.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 pm
by JeffM
over 1/2 the running clients at any one time are windows clients.

People find the game via Google and other search systems ( freshmeat, etc.. ), not all use source forge ( or even know what it is ).

Linux users actually only make up about 20-25% of the players. But nearly 100% of the servers.

The game is mostly played because it is free to the end user(as in beer), not necessarily because of it's open source status.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:29 pm
by Geo Dude
ohh...so if we use linux there is no sourgeforce?

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:35 pm
by joevano
Geo Dude wrote:ohh...so if we use linux there is no sourgeforce?
Yes, there is sourceforge for everyone, it has nothing to do with your operating system. The site is at http://sourceforge.net/


Here is the blurb from the SourceForge website on what they are:
SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more Open Source development products than any other site or network worldwide. SourceForge.net provides a wide variety of services to projects we host, and to the Open Source community.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:57 pm
by CannonBallGuy
Geo Dude wrote:ohh...so if we use linux there is no sourgeforce?
Did you even read my post?

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:42 pm
by khazhyk
toomuchloving wrote:But how do all the youngsters find the game?
Are they using their parents linux computer?
Are they using the windows version?
Do youngsters browse sourceforge?
Has it become unfashionable to own a playstation?
I found it in the pre-installed apps for FC or FC2.
It's my computer
No/Yes (10% windows/100% linux)
Sometimes
No.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:49 pm
by Geo Dude
CannonBallGuy wrote:
Geo Dude wrote:ohh...so if we use linux there is no sourgeforce?
Did you even read my post?
no lol i skipped some ppl :?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:39 am
by Triumph of the Soul
My brother, (Callsign: Ofidian) used to play the game a lot. At first I wasn't interested, but he persuaded me to play so he could play against me. Because of my lack of experience, he usually got better scores than me, but I think his plan backfired, as I now play all the time and have become so good that he has lost the energy to play.

Shame on me for discouraging a frequent player from playing this noble game, but embrace the fact that some players rise at the expense of others. This is just my juvenile point of view.

--A Distraction

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:06 am
by khazhyk
I understand your sig now!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:39 am
by Triumph of the Soul
me1 wrote:I understand your sig now!!!
Lol, what did you do? Google it? So you now know I like Star Wars.

--A Distraction

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:41 pm
by the sorting hat
Cant remember I started playing it like 4 years ago when i was 10!

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:29 pm
by Razor
I got it from my friend:

MasterChief

Now we are real fans of this game...!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:49 pm
by Geo Dude
is master chief a rapper or is that his callsign?

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:45 pm
by MrsSmith
My brother was playing, and it passed much time before I started to play..I was afraid :oops:

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:57 am
by agron
my sister told me about bzflag....but i dont know where she got it from

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:56 am
by TRYON
Ok...back in my sophomore health class(in high school) one of my friends who knew about bzflag and setup most of the class so we could play against each other when the teachers werent paying attention...then i downloaded it at home and have been playin since

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:26 pm
by Geo Dude
TRYON wrote:Ok...back in my sophomore health class(in high school) one of my friends who knew about bzflag and setup most of the class so we could play against each other when the teachers werent paying attention...then i downloaded it at home and have been playin since
thats smart, but what happened to the kids that got caught

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:29 pm
by A Vicious Muffin
You probably won't want to know... :D

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:36 am
by Matt?
well in middle school my Math/Tech teacher had it on all the computers in the lab, and the last 15 minutes or so of class he would let us play it. it was all good but they were mac's with noright click button on the mouse :evil:

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:07 pm
by bzflaginator
Once when I had linux (back around 6 years ago) I was toying around and found BZ on it. There was also a very violent game and I would switch between the two but after awhile I got hooked on BZ. Been playing ever since :D

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:42 pm
by Chadster
Oddly enough I found it from Urbandictionary.com. Someone said they would rather be playing bzflag than doing something else, so I did a search for bzflag and here I am!

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:40 am
by H0ley
chadster wrote:Oddly enough I found it from Urbandictionary.com. Someone said they would rather be playing bzflag than doing something else, so I did a search for bzflag and here I am!
Do you happen to remember the word entry on urbandictionary that led you to bzflag? The MoFo crew are big fans of the urbandictionary.

\found this game on SF.net

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:30 pm
by dups
Found on Apples downloads section.