Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

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Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by clarahobbs » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:40 pm

I am currently working on a set of animations designed to teach people various tricks in BZFlag. The first one is about the MoFo Jump, a trick to get to a box directly above you that can't ordinarily be reached. If you have any questions or comments, please post them here.
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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by blast » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:45 pm

Guess I don't see the point of having it as a GIF animation... Couldn't you just have the text written out and embed those screenshots onto the post? Or even do it as a whole web site of tricks. Cool tip though.
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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by Zac » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:09 pm

i thought i was called the spin jump. i use it every where on badgers. it is also handey when your on a verthin ledge so you cant get much runnup to get to the next one. just do the same thing.

oh, and if you dont get it the first time then donnt give up. its all practice :P

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Post by A book with letters » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:06 am

hey ratfink, nice post, now i can kill you on your own map
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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by Bambino » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:38 am

I love that trick, I used that a few times. I incorporated a platform like that in my map.
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Post by z[h]ero » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:28 pm

Indeed, like Blast told, a static document containing the trick-description and the picture (for example embedded in a PDF-file) would have several advantages compared to your GIF animation. Specially non native english speakers could read a static document unhurriedly, and wouldn't need to watch the long animation several times (time-consuming) in order to translate the whole text.

Anyway, a really awesome trick! (After many pathetic trials, I finally managed the trick one time)
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Post by Monster » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:53 pm

Anyways, I like it :)
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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by clarahobbs » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:01 pm

I'm working on converting it to an HTML page, but progress is slow (mostly because of school). It should be finished in a week or so.
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Post by Lee » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:53 pm

If you supply the screenshots, I could make an HTML page and/or a PDF file for you.

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Post by llrr » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:17 am

i think it's a great idea if a site could be put up for all the bzflag tricks, the Mofo Jump is quite a hard trick to get hold of. Maybe you practise a lot and get the right timing for the mofo roof jump, but you won't be able to do it on other maps where the height of the platform above you would be different, therefore needing an entirely different timing to spin jump up. The main point is to remember to spin when jumping, and, your tank needs to be parallel to the side of the platform when your tank is in the air just before you land so that when you land your tank would have turned enough again to land onto the top platform. For higher platforms the spin needs to be less where as for lower platforms the spin needs to be more. Also this trick is best done when your tank starts on an angle, makes it much easier to time. Remember to use mouse to jump so you can control perfectly how much your tank spins.

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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by clarahobbs » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:45 am

LeeM wrote:If you supply the screenshots, I could make an HTML page and/or a PDF file for you.
Thanks for the offer, but I have a nice HTML/CSS template I made myself already. However, it doesn't work right on Firefox, so I need to fix that somehow.
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Post by Lee » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:20 am

I could still make a PDF, and really, that's strange, usually it's IE with the problem :P

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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by Pirate » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:59 pm

It's great but I'm not that great at it and so I usually end up dying trying to get on top.

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Re: Ratfink's BZFlag Tutorial - 1. The MoFo Jump

Post by clarahobbs » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:24 pm

I figured out the problem. Apparently, there are some strange problems with Firefox when a file is saved as .xhtml . I renamed them to .html , and now it works fine. Silly ol' Firefox! Now to work on the tutorials...
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