BZFlag merger with WarZone (WZFlag)

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Post by Destroyer1313 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:30 am

Has anyone played Warzone2100? We found a demo of it, and was addicted to it immediately. After we found out how to play over network,
we played for hours. The tanks are spitting images, so are the graphics.
I am really psyched about this branch, and cant wait to start playing.

A few questions and ideas;

How much of warzone are you gonna incorporate?there were lots of aspects to it, like factories and research, unit types and such and such.

I could see VTOLs replacing jumping. You gonna get that in?

Howabout the map tool for warzone? will that be compatible? (if it can be found)

OK, starting to think I aughta goto the warzone forums for further questions. You rock programmers!
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Post by The Vaxorcist » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:57 am

I for one support the devs' decision to merge with warzone. Bzflag will benefit greatly from the added functionality. I can't wait for an alpha to be released.

In fact, I wonder if I could join the dev team to speed up the development.

If not, I'll wait along with everyone else.
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Post by BinarySpike » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:12 am

The Vaxorcist wrote:In fact, I wonder if I could join the dev team to speed up the development.

If not, I'll wait along with everyone else.
You don't just "join the dev team"... There would be way to many devs on bzflag just cause they would want to be called dev.


The best thing you can do is make patches and submit them. If your code works it saves the devs a lot of time, especially if it's in the TODO list.

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Post by The Vaxorcist » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:59 am

BinarySpike wrote: You don't just "join the dev team"... There would be way to many devs on bzflag just cause they would want to be called dev.
Yeah - I knew that. But the wzflag source isn't available yet.

Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and find wzflag is just a joke.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:36 am

for the few that may not have figured this out yet, this is indeed an April fools joke.

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Post by the_j0k3r » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:50 am

heh.
the joke got lots of people, i was laughing in my seat.

honorable mentions

massive applause goes to the people who made the joke, for managing to be creative enough to come up with something believeable even though an april fools joke was expected.

dishonorable mentions

constitution, for coming up with a plan to foil the joke ( i think :P ) whereby he steals the entire bzflag project :P


i am stilll laughing in my seat

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Post by Goodbye2U » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:51 am

its a joke? aww...
It sounded cool.
I'm thinking I need a better sig than this...

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Post by Grace F » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:22 am

It was a joke....

pfft no wonder no-one answered my questions ;)

dam - I was really excited too! lol

Those devs got game! :P We'll have to get them back somehow ;) Can't let this little event go unforgiven :) Especially for those that did fall into it like me!
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Post by gordon1470 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:58 am

man...you guys had me there!
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Post by patlkil » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:52 am

You got me too!

But I didn't think that there will be another april joke, because it was already 2nd April here. :(

Well, I'm really happy that it was a joke.

Congratulation for your joke,

patlkil!
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Post by anomaly » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:05 pm

Whew!
(no offense to WarZone)

P.S. I was wondering what was going on with Google summer of code. It seemed a bit odd to make such a change in the midst of asking for submissions. Good one :D
I still like the idea of variable terrain though...

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Post by Davy Jones » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:39 pm

lol, i had suspected it was a joke, as i saw nothing about the merge on the warzone site, april fools everyone!
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Post by joevano » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:45 pm

Davy Jones wrote:lol, i had suspected it was a joke, as i saw nothing about the merge on the warzone site, april fools everyone!
You must have been blind, it was their front and center news story!!! It was great to have the two projects team-up to trick everyone. Look again davy, it is now says "(April fools hoax)" in the title of the story. http://wz2100.net/

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Post by The Vaxorcist » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:17 pm

Phew. Glad that's over - I was worried that I might start laughing uncontrollably everytime I checked the forums.

WZFlag? Sheesh.
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Post by DevUrandom » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:37 pm

It doesn't seem that you have a news-comment function, so I post here, because it seems to be the most prominent thread about this topic (and the most fun one).
Thank you to the Warzone 2100 folks for suggesting and collaborating on the effort (and yes, those were mostly real screenshots and a real client).
This is actually not completely correct.
I'd call it a modified BZFlag client/server showing GIMPed Warzone screenshots setup using cheats and hidden features. ;)
Thanks again to DTRemenak for providing the incredibly usefull patches!

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Post by R3laX » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:02 pm

I knew it wasnt true :lol-old:
Screenshots were made in Photoshop?
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Post by meeba » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:32 pm

R3laX wrote:I knew it wasnt true :lol-old:
Screenshots were made in Photoshop?
No, GIMP.

That was a good joke, guys. But you didn't really fool me.

It was fun to laugh at the rest of you guys though.

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Post by DTRemenak » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:45 pm

Actually the screenshots were taken in "WZFlag," hence the lack of editing artifacts. Basically a modified Warzone screenshot was taken, and rendered onto a textured quad beneath the wzflag (i.e. bzflag with the name changed and this screenshot-faking capability added) HUD, with potentially another overlaying the radar (though I think DevUrandom decided not to use that one).

Props to the Warzone 2100 team for kickstarting the collaborative effort! It's been a pleasure working with you guys :)

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Post by learner » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:49 pm

Especially now that the real merger is under way.

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Post by macsforme » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:24 pm

the_j0k3r wrote:dishonorable mentions
constitution, for coming up with a plan to foil the joke ( i think :P ) whereby he steals the entire bzflag project :P
LOL, yeah I had quite a following on the IRC channel. :-) Hope nobody's permanently upset at JeffM2501, heh. (Check out http://purl.rikers.org/%23bzflag/20070402.html.gz at the end of the day today... it's quite funny)

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Post by Saber » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:37 pm

I wasn't sure if it was a joke but when I saw the changes on www.bzflag.org...

Nice joke and i admit it's easier when you can change the website.

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Post by Grans Remedy » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:04 pm

Yes, well, my post was edited to remove the statement "...and assuming this is not an aprils fools joke..."

Who did that I wonder?

Jeff's insistence this was real, and especially his 'crusade' against Constitution's fork, had me thinking it was real after all.

Nice one.

Oh, and for the record I would have stuck with Constitutions fork!

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Post by slime » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:03 am

I had thought it was a joke until I saw that the date the Warzone-BZFlag merger on the bzflag.org homepage said March 31st. Plus with all the people insisting it was true, it was really starting to make me believe it was actually happening. Good joke guys and gals!

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Post by Saturos » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:49 pm

Yeah, nice one. Although I came looking for an april fool that morning you had me thinking one or two minutes if it might be true. After coming to the conclusion that it wasnt, I decided to join the joke to trick some of the newer ones (who dont know that you always do veery elaborated april fools). Well done, again!

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Post by Bentusi Elite » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:11 pm

Diing, of course it will be the same. Haven't you been reading? It was all a joke, no code or servers have been changed.

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