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my.bzflag type league site

Post by Winny » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:20 am

I was thinking:

it can be a real pain to find another team to play, so:

Maybe there could be a site kind of like mybzflag that would organize players by team, so kind of like:

Team Fusion Players currently online:
Ducatiwannabe
Win Xp (server here)
Tanner (server here)

Eagle Squadron player curently online:
AlliedArmour (server here)
Grand Slam (server here)



and then so on...

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:33 am

Sounds like a neat idea! I'm all for it..

Would this be better in Enhancements or plug in releases or what?

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Post by khazhyk » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:36 am

If you could make a grouping config, put all the teams wit hthe members in there, and run the playerseach thing but with another colum for "team", it'll work.

This isn't really an enhancment to the bzflag game, but the playerseach
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Post by pyr0 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:19 am

i think the way to do it, being that there is so many leagues, is to get all league admins to agree to use a php coded xml/rss feed that will make a list of users by team. this will allow all leagues to work together by letting players search by the league, then organize by team... that can work in conjunction with my.bzflag.org, or more likely the zee brothers site.

just the key would be getting the site to update the list every hour or 15 minutes with a cron job, this will lower the data use so no site loses more then maybe 2-4mb a month of bw to the listing.

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Post by Saturos » Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:44 am

You can check league-servers with:
http://guc.saturos.de

Or you use strayer's beta-stats-site which allows exactly what you were searching for.
http://bzstats.strayer.de/leagues/ducati/?lang=en

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Post by Winny » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:51 am

ahh very cool. Thanks a bunch satu

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Post by strayer » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:28 pm

@pyr0
There already exists a script for all 'web-league' based platforms that extract the player and team information from their database. (It's written by menotume...) I just combined these information on the site Saturos posted. ^^
Requesting the Ducati league site causes around 11 KByte traffic (much more than for Pillbox and GamesUnited). It's not that much...and I update the data only once a day.
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Post by pyr0 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:47 pm

works for me... but as you can tell, i didnt know the code existed...

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Post by Legolas_ » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:31 pm

Saturos wrote:You can check league-servers with:
http://guc.saturos.de

Or you use strayer's beta-stats-site which allows exactly what you were searching for.
http://bzstats.strayer.de/leagues/ducati/?lang=en
http://guc.saturos.de is a great site! I go there all the time to find mates/opponets. I love it, Great work Satu!

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