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Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:38 pm

This might not be the right place for this, but it seemed the best place to put it.

I have downloaded 3 maps for BZFlag (duh, I know). I tried using them without doing anything to them.
My client knows they are there, because I now have more than "random map" to select from.
However, if I try to start the server it says:

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Failed(exit=1)
I know I likely have to do something...but what?

Any help would be very good indeed.

And to use my freaky future-seeing visions, I am on Slackware and a 2.6.21 Linux kernel.

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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by blast » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Don't use the "Start Server" menu in the game as it does not provide any detail of why things fail. Common reasons include bzfs not being installed, or not having all 4 team bases defined when in CTF mode (2 team or 3 team CTF maps). If you run bzfs from the terminal with any options you want, then you should be able to get errors back and fix them accordingly.

Here's a minimal example:
bzfs -ms 10 -j +r -world YourMap.bzw
That would be 10 shot, with jumping and ricochet, with the map YourMap.bzw loaded.
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:17 am

Ok, tried that. This is what I got:

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Note: no acceleration limit has been set.  Players using "mouse
enhancements" may cause problems on this server due to very high
acceleration rates which are not handled well by dead reckoning
algorithms.  To eliminate this warning, set the -a switch in your
configuration.  '-a 50 38' is recommended for standard-speed servers.
Higher speed servers will need higher values for -a in order to not
affect gameplay.  '-a 0 0' may be used to shut this message up without
affecting any players, including those using "mouse enhancements".
I don't think that will matter very much for what I want, but...
Anyway...what now?
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bambino » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:30 am

Go to the cmd prompt and type

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bzfs -ms 10 -j +r -world "/path/to/world.bzw" 
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:09 am

The maps are in my home directory.

Does that mean I say:

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/home/nicholas/map.bzw
Or do I do something else?
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bambino » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:16 am

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bzfs -ms 10 -j +r -world "/home/nicholas/map.bzw"
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:23 am

Same thing....But it seems to be working.
Note: no acceleration limit has been set. Players using "mouse
enhancements" may cause problems on this server due to very high
acceleration rates which are not handled well by dead reckoning
algorithms. To eliminate this warning, set the -a switch in your
configuration. '-a 50 38' is recommended for standard-speed servers.
Higher speed servers will need higher values for -a in order to not
affect gameplay. '-a 0 0' may be used to shut this message up without
affecting any players, including those using "mouse enhancements"
(Just in case)

What do I do now?
Pure Rage is only useful when you have the Useless flag.

Death is just one more way for Life to be a real jerk.

I would feel sorry for you, but the sound of my 500+ score is just too distracting.

Tanks. We made them so we wouldn't have put ourselves in needless danger...so what do we do? We make things that blow tanks up as easy as killing any infantry fool. We did that with jets too...and bows, and catapults and.....is anyone seeing a pattern? I am.

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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Spazzy McGee » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:09 am

Play on it? You can ignore the -a setting - well, I never use it. It's been removed for BZFlag 3.0 anyway.
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:30 am

How do I play on it?

If I don't use the start server, what do I do?
Pure Rage is only useful when you have the Useless flag.

Death is just one more way for Life to be a real jerk.

I would feel sorry for you, but the sound of my 500+ score is just too distracting.

Tanks. We made them so we wouldn't have put ourselves in needless danger...so what do we do? We make things that blow tanks up as easy as killing any infantry fool. We did that with jets too...and bows, and catapults and.....is anyone seeing a pattern? I am.

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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bambino » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:49 am

When it says Server add 'localhost' and port is 5154 do this in the game.
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by mrapple » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:16 pm

Bippwat: for next time, make sure to always check out the wiki before posting on the forums. for example, http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS would have been very helpful here.
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Re: Downloaded maps won't work.

Post by Bippwatt » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:10 pm

Very sorry about that. I should have though of that.

But it does work. So thank you all for helping me...even though you could have given me a link and told me to go play with my dolls. (Not that I have any.)
Pure Rage is only useful when you have the Useless flag.

Death is just one more way for Life to be a real jerk.

I would feel sorry for you, but the sound of my 500+ score is just too distracting.

Tanks. We made them so we wouldn't have put ourselves in needless danger...so what do we do? We make things that blow tanks up as easy as killing any infantry fool. We did that with jets too...and bows, and catapults and.....is anyone seeing a pattern? I am.

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