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Re: Setting up the server to the public

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LouMan wrote:Basically, once you add your -public and -publicaddr line to your .conf file(s), you should be seen on the public list server...
Well. I did some final tweaks. Got the time thing to auto start fixed, gravity, wing flaps, shots etc set.
I added the:
-public "blah blah" and
-publicaddr 67.10.210.195:5123
but it crashes my bzfs :confused:
I even tried adding them to a seperate config.txt and pointed to that in the shortcut but same thing :(

Any ideas?
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Setting up the server for public

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Attach your .conf file text so that I can take a look at it. Also, what exactly happens when your server crashes? Are you behind a firewall? Also, you may want to try adding the '-p 5123' option to the .conf file.

This is an example of one of my .conf files:

#Public network address for the server
-publicaddr louman.homelinux.net:5150

-p 5150

#Public description for the server
-public "Time Trial by LouMan - Dramamine is advised!"

#Server Message displayed when player joins
-srvmsg " "
-srvmsg "************************************************************"
-srvmsg "* *"
-srvmsg "* Welcome! This server does not utilize filtering for foul *"
-srvmsg "* language due to lag issues, but is monitored. Players *"
-srvmsg "* that repeatedly use foul language or generally offensive *"
-srvmsg "* chat/callsigns will be banned. *"
-srvmsg "* *"
-srvmsg "* MAP HINT: You can jump 'through' the floors of most of *"
-srvmsg "* the buildings to reach higher elevations! *"
-srvmsg "* *"
-srvmsg "************************************************************"
-srvmsg " "

-requireudp

#Lag Warning threshold time [ms]
-lagwarn 500

#Drop player after this many lag warnings
-lagdrop 1

#Idle Kick Threshold [s]
-maxidle 300

#Message that is broadcast every 15 minutes
-admsg "Please use /report for any comments about map or server."

#File to which to write user reports
-reportfile "/home/louman/bzflag/TTReport.txt"

# File for Bans
-banfile "/home/louman/bzflag/BanFile.txt"

# Help File
-helpmsg "/home/louman/bzflag/AboutMap.txt" "about"

#Administrator's password
-password whateveryouwant

#World file to load
-world "/home/louman/bzflag/TimeTrial.bzw"

#Tanks can jump
-j

#Maximum concurrent shots
-ms 5

#Bad Flag shake time [s]
-st 4

-disableBots

-mp 2,2,2,2,2,1

-fb
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Post by spldart »

I decided to avoid completely hijacking this thread. I started a new one and just now posted the info you're asking... http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=31032#31032

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
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Post by spldart »

I've been looking through the TimeTrials in a notepad.... And I realize your building building kung fu is much greater than mine :shock:
I wish to make a very different map but I was hoping you would share how to make a simple building just like the ones you use. So it would be easier for me to then learn and start making various buildings of my own.
I wish to make a map of a downtown area :twisted:

Or is it impractical for me to reverse engineer what your doing and should rather try to learn and utilize the software you mentioned earlier in this thread?
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If your talking about learning how to make all those complex meshes... wish a year of your life away. Use programs :), they work great. I made a map that's supposed to be of the outskirts of a city, however I never really got to finishing it. Here is a screenshot of the 1.0 version of the map: http://www.garrettsites.net/index.php?nav=life&page=11 . The one I attached is the 2.0 version- it's alot cooler! Don't let the 1.0 SS turn you down!

(for some reason the SQL on my site is loading very slowly today)
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Post by spldart »

The more I look at this the more I think it's a larger time investment than I can afford. I would like to have made a downtown area, skyscrapers all around and in the middle a city park with tree's and benches.
I'll just leave the idea here and maybe somebody will like it enough to try.
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Post by RPG »

I like "urban" or maps of real-life places. I tried to make one of those, with streets and skyscrapers, but all those textures overwhelmed me and I stopped after I laid the sidewalks. All it is is a few sidewalks. Maybe Louman, since you make great 2.0 maps, you'd give it a shot?
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Post by LouMan »

I thought about such a map, and saw that "Urban Jungle" was done successfully by Army of One. His map is a good one, and I don't want to be a copycat :wink:

BTW, I have released one more map, a red vs blue CTF named "Bridges" now being served on louman.homelinux.net:5154. This one took a lot out of me and I'll be taking a break from map making for a while so that I can play a little more :wink:

Thanks for hosting my map spldart, looks good :)
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Your welcome... Considering how it's been going I'll keep it up for a good while 8)
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