Map options??

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Map options??

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:46 am

Hey, could someone please write a list of all the map options and how they are used? Or please give me a link to where I can find this information? Thanks :)

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Re: Map options??

Post by blast » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:06 am

BZFlag wiki: http://my.bzflag.org/w/

On there is a ton of information, including documentation on the map format and map editors.

There's also the BZW documentation that is provided with the Windows installer (shows up in the start menu) and linux packages (run 'man bzw' from a terminal). It's also available here: http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi?bzw.5.in
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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:13 am

Sweet! Thankyou.

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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:17 am

Is there anything that lists all the uses of the options object?? I only know a few and would like to know more?

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Re: Map options??

Post by SkillDude » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:34 am

The options object are basically arguments for the bzfs application. You can find them here: http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS_Command_Line_Options

Hope that's what you're looking for.

In a map file (.bzw) you would include these like so:

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options
-ms 3
-j
+r
-public "HIX Test"
end
In a bzflag configuration file (.conf) you would just type them in directly:

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-ms 3
-j
+r
-public "HIX Test"
Then save the file and run bzfs with the -conf argument:
bzfs -conf bzfs.conf
Where bzfs.conf is the name of your conf file. Hope that helps!

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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:53 am

Thankyou very much! That was just what I was looking for, I just didn't realize it was under that name :)

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Re: Map options??

Post by blast » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:18 pm

And note that some options can only be specified in the configuration file (or directly on the command line), not in the BZW options block.
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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Yes I will note that, thanks

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Re: Map options??

Post by optic delusion » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:51 pm

Instead of giving the link to the bzw manpage, i like to go up one level and give this link... http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi? it shows all the pages.
A good link for the conf file is this one.. http://my.bzflag.org/w/Sample_conf It explains a lot in a format that can be pasted into a local file.
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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:43 am

Ah, that is very helpful, especially as it contains some other topics I need help on. Thanks.

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Re: Map options??

Post by blast » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:11 am

The same configuration is actually a really bad way to start. It includes too much and just leads to configurations that do not work.
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Re: Map options??

Post by cepris » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:34 am

Thanks. I will only be using basic config as this is only to test a map, not to host anything, I'm going to find someone else that likes my map to host for me. Thanks anyway :)

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