Getting started ('elp me!)

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Getting started ('elp me!)

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:18 pm

Hi,
How do I get to the place to start making my BZflag map thingy. I did read the sticky so don't tell me off for that. (Though it might have been mentioned in there!)
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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:23 pm

What thingy? Do you mean a object or a actual map?

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An acual map

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:26 pm

An acual map

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:28 pm

You could use BZEdit for a standard map with Boxes and Pyramids. You'll find it on the "BZEdit and BZMapper" forum. Get 1.6.5. For a map with advanced objects - you'll first need a 3D modeller.

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Confused

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:33 pm

I'm still really confused, I looked on that, I read the sticky, then I clicked on the link, but it didn't seem to mean anything, could you just write out the webstie to go to (if there is one!) or whatever it is to start making a map?

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:36 pm

Are you having a problem downloading BZEdit? If so here's the link:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/bzfl ... e?download. Download and run the program(if you're in Windows). Then you can run BZEdit and start making maps.

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I'm on Linux

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:37 pm

I'm on Linux (Fedora core 4 I think)

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:40 pm

Oh! No wonder you can't use it. Have you tried BZFed? I think that it's a Linux BZEdit - I've never used it, all my maps being built in Windows and I rarely use BZEdit anyway. But it might work for you. Do you have a Windows?

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ERm

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:42 pm

Wait, am I downloading somthing here, I'm not allowed to download things without permission.[/i]

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:44 pm

Try setting the donwload location to /home/yourname/. You have permission in that folder. I've used Linux and know how pesky it *sometimes* is.

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no,

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:46 pm

No, I mean permission from my Dad, you know, in case of viruses or somthing

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:51 pm

In that case :) . Yes, you'll have to download BZFed. Sorry about my mistake about permissions. I'm glad to hear that you ask first. I mean that - it's really nice to hear. Keep it up.

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Thanks

Post by Pirate » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:53 pm

Thanks for you time and help. :D

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Post by AlliedArmour » Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:00 pm

Hope I did help :? . And - ask CBG about my time :lol-old:

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hmm

Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:14 am

Now all I have to do is work out how to use it!

Is there a grapicial version?

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Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:23 am

I think it is graphicial but I can't seem to find the place to open it.

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Post by AlliedArmour » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:46 pm

Are you running it from the console? Or Super User?

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Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:49 pm

I have no idea, I just clicked on the file, and there was all dis stuff, documents and stuff, I went to the next file (maps) and there were loads of maps written graphically

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Post by AlliedArmour » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:50 pm

Any bin folder? Try running anything with a picture of a gear.

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Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:57 pm

Thanks, is it graphicial or plan text?

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Post by AlliedArmour » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:59 pm

The folder or the gears?

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Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:59 pm

The map maker

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Post by AlliedArmour » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:01 pm

In the file manager, and in the folder that you put the map editor you should see a picture of gears - that symbolises a program.

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Post by Pirate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:29 pm

I reckon I got the wrong thing

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Post by AlliedArmour » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:29 pm

What did you get?

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