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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:55 am
by JeffM
the location dosn't matter.

something about his error messages dosn't make sense
he's geting a dlopen error ( a linux error ) yet keeps talking about his C drive.

I don't think he knows what he's doing.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:00 am
by tw1sted
thats why i thought he was windows

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:30 am
by Theme97
C:\ = Windows
.dll = Windows
/usr/bin/ = Linux

Code: Select all

-loadplugin ./

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:32 am
by OO7
i have windows. where did you get linux from?

Re: plugin error

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:34 am
by Theme97
OO7 wrote:Did find:
/usr/lib/: not a file
/usr/lib/ = Linux.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:30 am
by JeffM
make sure you are telling -loadpluing EXACTLY where the plugin is.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:42 pm
by OO7
whats diff between .so and .dll?
and what if the server is linux, yet i am windows??

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:46 pm
by Theme97 is for Linux.
airspawn.dll is for Windows.

(I just remembered, you use Tadd for hosting!)

You should ask Tadd where the plugins are located or you can tell him to add the plugin line to your conf.

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:02 am
by JeffM
plugins are allways for the OS the server runs on. it dosn't mater what OS your comptuer runs on, the server is what matters, plugins run on the server.

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:43 pm
by OO7
ok, i have all the files on both my end and the server.
i use putty to run and control the serever, and i ftp all the files to it, so i can change the conf, map, anything except what version the server is.
ill have to find out if he is using linux or windows.

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:37 pm
by JeffM
if your using putty, then your using SSH, the server is most likely linux then. You need to use plugins that are built for linux then. Not a DLL. A DLL plugin will never load on linux.

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:54 pm
by OO7
ah. okay. where do i get plugins for linux? i looked thru the souces here: but got waaay lost

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:38 am
by JeffM
in general you build them yourself from the sources. If you are not sure on how to build you should ask your server owner for help. You can get the current bzflag sources from CVS, or from the posted tarball if you are using a premade release.

again.. if you are not sure ask your server owner.

the server and what is on it

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:05 am
by tadd
The server is MacOSX 10.4.5 on an Apple Mac Mini PPC G4.

The bzfs path is:



Both are on there. The path is a little different, be careful.

Does this help?

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:06 am
by OO7
are there plugins in there?

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:07 am
by JeffM
perhaps you 2 shoudl work it out in private messages.

I'm clueless about plugins

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:52 am
by tadd
Actually... I don't know anything about plug-ins. Does the MacOSX version have plug-ins? Or does it depend on how it was compiled?

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:54 am
by JeffM
it depends on how it was compiled, the binarys we ship do not support plugins.

ok thanks

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:01 am
by tadd
Thanks Jeff.

Well OO7... the question then is how do we acquire and compile plug-ins. My take is that if somebody has a doc describing the process or can walk me (or you) through the process, then I'm ok with playing further. Right now I'm in the middle of another software project, some travel, and i won't be able to participate for at least several days.

Perhaps you can put together what we need before the next time I'm around.