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AntiSpawnCamp

Post by Enigma » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:02 am

AntiSpawnCamp

Author: Devin DeLong (Enigma)
Requirements: Current BZFlag2.0.9 from SVN with the flag control functions
Binary Requirements: Mac OS 10.3.9


Description

This is a simple plugin that kills players that are too close to the loser's base when their flag is captured. It is intended to kill spawn campers, but it is not perfect, of course.

To use it, just pass one parameter to the plugin when you load it. That parameter is the distance that is used to determine who might be spawn camping. Anyone within that distance is killed.

You can also use it to kill everyone on the map on flag capture. :twisted:
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Post by Enigma » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:59 pm

This is a small update.

I didn't like the fact that the plugin would re-find the team bases every time a flag was captured. Actually it did that for every player when looping through the players when a flag was captured, and the bases aren't going anywhere.

Now it only finds the team bases when the plugin is loaded. It does this by resetting the team flags. Then the plugin gets the position of each team flag.
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Post by charg » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:04 pm

Very Nice! This is a very good idea :D
Make sure you get my new Map Editor!: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=115526#115526

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Post by too much loving » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:24 am

That is a nice idea.

By the way, would it be possible to achieve the same effect by firing a world weapon SW which is centered at the base of the defeated team? That would add some extra graphics to the killing.

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:47 pm

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While I like your idea, I hope you are aware you can do this same thing with BZW code, except via world weapons (usually SW) - not just killing them. This is done with the trigger oncap option of the weapon object.

Though, this would be convenient for those who do not want to set-up SW (or other types) on cap triggers in their map. I can see how your plugin would confuse noobs as to why they are dying if they are too close to the enemy base on cap, whereas on cap SWs would not. (Although your plugin might tell the player why they were killed, I have not looked at that)
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Post by macsforme » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:01 pm

A Meteorite wrote:(Although your plugin might tell the player why they were killed, I have not looked at that)

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      bz_sendTextMessage(BZ_SERVER, 
                         player->playerID, 
                         "You were killed by the AntiSpawnCamp plugin");

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Post by Enigma » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:26 pm

A Meteorite wrote:Enigma
While I like your idea, I hope you are aware you can do this same thing with BZW code, except via world weapons (usually SW) - not just killing them. This is done with the trigger oncap option of the weapon object.
I had no idea that was possible. Heck I have never even made a map.
too much loving wrote:That is a nice idea.

By the way, would it be possible to achieve the same effect by firing a world weapon SW which is centered at the base of the defeated team? That would add some extra graphics to the killing.
I like your idea; however, I did not do this because I have had some negative experience with this method. At overlord, almost every time a flag was captured, some players on the losing team would spawn early and get killed by the world weapon. I will still try it though, since a plugin has the ability to temporarily change server variables, and then change them back.

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Post by Fark Simmons » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:37 pm

Forgive the question, but how would you compile this if you're doing it "from source" and you don't have a Mac? I am using Linux.

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Post by jpenguin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:34 am

I have a make and i don't even know how to compile this

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Post by Enigma » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:17 am

jpenguin wrote:I have a make and i don't even know how to compile this
You have to:

Get the BZFlag source code.

Get the plug-in source code.

Read how to add a plug-in to the project. The bzflag/plugins/newplug.sh shell script might help with this. The shell script will tell you to edit bzflag/configure.ac and bzflag/plugins/Makefile, which you have to do.

Read how to compile BZFlag with plug-ins. In the current version, you have to configure with --enable-shared to get PIC code and --enable-plugins to build the plug-ins.

The wiki and the README files in bzflag/ are good places to get information from.

The next release will make this a little easier.

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Post by lol_u died » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:51 pm

So this is for mac only? Because I have a great map but you can camp to easily. And I would like to use this for my map.

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Post by jpenguin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:45 pm

forget this, I'm just going to add World Weapon SW's set to 'oncap'

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Post by A Meteorite » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:34 am

lol_u died wrote:So this is for mac only? Because I have a great map but you can camp to easily. And I would like to use this for my map.
You would need your hoster to compile the plugin if they are not using a PPC Mac with the correct BZFS API.
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