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Post by Saturos » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:30 pm

Hi guys!

BZAnywhere is a linux liveCD I am planning to release soon.
Everybody who doesn't know what a liveCD is just read on. All others can skip the next few lines.
A LiveCD is a CD with a linux on it. The fascinating thing here is: You can put it into almost every PC and it will start a full, working operating system - out of the RAM. That means that you have a functional OS without touching your harddrive. Mainly people do that to test new versions or software without the need to format their harddrive. Others use it to have needed software available whereever they are (one example would be DJs who can boot a system with the necessary music on it, their preferred media-player and the codecs).

Okay. That is where I am jumping in - I created a liveCD that is about BZFlag.

It features:
-BZFlag 2.0.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.4, 1.10.8
-BZWallpapers en masse
-BZFlag-ish KDE (splash, logout, wallpaper, screensaver, icons, etc)
-lots of software like browsers, p2p-progs, mail-programs, multimedia-players, chat-stuff, etc, etc, etc
-blender+teppics im-,exporter
-wings3d +bzw export
-IRC link to #bzflag

I plan to add:
-all important BZFlag-bookmarks in Opera, Firefox, Konqueror
-TeamSpeak
-BZManager

The process will be the following after I released the file: You download a .iso (~650 MB), burn it to a CD, put the CD into every CDROM-drive you can find. The system will boot and you can play BZFlag. In school, at work, at a friend, anywhere. BZAnywhere.

If there are wishes what I should add to the CD, just post them here.
If anybody knows a host where I can upload a 650 MB-file and keep it permanently, please post here.

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Post by huw » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:47 pm

What is the point of having -BZFlag 2.0.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.4

Why not have 2.0.4 and the latest release from CVS.

Having old 2.x versions makes no sense.

Also you might want to make sure that the livecd has the nvidia and ATI binary drivers on it otherwise bz will have a really slow framerate.

Have you considered hosting it via torrent or emule?

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Post by Winny » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:52 pm

huwnet wrote:What is the point of having -BZFlag 2.0.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.4

Why not have 2.0.4 and the latest release from CVS.

Having old 2.x versions makes no sense.
some people like the older versions better.


wow, nice, that is really cool

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Post by Saturos » Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:14 pm

Win Xp wrote:
huwnet wrote:What is the point of having -BZFlag 2.0.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.4

Why not have 2.0.4 and the latest release from CVS.

Having old 2.x versions makes no sense.
some people like the older versions better.


wow, nice, that is really cool
Precisely... some people are still used to 2.0.0 or 2.0.2. So they should have the chance to play with them.
Anyway... having the latest release from CVS doesnt make any sense because I would have to build a new .iso every week.

Hosting via emule or torrent isn't satisfieing for me because if I release a new version of BZAnywhere (for example when 2.0.6 is finished) I have no way to make sure everybody gets the newest .iso.

Edit: ATI/nvidia-drivers are a problem... I think I hurt their license when I include them. I was told by a SLAX-guy that I am not allowed to use them. Maybe I dont care about that in the end... we will see.

Thanks for input!

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Post by Tanner » Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:31 pm

I guess we must have to like Linux then eh.....

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Post by Tropican8 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:56 pm

W00t its SLAX based? Could you also make a BZFlag.mo of 2.0.4? I think they will let you host it on their site if you do.

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Post by Saturos » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:07 pm

No, it is not SLAX-based. It is PCLinuxOS-based. It was just a guy from SLAX who told me this (I think what goes for them goes for me too).
And I have really _no_ idea how to make a .mo. :P

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Post by soxs » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:45 pm

wow,this is kool,i had a plan to do this actaully but i didny no how it would work..I can make my way around linux but i dont no how to do command promt stuff,as long as i click bz and playt im happy :P

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Post by BinarySpike » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:37 pm

Saturos wrote:-lots of software like browsers, p2p-progs, mail-programs, multimedia-players, chat-stuff, etc, etc, etc
Be careful to not put illegal stuff on this.
(I mean... not like it's a problem but companies are more harsh when their programs are released on CD instead of through... p2p...)


Will this CD work on a non-x86 CPU computer?
(I heard linux doesn't work on mac......)

and will it need to be local or can my drive be external? (my local slot-loading disk is messed up and I use my Fantom Drive to do disks...)

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Post by Saturos » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:43 pm

1) It is all OSS.

2) I dont know... I think not. But there are ppc-linuxes out there.

3) As long as you can boot from the drive, it should work.

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Post by JPT » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:55 pm

Put in all graphic moduls. Old ones, too.
I've an ATI Radeon 9250 and i don't get it working on Debian :(

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:57 pm

Saturos
Do you have a working build (or need help? :) )? I would be willing to test, though.
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Post by Saturos » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:44 pm

A Meteorite wrote:Saturos
Do you have a working build (or need help? :) )? I would be willing to test, though.
I have a working build... and I have no idea how to get it to your PC .I need somebody to host the file. :|

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Post by Winny » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:45 pm

how big is it?

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:54 pm

Win Xp wrote:how big is it?
650MB.

I'm looking at some hosts (I would host it, but I just don't got that sort of bandwidth lying around... hehe, SBC would probably get mad ).
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Post by Teppic » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:57 pm

A Meteorite wrote:
Win Xp wrote:how big is it?
650MB.

I'm looking at some hosts (I would host it, but I just don't got that sort of bandwidth lying around.
I do, hand it over....

If Saturos/You wants to upload directly I'll sort out an account, and yes it's on a proper connection.

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:00 pm

Teppic wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:
Win Xp wrote:how big is it?
650MB.

I'm looking at some hosts (I would host it, but I just don't got that sort of bandwidth lying around.
I do, hand it over....

If Saturos/You wants to upload directly I'll sort out an account, and yes it's on a proper connection.
I don't have it, Saturos will have to give it to you. I wish I could, but I just don't got the bandwidth :cry: (maybe in a few years... :o ).
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Post by Winny » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:08 pm

Teppic wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:
Win Xp wrote:how big is it?
650MB.

I'm looking at some hosts (I would host it, but I just don't got that sort of bandwidth lying around.
I do, hand it over....

If Saturos/You wants to upload directly I'll sort out an account, and yes it's on a proper connection.

man, what are you on ? (connection wise)

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Post by huw » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:15 pm

btw I found a host if you don't mind zipping and then spliting your iso :lol-old:

http://www.savefile.com/

http://www.yourfilelink.com/

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Post by Death Barrel » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:31 pm

sat: you can host it on my webserver if you like, i would like to have this on my site >>>

http://www.hellonwheels.us

let me know if you want me to host it for ya :)

my server just got an upgrade to 100mbps port OC-3, so its fast.

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Post by A Meteorite » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:39 pm

Death Barrel wrote:my server just got an upgrade to 100mbps port OC-3, so its fast.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Man... I would love just 5MB of that. :D
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Post by Winny » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:40 pm

nice connection

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Post by Death Barrel » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:43 pm

if you guys need space, i am sure we can work something out, its a dedicated server in dallas.. 80gb SATA drive, and i am using not very much of it......
if you need space just email me>>>> eric@kelsoes.com

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Post by Saturos » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:53 am

Sweet... I will talk to one or both of you when I have the thing ready.
Big thanks!

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Post by L4m3r » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:01 am

Saturos, have I ever told you that you rule?

It's too bad I'm not in high school anymore, I could have made a lot of use of this. :p
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