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cant find bzfs.conf

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:04 am

Hey, on http://my.bzflag.org/w/Creating_a_serve ... our_Server it says:
In this step, you specify all the server options. The cleanest way to accomplish this is to create a configuration file. Fortunately, the BZFlag installation provides you with a sample configuration file that you can modify according to your wishes. You will find this file in the directory where you installed BZFlag under a subdirectory called misc. The file is named bzfs.conf. Open bzfs.conf in a text editor (in windows, notepad will be just fine; in GNU/Linux, Unix, Debian, etc.. : vi would work nice).

Read through bzfs.conf to understand all the options. Remove the # sign on the lines corresponding to the options you want to set. Add # at the beginning of the line if you don't want that option. After you have finished your changes, you can save that file with a different name (this will be helpful if you want to run server with different configurations: just save many files with different names).
Unfortunately, I cant find "bzfs.conf" anywhere on my computer, so, I am stuck :cry: can anyone help me??

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by JeffM » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:52 am

you make one, it's just a text file

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:30 am

What about the sample one, I don't have that, is there anywhere I can get one?

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by JeffM » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:36 am

there is one in the misc dir in the source code tree

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:49 am

I don't have a misc folder lol..
I use ubuntu 10.04 and got BZFlag from Ubuntu Downloads Center, if that would help.

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by Cobra_Fast » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:48 pm

JeffM wrote:[...]in the source code tree
That means NOT in the stuff which ships with the installer or release packages.
=> http://bzflag.svn.sourceforge.net/viewv ... iew=markup

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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by blast » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:39 pm

Also, do NOT use the sample configuration. It will just confuse you and you will end up with a server that doesn't run. Read the documentation (man bzfs and/or bzfs -help) and actually understand what options you are adding. Typically if you don't know what an option does, you don't need it.

And my last tip: Make your configuration file gradually. Add an option or two at a time and TEST. Then you know what option broke something. If you start out with an 80 line configuration file and it doesn't work it will be a lot harder to debug.
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Re: cant find bzfs.conf

Post by cepris » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:15 pm

Alright, thanks to both of you :)

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