Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by TheShadowOne » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:46 pm

Any Beginner May want to use a simpler Application to start There Server Careers.

At first I did not know how to use BZFS in terminal, so I searched and found IBZserver(link http://www.mediafire.com/?udndni2njfk)
It is very simple,

Steps For Setting Up IBZServer:

1. Download IBZServer.
2. Open IBZServer.
3. Go To The Menu At The Top On A Mac And Click IBZServer
4. Then Go To Preferences
5. Then Browse And Find BZFS On Your Computer.
6. Press Enter After You Found It.
7. Next Make A Map With IBZEdit And Save It.
8. Then Open The Map, You Just Created, With Textedit.
9. Copy ALL Of The Code For You Map
10. Then In IBZServer Go To File And Then New.
11. A New Server Will Pop Up On IBZServer Window.
12. Double Click The New Server And A New Window Opens
13. Then Go To "World Map"
14. Delete What Ever Is There And Paste The Code You Have From Textedit.
15. After This You May Want To Add Server Variables, Textures, Or Meshes In The Code In IBZSERVER.
16. After This, If The Map Has NO BUGS AT ALL Go Back To IBZServer Window And Click The Box To the Right Of The "New Server"
17. If The Map Is Fine And Has No Bugs A Green Light Will Appear Besides The Box. If There Is An Error Then A Red Light Will Appear
18. If The Light Is Green, Open BZFLAG And Go To localhost:5154 and You Should Be Able To Play On The Map.
19. If You Need To Makes Changes Go Back To IBZServer And Click The Box Again So The Green Light Becomes Grey and It Says Offline Next To It.
20. Then After The Changes, Repeat 16, 17, 18, and 19.
21. When You Map Is Finished Being Tested Copy ALL Of The Code From IBZServer To The IBZEdit Map Which Is Opened In Textedit. (This Step Is Only If You Want To Post A Map File In The BZFlag Forums.)
22. AFTER STEP 21 DO NOT OPEN THE IBZEDIT DOCUMENT WITH THE THE CHANGES YOU MADE FROM IBZSERVER! IF YOU DO IT WILL ERASE ALL THE CHANGES YOU MADE IN IBZSERVER

******* IF YOU WANT YOUR SERVER UP DO NOT PUT YOUR MAP OR CONFIG IN WORLD MAP, USE THE CONFIGURATION.

***** USE -world /path/to/map.bzw to get your map loaded, AND HAVE TO PORT FORWARD TO GET A PORT OPEN ***********
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by mrapple » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:08 pm

Please note, iBZServer should really *only* be used to run personal test or local servers.

Running full-time servers with iBZServer is just silly and you should really learn how to use the command line. It's basically the same thing. WIthout a nice interface ;)
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by blast » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Here is the actual site for iBZServer, where the source code for it is also available.
http://bzmapping.net76.net/iBZServer/iBZServer.html
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by mrapple » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:34 am

blast wrote:Here is the actual site for iBZServer, where the source code for it is also available.
http://bzmapping.net76.net/iBZServer/iBZServer.html
I get a "Website Under Review" page.
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by TheShadowOne » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:11 am

I understand it is for beginners and is silly, that is why it is good to learn with it from my point of view, and then you can use Terminal for people that know how to do it
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by Bambino » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:48 am

Why Do You Capitalize Each Word In A Sentence?

For running it in a terminal takes about 2 lines...cd to the dir with bzfs then bzfs -conf /path/to/config.conf
You could also get a script to do most of the work.
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by blast » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:23 am

mrapple wrote:
blast wrote:Here is the actual site for iBZServer, where the source code for it is also available.
http://bzmapping.net76.net/iBZServer/iBZServer.html
I get a "Website Under Review" page.
Then you're doing it wrong.
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by mrapple » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:53 pm

blast wrote:
mrapple wrote:
blast wrote:Here is the actual site for iBZServer, where the source code for it is also available.
http://bzmapping.net76.net/iBZServer/iBZServer.html
I get a "Website Under Review" page.
Then you're doing it wrong.
It's working now. I was getting this page yesterday -> http://www.000webhost.com/admin-review
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Re: Guide on How to Run a BZFlag Server on Mac OS X

Post by blast » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:08 pm

"Please wait while we take your site offline needlessly to run a virus scan" Guess they must use Norton and need the extra resources to scan.
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