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Post by Warinthestar » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:27 am

i never actually found it... my dad did a few months ago and he showed me... no clue how he found it :shock:

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Post by SkillDude » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:22 am

I found it in PC Magazine in the Feb. 20, 2007 issue under the "Best Free Software for 2007" section. It was mentioned as one of the games, and it sounded the most interesting out of the list, so I got online and found this game!

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Post by charg » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:54 pm

I learned about it in school :shock:, i know weird isnt it :roll:

My teacher was crazy about bzflag :shock:
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Post by BZNewman » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:17 pm

I found it as part of my installation of Mandrake Linux (prior to Mandriva). I didn't have a video card to support it at first, though. I recall being eager to try it out when I started it after buying a newer card -- the one I had crapped out -- and it actually worked.

My first kill was a team kill, unfortunately :( But, I got the hang of the basics (more or less), and I've been addicted ever since...

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Post by Gort » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:39 pm

Like the poster above, I discovered BZFlag when I was running Mandrake, because it came as a default package; this was back in 2003. I'm not really a games player as such, so it didn't really interest me back then, although I did run it to see... and got quickly killed. That wasn't really what put me off as such, it was the 100% CPU usage, despite using the nVidia drivers from the nVidia site. Anyway, four years later and now using Debian, I decided to see what games might interest me. BZFlag came up again, among others, so I thought I'd give it a go. The same 100% CPU usage issue, but I decided to continue to give it a try. Totally useless and a kill magnet, but it was quite fun despite that. I also discovered the Energy Saving option, which has brought the CPU usage dramatically down while keeping the game playable (I don't see the point of having a frame rate above 25, because the human eye can't process any faster).

After a few sessions over the last two days, I'm still a kill magnet, but hopefully I'll improve over time. For a person who isn't really into games, BZFlag certainly has kept me interested. In a few more hours, I'll venture onto the server to give others a big target to aim at. ;)

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Post by RexFlex » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:29 pm

A gaming farm hosted by my ISP had a basic BZFlag map running for a while some years back. I was giving the commercial online multiplayer games a little bit of a rest and wanted to try something a little different, so I gave it a go.

By the time that gaming farm stopped hosting the BZFlag map, I was hooked and was playing other maps.
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Post by donkyhotay » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:45 pm

friend of mine mentioned it to me once a year or so ago. Can't remember why it was even mentioned or how he found it.

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Post by D is for Dangerous » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:25 am

i have a mac os x and it gives me a list of free downloads
i just happend to come across bzflag

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Post by AntiAbuseProtection » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:01 am

I found bzflag in a computer.... Installed.... When searching for a file. aah school computers!

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Post by Dew » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:27 am

/usr/games/bin on SGI Indy machines at the university where I now work, this must have been in 1996 or 1997. Back when there was no jumping and CL was food for L.

It was instant love. :)

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Post by XLR8 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:42 pm

Believe it or not, I found BZFlag from my dad. You may know him as Darmstadt, but he only plays at like 1:00 in the morning. :shock:

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Post by skamper » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:05 pm

A friend showed me

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Post by A Looney Kumquat » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:12 am

my dad and his friend showed me, and I thought it looked kinda dumb (having an XBox360 and a 9ft by 5 ft hidef projection screen has gotten me used to INSANE graphics) then a couple weeks later I cooincidentally found it on a school laptop- LOL I failed that history project!!!!
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Post by SpedyRF » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:04 am

Wow, quite a question. I can;t remember, but I think it was when I was searching for something to do on the net...
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Post by Knox » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:57 pm

It was on my comp.! :D :D
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Post by dexter » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:19 pm

2 years ago a friend was playing and he showed me the game...

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Post by angryfirelord » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:02 am

I was browsing around in the Ubuntu repos when I came across it. Curiosity took over from there. :)

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Post by MonsterMan++ » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:52 am

I just found it on the internet somehow...then got addicted!
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Post by cascade » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:50 pm

About 5 years ago, I usually found my brother using the computer in a darkish zone of my old house. (Later, we moved). He was always playing this game with all of these colored tanks, shooting at each other. I always wondered... "What game is he playing?" [My brother's callsign on BZFlag was Kreeshaw, for anyone that might recognize that name.] A few years later, (in my new house) I stumble upon my computer and search exactly "multiplayer tank games", I find a site with an average list of about 20 tank games. I download the one labeled BZFlag, thinking that I was sure that this was the game. I start playing... and suddenly, I'm Hooked.

I was in this alternate world where I could shoot, chat, and make some new buddies. Soon, I am playing on a Ducati BZFlag server, and scoring a few points. This random tanker.. *I forget his name* ...says to me, "Goto my.bzflag.org/league/". So, I go to the website, and I am astonished, I was thinking... "I can play official matches in servers like this? Woo!". I sign up for the league. Before you know it, I am matching with a team.

One day, I was heading to a Ducati server, and I pick the wrong server, and end up at this server which some people called "GU style". In my chat box, it says something like, "goto gu.bzleague.com". So I do, And I thought that It was "just another league". I start playing on the servers, and I like it! I sign up for the league. I am soon joining new teams.

That's how it all started for me. :)

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Post by birdie » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:57 pm

charg wrote:I learned about it in school :shock:, i know weird isnt it :roll:

My teacher was crazy about bzflag :shock:
whats his nick? you might find him to shoot him if he gives you bad remarks or results :)

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Post by F687/s » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:15 am

I know I've only played for about a year (I'm hitting the one year mark shortly), but I can't exactly remember what I was doing when I downloaded it. I think I was looking for Linux games that ran on Windows (which I was using at the time). My best bet is http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/items/f ... /index.php. Now I'm converting everybody else over...

P.S. Interestingly, my uncle is the one that caused me to begin programming. But that's another story.

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Post by Quasar » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:20 am

XLR8 up there showed me. =P

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Post by gordon1470 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:42 pm

i was looking for a cool game that was free.
I think i did pretty well. 8)
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Wel ifound it in a magzine

Post by GodSenD » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:19 pm

I am from Pakistan and i read a magzine named "Global Science" quite regularly.
in this edition of October 2007 i got a glimpses of this game and then i just registered to the game and got some fun....

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Post by z[h]ero » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:52 pm

I booted once just for fun few times linux.
The most build in games were boring there, after few seconds i lost interest playing them. I just liked chromium and bzflag.

So u see, its just the guilty of the "bad, bad" ;) linux that i do bz instead doing productive working... :P
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