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New BZFlag.org Site

by blast on 2012-03-25, 2 comments

I’ve been working the last few weeks on replacing the BZFlag homepage with a more polished and modern looking site. I’m planning to get some more screenshots/videos of gameplay posted soon. http://bzflag.org/ Let me know what you think. Also, if anyone wants to check out the source code, it’s posted on my Bitbucket account, and […]

BZFlag 2.4.0 “Wake the Dead” released!

by blast on 2011-07-03, no comments

BZFlag 2.4.0 “Wake the Dead” has been released.  After BZFlag 3.0 development hit a brick wall, Bullet Catcher helped get the project motivated again by producing a plan to get a new release out that was based on 2.0.x.  So what we did was bring back selective features from the 3.0 development tree that were low risk […]

BZFlag 2.4 is in beta!

by blast on 2011-06-25, no comments

BZFlag 2.4 is currently in beta, and we’ll soon be moving to a release candidate. Find out info about the beta on the BZFlag forum thread.

BZFlag 2.3 planning

by blast on 2011-05-11, one comment

Some serious thought is being put into getting a new release of BZFlag out.  Essentially it’s been decided that version 3.0 was too big of a jump with far too many big changes.  We got lost in all of the bugs and features and couldn’t get a release out.  Feature creep from the last five […]

BZFlag geolist source released

by blast on 2011-04-20, 2 comments

I set up a repository for the geolist source code.  I released the code under the MIT license.  You can go get the code at Bitbucket. Here’s some additional features that I might add in the future: HTML5 geolocation support to display servers sorted by distance. KML file generation Integration with Google Maps and/or Google […]

BZFlag Server Location List

by blast on 2011-01-25, no comments

I got bored and threw together a quick site that shows the location (country) of all of the public BZFlag servers. http://bzexcess.com/geolist/ I’m going to keep adding some features and I plan to release the source code for it.  Also, I currently don’t have it set to update automatically, so it won’t reflect changes at […]

Upcoming server downtime

by blast on 2010-11-20, 2 comments

Wow, been a while since I posted anything here. Unfortunately, this post won’t be talking about how BZFlag 3.0 is coming (because it’s pretty much stalled), nor will it be a new BZTip. Instead, it’s just a heads up that there will be some temporary server downtime coming up. First, I’m transferring my domain name […]

April Fools and BZFlag 2.0.16

by blast on 2010-04-07, 5 comments

First off, I’d like to say that ALL server owners should upgrade to 2.0.16 as soon as possible. There was a security flaw found that allows player impersonation to occur. It was fixed in the server code as of late March. I would say a good chunk of the popular servers are already running recent […]

BZFlag Mobile Site

by blast on 2010-03-07, 9 comments

I’ve been sitting on the bzflag.mobi domain for a couple years now, and I finally have something halfway useful up. It lists what users are currently on a BZFlag server. It pulls data from the official BZFlag stats site, so there’s a delay between updates of around 5 minutes. The “online” page might be a […]

BZFlag 2.0.14 released

by blast on 2010-02-15, one comment

Coined as “This isn’t the release you are looking for”, BZFlag 2.0.14 has made an appearance. You can download it from SourceForge for Windows and OSX. Source code is available, so those on Linux and BSD can download the code and compile it. The primary reasons for this release were to correct some font licensing […]