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Stub for BZFS 2.0.x to 2.4 server upgrade path
 
Stub for BZFS 2.0.x to 2.4 server upgrade path
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==TODO==
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* document r21903
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** should not change for well defined groups
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** may change behaviour if the group definitions were wrong
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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* '''-offa''' selects teamless free-for-all game style
 
* '''-offa''' selects teamless free-for-all game style
 
* '''-time''' can specify end time for timed games
 
* '''-time''' can specify end time for timed games
* '''-noTeamKills''' can remove teamkilling possibilities from the map
 
* Groups can now be referenced in the groupdb before they are defined
 
  
 
==Getting your server listed on the server list==
 
==Getting your server listed on the server list==
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You need to provide the key value to the bzfs server option '''''-publickey''''' like this
 
You need to provide the key value to the bzfs server option '''''-publickey''''' like this
  
  $ bzfs -publictitle "Map name goes here" -publickey 1234567890123456789  
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  $ bzfs -public "Map name goes here" -publickey 1234567890123456789  
  
 
The '''''-publicaddr''''' and '''''-p''''' parameters have not changed from 2.0.x and are used to  
 
The '''''-publicaddr''''' and '''''-p''''' parameters have not changed from 2.0.x and are used to  
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=== New options ===
 
=== New options ===
* Ability to turn off teamkilling for a map
 
** '''-noTeamKills''' added as an option to prevent players from dying from each other.
 
 
* New game mode for teamless free-for-all
 
* New game mode for teamless free-for-all
 
** '''-offa''' added as an option to select this mode
 
** '''-offa''' added as an option to select this mode
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* Public keys are required to have your server included on the BZFlag server list
 
* Public keys are required to have your server included on the BZFlag server list
 
** '''-publickey''' is used to specify your key. See [[BZFS_2.4_Upgrade#Getting your server listed on the server list|Getting your server listed on the server list]] for details
 
** '''-publickey''' is used to specify your key. See [[BZFS_2.4_Upgrade#Getting your server listed on the server list|Getting your server listed on the server list]] for details
 
==Server Groups==
 
With this release BZFlag groups defined in the ''groupdb'' can now be referenced before they are defined.
 
 
Permissions provided by existing server groups will work with no modifications as long as no forward references to
 
groups exist in your ''groupdb''.
 
 
If your group files reference other groups that were not yet defined the permissions provided by
 
those forward-referenced groups will now be granted to your group members.
 
 
We recommend that you review your server ''groupdb'' settings.
 
 
 
An example
 
 
<pre>
 
group1: *group2 +spawn
 
group2: +talk
 
group3: *group2
 
group2: +poll
 
</pre>
 
 
In 2.0 the "*group2" statement in line one would have been ignored because group2 was not yet defined. Also line 4 would have been ignored becaused group2 was used as a reference in line 3.
 
Now in 2.4 these aren't errors anymore, so while in 2.0  the resulting perms are:
 
 
group1: spawn<br />
 
group2: talk<br />
 
group3: talk<br />
 
 
they are in 2.4
 
 
group1: spawn talk poll<br />
 
group2: talk poll<br />
 
group3: talk poll<br />
 
 
If bzfs didn't warn (with -d) about bad group references or skipped lines in 2.0 your groupdb file should work the same way in 2.4. Else you should have a look on it or expect unexpected effects.
 
 
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