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==Web Forums==
 
==Web Forums==
  
BZFlag maintains a set of [[BZFlag Forums|official forums]], located at http://forums.bzflag.org/
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BZFlag hosts a [http://forums.bzflag.org/ forum] for registered users. This also serves as a [[Global Registration|player registration system]] for the game.
 
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An older set of forums, now mostly unused, is located on SourceForge:
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*http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=3248 - main page
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*http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=9554 - help forum
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==Quick Start==
 
==Quick Start==
  
 
Just want to start playing? Get going with BZFlag right away, [[Getting Started|with this Quick Start page]].
 
Just want to start playing? Get going with BZFlag right away, [[Getting Started|with this Quick Start page]].
 
==Mailing Lists==
 
 
There are a number of BZFlag mailing lists. The best one for support questions is bzflag-user. Archives and subscription information can be found on the SourceForge BZFlag project mailing list page at http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=3248
 
  
 
==Common Support Issues==
 
==Common Support Issues==
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==Documentation==
 
==Documentation==
The game is documented via a series of manual pages ( or man pages ).
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The game is documented via a series of manual pages (or man pages).
On Linux and other Unix like operating systems they are installed by default and can be accessed by using the '''man''' command and one of the following pages.
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On Microsoft Windows the manual pages are in HTML format, and are available from the start menu.
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On Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, they are installed by default and can be accessed by using the man command and one of the following pages:
 
*bzflag
 
*bzflag
 
*bzfs
 
*bzfs
 
*bzadmin
 
*bzadmin
 
*bzw
 
*bzw
 
On Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX the manual pages are in HTML format. They are installed in the start menu for Windows, or in the extras folder on the install DMG for OSX.
 
 
The man pages are also available online in HTML format:
 
NOTE: As of June 2007 there is a problem with the man page conversion to HTML and the web manuals are NOT CORRECT! Use the man pages from source.
 
Corrected versions are being made, and will be posted on this wiki.
 
 
*[http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi?bzflag.6.in bzflag]
 
*[http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi?bzadmin.6.in bzadmin]
 
*[http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi?bzfs.6.in bzfs]
 
*[http://my.bzflag.org/bzfman.cgi?bzw.5.in bzw]
 
  
 
==Further Support==
 
==Further Support==
If none of these methods provide a resolution to your problem, the project maintains a support tracking system on SourceForge. New tickets can be opened at this URL:
 
 
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3248&atid=203248
 
  
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If none of these methods provide a resolution to your problem, the project maintains an [https://github.com/BZFlag-Dev/bzflag/issues issue tracker on GitHub] where an issue can be opened.
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[BZFlag on IRC]]
 
* [[BZFlag on IRC]]

Revision as of 17:35, 31 January 2017

Getting help on BZFlag is rather easy. There are a number of places to get help

IRC Chat Room

The BZFlag communities make heavy use of IRC for communication and collaboration.

The freenode network is used for all IRC communications. Common channels include:

  • #bzflag ( development and support )
  • #bzflag-chat ( general player talk )

A web interface is provided to these channels for registered forum users on the forum main page.

Please see BZFlag on IRC for more info.

Web Forums

BZFlag hosts a forum for registered users. This also serves as a player registration system for the game.

Quick Start

Just want to start playing? Get going with BZFlag right away, with this Quick Start page.

Common Support Issues

The Common Support Issues page lists a number of the common problems with the game, and their resolutions.

Documentation

The game is documented via a series of manual pages (or man pages).

On Microsoft Windows the manual pages are in HTML format, and are available from the start menu. On Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, they are installed by default and can be accessed by using the man command and one of the following pages:

  • bzflag
  • bzfs
  • bzadmin
  • bzw

Further Support

If none of these methods provide a resolution to your problem, the project maintains an issue tracker on GitHub where an issue can be opened.

See also

External links