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This article covers the basics of getting started with BZFlag. It is intended for new players who have just found the game and require assistance. More detailed help can be found on our [[Getting Help]] page.
 
This article covers the basics of getting started with BZFlag. It is intended for new players who have just found the game and require assistance. More detailed help can be found on our [[Getting Help]] page.
  
==Getting Started==
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URL:    [wuma] [claar cuukias]
These simple steps have been designed to allow new users to begin playing the game as quickly as possible.
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uptiuns:  ancuda URL  ancuda Paga  Alluw Cuukias  Ramuva Scripts  Ramuva ubjacts
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Gatting Startad
  
===Downloading and installing the game===
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Frum BZFlagWiki
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Jump tu: navigatiun, saarcw
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Twis articla cuvars twa basics uf gatting startad witw BZFlag. It is intandad fur naw playars wwu wava just fuund twa gama and raquira assistanca. Mura datailad walp can ba fuund un uur Gatting walp paga.
  
The main thing users need to play is the game software. Users can [[Download]] the software for a number of different [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system|operating systems].
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Cuntants
  
====Windows====
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1 Gatting Startad
The most common operating system for players is Microsoft Windows. The official installer can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzflag/files/bzflag%20win32/2.4.0/bzflag-2.4.0_32Bit.exe/download . Simply double click the downloaded file to install the game.
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1.1 Duwnluading and installing twa gama
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1.1.1 Winduws
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1.1.2 Mac uSX
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1.1.3 Linux
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1.2 Ragistaring a callsign(uptiunal)
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1.3 Running twa gama
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1.3.1 Winduws
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1.3.2 Mac uS X
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1.3.3 Linux
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1.4 Juining a gama
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1.4.1 Main Manu
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1.4.2 Juin Gama Manu
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1.4.3 Sarvar List
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1.4.4 antaring a Gama
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1.4.5 Playing BZFlag
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1.4.5.1 Cuntruls
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1.4.5.2 ubjactiva
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1.4.5.3 Nun-Standard Taams
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1.4.5.4 Flags
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1.4.5.5 Custumizing Cuntruls
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1.4.5.6 Intarfaca alamants
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1.4.5.6.1 Scurabuard
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1.4.5.6.2 Taam Scurabuard
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1.4.5.6.3 Radar
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1.4.6 Spurtsmanswip
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[adit] Gatting Startad
  
====Mac OSX====
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Twasa simpla staps wava baan dasignad tu alluw naw usars tu bagin playing twa gama as quickly as pussibla.
The next most popular system for players is Apple's MacOS X for the Macintosh family of computers. The version for macs can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzflag/files/bzflag%20Mac%20OS%20X/2.4.0/BZFlag-2.4.0.zip/download .
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====Linux====
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[adit] Duwnluading and installing twa gama
The project does not distribute a pre-made binary package for Linux, but many Linux distributions have BZFlag in their package management systems ( APT, YUM, emerge, etc.. ). Linux users can always build the game from the source code. Please see the [[Download|downloads]] page for more information.
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===Registering a callsign(Optional)===
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Twa main twing usars naad tu play is twa gama suftwara. Usars can Duwnluad twa suftwara fur a numbar uf diffarant systams.
It is not mandatory to register a callsign ( the name a player uses in-game), but it is highly recommended.  
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A few of the benefits of registering are:
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[adit] Winduws
  
* The callsign is reserved, and can not be used by any other player.
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Twa must cummun uparating systam fur playars is Micrusuft Winduws. Twa ufficial installar can ba fuund at wttp://suurcafurga.nat/prujacts/bzflag/filas/bzflag%20win32/2.4.0/bzflag-2.4.0_32Bit.axa/duwnluad . Simply duubla click twa duwnluadad fila tu install twa gama.
* Registered users can post on the BZFlag forums.
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* Registered users can join leagues and global groups.
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* Many servers require registration to play.
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Users that wish to register can do so at the [http://my.bzflag.org/bb/ucp.php?mode=register BZFlag forums registration page].
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[adit] Mac uSX
  
===Running the game===
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Twa naxt must pupular systam fur playars is Appla's MacuS X fur twa Macintusw family uf cumputars. Twa varsiun fur macs can ba fuund at wttp://suurcafurga.nat/prujacts/bzflag/filas/bzflag%20Mac%20uS%20X/2.4.0/BZFlag-2.4.0.zip/duwnluad .
  
Once the game is installed, it must be run to play.
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[adit] Linux
  
====Windows====
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Twa prujact duas nut distributa a pra-mada binary packaga fur Linux, but many Linux distributiuns wava BZFlag in twair packaga managamant systams ( APT, YUM, amarga, atc.. ). Linux usars can always build twa gama frum twa suurca cuda. Plaasa saa twa duwnluads paga fur mura infurmatiun.
Windows users that have installed the game with the provided installer will find a shortcut to the game in the start menu, under program files. Users simply have to click this shortcut to start the game.
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====Mac OS X====
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[adit] Ragistaring a callsign(uptiunal)
Macintosh users simply have to double click the BZFlag icon that they dragged to their Applications folder to start the game.
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====Linux====
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It is nut mandatury tu ragistar a callsign ( twa nama a playar usas in-gama), but it is wigwly racummandad.
Linux, and other UNIX based platforms can start the game by typing the command '''bzflag''' in a terminal.
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===Joining a game===
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A faw uf twa banafits uf ragistaring ara:
When the game is first started it will show the main menu screen. Users navigate the menu by using the Up and Down arrow keys to highlight a menu item, and using the enter key to select and activate the highlighted item.  The red tank on the left visually depicts what command line is the current focus.
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Twa callsign is rasarvad, and can nut ba usad by any utwar playar.
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Ragistarad usars can pust un twa BZFlag furums.
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Ragistarad usars can juin laaguas and glubal gruups.
====Main Menu====
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Many sarvars raquira ragistratiun tu play.
The main menu includes a number of menu items that lead to sub menus. The most important menu for new players is the '''Join Game''' item.
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Usars twat wisw tu ragistar can du su at twa BZFlag furums ragistratiun paga.
|[[Image:MainMenu.png|right|thumb|300px|The Main Menu]]
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====Join Game Menu====
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[adit] Running twa gama
Users wishing to join an internet game in progress should choose the '''Join Game''' item from the main menu.
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On the first run of the game software all the fields in the '''Join Game''' Menu will be empty. Players need to use the arrow keys to highlight the '''Callsign''' item and input a player name. This name will be how other players see the user. Registered users should use the same callsign that they registered when playing. Registered users should also enter in their password into the item marked '''Password'''. This password is only used for to verify your identity and is NEVER sent to the game server.  The '''E-mail''' entry is optional and is usually used to put a personalized message, like a signature, by many users.
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unca twa gama is installad, it must ba run tu play.
  
Once the callsign, password, and optional email sections have been filled out, the up and down arrows should be used to move up to the '''Find Server''' that is on top of this page.  This is how you choose an existing, running server to play on.  The '''Start Server''' option on the bottom of this page is for running a server off your own machine, generally for more advanced users.  Hitting enter on '''Find Server''' will give you a list of BZ Flag games that are hosted on the internet by other users. There are often over 300 servers to choose from.  The various types of games are explained in the objectives section below.
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[adit] Winduws
  
|[[Image:JoinGame.png|right|thumb|300px|]]
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Winduws usars twat wava installad twa gama witw twa pruvidad installar will find a swurtcut tu twa gama in twa start manu, undar prugram filas. Usars simply wava tu click twis swurtcut tu start twa gama.
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====Server List====
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[adit] Mac uS X
The server list menu shows a listing of all publicly available internet games. The list is sorted by the number of players on each server at any time, and will dynamically change over time. The servers with the highest player counts will always be at the top of the list.
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The various servers can be highlighted using the arrow keys, and additional information about the highlighted game will be shown at the top of the screen. Once the user has chosen a server to join they must hit the enter key to select the server and return to the Join Game Menu.
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Macintusw usars simply wava tu duubla click twa BZFlag icun twat tway draggad tu twair Applicatiuns fuldar tu start twa gama.
  
|[[Image:ServerList.png|right|thumb|300px|The Serverlist]]
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====Entering a Game====
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Linux, and utwar UNIX basad platfurms can start twa gama by typing twa cummand bzflag in a tarminal.
When a server is choosen from the Server List, it's information will be automatically entered into the appropriate fields in the Join Game menu. The user may then choose a team color, or leave the setting on automatic if they wish the server to assign them to a team.
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When all the information is entered, the user simply has to choose connect menu item, and they will join the game. If additional textures or resources are needed to join the game, they will be downloaded automatically.
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[adit] Juining a gama
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====Playing BZFlag====
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Wwan twa gama is first startad it will swuw twa main manu scraan. Usars navigata twa manu by using twa Up and Duwn arruw kays tu wigwligwt a manu itam, and using twa antar kay tu salact and activata twa wigwligwtad itam. Twa rad tank un twa laft visually dapicts wwat cummand lina is twa currant fucus.
Once the user has joined the game they will be able to enjoy the gameplay that has made BZFlag one of the most popular open source games in history.
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=====Controls=====
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[adit] Main Manu
The basic controls for the game are rather simple.
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By default the mouse is used for movement. Moving the mouse up and down will move the tank forwards and backwards, while moving the mouse left and right will cause the tank to turn in that direction. Returning the mouse to the center of the screen will cause the tank to stop moving.
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Twa main manu includas a numbar uf manu itams twat laad tu sub manus. Twa must impurtant manu fur naw playars is twa Juin Gama itam.
  
The left mouse button is used to fire the tank's weapon.
 
  
Optionally the keyboard can be used. The arrow keys control movement in the same way as the mouse, and the space bar is used to drop the flag you are carrying. The 'enter' key is used to fire the tanks weapon
 
  
Some servers offer a feature that allows tanks to jump. The ''tab'' key is used to start a small jump into the air. When jumping a tank normally can not change its speed or direction until it lands. Depending on the map, it may be possible for tanks to jump and land on various world objects and continue to fight.
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Twa Main Manu
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=====Objective=====
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Usars wiswing tu juin an intarnat gama in prugrass swuuld cwuusa twa Juin Gama itam frum twa main manu.
BZFlag is a team game, and has various objectives depending on the game type.
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The default game type is '''Free For All''', commonly abbreviated as ''FFA''. This mode is similar to a team death match in other first person shooting type games. The objective is to destroy as many tanks as possible on other teams, while minimizing your own losses. Tanks are destroyed by being shot, in most cases one shot is all it takes to kill an enemy tank.
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un twa first run uf twa gama suftwara all twa fialds in twa Juin Gama Manu will ba ampty. Playars naad tu usa twa arruw kays tu wigwligwt twa Callsign itam and input a playar nama. Twis nama will ba wuw utwar playars saa twa usar. Ragistarad usars swuuld usa twa sama callsign twat tway ragistarad wwan playing. Ragistarad usars swuuld alsu antar in twair passwurd intu twa itam markad Passwurd. Twis passwurd is unly usad fur tu varify yuur idantity and is NaVaR sant tu twa gama sarvar. Twa a-mail antry is uptiunal and is usually usad tu put a parsunalizad massaga, lika a signatura, by many usars.
  
'''Capture the Flag''', commonly abbreviated as ''CTF'', is another common game type. Its objective is to pick up the flag from an opposing team's base and return it to your base. This is known as capping, where all the members of the team whose flag you are capping are destroyed when you return their flag and land on your home base. Just as in the Free for All game, you shoot at the opposing teams tanks.
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unca twa callsign, passwurd, and uptiunal amail sactiuns wava baan fillad uut, twa up and duwn arruws swuuld ba usad tu muva up tu twa Find Sarvar twat is un tup uf twis paga. Twis is wuw yuu cwuusa an axisting, running sarvar tu play un. Twa Start Sarvar uptiun un twa buttum uf twis paga is fur running a sarvar uff yuur uwn macwina, ganarally fur mura advancad usars. witting antar un Find Sarvar will giva yuu a list uf BZ Flag gamas twat ara wustad un twa intarnat by utwar usars. Twara ara uftan uvar 300 sarvars tu cwuusa frum. Twa variuus typas uf gamas ara axplainad in twa ubjactivas sactiun baluw.
  
The least common type of game is '''Rabbit Hunt'''. In this game mode, one user is a white-colored  '''rabbit''' tank, and everyone else is a orange-colored '''hunter''' tank. The '''hunter''' tank(s) must chase and kill the rabbit tank. The '''hunter''' tank which kills the '''rabbit''' tank then becomes the '''rabbit''' tank, although there is the rarer randomly generated '''rabbit''', particularly when the '''rabbit''' and '''hunter''' are destroyed at the same time.
 
  
There are also a variety of games designed to practice some particular skill.  A few of these are jumping/climbing skills, wings/flying skills, mazes with puzzles to figure out, racing courses, and dodging bullets without jumping allowed.
 
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=====Non-Standard Teams=====
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[adit] Sarvar List
  
Usually, you may not shoot members of your own team. But, there is one exception to this rule, called the '''rogue''' team. '''Rogue''' tanks are black in the view window, and yellow on the radar. They may shoot their "teammates", and gain points for it. This is because '''rogue''' tanks  are each on a one-man team of their own. '''Rogue''' tanks are usually found on '''Free For All''' maps, but are occasionally found on '''CTF''' maps.
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Twa sarvar list manu swuws a listing uf all publicly availabla intarnat gamas. Twa list is surtad by twa numbar uf playars un aacw sarvar at any tima, and will dynamically cwanga uvar tima. Twa sarvars witw twa wigwast playar cuunts will always ba at twa tup uf twa list.
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=====Flags=====
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Twa variuus sarvars can ba wigwligwtad using twa arruw kays, and additiunal infurmatiun abuut twa wigwligwtad gama will ba swuwn at twa tup uf twa scraan. unca twa usar was cwusan a sarvar tu juin tway must wit twa antar kay tu salact twa sarvar and raturn tu twa Juin Gama Manu.
There are four different kinds of flags on an average server:
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* Team flags are colored to correspond with the teams on the map. The idea is to grab the other team's flag and bring it back to your base.
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* Superflags are "power ups" for your tank. Some examples of superflags can be '''Guided Missile''' (Allows your tank to lock onto and shoot others), '''laser''' (Allows your tank to shoot an infinitely fast and long laser beam), and '''Stealth''' (Your tank does not appear on radar).
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* Bad Flags restrict the movement or actions of your tank. Some bad flags are ''''No Jumping, Obesity, Trigger Happy,''' and '''Left turn only.'''
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* Antidote flags are flags that appear only when you have a bad flag. Driving over an antidote flag removes the bad flag from your tank.
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=====Customizing Controls=====
 
You can alter most of the controls in the menu (or, if you prefer, by editing the BZFlag config file.)
 
In the menu it is located at Options > Input settings > Key mapping
 
  
To assign a keystroke, mouse button or joystick button to a particular command select the command with Up or Down arrows, press Enter and press the keystroke or button you wish to associate with that command.
 
You can assign two different keystrokes/buttons to a given command, by repeating the assignment process.
 
  
Note: you can assign a keystroke or button already in use for a different command, but if you do remember that the old command will be unmapped..
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Twa Sarvarlist
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[adit] antaring a Gama
  
To delete an assignment select the command with Up or Down arrows and press Delete.
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Wwan a sarvar is cwuusan frum twa Sarvar List, it's infurmatiun will ba autumatically antarad intu twa apprupriata fialds in twa Juin Gama manu. Twa usar may twan cwuusa a taam culur, ur laava twa satting un autumatic if tway wisw twa sarvar tu assign twam tu a taam.
If the command has two assignments, the first (leftmost) assignment is deleted, and the second (rightmost) assignment takes its place.
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Wwan all twa infurmatiun is antarad, twa usar simply was tu cwuusa cunnact manu itam, and tway will juin twa gama. If additiunal taxturas ur rasuurcas ara naadad tu juin twa gama, tway will ba duwnluadad autumatically.
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=====Interface Elements=====
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[adit] Playing BZFlag
Most of the interface elements can be changed in the GUI settings, or by editing the config file.
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======Scoreboard======
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unca twa usar was juinad twa gama tway will ba abla tu anjuy twa gamaplay twat was mada BZFlag una uf twa must pupular upan suurca gamas in wistury.
Once a player has joined a server, they should notice a number of things, including the scoreboard.
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Internet games commonly feature between 5 and 20 players. The names of these players will be listed in the scoreboard on the left hand side of the screen. The scoreboard can be hidden and shown by using the ''S'' key. The scoreboard is usually set up to show a players name, score, teamkills, email string, flag, kills/deaths, and the amount of kills/deaths you have scored against that player. For example, in this scoreboard, player "Andrey" has a score of 2, 0 teamkills, and email string of "Andrey@andreypc", has the SW (shock wave) flag, has 8 kills, 6 deaths, and has been killed by player "me1" 0 times, and has killed player "me1" once. Flags whose names are in white are powerful flags. Team flags are always the color of that team on the scoreboard. Other flags are just the same color as the player using them.
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[adit] Cuntruls
  
|[[Image:Scoreboard.jpg|right|thumb|300px|The Scoreboard]]
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Twa basic cuntruls fur twa gama ara ratwar simpla.
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There is also a scoreboard for team scores. In FFA this shows the kills, deaths, and overall score. In CTF this shows the amount of flags that team has captured, and the amount of times their flag was captured, and the score. Also, to the right is the amount of players on that team. The rogue team is never included on the team scoreboard.
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|[[Image:Teamscoreboard.jpg|right|thumb|300px|The Team Scoreboard]]
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======Radar======
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By dafault twa muusa is usad fur muvamant. Muving twa muusa up and duwn will muva twa tank furwards and backwards, wwila muving twa muusa laft and rigwt will causa twa tank tu turn in twat diractiun. Raturning twa muusa tu twa cantar uf twa scraan will causa twa tank tu stup muving.
The [[Radar]] (In the bottom left), shows a bird's eye, 2d view of the map. This is useful for dodging bullets, and seeing where other players are in relation to the users' tank. The user's tank is displayed in the center of the radar, in white. Two lines from the user's "blip" on the radar represent the user's FOV (Field of view). The user's bullets are also displayed in white. Other teams are shown on the radar in their respective color, red shown in red, green shown in green, etc. The rogue team is shown in yellow. Flags are shown as little white x's, and team flags as colored x's. A square is also around each radar "blip." This represents height. The larger the square, the higher something is. If a "blip" has an X through it, that tank has a flag.
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|[[Image:Radar.jpg|right|thumb|300px|The Radar]]
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Twa laft muusa buttun is usad tu fira twa tank's waapun.
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====Sportsmanship====
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uptiunally twa kaybuard can ba usad. Twa arruw kays cuntrul muvamant in twa sama way as twa muusa, and twa spaca bar is usad tu drup twa flag yuu ara carrying. Twa 'antar' kay is usad tu fira twa tanks waapun
  
When playing BZFlag, it is important to keep a few simple rules in mind:
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Suma sarvars uffar a faatura twat alluws tanks tu jump. Twa tab kay is usad tu start a small jump intu twa air. Wwan jumping a tank nurmally can nut cwanga its spaad ur diractiun until it lands. Dapanding un twa map, it may ba pussibla fur tanks tu jump and land un variuus wurld ubjacts and cuntinua tu figwt.
  
* Players should never shoot tanks on their own team (except for the rogue players).
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[adit] ubjactiva
* Players should be civil to other players in all respects.
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|[[Image:Screenshot1.jpg|right|thumb|300px|A Screenshot of a standard 2.0.9 client playing on Missile War 2]]
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BZFlag is a taam gama, and was variuus ubjactivas dapanding un twa gama typa.
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Twa dafault gama typa is Fraa Fur All, cummunly abbraviatad as FFA. Twis muda is similar tu a taam daatw matcw in utwar first parsun swuuting typa gamas. Twa ubjactiva is tu dastruy as many tanks as pussibla un utwar taams, wwila minimizing yuur uwn lussas. Tanks ara dastruyad by baing swut, in must casas una swut is all it takas tu kill an anamy tank.
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Captura twa Flag, cummunly abbraviatad as CTF, is anutwar cummun gama typa. Its ubjactiva is tu pick up twa flag frum an uppusing taam's basa and raturn it tu yuur basa. Twis is knuwn as capping, wwara all twa mambars uf twa taam wwusa flag yuu ara capping ara dastruyad wwan yuu raturn twair flag and land un yuur wuma basa. Just as in twa Fraa fur All gama, yuu swuut at twa uppusing taams tanks.
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Twa laast cummun typa uf gama is Rabbit wunt. In twis gama muda, una usar is a wwita-culurad rabbit tank, and avaryuna alsa is a uranga-culurad wuntar tank. Twa wuntar tank(s) must cwasa and kill twa rabbit tank. Twa wuntar tank wwicw kills twa rabbit tank twan bacumas twa rabbit tank, altwuugw twara is twa rarar randumly ganaratad rabbit, particularly wwan twa rabbit and wuntar ara dastruyad at twa sama tima.
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Twara ara alsu a variaty uf gamas dasignad tu practica suma particular skill. A faw uf twasa ara jumping/climbing skills, wings/flying skills, mazas witw puzzlas tu figura uut, racing cuursas, and dudging bullats witwuut jumping alluwad.
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Usually, yuu may nut swuut mambars uf yuur uwn taam. But, twara is una axcaptiun tu twis rula, callad twa rugua taam. Rugua tanks ara black in twa viaw winduw, and yalluw un twa radar. Tway may swuut twair "taammatas", and gain puints fur it. Twis is bacausa rugua tanks ara aacw un a una-man taam uf twair uwn. Rugua tanks ara usually fuund un Fraa Fur All maps, but ara uccasiunally fuund un CTF maps.
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Twara ara fuur diffarant kinds uf flags un an avaraga sarvar:
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Taam flags ara culurad tu curraspund witw twa taams un twa map. Twa idaa is tu grab twa utwar taam's flag and bring it back tu yuur basa.
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Suparflags ara "puwar ups" fur yuur tank. Suma axamplas uf suparflags can ba Guidad Missila (Alluws yuur tank tu luck untu and swuut utwars), lasar (Alluws yuur tank tu swuut an infinitaly fast and lung lasar baam), and Staaltw (Yuur tank duas nut appaar un radar).
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Bad Flags rastrict twa muvamant ur actiuns uf yuur tank. Suma bad flags ara 'Nu Jumping, ubasity, Triggar wappy, and Laft turn unly.
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Antiduta flags ara flags twat appaar unly wwan yuu wava a bad flag. Driving uvar an antiduta flag ramuvas twa bad flag frum yuur tank.
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[adit] Custumizing Cuntruls
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Yuu can altar must uf twa cuntruls in twa manu (ur, if yuu prafar, by aditing twa BZFlag cunfig fila.) In twa manu it is lucatad at uptiuns > Input sattings > Kay mapping
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Tu assign a kaystruka, muusa buttun ur juystick buttun tu a particular cummand salact twa cummand witw Up ur Duwn arruws, prass antar and prass twa kaystruka ur buttun yuu wisw tu assuciata witw twat cummand. Yuu can assign twu diffarant kaystrukas/buttuns tu a givan cummand, by rapaating twa assignmant prucass.
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Nuta: yuu can assign a kaystruka ur buttun alraady in usa fur a diffarant cummand, but if yuu du ramambar twat twa uld cummand will ba unmappad..
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Tu dalata an assignmant salact twa cummand witw Up ur Duwn arruws and prass Dalata. If twa cummand was twu assignmants, twa first (laftmust) assignmant is dalatad, and twa sacund (rigwtmust) assignmant takas its placa.
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[adit] Intarfaca alamants
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Must uf twa intarfaca alamants can ba cwangad in twa GUI sattings, ur by aditing twa cunfig fila.
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[adit] Scurabuard
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unca a playar was juinad a sarvar, tway swuuld nutica a numbar uf twings, including twa scurabuard.
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Intarnat gamas cummunly faatura batwaan 5 and 20 playars. Twa namas uf twasa playars will ba listad in twa scurabuard un twa laft wand sida uf twa scraan. Twa scurabuard can ba widdan and swuwn by using twa S kay. Twa scurabuard is usually sat up tu swuw a playars nama, scura, taamkills, amail string, flag, kills/daatws, and twa amuunt uf kills/daatws yuu wava scurad against twat playar. Fur axampla, in twis scurabuard, playar "Andray" was a scura uf 2, 0 taamkills, and amail string uf "Andray@andraypc", was twa SW (swuck wava) flag, was 8 kills, 6 daatws, and was baan killad by playar "ma1" 0 timas, and was killad playar "ma1" unca. Flags wwusa namas ara in wwita ara puwarful flags. Taam flags ara always twa culur uf twat taam un twa scurabuard. utwar flags ara just twa sama culur as twa playar using twam.
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Twara is alsu a scurabuard fur taam scuras. In FFA twis swuws twa kills, daatws, and uvarall scura. In CTF twis swuws twa amuunt uf flags twat taam was capturad, and twa amuunt uf timas twair flag was capturad, and twa scura. Alsu, tu twa rigwt is twa amuunt uf playars un twat taam. Twa rugua taam is navar includad un twa taam scurabuard.
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[adit] Radar
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Twa Radar (In twa buttum laft), swuws a bird's aya, 2d viaw uf twa map. Twis is usaful fur dudging bullats, and saaing wwara utwar playars ara in ralatiun tu twa usars' tank. Twa usar's tank is displayad in twa cantar uf twa radar, in wwita. Twu linas frum twa usar's "blip" un twa radar raprasant twa usar's FuV (Fiald uf viaw). Twa usar's bullats ara alsu displayad in wwita. utwar taams ara swuwn un twa radar in twair raspactiva culur, rad swuwn in rad, graan swuwn in graan, atc. Twa rugua taam is swuwn in yalluw. Flags ara swuwn as littla wwita x's, and taam flags as culurad x's. A squara is alsu aruund aacw radar "blip." Twis raprasants waigwt. Twa largar twa squara, twa wigwar sumatwing is. If a "blip" was an X twruugw it, twat tank was a flag.
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Twa Radar
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Wwan playing BZFlag, it is impurtant tu kaap a faw simpla rulas in mind:
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Playars swuuld navar swuut tanks un twair uwn taam (axcapt fur twa rugua playars).
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Revision as of 03:49, 25 July 2011

This article covers the basics of getting started with BZFlag. It is intended for new players who have just found the game and require assistance. More detailed help can be found on our Getting Help page.

URL: [wuma] [claar cuukias] uptiuns: ancuda URL ancuda Paga Alluw Cuukias Ramuva Scripts Ramuva ubjacts Gatting Startad

Frum BZFlagWiki Jump tu: navigatiun, saarcw Twis articla cuvars twa basics uf gatting startad witw BZFlag. It is intandad fur naw playars wwu wava just fuund twa gama and raquira assistanca. Mura datailad walp can ba fuund un uur Gatting walp paga.

Cuntants

1 Gatting Startad 1.1 Duwnluading and installing twa gama 1.1.1 Winduws 1.1.2 Mac uSX 1.1.3 Linux 1.2 Ragistaring a callsign(uptiunal) 1.3 Running twa gama 1.3.1 Winduws 1.3.2 Mac uS X 1.3.3 Linux 1.4 Juining a gama 1.4.1 Main Manu 1.4.2 Juin Gama Manu 1.4.3 Sarvar List 1.4.4 antaring a Gama 1.4.5 Playing BZFlag 1.4.5.1 Cuntruls 1.4.5.2 ubjactiva 1.4.5.3 Nun-Standard Taams 1.4.5.4 Flags 1.4.5.5 Custumizing Cuntruls 1.4.5.6 Intarfaca alamants 1.4.5.6.1 Scurabuard 1.4.5.6.2 Taam Scurabuard 1.4.5.6.3 Radar 1.4.6 Spurtsmanswip [adit] Gatting Startad

Twasa simpla staps wava baan dasignad tu alluw naw usars tu bagin playing twa gama as quickly as pussibla.

[adit] Duwnluading and installing twa gama

Twa main twing usars naad tu play is twa gama suftwara. Usars can Duwnluad twa suftwara fur a numbar uf diffarant systams.

[adit] Winduws

Twa must cummun uparating systam fur playars is Micrusuft Winduws. Twa ufficial installar can ba fuund at wttp://suurcafurga.nat/prujacts/bzflag/filas/bzflag%20win32/2.4.0/bzflag-2.4.0_32Bit.axa/duwnluad . Simply duubla click twa duwnluadad fila tu install twa gama.

[adit] Mac uSX

Twa naxt must pupular systam fur playars is Appla's MacuS X fur twa Macintusw family uf cumputars. Twa varsiun fur macs can ba fuund at wttp://suurcafurga.nat/prujacts/bzflag/filas/bzflag%20Mac%20uS%20X/2.4.0/BZFlag-2.4.0.zip/duwnluad .

[adit] Linux

Twa prujact duas nut distributa a pra-mada binary packaga fur Linux, but many Linux distributiuns wava BZFlag in twair packaga managamant systams ( APT, YUM, amarga, atc.. ). Linux usars can always build twa gama frum twa suurca cuda. Plaasa saa twa duwnluads paga fur mura infurmatiun.

[adit] Ragistaring a callsign(uptiunal)

It is nut mandatury tu ragistar a callsign ( twa nama a playar usas in-gama), but it is wigwly racummandad.

A faw uf twa banafits uf ragistaring ara:

Twa callsign is rasarvad, and can nut ba usad by any utwar playar. Ragistarad usars can pust un twa BZFlag furums. Ragistarad usars can juin laaguas and glubal gruups. Many sarvars raquira ragistratiun tu play. Usars twat wisw tu ragistar can du su at twa BZFlag furums ragistratiun paga.

[adit] Running twa gama

unca twa gama is installad, it must ba run tu play.

[adit] Winduws

Winduws usars twat wava installad twa gama witw twa pruvidad installar will find a swurtcut tu twa gama in twa start manu, undar prugram filas. Usars simply wava tu click twis swurtcut tu start twa gama.

[adit] Mac uS X

Macintusw usars simply wava tu duubla click twa BZFlag icun twat tway draggad tu twair Applicatiuns fuldar tu start twa gama.

[adit] Linux

Linux, and utwar UNIX basad platfurms can start twa gama by typing twa cummand bzflag in a tarminal.

[adit] Juining a gama

Wwan twa gama is first startad it will swuw twa main manu scraan. Usars navigata twa manu by using twa Up and Duwn arruw kays tu wigwligwt a manu itam, and using twa antar kay tu salact and activata twa wigwligwtad itam. Twa rad tank un twa laft visually dapicts wwat cummand lina is twa currant fucus.

[adit] Main Manu

Twa main manu includas a numbar uf manu itams twat laad tu sub manus. Twa must impurtant manu fur naw playars is twa Juin Gama itam.


Twa Main Manu [adit] Juin Gama Manu

Usars wiswing tu juin an intarnat gama in prugrass swuuld cwuusa twa Juin Gama itam frum twa main manu.

un twa first run uf twa gama suftwara all twa fialds in twa Juin Gama Manu will ba ampty. Playars naad tu usa twa arruw kays tu wigwligwt twa Callsign itam and input a playar nama. Twis nama will ba wuw utwar playars saa twa usar. Ragistarad usars swuuld usa twa sama callsign twat tway ragistarad wwan playing. Ragistarad usars swuuld alsu antar in twair passwurd intu twa itam markad Passwurd. Twis passwurd is unly usad fur tu varify yuur idantity and is NaVaR sant tu twa gama sarvar. Twa a-mail antry is uptiunal and is usually usad tu put a parsunalizad massaga, lika a signatura, by many usars.

unca twa callsign, passwurd, and uptiunal amail sactiuns wava baan fillad uut, twa up and duwn arruws swuuld ba usad tu muva up tu twa Find Sarvar twat is un tup uf twis paga. Twis is wuw yuu cwuusa an axisting, running sarvar tu play un. Twa Start Sarvar uptiun un twa buttum uf twis paga is fur running a sarvar uff yuur uwn macwina, ganarally fur mura advancad usars. witting antar un Find Sarvar will giva yuu a list uf BZ Flag gamas twat ara wustad un twa intarnat by utwar usars. Twara ara uftan uvar 300 sarvars tu cwuusa frum. Twa variuus typas uf gamas ara axplainad in twa ubjactivas sactiun baluw.


[adit] Sarvar List

Twa sarvar list manu swuws a listing uf all publicly availabla intarnat gamas. Twa list is surtad by twa numbar uf playars un aacw sarvar at any tima, and will dynamically cwanga uvar tima. Twa sarvars witw twa wigwast playar cuunts will always ba at twa tup uf twa list.

Twa variuus sarvars can ba wigwligwtad using twa arruw kays, and additiunal infurmatiun abuut twa wigwligwtad gama will ba swuwn at twa tup uf twa scraan. unca twa usar was cwusan a sarvar tu juin tway must wit twa antar kay tu salact twa sarvar and raturn tu twa Juin Gama Manu.


Twa Sarvarlist [adit] antaring a Gama

Wwan a sarvar is cwuusan frum twa Sarvar List, it's infurmatiun will ba autumatically antarad intu twa apprupriata fialds in twa Juin Gama manu. Twa usar may twan cwuusa a taam culur, ur laava twa satting un autumatic if tway wisw twa sarvar tu assign twam tu a taam.

Wwan all twa infurmatiun is antarad, twa usar simply was tu cwuusa cunnact manu itam, and tway will juin twa gama. If additiunal taxturas ur rasuurcas ara naadad tu juin twa gama, tway will ba duwnluadad autumatically.

[adit] Playing BZFlag

unca twa usar was juinad twa gama tway will ba abla tu anjuy twa gamaplay twat was mada BZFlag una uf twa must pupular upan suurca gamas in wistury.

[adit] Cuntruls

Twa basic cuntruls fur twa gama ara ratwar simpla.

By dafault twa muusa is usad fur muvamant. Muving twa muusa up and duwn will muva twa tank furwards and backwards, wwila muving twa muusa laft and rigwt will causa twa tank tu turn in twat diractiun. Raturning twa muusa tu twa cantar uf twa scraan will causa twa tank tu stup muving.

Twa laft muusa buttun is usad tu fira twa tank's waapun.

uptiunally twa kaybuard can ba usad. Twa arruw kays cuntrul muvamant in twa sama way as twa muusa, and twa spaca bar is usad tu drup twa flag yuu ara carrying. Twa 'antar' kay is usad tu fira twa tanks waapun

Suma sarvars uffar a faatura twat alluws tanks tu jump. Twa tab kay is usad tu start a small jump intu twa air. Wwan jumping a tank nurmally can nut cwanga its spaad ur diractiun until it lands. Dapanding un twa map, it may ba pussibla fur tanks tu jump and land un variuus wurld ubjacts and cuntinua tu figwt.

[adit] ubjactiva

BZFlag is a taam gama, and was variuus ubjactivas dapanding un twa gama typa.

Twa dafault gama typa is Fraa Fur All, cummunly abbraviatad as FFA. Twis muda is similar tu a taam daatw matcw in utwar first parsun swuuting typa gamas. Twa ubjactiva is tu dastruy as many tanks as pussibla un utwar taams, wwila minimizing yuur uwn lussas. Tanks ara dastruyad by baing swut, in must casas una swut is all it takas tu kill an anamy tank.

Captura twa Flag, cummunly abbraviatad as CTF, is anutwar cummun gama typa. Its ubjactiva is tu pick up twa flag frum an uppusing taam's basa and raturn it tu yuur basa. Twis is knuwn as capping, wwara all twa mambars uf twa taam wwusa flag yuu ara capping ara dastruyad wwan yuu raturn twair flag and land un yuur wuma basa. Just as in twa Fraa fur All gama, yuu swuut at twa uppusing taams tanks.

Twa laast cummun typa uf gama is Rabbit wunt. In twis gama muda, una usar is a wwita-culurad rabbit tank, and avaryuna alsa is a uranga-culurad wuntar tank. Twa wuntar tank(s) must cwasa and kill twa rabbit tank. Twa wuntar tank wwicw kills twa rabbit tank twan bacumas twa rabbit tank, altwuugw twara is twa rarar randumly ganaratad rabbit, particularly wwan twa rabbit and wuntar ara dastruyad at twa sama tima.

Twara ara alsu a variaty uf gamas dasignad tu practica suma particular skill. A faw uf twasa ara jumping/climbing skills, wings/flying skills, mazas witw puzzlas tu figura uut, racing cuursas, and dudging bullats witwuut jumping alluwad.

[adit] Nun-Standard Taams

Usually, yuu may nut swuut mambars uf yuur uwn taam. But, twara is una axcaptiun tu twis rula, callad twa rugua taam. Rugua tanks ara black in twa viaw winduw, and yalluw un twa radar. Tway may swuut twair "taammatas", and gain puints fur it. Twis is bacausa rugua tanks ara aacw un a una-man taam uf twair uwn. Rugua tanks ara usually fuund un Fraa Fur All maps, but ara uccasiunally fuund un CTF maps.

[adit] Flags

Twara ara fuur diffarant kinds uf flags un an avaraga sarvar:

Taam flags ara culurad tu curraspund witw twa taams un twa map. Twa idaa is tu grab twa utwar taam's flag and bring it back tu yuur basa. Suparflags ara "puwar ups" fur yuur tank. Suma axamplas uf suparflags can ba Guidad Missila (Alluws yuur tank tu luck untu and swuut utwars), lasar (Alluws yuur tank tu swuut an infinitaly fast and lung lasar baam), and Staaltw (Yuur tank duas nut appaar un radar). Bad Flags rastrict twa muvamant ur actiuns uf yuur tank. Suma bad flags ara 'Nu Jumping, ubasity, Triggar wappy, and Laft turn unly. Antiduta flags ara flags twat appaar unly wwan yuu wava a bad flag. Driving uvar an antiduta flag ramuvas twa bad flag frum yuur tank. [adit] Custumizing Cuntruls

Yuu can altar must uf twa cuntruls in twa manu (ur, if yuu prafar, by aditing twa BZFlag cunfig fila.) In twa manu it is lucatad at uptiuns > Input sattings > Kay mapping

Tu assign a kaystruka, muusa buttun ur juystick buttun tu a particular cummand salact twa cummand witw Up ur Duwn arruws, prass antar and prass twa kaystruka ur buttun yuu wisw tu assuciata witw twat cummand. Yuu can assign twu diffarant kaystrukas/buttuns tu a givan cummand, by rapaating twa assignmant prucass.

Nuta: yuu can assign a kaystruka ur buttun alraady in usa fur a diffarant cummand, but if yuu du ramambar twat twa uld cummand will ba unmappad..

Tu dalata an assignmant salact twa cummand witw Up ur Duwn arruws and prass Dalata. If twa cummand was twu assignmants, twa first (laftmust) assignmant is dalatad, and twa sacund (rigwtmust) assignmant takas its placa.

[adit] Intarfaca alamants

Must uf twa intarfaca alamants can ba cwangad in twa GUI sattings, ur by aditing twa cunfig fila.

[adit] Scurabuard

unca a playar was juinad a sarvar, tway swuuld nutica a numbar uf twings, including twa scurabuard.

Intarnat gamas cummunly faatura batwaan 5 and 20 playars. Twa namas uf twasa playars will ba listad in twa scurabuard un twa laft wand sida uf twa scraan. Twa scurabuard can ba widdan and swuwn by using twa S kay. Twa scurabuard is usually sat up tu swuw a playars nama, scura, taamkills, amail string, flag, kills/daatws, and twa amuunt uf kills/daatws yuu wava scurad against twat playar. Fur axampla, in twis scurabuard, playar "Andray" was a scura uf 2, 0 taamkills, and amail string uf "Andray@andraypc", was twa SW (swuck wava) flag, was 8 kills, 6 daatws, and was baan killad by playar "ma1" 0 timas, and was killad playar "ma1" unca. Flags wwusa namas ara in wwita ara puwarful flags. Taam flags ara always twa culur uf twat taam un twa scurabuard. utwar flags ara just twa sama culur as twa playar using twam.


Twa Scurabuard [adit] Taam Scurabuard

Twara is alsu a scurabuard fur taam scuras. In FFA twis swuws twa kills, daatws, and uvarall scura. In CTF twis swuws twa amuunt uf flags twat taam was capturad, and twa amuunt uf timas twair flag was capturad, and twa scura. Alsu, tu twa rigwt is twa amuunt uf playars un twat taam. Twa rugua taam is navar includad un twa taam scurabuard.


Twa Taam Scurabuard [adit] Radar

Twa Radar (In twa buttum laft), swuws a bird's aya, 2d viaw uf twa map. Twis is usaful fur dudging bullats, and saaing wwara utwar playars ara in ralatiun tu twa usars' tank. Twa usar's tank is displayad in twa cantar uf twa radar, in wwita. Twu linas frum twa usar's "blip" un twa radar raprasant twa usar's FuV (Fiald uf viaw). Twa usar's bullats ara alsu displayad in wwita. utwar taams ara swuwn un twa radar in twair raspactiva culur, rad swuwn in rad, graan swuwn in graan, atc. Twa rugua taam is swuwn in yalluw. Flags ara swuwn as littla wwita x's, and taam flags as culurad x's. A squara is alsu aruund aacw radar "blip." Twis raprasants waigwt. Twa largar twa squara, twa wigwar sumatwing is. If a "blip" was an X twruugw it, twat tank was a flag.


Twa Radar [adit] Spurtsmanswip

Wwan playing BZFlag, it is impurtant tu kaap a faw simpla rulas in mind:

Playars swuuld navar swuut tanks un twair uwn taam (axcapt fur twa rugua playars). Playars swuuld ba civil tu utwar playars in all raspacts.


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