BZFlag is a 3D multiplayer tank game we've started playing. This page is designed to help new recruits join on.
The main download site is http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3248 or http://www.bzflag.org/wiki/Download.
- Linux: use your package manager
Mac OS X: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3248&package_id=53923. Just download it. Double click on it to run the installer (if you need to). You can either install it (drag the icon), or just run it without installing (double click the icon). I just ran without installing. You'll probably want to turn up the graphics settings a lot.
Get the latest version.
How to play
- Mouse moves forward, backwards, turns, etc.
- Tab jumps
- Left mouse or Enter fires.
- Spacebar drops the flag
When you pick up flags, they give you special powers (it tells you onscreen). You can tell who is on who's team by looking at the color of the tanks, the color of the dots on the map, and the color of the name when it shows up in the text.
We will have large team games sometimes. We are preparing servers and organizing to do this. The server names will be *.rg.zgib.net, with * being the person hosting.
Let "us" know if you want to play as well. I was going to make a list online, but that's probably not a good idea.