[bf1942] Custom map downloading (was: Punkbuster confirmed for 1.6)

Scratch Monkey ScratchMonkey at SewingWitch.com
Wed Dec 3 21:00:51 EST 2003

--On Wednesday, December 03, 2003 9:09 AM -0600 Lee Latham
<leeprivate at cgmlarson.com> wrote:

> the server doesn't include the textures.  bitmaps.  big.

Ah, ok.

I'm mostly familiar with Tribes 2, where there are "server-only" maps and
client maps. The former use stock textures and the client only has to download
the map structure directly from the game server. The latter requires that the
client download and install the entire map file from some other source and
then re-join the server. One of the T2 developers (bytor) later wrote a game
script to handle automatic downloading of client-side maps from
http://www.tribes2maps.com/, a popular map repository, and then resume
connection to the game server.

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