BZFlag
BZFlag 2.4.2
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Multiplayer, networked tank-shooting game.   Free
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BZFlag is a massively multiplayer networked tank-shooting game plays like a cross between 'Battlezone' and 'Tank Battle'. Players drive around an arena and blast other enemy tanks. The 3D is much enhanced from BattleZone in terms of looks and gamplay (features a multi-tiered battle arena). Here the tanks can jump. Tanks can enhance armaments or gain new fighting abilities by capturing 'power-up' flags littered around the playing field. Simple premise that rapidly becomes addicitive. Good fun.
What's New
Version 2.4.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later






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ver. 2.x:
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WileyR9713 reviewed on 21 Feb 2014
One of the best games out there, period. Simple, competitive and challenging.
[Version 2.4.2]


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manilishigyahoocom6356 reviewed on 12 Aug 2013
Used to be a great game when it first came out but now its run by a bunch of corrupt Admin that allow friends to run cheat clients. If you bring it to anyone's attention you get banned. Avoid this one
[Version 2.4.2]


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Bezierboy reviewed on 26 Sep 2009
Version 2.0.10 is a Universal Binary and runs great on my Intel Core 2 Duo PowerBook under 10.5.8 Leopard (I'll repost a comment when I get Snow Leopard.)

This game keeps getting better over time, with significantly improved graphics being the big step up in version 2.0. You won't mistake it for Unreal Tournament III, but a good description of it would be "Quake 3 with tanks, tons of maps and cool powerups, and a very active server and development community".

A seriously fun way to waste time. Note that you need net access, this is a multiplayer-only game.
[Version 2.0.10]

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Bezierboy replied on 26 Mar 2010
Yes it runs under Snow Leopard 10.6.2 fine. And it's still just as fun, though rather simplistic. There are some interesting server mods out there that spice things up though.
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A-Delusion tipped on 29 Jun 2006
Now available as an unofficial x86 Intel Macintosh Binary http://eidotter.de/~alexx/bzflag/
This is not a universal binary, and will only work on an Intel Mac. BZFlag 2.0.8
[Version 2.0.8]


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ThreeDee912 reviewed on 15 May 2006
This game is simple and fun, just a multiplayertank shooter. You run over flags to get powerups, anything from being able to walk thru walls, to rocket launchers, and even a laser. The game controls are simple, but some of the more advanced commands and controls are difficult to use, because there is almost no documentation.
[Version 2.0.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Sep 2005
Nice multi player game - tried it in the office and at home - works fine. Graphics is fine also - one of the best pieces of gaming software i've ever got.

High addiction potential ;-)

As i can say to trouble starting and running the app the more trash and hacks an OS includes the unstabler will it be... and BZFlag wants a stable system...
[Version 2.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 2005
When i try to open the game, the icon bounces in my dock a few times and then dissapears. I have tried everything i can think of.
I am running a powerbook G4, macOS 10.2.8 and ive got a fairly reasonable graphics card.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Feb 2005
I downloaded this game yesterday and I have tried to get into the program 5 times and every time it changes the moniter settings and then quits. I am running Mac OSX version 10.3, panther with 400 mhz
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Feb 2005
Your problem isn't this application, it might be that you are running a processor quite slow for OS X and a graphics intensive game. Try running only BZFlag by itself. If that doesn't work, downgrade to OS 9 for a modest performance boost.
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Anonymous commented on 30 Mar 2005
I had not exat the same problem, but maybe it helps:
My monitor gots black and says "to high screenres".
I changed the Res in the config.cfg form over 2000x1200 to 1024x768 with Textedit (File is in Application Support).
I dont now why BZFLAG has so big default screensize.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jan 2005
With its 2.0 release, BZFlag offers a solid implementation of its basic premise. The graphics now look very impressive, networking is fast and there are a range of little features to play with. The game plays well across both a local network or the internet. It is strictly a multiplayer game and never tries to be more than a shoot-'em-up. But, once you figure out the settings, it's good clean fun.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jan 2005
I downloaded 2.0 twice yesterday. I cannot get it to work either. I launch the application and get a blank screen, it appears that the setup and option menus and active, but I can't see anything so it is pointless.

This is really dumb. Someone should have beta tested the Mac OS X version before allowing it to be released.
[Version 2.0]


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Teak42 rated on 04 Jun 2011

[Version 2.0.16]


Downloads:84,248
Version Downloads:912
Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Free
Date:02 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BZFlag is a massively multiplayer networked tank-shooting game plays like a cross between 'Battlezone' and 'Tank Battle'. Players drive around an arena and blast other enemy tanks. The 3D is much enhanced from BattleZone in terms of looks and gamplay (features a multi-tiered battle arena). Here the tanks can jump. Tanks can enhance armaments or gain new fighting abilities by capturing 'power-up' flags littered around the playing field. Simple premise that rapidly becomes addicitive. Good fun.


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