#581 GM Radar Lock

BZFlag (350)

Been noticing a few problems with the radar & locking on to tanks with GM

One, when there are a group of enemy tanks off a distance and there is a team mate down beneath where you are, that team mate will throw off the ability to lock on to enemies on the other side of them. Before, on 2.0* you could lock on to different people off a distance with much more ease, cycling through potential targets. I might not be describing this the best way, but the radar will only let you lock on to one person until there is movement on the field and it lets you choose someone else, usually the tank closest to you.

Second, if you have a lock on somoene and that person picks up ST while you have that lock, you can still see the ST'd tanks movement as the radar 'outline' stays on screen and follows that around still. You can not fire a shot that will follow that tank, but it also throws off being able to lock on to different tanks

And lastly, when you fire away and get down to the last shot, when you fire that shot, you lose your lock on the tank and the shot is wasted. Before, in 2.0* the last shot would still track and follow its lock. Not in 2.4

The radar seems a bit buggy. If there is an update for the 2.4 branch to come, please visit this issue.

Thanks, much love.
"Darth Vader"


  • Jeff Myers

    Jeff Myers - 2011-09-03
    • labels: --> BZFlag
    • milestone: --> Client_Functionality_Issue
    • priority: 5 --> 4
    • assigned_to: nobody --> mudskipper
  • Jeff Myers

    Jeff Myers - 2011-09-03

    Please evaluate

  • Kyle Mills

    Kyle Mills - 2013-01-05

    I was on castle warfare in a tower holding a GM directly opposite an enemy in their tower also holding a gm. They had a teammate under them, and no matter how many times I pressed the lock button I couldn't target the one in the tower. There was no teammate directly under me so the other person could lock on to me. I lost in an unfair fight where their tower was shooting GMs at me and I was shooting GMs toward the ground. That is what happens when you cannot cycle targets.


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