Try these modifications. They may help you in battle, and you're not even cheating.
Shell Shock's Texture Pack
Author: Dutchrai | Released: 2004-12-30 | Updated: 2005-1-1
Shell Shock's high-contrast / cool-look texture pack. Will make your BZFlag world a little less dark and tanks of any color easier to spot. The rogue tanks are actually yellow! Also features new brick, wall, grass, zoned, roof, teleporter and pyramid textures. A must try for every serious tanker. Matching radar colors included.
sstexturepack.zip (231 KB) ZIP format
sstexturepack.tar.gz (219 KB) TAR.GZ format