The client-server model is a centralized computing model where one node (the server) performs some service for other nodes (the clients).

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Hide network latency for ingame dialog

I have a tick-based Multiplayer-RTS game: Client sends action to server at Frame n which will be broadcasted to all clients and executed at Frame n+x (x depends on network latency of slowest player) ...
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How can I prevent P2P connections from leaking player IP addresses?

There's a common issue in multiplayer PC games like the older versions of Call of Duty where any connected player in a match can easily sniff the game packets and read the IP addresses of all the ...
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Resolving prediction error from client side prediction and server reconciliation

I am writing a network game based on Gabriel Gambetta's articles on client-side prediction/server reconciliation. I have client-side prediction down (using Box2D for prediction) as well as server ...
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Destructible objects for multi-player game in Unity

I am working on 3D multi-player shooter game in Unity using SmartFoxServer Since I need to implement some destructible objects in the game I tried to use these assets: Fracture ...
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Authoritative Server Movement and Collision

I am attempting to write a proof of concept in preparation to do my first networked game. I have decided to do an authoritative server with client side prediction. I am trying to implement my ...
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Sending a players mouse movement to the server in an FPS

So I have a server-client model FPS set up. It uses udp to send data between the two with the server having a constant tick rate of 100 ticks per second (It updates movement 100 times a second) on the ...
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Password-less player identification

I'm working on the server side part of my game (develop your village/farm) and trying to build user identification system. I'd like to have a password-less mechanism: user downloads my app from the ...
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Physics Object on Client moving too quickly in comparison to the Server: Should be a copy

I have a client server scenario. On the Server a force is applied to a 2d object. I want the client to copy the movements of the server but not through constant positional updates. My current approach ...
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Game Server Mechanic [closed]

Hey guys :) Im currently developing a little rpg duengon crawler. I really want to implement a local and an online multiplayer function, i know how servers are working and how to make them using ...
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how should a server handle client actions?

So I've just started trying to make a multiplayer pong game and I have read a lot of different ways to code the connections. However, I read somewhere that you should have the inputs sent to the ...
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How to run Kryonet server inside Libgdx project and is it ok?

I am trying to add multiplayer to my game and I used Kryonet. I have written the server, requests and etc and the only thing that is in front of me is how to run the server, it is in the libgx project ...
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How should I implement a timer in a strategy game?

I'm developing a real strategy game for Android and want to implement timers. Those timers will represent the time remaining until some building is finished. Say that i have a building in ...
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Online AI competition

I would like to create a framework that would allow user to compete with his AI code against other player AI online. The problem is that I don't know how should server simulate the fight online. If ...
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Should I use secure WebSockets for a game?

Is SSL necessary for a web game? I'm using Node.js with socket.io. Without it, when using unsecured networks someone on the LAN could change commands being sent to the server and "take over" a ...
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Should the bullet trajectory calculated by server or by client? [duplicate]

In a FPS game like Battlefield or Arma, when playing online, should the bullet trajectory be calculated by the server or by the client?
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Storing game data on user end?

A thought occurred to me after seeing this question: Storing data - think character data for an online game - on the user`s computer is definitely less safe (maybe an understatement) than on a server ...
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Network latency compensation problem for laggy players with collision

Say there are two clients connected to an authoritative game server, using input + state synchronization strategy. Client 1’s has a round-trip latency of 100ms and client 2 with 400ms latency. For now ...
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Should I consider a cloud-based networking solution?

In my spare time for the past few years, I have been working on both the front-end and back-end for a space-based online game. This game is initially designed for the PC, and is hopefully able to host ...
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What's the most efficient way to send a users keypresses to the server?

So I've been coding a little project in JS recently, using node.js and socket.io to create a server, and HTML5 canvas to draw the client side. The user receives info from the server every 20ms, and ...
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How to design a server for a multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm trying to write a multiplayer game where players join small matches with other players. What I also want is a way for players to login and go online. How would I design the a server that could ...
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Network Communication For Multi-Player Turn-Based Game

I'm attempting to develop a multi-platform turn-based game that [I suspect] follows the general client-server pattern. For this question, let's assume I only care about communications inside of a ...
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How do I allow clients to move a GameObject that exists on the server?

I started to delve into the UNet system for the first time the other day and I've run into a bit of an issue while testing on a localhost server. In the scene there is a Rigidbody ball that I want ...
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Turning a game into a server-client game

I'm redoing a game i wrote in XNA to Unity. The XNA game was the client to a server I wrote as a console application. How does Unity work with a server exactly, and how do you set that up?
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Handling items at the Server-side

I'm coding a very simple game Rust/Dayz like with Unity, and I'm using Forge Networking as network library. A few days ago, I started to code the Loot system. The Loots in my game are Items that ...
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Is Google's Protocol Buffer viable for the serialisation of game data? [closed]

Simple yes it is suitable, no it is not suitable for communications between game clients and/or server clients. Also is it suitable for serialising and storing game data or is a more customisable, ...
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Does the latest version of Python have libraries for easy host/server connections? [closed]

We're working on a turn-based multiplayer Risk-type strategy game in Pygame, and I was wondering if there were any pre-existing libraries like PodSixNet that worked for Python versions 3 and up that ...
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2015 android multiplayer server based Implementation

There are a lot of old posts about multiplayer implementations on SE, so i'm looking for an up-to-date answer. What is the best server-client implementation of real-time multiplayer now? I have an ...
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I need a script to control NAO robot with Unity3D by wifi network connection

I need a script to control NAO robot with Unity3D by wifi network connection. Unity will be server and NAO will be client. Can anybody help? I have a code for NAO, but I dont know how to write Unity ...
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Looking for good comunication schema in turn-based game with multiple players

based coop game that will need to communicate to the server to handle the game process. Basically I need to be able to invite to the game, progress through turns (one player at a time) and finish in ...
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Best practices for client-server communication in an online Android game

I'm developing an online RPG game for my "Object-Oriented Programming" module laboratory project. The client part must be written in C#, also using Unity 3D as a graphics engine. The problem is that ...
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iOS game center game is out of sync

I've been building a game center game for iOS and it works great so far. I finally started testing the game and theres (obviously) some latency, which is causing the game to be out of sync. ...
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Is it bad practice to for the server to request data for a client from another client?

I'm making a collaborative whiteboard app so that when someone is drawing and uses a rectangle for example, a rectangle packet is sent to the server with parameters like x, y, width, height, color and ...
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Syncing items between server and client

I'm doing this game of mine, and I want to add the items to it. I'm already familiar with the basic concept of syncing data between server and client, Usually using sync state, that's what i've done ...
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Coding against packet injection?

So suppose a game is such that when a player clicks a button a packet is sent to the server with some parameters. And let's say only one of the players in a room can click the button and it's disabled ...
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Client side predicition tick implementation

I've been reading about client side prediction and one question I have is what's the best way to implement the server tick. I thought about using the server frame count from the game engine I'm using ...
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UDP packet reliability and re-sending

Like most people on this exchange concerned with UDP client server connections, I've gone through the Gaffer on Games article about implementing reliability. I understand how the ordering and acks and ...
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How do I create a simple RPG game server? [closed]

I'm working on a Sprite Kit game. I'd like to make it a true multiplayer game, by which I mean that each person joining the game has their own camera. I've seen tutorials on multiplayer games where ...
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RakNet & Allegro Client/Server Program Lagging?

I have a simple RakNet program that I wrote up with Allegro, and when I run the program and connect the Clients to the Server, they program starts to lag and uses up practically all of my CPU. I ...
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Redeeming an item on a periodic basis

I want to allow a user to redeem a token every X time (i.e. 24 hours). Once they redeem it, they must wait X time again before redeeming the next item. This ensures that users must visit the app daily ...
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Game server/client like wordfeud

My friends and I are creating a game for mobile platforms. We are now in the phase of creating the multiplayer part of the game. We know how to do it but we are not sure how the multiplayer should ...
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How to synchronize events to clients?

I need to keep the client updated on data that's rarely changed (like health) or when an event occurs (like when a player is attacked and should have "-10 hp" above him). Those 2 specific part should ...
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MMO - Boss Action Distribution

I was considering how MMO mechanics work and especially how NPC/mob decisions are calculated and distributed among players. Say for example that you have a team of 5 fighting a boss. The boss's ...
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Networking with UDP, should I keep sockets open on the server

I am working on making a 2D platforming game that will have multiplayer functionality. Over the last few days, I have done a lot of reading regarding how to deal with the networking, and believe that ...
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Do I need TCP socket?

My game uses UDP sockets to stream updates between server and client and I've also made a reliable channel that resends messages if there's no response and makes sure same message isn't processed ...
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Any way to load/execute scripts (game-logic) included in a post-release DLC (Unity3D AssetBundles) on iOS since it seems its not allowed?

We are making a game where players will be granted access to new levels every week and these new levels will probably be downloaded from our server as Unity Asset Bundles The only issue is, as ...
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Why does editing the client's memory in some MMOs allow them to cheat?

Why editing the memory of the game client works? Why so many "Hack protection" tools coming with the clients? If I were to design a client-server game, everything would happen at the server (the ...
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How can one add a level to an already published ios/android unity3D game on a daily basis?

How can one add a level to an already published iOS/Android Unity3D game on a daily/weekly basis? I know this probably isn't feasible but it won't harm if I just made sure of it. Our game requires to ...
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Security-minded design patterns / paradigm for client/server application

I am working on a client/server application and am starting to take it from proof-of-concept to actual implementation. The client is an Android application and the server is in PHP. In similar ...
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Why will my server not execute a command sent by the client in Unity 5.1?

I'm working on a very simple/basic client-server networking program, the basis of a future game I hope to create. Now the client program/project DOES successfully connect with the 'server ...
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Should frame update and network packet sending synchronous or asynchronous?

I am making a game server that has 60 Update-Per-Second (assume I can most of the time achieve it). In the current model, my main loop does the following tasks in sequence: Update game logic ...