Software designed to store massive amounts of data in a queryable form. The data is typically organized to model relevant aspects in a way that supports processes requiring this information.

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Need to find a web database of german words for taboo game [closed]

I am looking for a web database of german words like this in english. Anyone knows sth about this? I develop the game based on such database of words, so this is why I asked about this here.
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Should I use a database for storing game content? [closed]

I have a 2D Game written in C++ using SFML. I want to make the game expandable in such a way that content like items or entities could easily be added by adding a line/entry/row to a file or ...
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Proper method of writing XML File data into a class array?

So I have 3 objects, The Main world class that is meant to hold all global data and do some mild file manipulation, the biome class that is meant to be syntax for creating biomes, and the XML file ...
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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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How is persistence managed by browser games?

I was wondering, when you play browser games you never seem to witness a page refresh, even if there is data being stored on the server. So how are databases handled by browser games. In my opinion ...
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Android native database organization

I am developing an Android native game, but I have problems with Data Storage. For a better comprehension think it like as i am developing Clash of Clans, but with Native Andorid. Now imagine I have ...
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Embed a real city in a game and use data to find and display paths [closed]

First of all this question is gigantic but it's mainly about Unity, maps, pathfinding, and real data. The problem. In my game the player sees the map of a real city (in 2D), it’s exactly the same ...
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Database for a diablo 2 like item system?

Diablo 2 has a very sophisticated item system and I want to create something similar. But I am having a hard time getting the architecture right. In Diablo 2 most different kind of gear has different ...
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Libgdx Networking (http requests) - Login [duplicate]

I am new to Networking and Databases, but im trying to learn MySQL and HTTP Requests to create a user Login for a game. My goal is to let users create accounts and login to them etc (for Highscores ...
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Map and Positions, Database Structure

The database structure: maps id name positions id map_id x y The relation states: Each map have many positions, A character can be on a position. So the idea is to store each x, y position on a ...
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SQLite Query from unknown table based on known column value single query

I'm working on a database to back up my online TCG. It's currently SQLite, but I'm going to transition it to a MySQL database later. Currently, I have three distinct types of cards with their own ...
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Using hard coded values for Items?

Is it a bad idea to use hard coded values for things like items (static data) that would change infrequently in an online game? I'm designing an online game in node js, and I'm trying to decide if it ...
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database structure for rpg items

I am currently developing a multiplayer html5 game, and the game has rpg elements (levels, items and such) I just started working on the database side of things, and now I have a mongodb server setup ...
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How to make a proper cache on user computer?

Currently when launching the client of the game, it connects to the server and loads all the cachedata in a normal form (= folders, .txt files and .png files). However I don't like that the players ...
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Storing Type/Game Data Within A Unity 3D Game Using An Offline Flatfile Database

I've read several documents on how to manage game type data: Would it be better to use XML/JSON/Text or a database to store game content? How to choose how to store data? Im developing an offline ...
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Handling an item database with procedurally generated items?

Let's say you have an item database which has every item in your game. This works fine for regular items like a Health Potion, a normal Iron Sword etc, because these items have ItemID's so we can get ...
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Keeping high scores on Unity web player

I want the player to be able to save his score when she makes it into top 10 of high scores. Upon success, player will be asked for a name to submit. This does not need to be unique per player. I just ...
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Is it possible to create sqlite database only for android in LIBGDX game? [closed]

I want to know if I can just implement sqlite database for android in libgdx game? Also if this is not possible then may I know the simple way to integrate libgdx game to just store scores in sqlite ...
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I want to show total time spent by all players around the world in my game

I am developing a Unity3D game. I want to show in my game: Total time spent playing all time by all players around the world Total time spent playing in last 24 hours by all players around the world ...
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Why is it bad to hard-code content?

I know most games store dialogue text in files, but I've also seen a few text-based games actually program the content (map, choices, possible player commands, story text) into the game code. I can ...
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Processing periodical operations on the database [duplicate]

I program MMO strategy game (C# monogame) like Goodgame Empire or Travian for Windows Phone. The server part of the game will run on Windows Server and MS SQL database. I'm trying to figure out a ...
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Handling game-state updates in an MMO while the player is logged out

I have a plan to build MMO strategy game like Goodgame Empire or Travian for windows phone. I want program it in C# Monogame (because I have some good experiance with it). But I still can't figure ...
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how to store game state for a multiplayer board game eg. poker

First Approach: Store the state in database and play with database queries. Could a database handle the load, as poker is quite fast paced, and I have to query/update database for each player move. ...
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“Game Property Values” for online game on Database or somewhere else? [closed]

I'm working on a online game but, what would be the best way to store values like damage,movespeed,turnrate, and so on.. ? My answer would be, to store them in a Database, so they can easily be ...
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HTML5 canvas multiplayer game with node.js and Isogenic engine [closed]

I want to create a multiplayer game using Isogenic engine i understand that this technology uses html5 and canvas for rendering graphics in frontend and node.js for backend. I started working on how ...
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How can I can I reduce the write load on a database for an MMO?

I am considering using MySQL as a database for storing the character states or the world for that matter. The thing is if I will save the character data on an interval, thus giving rest to the mysql ...
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How should I store grid-based character inventories in the database?

I used to encode the whole inventory data into binary but I'm thinking of doing something different now. The inventory has a 64 slots in an 8×8 grid. Large items like weapons fill up 6 to 8 ...
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Best database setup for one click games [closed]

I am building a one click game website/mobile app, and I am debating between using MySQL and MongoDB for the backend. The way I have been exploring it is with a ...
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Server side random selection of players

Assuming I have a simple client-server game, where the server picks random players on a very frequent base, I was wondering what is the best way to select a random player (According to the following ...
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RPG: store dialog

I'm creating a single player web RPG. I was originally storing NPC dialog in a JS object. I could cycle through lengthy dialog in an array as I wanted. I can also store objects with K:V pairs. That ...
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RPG - storing player data

Given the following tree structure, where each player logged in can have data for current and completed levels, quests per level, NPCs per quest, and multiple tasks per NPC... I'm trying to figure out ...
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MMORPG game server data storage performance [closed]

When writing a MMORPG game server... Which storage design is better: Should I only save character data from specific times? On character log-out. User disconnect. From time to time. (every few ...
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When to read/write to database with a game server

My question is fairly simple but maybe hard to answer. I'm currently building my own game server and I've done to login server now. So, on to the actual game server. I have a question for this server ...
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Alternatives to storing all my entities in an SQL database

I've been trying to build my entity system based on pure SQL data storage as explained in this post series. The idea is that every entity or component is stored in an SQL table. I created my framework ...
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Is there a better way to handle a large amount of organized game data in Character Creation?

I am currently working on a text based prototype, in where the player is (eventually) allowed to have over 180 character choices in a quickly played permadeath type of game. It's a lot simpler than it ...
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Is this technique for stat tracking without a database workable?

If I wanted to create a chess game, for iOS, that tracked both player moves (for retracing the progression of a game and for player stats), what would be the simplest route to take? To clarify, I ...
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Database vs classes in a rpg character sheet app for android [closed]

i'm trying to develop an android app to handle character sheets in roleplay games like D&D and Pathfinder. My target is to avoid calculations of bonuses by the player who only cares to set which ...
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C# Item system design approach, should I use abstract classes, interfaces or virutals?

I'm working on a Resident Evil 1/2/3/0/Remake type of game. Currently I've done a big part of the inventory system (here's a link if you wanna see my inventory, pretty outdated, added a lot of ...
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Indie game databases [closed]

as I am approaching the end of development of my iPhone game I find it increasingly difficult to approach magazines / youtubers and bloggers interested in replying to me and featuring a preview of my ...
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How can I extract a list of Minecraft items and recipes?

I'm designing a robust system for resolving item dependencies in Minecraft and to do so, I need to maintain a database of items and recipes. Right now, this database has to be hand-crafted (no pun ...
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Tracking player location in realtime 2d mmo

I have read all of the answers here about tracking player locations, but still have some questions. I don't seem to understand how to do this efficiently, and feel that the internet could greatly ...
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simple adventure game mechanics stored in database

I plan to code a little adventure-like game. To be able to build multiple episodes without deploying new code I want to store any information possible in the database. This includes stuff like ...
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Should many constants utilize constant variables or a database?

If you decide to design some sort of in-depth customization system for the player that utilizes a ton of different options, would you be better off using SQLite or just a whole bunch of constant ...
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cost of Adding Social Feature to your game such Creating guilds/guild chat [closed]

I'm making a f2p game in unity C#. The game currently has no social features. I would like to have players to have their own accounts and also a guild tab. This tab is where they can create a guild ...
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Server Based High Scores

I'm currently using the following MySQL example to make a server side high score table: Unity Server Side high score The above example allows me to create a top 5 player high score table that sorts ...
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Is there a way to make a dynamic world such as a MMORPG horizontally scalable?

Imagine a open-world of 500+ players with data changing as fast as 20 updates/player/second. Last time I worked in a similar MMORPG, it used SQL, so obvioulsy it couldn't query the DB all the time. ...
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How to setup Authentication Database and Game Database?

I'm playing around with creating a game in C# using the XNA Framework. I've decided to use technologies that I'm pretty much familiar with and create things from scratch. There are probably frameworks ...
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web based quizz game database design, how do I store results? [closed]

I'm building a very basic quizz type of php/mysql/ajax game. At this stage I'm thinking about the DB design, and specifically how to score results, I've two options in my mind. But cannot decide ...
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Integer vs String for “type” data in data-driven games

I've been developing a few mobile games, in which those games fetch their data from a server-database. I'm used to storing "type" values as an integer identifier, and an enum in the client to ...
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Centralized User database for multiple Systems

I was wondering, how do large companies handle user accounts and allow different applications to access them. One example that comes to mind is Riot, their game League of Legends has a global user ...