A game which is played by several players. The players may be working cooperatively or competitively (either against each other or the game).

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What causes my client's painting & input thread to stop? [closed]

I recently returned to face a problem I had with a game client of mine, i.e. the client's thread responsible for input & painting becomes unable to run after some while. I suspect that it has ...
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How to sync gamestate between server and clients in turn based 4x game?

Background information: I am developing a game similar to other 4x games like Sots, MoO,... I am storing all information about the game(like star/planet/ship/fleet positions, owners and a lot of ...
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Wake locks in Android multiplayer games

I'm porting an FPS game to Android, and I have a question about the use of wake locks. Should the client acquire a wake lock when it connects to a server to keep frames running at a proper rate when ...
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How to synchronize the ball in a network pong game?

I’m developing a multiplayer network pong game, my first game ever. The current state is, I’ve running the physic engine with the same configurations on the server and the clients. The own paddle ...
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Adobe Air turn based multiplayer Game, sockets vs http bandwidth

I am developing an Adobe Air multiplayer game for iPad. It is turn based and not realtime. It is like checkers game. I want to use a client server model. I have found 2 options to connect to server so ...
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Browser UDP Relay with TCP Websocket

I'm wondering if this is possible and what obstacles I might face. I have a game that's browser based, and since I can't send UDP packets from a browser, Can I use a plugin that the browser connects ...
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PHP Browser Game Private Messages?

First off, I'm asking this question here because gaming and messaging are intimately connected. Why win if you can't gloat? Nevertheless, I won't be offended if this needs to be moved to overflow. ...
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Simple WP7 pong game with real time multiplayer using sockets

I'm making a pong clone for Windows Phone 7 and I'd love to add a multiplayer option. I've been trying to use this Ricky Tan's tutorial: ...
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Pitfalls in designing a coop dialog system [closed]

I like the complex, branching structure of games like visual novels and RPGs like Mass Effect. But I also like multiplayer cooperative games. So I thought, "What if there was a multiplayer dialog ...
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Zelda like multiplayer combat

I have in mind coding a multiplayer game with a similar combat to zelda's. Since i will use flash, i'm limited to use TCP. My question is, is this goal possible? It's not as fast-paced as some ...
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Group Matchmaking [duplicate]

Consider different groups(1 or more players) queuing together, we want to make 2 opposing teams containing each the same amount of players while keeping the groups together. At the same time we want ...
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Game engine that allows for objects being placed in-game [closed]

I am looking for a game engine with multiplayer support that allows for players to place objects in the terrain. (eg. in TF2 one can place teleporters, etc... or in minecraft one can place blocks). I ...
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Best Frameworks/libraries/engines for 2D multiplayer C# Webbased RPG [closed]

Title is a mouthful but important because I'm looking to meet a specific criteria and it's complex enough that I need a lot of help in finding what I'm looking for. I really want people's suggestions ...
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What time to display in text messages in multiplayer game?

Say I'm having a multiplayer RTS game. There's a main server for each individual game and several clients connected to it. All packets are sent to server first and then server retransmits them back to ...
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Wise approach to becoming good at C# XNA

Would finishing an entire course about C# at HomeAndLearn.co.uk and then jumping into XNA be a wise path to take? Ultimate goal is to create a multiplayer 2D game.
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Build a handshake server for a multiplayer game

I'm making a multiplayer mode for a game I developed, and it works over UDP. What I need now is a server to let a player know another player, and send each one the other's IP. I own a VPS that I'm ...
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Can various browsers be assumed to maintain predictible state accurately in multiplayer online gaming?

With many games it is said that server will assume that clients keep track of the world accurately. Assuming this is true, for a browser based multiplier space invaders game you would only tell the ...
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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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Client side prediction on FPS game

I've recently attempted to develop a simple client prediction for an FPS based on Gaffer on Games famous blog (http://gafferongames.com/game-physics/networked-physics/). Now I've gotten to the point ...
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What would be best practice of client comunication in a multiplayer game

Assume that we have a multiplayer game and the users are moving their characters (might be a circle) on the game area. At every game loop some changes can be happened. Should clients send their ...
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Efficient existing rating system for multiplayer?

I would like to add a rating for online version of a board game. In this game there are many game rooms each normally having 3-4 people. So I expect that player's rating adjustments (RA) should ...
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Before multiplayer match setup

I am implementing a before-match setup in following way: Users request a multiplayer match (click "New Game" button or similar) After enough users request the match – connection is established Users ...
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Networking SFML Berkley Sockets

So I'm starting work on a multi-player space shooter. And I've run into some issues. As I type this, my system is currently: //Main While Loop Gather Input Update Own Sprites Based on Input Send ...
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How to correctly aggregate networked data into UDP packets while avoiding fragmentation

I am starting to get my feet wet with game networking, having iterated many times now on some simple 2D games. For learning purposes, I've read the fantastic Gaffer on Games networking article a ...
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Implementing an online database

I'd like to get into online games programming. I thought that as a start i'd be a good idea to implement an online database that would store the progress and score for a game i have made, i'll ...
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How are trajectories calculated and transmitted to other players in Multi-Player?

I play alot of COD4. And can see tracers for gunfire, missles, care packages fall from helicopters etc. There is alot of activity. I am curious to know the algorithm (at a high level) that manages ...
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How to handle network game [closed]

I'm currently building my own game using LIBGdx in JAVA but i'm facing some trouble. My game is base like this : A player have a position and some other parameters that are float, int types. He also ...
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Correct way of modelling for a multiplayer FPS game

I was wondering what was the best way to model characters for an first person shooter game? Assuming I have 2 modes to show, first person view (the player's view) and 3rd person view (viewing other ...
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How should I go about protecting my script files?

I am working on a small multiplayer game with a whole bunch of scripting components. I know I can't store my files in plaintext otherwise anyone would be able to change the functionality of core ...
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Send info about gun shots via UDP

I am writing a small multiplayer game in C++. But I am confused about how to send info about gun shots to achieve best performance. I am thinking of different ways to do that: Let's say we have a gun ...
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When and where should I calculate collision response with multiplayer physics?

I've troubles wrapping my head around multiplayer physics and collisions on the client side, so far I interpolate the state of my network entities ( position and velocity ) of the other clients based ...
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Multiplayer game sdk for ios and android [closed]

I am working on a multiplayer game supporting Android and IOS. For IOS Game-Center seems promising. But its IOS only. OpenFeint could be a option, but now GREE has stopped supporting it. Is there ...
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Is it possible to use 3G internet for a TCP/IP game server?

I'm working on a turned based multiplayer android game with a friend. I started working on the game server and client using socket programming. I found a few tutorials on how to implement a basic chat ...
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Observing particular Port for measuring network game performance

How can I check/inspect the performance of some network application via observing the port it used, I want to test the performance of my network game. If my game is using port 1009, how can I check ...
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How to connect two Iphone/ipod/ipads for gameplay over local wifi network?

I would like to add the option to play against another person over my wifi network in my pong game. How do I make this happen? Also, I would like to know how to be able to have 4 players at the same ...
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Why is there a huge update-delay in my client/server code?

I'm working on my Java game with Libgdx and having trouble with the network code. I can create a server, make multiple clients connect to it, but there is a huge delay between the player's input and ...
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How can I unify the collision handling of melee/spell attacks in a networked environment?

I am trying to figure a good way to create the battle system of a game. The game is fast paced and the gameplay needs to be precise (think hack n slash) What I would like to achieve is a simple and ...
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Connecting players in an Online TCG

I've been developing single player games for a while now and I have decided to start working on a online PC(and maybe mobile) TCG. The design is almost complete and I can cover most of the code as far ...
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How many leaderboards can I have in Android via Google Play?

Question is simple. I have one game with multiple levels(say around 90) distributed amongts different amongst different worlds. Am I reading this right and it means I can only have 70 individual ...
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Hobbyist game dev, want to create async multiplayer game. Are server costs manageable? [closed]

I want to make the game I want to play, and that game happens to be an asynchronous multiplayer game. Think Hero Academy or Hearthstone, where there are 2 players and each submits moves to a central ...
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Algorithm for smoothing a network object's movement

We are building multiplayer game where there's no central server managing the game. Each player is responsible for sending out its state to all connected players. In addition, all clients run ...
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Should I use threads to check sockets for multiplayer game?

In a multiplayer game does the code to get/send info from/to sockets reside in the game loop or does it belong in its own thread?
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Increase Precision on multiplayer location drawin

I'm building a multiplayer snake-like game with Javascript. I'm having problems with the precision of the opposite players location not reacting fast enough. Which in turns makes the worm "crash", but ...
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Sending entities to connecting player

When a player connects to a game, he needs to be sent all the entities currently on the map. This is done by creating entities one by one. Three ways of implementing this come into my mind. Which one ...
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Do “write once run anywhere” engines require platform specific code for multiplayer?

I've been investigating the myriad selection of mobile game dev engines that allow compilation of your code onto multiple target platforms, but, something I can't seem to figure out is if ...
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Handling increasing numbers of users (server)

For this post, we'll assume my game is multiplayer chess as it essentially requires the same functions. User logs in to the server and requests a game - the server provides a simple matching service ...
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How do we adapt our game to work over a network?

A friend of mine has made a Java version of a popular board game in Java, and has it working for multiplayer on one PC with different turns for each player. He's mentioned he wants it to eventually ...
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android game: how to approach mutliplayer

I'm making a single player game that is near completion, and I am already starting to think about giving the game multiplayer. The multiplayer would basically be finding someone to play against, ...
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Deterministic Multiplayer RTS game questions?

I am working on a cross-platform multiplayer RTS game where the different clients and a server(flash and C#), all need to stay deterministically synchronised. To deal with Floatpoint inconsistencies, ...
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Client-Server RTS networking with lockstep and lag

The peer to peer lockstep networking model would seem to indicate that everyone's input is delayed the same amount. And so this would indicate that everyone would feel the same lag in response to ...