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Real-time UDP multiplayer games: ping measurement?

In real-time multiplayer games that use UDP for the actual game (CS:S, UT, etc.), how is network latency (ping) measured? More specifically, how do you find out how long ago a UDP packet was sent? ...
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Multiplayer XNA without a LIVE account? (PC)

I decided it was time to stick in a bit of multiplayer into my game, but came across my first hurdle when i quickly downloaded an example from the XNA website. It prompted me with a login to live. ...
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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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Does concurrency inherently introduce “randomness” into a game?

When a game is implemented with concurrency (as most games are), does this necessarily, by its very nature, introduce an element of randomness into the game that is outside of the players' control? ...
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What is wrong with my technique for transmitting server and client game state?

I'm doing a network implementation of a fast-paced game. I have a puck on bot the server and client side of the simulation. I want to update the client puck position only if they are on the same ...
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Which platform and what strategies can I use

There's this game, that I've been wanting to make for quite some time. It's a project that I've started and had to abandon in the middle a couple of times. However, this time I'm determined to finish ...
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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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Can Unity 5 or Unreal Engine 4 do computationally identical physics simulation across platforms?

In order to use certain approaches to multiplayer physics, it requires that the clients calculate exactly the same values for physics simulations. That "exactly" is a very big word here and goes all ...
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Are frequent game updates a solution for preventing multiplayer cheating?

I'm creating a game on Android where the enforcement of rules can only take place on client side (I can't shift it to server side...think aimbotting but in my case I wouldn't even be able to use ...
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Sync clocks on a real time multiplayer game - Is this ok?

I'm developing a multiplayer game through Gamecenter in unity with prime31 plugin. This is how I sync the clocks of the two players (right now there will only be 2 player in one match), and I wanted ...
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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 ...
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Client Server UDP Jumping

I don't really think this is an issue with the fact that UDP can drop packets (I'm using Lidgren and using ReliableInOrder), but basically, in my game, the client send the input keys (if forward is ...
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How often to SendData() in my peer-ro-peer XNA game?

Currently I call myLocalNetworkGamer.SendData(myPacketWriter, ...) every Update(). 60 times a second sounds too much. Is there an inbuilt way to only send less often? How often should network ...
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Simple Math Multiplayer game - is Ajax sufficient?

I'm planning to create a simple math multiplayer game and I plan to just use Ajax for the server/client communication but I'm not sure if this is sufficient or if I need a socket server. The game ...
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How should I display ping in a client-server-client multiplayer?

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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How can I avoid sending the full game state so often?

I'm making a real-time 2D MMORPG in Java. Currently data all surrounding NPCs' and players' data is sent so frequently that the client crashes—it can't handle the data quickly enough. I'm sending data ...
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how to sync two players to start at the same time for a head-to-head networking game?

I am developing a game similar to "Street Fighter" and two players can fight each other via Internet. The networking model is "lockstep" by trying to sync user controller status for each frame. When ...
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In-Depth Lockstep Explanation

I'm making a multiplayer game built upon a lockstep system and I'd just like a better grasp on the concept. My main question is on how to get every command to simulate at the same time on every ...
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Multiplayer FPS Gameplay: How to encourage players to dispense ammo?

In the Battlefield: Hardline beta, players can now obtain health and ammo directly from other players, without having to ask for it via the command rose. Here's two examples of how asking for health ...
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Creating offline multiplayer Android games with Unity

Is it possible to create offline multiplayer Android games with Unity (played over bluetooth/ wi-fi)? If so, then I would like to create a 2 player game prototype, containing a single room (empty ...
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How do I manage multiplayer login?

How is the typical login, loading the level and spawning handled? For example: Client sends "iwanttologinwithcharacterx" Server does some validity checks and instantiates characterx Server sends ...
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iOS game integrated with Facebook - Random game

How could I implement a random game for iOS via Facebook. I registered my game with Facebook and done everything so far... Can Facebook do such a thing? EDIT I connected my app to Facebook, I can ...
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Server related questions and it is available options?

i went thru a lot pages here searching for information about the "server side" of a multiplayer game, while i did found some information they were not exactly what i was looking for. What is the ...
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Local player always at same position

I am trying out UNET ( Unity Multiplayer Service ) and I am building a space invaders like game but with two players at each side of the screen shooting at each other. I want the local player to ...
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Testers for multiplayer game? Where to find them?

I am indie game developer and we created multiplayer and realtime game IQ Wars (www.iqwars.net). We made Windows/Mac/Linux Beta version of our game public and were hoping to find some beta testers to ...
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Should I ping for a TCP-based game?

I have a head-to-head game where two players communicate through a server based on TCP. I am planning to implement a ping/pong mechanism in order to detect network disconnection situations. For ...
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How do console games avoid port forwarding with user hosted servers?

On AAA xbox games (Call of duty, etc.), the company acts as a matchmaking service but the users host all of the games. Because not everyone has ports forwarded on their router, how do these games ...
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how did coordinate-handling in old flightsimulators work?

Im currently working on a combat flight simulator pure for own fun. Using a floating-origin i thought the float inprecision was history, however this was the case untill i tried adding multiplayer to ...
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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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Game Database Connectivity Java

I'm developing a simple multi-player puzzle game in Java. Both players should be able to view the same game board on his own computer. Then, when one player makes an action in the game (ex. drags an ...
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How to build a turn-based multiplayer “real time” server

I want to build a TCG for mobile devices that is multiplayer over the web (not local wifi or bluetooth). As a player plays cards I want the second player to see what is being played in "real time" ...
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Architecture for html5 multiplayer game?

Hello I want to write a HTML5 multiplayer game in which there are rooms with two players answering a series of questions with 3 possible answers, 10sec/question, which are being downloaded from a ...
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What are my tool options to prototype a 2D online multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm looking for the best tool to allow me to quickly put together a 2D game that relies largely on networking. It's extremely likely that this game will require a server side program to constantly ...
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How to display image in second layer in Cocos2d

I am very new at Cocos2d and is testing to displaying an image over the "Hello World" text on a second layer and need help to get it work. I guess it is some basic stuff here and appreciate any tips ...
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Best way to handle realtime melee AI in authoritative network environment

So i've been working on a multiplayer game for a bit; it's a co-op action RPG with real-time combat. If you've seen or played TERA, I'd say it's comparable to that, but not an MMO, heh. I'm currently ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiplayer in a game. How to design it object wise?

I was suggested on StackOverflow to ask this question here. I'm working on a simple game and I was thinking of adding multiplayer feature but I'm a bit stuck. I'm not sure what approach should I ...
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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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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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Multiplayer game with Cocos2d-Javascript and Node.js

It is possible to make a multiplayer browser based game using cocos2d-javascript + node.js? If so, is there any tutorial about that?
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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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Improving Position Sync Bandwidth Usage in a Multiplayer Game

This is the class i use to sync position between clients in a multiplayer top-down 2D shooter game: [System.Serializable] public class MovementUpdateClass { public int MessageTime ...
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SignalR For Multiplayer Game Development [closed]

I've been working with SignalR for live chat and notifications in .NET platform and was wondering how much is it worth for working on games development? I've made some jQuery browser games and I want ...
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Facebook data exchange for mobile games (multiplayer)

A multiplayer mobile game that we are working on connects players through Google Play and Game Center but we would also like to add an option to play with your Facebook friends and here's the ...
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hosting a windows game on a linux server [closed]

there! I am currently working on a game on Unreal 4, and although im still in early production(barely any code written, mostly visual assets at this point), i want to ask this now, so that i know how ...