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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Best server type and companies for real time multiplayer game? [on hold]

i've made a iPhone game using Game Center multiplayer. However, I found this to not be as great since it's p2p based. My game is really dependent on synchronization between players. So, I think I will ...
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How would a game-state snapshot system be implemented for networked real-time games?

I want to create a simple client-server real-time multiplayer game as a project for my networking class. I've read a lot about real-time multiplayer network models and I understand the relationships ...
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Sending Client Input to Server (which way?)

I am trying to get networking working for my game, I've read several sources of information about this subject but one thing is still unclear for me. The way I process client input is by executing a ...
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Player acceleration formula and using it with authoritative server

I know the theory behind authoritative client-server architecture, it works very well for character movement in a tile-based world: you send messages like "I moved one square to the right", the server ...
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Handling early/late/dropped packets for interpolation in a 3D multiplayer game

I'm working on a multiplayer game that for the purposes of this question, is most similar to Team Fortress. Each network data packet will contain the 3D position of the target moving object. (this ...
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How to pass a turn to AI and draw its move in a game?

I am writing a simple game for 2 players, where they have to make turns after each other (select a few objects to remove from the screen) and press "End turn" at the end to pass the turn to another ...
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How to handle realtime random movement with client side prediction

I'm building a realtime multiplayer game that runs the same 'physics' loop on client and server. I'm using a steering behavior 'wander' that is essential random movement. The client and server ...
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Basic Connections Through Socket Server

I'm designing a simple 2 player RTS with Stencyl, a program that uses blocks for coding. The current code updates lists whenever an actor moves (new X and Y), and I'd want the server to update the ...
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Do google game services require the users to have a g+ account to enter lobby?

I've been reading Google Game Services (GGS) API about multiplayer lobby/rooms and the documentation doesn't make it very clear if the users are required to sign in with a Google+ account (which I ...
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Are completely dumb client multiplayer games feasible? [closed]

Is it possible to make a networked game, where each client displays a pixel array sent to it by the server, and sends inputs back to the server? This would be much simpler to implement than using ...
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Create player rankings?

I recently created a tournament system that will soon lead into player rankings. Basically, after players are done with the tournament, they are given a rank based on how they did in the tournament. ...
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How to avoid duplication using client-server model

I am using a client-server model to write a multiplayer-capable game (in Java). Currently the clients and the server are using the same code to run the game logic, in order to enable client-side ...
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Sending RPC calls from server to client inside Unity

In my game inside Unity, I have two scenes setup. One for the main server ( acts like authoritative server ) and the other scene for my client. The game starts once my client connects to the server. ...
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Cocos2d Game Multiplayer Without Game Center [on hold]

I am trying to make my Cocos2d iPhone game multiplayer, but I do not want to use Game Center. I want it to be so that the user creates a username and based on that username they can create games with ...
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Which game logic should run when doing prediction for PNP state updates

We are writing a multiplayer game, where each game client (player) is responsible for sending state updates regarding its "owned" objects to other players. Each message that arrives to other (remote) ...
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How to receive LAN serverlist in unrealscript

We are currently creating a multiplayer game. We can setup a server and connect to it. However we have to use console command: "open #ip#" for it. We would like to be abble to request a list of all ...
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How do I avoid “too” lucky / unlucky streaks in random number generation?

I'm currently dealing with a multiplayer combat system where the damage dealt by the players is always multiplied by a random factor between 0.8 and 1.2. In theory, a truly random RNG may eventually ...
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What are some rarely-mentioned networking models/strategies? [closed]

I've been thinking about multiplayer and networking a lot lately, and I've found oodles of information, but I feel like there might be some standard models or strategies for networking that I haven't ...
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Key mapping for a 2-players game

I've been struggling for a while trying to figure out the best way to map two players on a single keyboard. Let's consider something generic: Arrows Validation Cancel (optional) Some common actions ...
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Feasability of mobile 2D multiplayer RPG game with interactive bitmap background

I'm looking to develop a 2D multiplayer RPG game for Android, with a bird's eye view similar to that of zelda/pokemon. The game is very simple in all ways since my intent is for thousands of players ...
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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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Rewriting the existing code for RPC in Unity

So I am basically done making a game inside Unity. The next phase is for me to make the game run on different IPAD devices ( max 4 ). So the main game would run from a PC which would act as a server ...
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Server to client update rate

I am building a game that uses client-server architecture and have the following question regarding server to client updates. Currently the server is doing 60 ticks per second and is sending updates ...
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Is Xbox Live suitable for a multiplayer FPS?

I'm working on a basic first person shooter. I would eventually also like to publish it on Xbox Live. If I do this, will I still have access to parties (invite and chat)? Does Microsoft provide ...
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How important is online multiplayer?

I am making a small game that has four players. It can be played with 1 or 2 players locally, with the remaining players controlled by AI. I am considering online play, but it is an area I know very ...
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Best view for 2D Android game in Xamarin [closed]

I am trying to create a 2D multiplayer turn-based cooperative game for Android in Xamarin with possible future implementations for Windows Phone and iOS. The main inspiration for my game is Pandemic. ...
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Executing commands at the exact same time on 2 or more computers

I have an RTS game, with deterministic simulation, but if I want multiplayer to actually work, I need commands sent between computers to be executed at the exact same time. My game's networking is ...
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Using IPAD's as controllers for a Unity game

We are making a Multiplayer game using Unity. The actual game would be run from a PC projected on a screen and the players would be using their respective Ipad as a controller to play the game. I am ...
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Running multiple box2D world objects on a server

I'm creating a multiplayer game using LibGdx (with Box2d) and Kryonet. Since this is the first time I work on multiplayer games, I read a bit about server - client implementations, and it turns out ...
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Show message to one player issue in multi-player game

I Needed to show message to only one person of the multi player game,i am using smartfoxserver to developed a board based game and in this game how to differentiate 2 players in unity c#,and also how ...
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How can I keep two racing players synchronised?

I am working on a Unity mobile game, much like a multiplayer version of Temple Run. I'm seeing a fluctuating network latency (generally 200-500ms) because of the mobile platform. The two player ...
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Google Play Game Services - Handling messages via p2p, host or no host?

I am developing a real time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Services. The underlying networking is done via P2P. Everything I read says I should still have a game host that sends out all the ...
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How is shot synchronization implemented in multiplayer FPS?

I'm building a 2D multiplayer shooter game. I have singleplayer working and started working on multiplayer part (server code,...) and there is one thing I just can't get my head around. When player ...
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How do I maintain game balance while promoting interaction between dead and alive players? [closed]

How do you motivate players to be content with randomly selected roles that are often complex to play and differ drastically in playstyle (AND to stick around till the end of game)? Some background: ...
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Google turn based multiplayer automatch criteria

I've set up a multiplayer game using Google's turn-based API. I now want to put some qualifiers on auto-matching and am racking my brain on how to solve this issue... I'm using GetVariant() to ...
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Multiplayer and creeps (NPC enemies): how to compute bullet hits given the lag?

We are making a multiplayer co-op game, where players will shoot not each other but AI enemies (creeps), controlled by the game. The chosen implementation is client-server with an authoritative ...
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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 get a list of servers hosted by my players?

I'm writing a multiplayer 2D online game, where game servers are hosted by the players. I want to show players a list of the currently hosted game servers. How would I do that? I know how to let ...
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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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Limitations of p2p multiplayer games vs client-server

I am reading up on multiplayer game architecture. So far most of the articles i've found deal with the client-server model. I'd like to know what are the limitations for using a p2p architecture? ...
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most effective storage of logged information [closed]

I am currently implementing basic logging of information on my multiplayer game and I want to have the most effective method. To log when a player connects and disconnects to a the server it ...
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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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Is a multiplayer game in JavaScript a bad idea?

What are the possible downsides to using (client side) JavaScript when creating a multiplayer game? Game description: It's an MMORPG/RTS. That means players actively contribute to structures in the ...
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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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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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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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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 can I debug live multiplayer servers effectively?

I have a multiplayer server made by a small team of developers and we have bugs that crop up on our live server occasionally that we simply can't reproduce while playing with our small team on a live ...
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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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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 ...