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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How can a RTS game with many units communicate units selected?

What is the most efficient method to send across a network the units selected for a player? For example, the game Starcraft 2 has upwards of 200 units per player and each player can select a maximum ...
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How does one write a wrapper for a game server? [on hold]

From what I gathered, wrappers mimic the game server in question, receiving packets from client and sending them to the server (and vice versa). It acts like a bridge between the client and server, ...
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What software/language to use to create a mobile quiz game? [on hold]

I have no knowledge what so ever of coding. However, I am really interested in creating a mobile quiz game (and later make it a multiplayer versus mobile quiz game[If I manage to create on in ...
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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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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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UDK ping check without joining a game?

I have made great strides in creating a custom built server browser for UDK. It registers servers with a master, and the client can download the list and populate the server browser. However I'd like ...
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TCP For RTS Game?

My RTS game abides by the lockstep system so keeping everyone up to date is import and guaranteeing the safe arrival of packets would make my life a lot easier. With that said, I still need decent ...
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Is asynchronous challenge-based multiplayer a good idea in an infinite puzzle game? [closed]

This is really a game design question. I am currently developing an infinite puzzle game where you place blocks on a grid and have to make them disappear to score points. Scoring points will allow ...
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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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Is 50KBs of bandwidth practical for players? [closed]

For my client-server lockstep 16-player RTS game, I've calculated the maximum bandwidth usage per second to be 50KBs for hosting a game (though this value is closer to 20KBs practically). ~90% of this ...
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How to make unitypackage from allseen alliance's android sdk?

Im making an offline multiplayer for Android device by Unity and I found only one way to do this is the allseenalliance sdk. After download its from here I found that to use it I need to create an ...
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Sending block chunks through TCP

I am creating a 'Minecraft clone' and the game is going to be only multiplayer. I currently have a limited world (it's not going to be infinite) that is 512 chunks. Each chunk is 16(X) * 16(Z) * ...
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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 estimate number or packets required to sent per second in a multiplayer lockstep RTS game?

Considered a typical lockstep implementation, what's a solid rate to send packets at for UDP protocol that games can start with in the beginning? If anyone has experience in this field, I'd like to ...
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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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Implementing single and muliplayer without messing everything up [closed]

I don't know a good way to implement single and multiplayer in a game without messing up the whole project structure. Should I create separate classes for single and multiplayer entities or is there ...
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Is this specific server architecture okay for a multiplayer game? [closed]

So I am making a game in Node.js / HTML5. And I am really struggling to determine what an effective server architecture looks like? Right now I have a server for a multiplayer game ( I plan on ...
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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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Multiplayer game principles

I am developing game using libGDX libraries . I want to create multiplayer mode , where several players can play at the same time in the same room , each player can create his own room and other ...
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Cross-platform multiplayer game in JavaScript [closed]

I want to start creating a simple multiplayer, JavaScript based, cross-platform game. Think about it as a two player mario where players can shoot each other. My question is what is the best way (or ...
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Unity Photon/PUN - Updating booleans with RPCs

I'm using the latest version of unity with Photon's PUN library. I used a tutorial to make a really simple multiplayer game (cubes moving around) which works fine. Now I'm trying to make a turn based ...
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server-side language for multiplayer card game [closed]

I am trying to develop a web-based multiplayer card game similar to poker, but with some changes to its rules. The game needs to be secure, so it needs a game-client for UI and actions, and a ...
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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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Reverting 2d canvas?

I'm making a multiplayer game which involves drawing lines. It's based this game: http://curvefever.com/sites/default/files/resize/remote/ef86488088c618df13b34f8b87aafd4e-1107x808.jpg. The game is ...
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Prevent movement cheating in MP games

I have read a lot about movement in multiplayer games, but not so much on preventing cheating. Let's say a client sends moves packets whenever the player press a movement button, then the server ...
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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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Which server platform to choose [closed]

I'm going to write a server for an online multiplayer with these requirements: Pretty simple turn based game (think a card game) that is played entirely on the server (security reasons) Must be able ...
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In lockstep networking game, how to handle sudden lags and disconnection?

I am trying to implement a game similar to "Street Fighter" by using lockstep networking model so that two players can play remotely via Internet. I have read a lot of articles about lockstep ...
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Synchronization with game tick

I'm working on a multiplayer game and it's currently set up like this. It accepts packets from the client on the fly and does whatever processing it needs to. There is also a main game tick which is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...