Two or more computers connected together via cable bound or wireless communication links for the purpose of information exchange.

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Network interpolation wont work for local player

im currently developing a little duengon crawler. It should have lan multiplayer and it works great but i think im sending to much packets. Should i send packets over network, when a player moves in ...
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Multiplayer through blocked Firewall Ports?

im currently trying to develop a little game. I thought it would be a great idea to implement coop multiplayer, only lan. So i took kryonet and created a server. On my home wlan it works great im able ...
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Streaming player voice (client -> server) without (minimal) noticeable voice breaking

I recently started to jump into voice streaming for my RPG game, for players to communicate by a central server point. I use TCP packets to communication from client->server and from ...
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Does it make sense to use both TCP and UDP at once?

After reading UDP vs TCP for data heavy realtime games - 2016, I'm wondering if it makes sense to use both TCP and UDP at the same time, but for different things: TCP for sending information that is ...
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Poker Game Multiplayer network logic

I created a single player poker game. Now I want to change it to a network game. I want to use Photon(for network) and Playfab(game server) or SmartFoxServer. My problem: I want to run important ...
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Is UDP still better than TCP for data-heavy realtime games?

I know that UDP is usually recommended for real-time multiplayer games with high data usage. Most articles are serval years old, and since ~80% of all data transmitted on the internet is TCP, a lot ...
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Resolving prediction error from client side prediction and server reconciliation

I am writing a network game based on Gabriel Gambetta's articles on client-side prediction/server reconciliation. I have client-side prediction down (using Box2D for prediction) as well as server ...
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Connecting to external computer with lidgren

I'm new to networking and thought i'd muck around a bit with lidgren before i start implementing it in my games, so i made a little client/server chat program that works fine on localhost and lan. I ...
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Can anyone see what sort of network issue this is? I am using Photon [on hold]

Very similar to my other issue with multiplayer android game. I have read up on Marco Polo tutorials, downloaded the demo projects, seen the Sky Arena videos, seend 2 other multiplayer series, and ...
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Multiplayer Spawn not working

The error message I get is SpawnObject for Player(Clone) (UnityEngine.GameObject), NetworkServer is not active. Cannot spawn objects without an active server. I know that the server is ...
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In a game scenario, how often should i send packets? [duplicate]

Should i send packets every frame or use interpolation? I would imagine interpolation doesn't stress both parties as much.
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What type of networking system should I use With LibGDX on Android?

I've been looking for a good way to implement multiplayer in an Android strategy game I'm working on, using LibGDX. What I found: The embedded LibGDX networking system Kryonet Google Play Services ...
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Unity stream webcam to other player (Multiplayer)

I want to make it possible, that I can draw on the stream of another player in my Unity game. The networked drawing works just fine, my problem is to stream the webcam. I've got the webcam input ...
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Authentication in network game servers

I'm currently building a UDP server that my game will talk to. The users will need to have an account created, either by using a Single Sign-On account such as Facebook or Google, or by creating an ...
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Unity Networking dedicated server hosting multiple game instances

I am making a multiplayer game on Unity that uses a dedicated server for the networking needs. From what I found a dedicated server is simply you Unity game compiled headless which only allows one ...
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How to deal with collision in a networked game?

In my game, my own character is extrapolated with client side prediction for smooth input response and all the other objects are interpolated. So Let's say I was at (20, 10) according to server and a ...
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Client to Server Messages Not Working; Issue with RegisterHandler?

We're building a game which uses two phones as gamecontrollers; the "view-phone" is attached to a Google Cardboard device and acts as our server, the other phone is a sword controller which needs to ...
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How to run Kryonet server inside Libgdx project and is it ok?

I am trying to add multiplayer to my game and I used Kryonet. I have written the server, requests and etc and the only thing that is in front of me is how to run the server, it is in the libgx project ...
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Communication between Photon Cloud game and web server [Unity3D; Photon]

I am creating a multiplayer game using Photon Cloud (Photon Unity Network). For storage of player data (profile, inventory, achievments) I use web server (asp.net mvc & sql server). How to ...
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Example/Tutorial of passing structured data over network C++

This is very general question, about strategies how to pack same informations about state of my game-world on server ( e.g. position/orientation of players, projectiles, etc. ) into data stream so ...
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Unity3d NetworkServer.SpawnWithClientAuthority

How do I spawn a gameObject with client authority from outside of the main client? I'm trying to make this function: http://hastebin.com/bobezisexa.avrasm But it keeps saying "trying to spawn ...
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Unity 5: Use Network Simulator, should I?

I am looking to test intelligent prioritisation of a client server game. In my scenario, two clients are connected to the server. I want one client to have a good connection to the server while the ...
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Paper2d Networking Issue

I followed the the Paper2d tutorial from Unreal Engine. At part 9 (youtube.com/watch?v=vwZVlgcMGI4) he adds a intelligent lift. It works fine but it's bugged in multiplayer. The Lift location is not ...
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How can I simulate the effects of network latency to test my lag compensation?

I am trying to observe the effects of lag compensation in my game by increasing my ping to 200+, adding loss, and by the limiting bandwidth to simulate wide area network delays using Network Emulator ...
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Unity 5 Command not being sent

I have a client server build in Unity 5. I want to send a command from the client to the server with a GUI button click, this is for testing purposes. So on my client all I want is to click a button ...
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Port forwarding client and server?

So, lets say i have a client and server sending information to each other. Do i have to port forward both the server and the client, or do i just port forward the server? If i have to do both, is ...
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Should I encrypt my multiplayer network traffic?

My plan has been to use RSA to exchange AES session-keys with a client, which is then used for all the usual in-game stuff. Clients never connect with each other, all communication is client to server ...
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Libgdx easy peer to peer connection

Background Information Since a few weeks I am trying to create a easy libgdx game... Maybe a bit similar to Binding of Isaac... But theres one thing which I want to implement as soon as possible... ...
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Entity Interpolation (Lost Packets?)

I'm working on a networked game for a while. I'm aware of client-side prediction and lag compensation (shooting) but I'm not sure about entity interpolation client-side. I'm sending update/sync ...
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Interpolation over a network - receiving and drawing an opponent in 1v1 game

I'm a newbie Java coder and I'm creating a 1v1 game with an authoritative server and two clients. My whole network is based on UDP packets: sending positions from clients sending confirmations ...
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How to give each player in card game the same shuffled deck?

I'm writing a card game in Swift. The idea is to make it work on the Apple Game Center framework. I've noticed an issue which I am not sure how to address. I need the current game data to be the ...
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Should I consider a cloud-based networking solution?

In my spare time for the past few years, I have been working on both the front-end and back-end for a space-based online game. This game is initially designed for the PC, and is hopefully able to host ...
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Singleplayer and multiplayer using same gameobjects in Unity?

There are a lot of topics about converting singleplayer to multiplayer games. But I could not find the accepted practice of keeping singleplayer gameplay available. Will this just work if I manually ...
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How to design a server for a multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm trying to write a multiplayer game where players join small matches with other players. What I also want is a way for players to login and go online. How would I design the a server that could ...
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Sending message to all players in room from Photon server?

I need to send a message to all players in the room from a Photon server. Sending the message from a player would introduce too much latency so I need the server to collect data and distribute ...
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Network Communication For Multi-Player Turn-Based Game

I'm attempting to develop a multi-platform turn-based game that [I suspect] follows the general client-server pattern. For this question, let's assume I only care about communications inside of a ...
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Slick2D Networking Crash

This is my first post, so I apologize if it's been put in the wrong place or something. Anyways, here's my problem: I've run into an issue with running my client-side code in one of my game-states. ...
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In a 2D multiplayer game should I send the position of user to the server all the time? [duplicate]

In a 2D game where the user moves with the keyboard arrows, should the user send all the time he moves his position (x, y)?. If the user has some speed, the user would send (x, y) like 50 times ...
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Photon Connections without Concurrent Users? Or other networking?

I am going to be making a multiplayer game and use http://pupnp.sourceforge.net/ for setting up connections without having the player to port forward. The game will let you make or join a room using ...
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Handling items at the Server-side

I'm coding a very simple game Rust/Dayz like with Unity, and I'm using Forge Networking as network library. A few days ago, I started to code the Loot system. The Loots in my game are Items that ...
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How do I avoid floating point indeterminism when implementing lockstep?

I am working on a multiplayer RTS game in Java. It uses lockstep for networking, which requires that both computers can deterministically. These are the 2 closest/more viable approaches I could come ...
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Is There A Self Uploading/Downloading Game Management Software? [closed]

I am currently not in the game development industry and develop my own games using GameMaker, but as a high school student I don't really have the time to make proper titles and actually make money ...
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How to deal with inconsistent network delay caused by packets arriving at different times in the frame?

I'm developing a multiplayer game that does not have prediction. It implements client-side interpolation. The problem with this is that input delay can be perceived. I've measured the various times ...
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Minimizing bandwidth for player movement

I am programming a multiplayer game and I am concerned about the bandwidth dedicated to player movement. Imagine a 2D top down game where players can move towards any angle using the joystick. The way ...
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2D Physics library for multiplayer in c++ [closed]

Im trying to create a top down shooter with multiplayer functionality. So far im using Box2D for my physics Simulation. The last few days I played around with syncing movement between Clients and ...
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How can I minimise data sent through a network in a modern FPS?

I am aware of snapshot interpolation with the use of delta compression as being a technique used to minimise the amount of data sent in a modern FPS game like Quake 3, but what other techniques are ...
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Peer to Peer world download

I am creating a multiplayer JavaScript game with a PHP central server. Each user will be able to move around in a 3D world, with other users and NPCs. It came to my attention that SQL is not going to ...
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How does server correct late input

Imagine the following scene: The height one player can reach on jumping depends on how much time the button for jumping is pressed. When the player jumps, the input is sent to the server and physics ...
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One big Instance or One instance for every moving entity?

I am creating a multiplayer JavaScript game with a PHP central server. Each user will be able to move around in a 3D world, with other users and NPCs. These NPCs will be controlled by the central ...
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In Unity, How to format Old RPCs into new “PunRPCs”

In older unity versions you could simply used RPC. With newer verisons of Unity my code now doesn't work and it says that it needs to be transformed into "PunRPC" , Pun being "Photon Unity ...