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How can I implement simple distributed processing in a Unity game?

I'm looking to set up a game which uses distributed processing. Just a simple brick shooter in unity with the distributed part being that the calculations for the falling blocks are handled by another ...
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Is host advantage real?

I'm sure many of you have heard the term host advantage through out your time playing action video games. However, I was curious if this was a real studied and proven concept in game design, computer ...
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Secure Login with Login Server [closed]

I'm programming a multiplayer game for mobile phones.I'm working on a distributed server architecture for handling lots of concurrent players. Here is my architecture on my mind: So my question is: ...
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Distributed Multiplayer Game Server Architecture [closed]

I'm programming a multiplayer game for mobile phones.I'm working on a distributed server architecture for handling lots of concurrent players. Here is my architecture on my mind: Some questions ...
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How can I make RPC function calls in Unity?

I am making a multiplayer game. I am sending score via the server and client but I want to be sure that can I call an RPC function of a script from any other script. For example, say Table_Manager as ...
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Unity3D Multiplayer Networking

I am making a multiplayer game using Unity3D, similar to SecondLife (but focusing on a particular gameplay task). Users will be able to register/login directly in the game and their character will be ...
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Cross-platform ad-hoc local mobile multiplayer

I want to implement ad-hoc cross-platform (iOS, Android, and PC) device discovery for local multiplayer, like this scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csXYZf2vGdE Multiple players, each with ...
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Message Authentication Codes for Multiplayer? [closed]

Is it common that in multiplayer games, network messages are signatured with a Message Authentication Code? If so, do you think it is performance consuming?
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Online RTS Game Architecture for Mobiles

We came up with an idea for a real-time strategy game for mobile devices that can play with other players over a network. I'm trying to plan out the architecture/protocol required for such as system. ...
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Passing a list of existing entities to a new client when using a component system?

My game server uses entities containing components to represent everything in the game world. This has worked great so far but I've run into a problem now that I'm allowing clients to connect to the ...
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Handling packet impersonating in client-server model online game

I am designing a server-client model game library/engine. How do I, and should I even bother to handle frequent update packet possible impersonating? In my current design anyone could copy a packet ...
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How dp I use an external fbx object in Unity?

Is it possible to use an external fbx object in Unity 3D the same way we can insert a picture? Something like myPath = "http://www.myserver.com/object/myobject.fbx";?
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Is it feasible to use a DHT to span an MMO over many servers for improving reliability?

At the moment I have an idea for how to handle distributing MMO servers. At the core is a bunch of worker nodes that all share the same set of distributed hash tables. Each DHT stores a specific game ...
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How to trust a UDP Client

I'm working on a Unity project with the Lidgren UDP library for connection. I'm new to networking, so I'm not sure on general "best practices" for this area. I'm trying to figure out a good way to be ...
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How can I stop the player from drifting due to local input prediction when they stop?

I'm working on a 2D server-client multiplayer game engine (which you can try here). It uses WebRTC DataChannels. (The connections are peer-to-peer, but the host peer still acts as a server.) The ...
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Handling latency in realtime music/rhythm-based games

Suppose I am making a co-operative multiplayer music-based rhythm game -- two players, side by side, move their cursor/avatar left and right with their mouse and attempt to hit or dodge obstacles that ...
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Does client side prediction sync with the server in the past?

I've spent some time now messing around and just trying to learn dead reckoning and client side prediction for the fun of it. Most of what I do doesn't need it, so i've never had a need to go down ...
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GameServer UDP or TCP Java [closed]

This is a Java related question. I've got this question and I searched on the internet but didn't really get any clear answer. I want to develop a little multyplayer game which needs real time ...
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Websocket server thread per connection

I'm creating an html5 multiplayer game and am looking at how to create a websocket server. I've been looking at various libraries and one thing I noticed is that each one will create a new thread for ...
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Unity3d Run In Background setting not working in fullscreen standalone

I've ran in to an odd issue with my Unity3D game completely pausing in certain scenarios, even with the Run In Background player setting on. For reference I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate using Unity 4.3.3 ...
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Client-side prediction and interpolation

Although my game uses a peer-to-peer model, I've still taken the approach of assigning each player to be a partial authority. What I mean by this is that each player acts as the "server" for a number ...
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Implementing Dead Reckoning in a Winsock server

I'm having a little difficulty understanding how I implement Dead Reckoning in my Server-Client Winsock game. I've been looking on the internet for a decent explanation that explains exactly: When ...
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Questions about networking theory in a 2d shooter game [duplicate]

So currently I am starting to work on a 2d top down space shooter game, and I have just got to networking. So far the client can draw a ship at a desired x, y and rotational coordinate with any set of ...
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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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How can I implement a game locator or proxy server?

I have a turn-based strategy game which already has a multiplayer server/client layer that works fine on local network (where one server is set up and players connect to it). I would like to extend ...
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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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Creating and joining a multiplayer game over a LAN

I'm trying to create and join a multiplayer game that has been created from a custom UDK installation. It works correctly when two (or more) instances of the game are created on the same computer and ...
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How can I create the correct player object based on a type in a network message?

I am using lidgren as a networking library for a small XNA game. I am using a client/server architecture for the game. Currently, I have the client and server connecting but I would like to be able to ...
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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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Fair dice over network w/o trusted 3rd party

Though it should be a pretty basic problem, I did not find a solution for it: How to play dice over a network without a trusted third party? The M players shall roll N dice, one player after another. ...
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UDP non blocking or a seperate thread for receiving

I am creating a multiplayer game (for under 64 player). I already decided to have a seperate thread for the network loop, but I was wondering if it would be better to create an extra thread for ...
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Sending state diffs (deltas) and unreliable connections

We're building a realtime multiplayer game, in which each player is responsible for reporting its state on every iteration of the game loop. The state updates are broadcasted using unreliable UDP. ...
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How to perform game object smoothing in multiplayer games

We're developing an infrastructure to support multiplayer games for our game engine. In simple terms, each client (player) engine sends some pieces of data regarding the relevant game objects at a ...
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NodeJS sharing variables with Client?

I'm currently developing a HTML5 Canvas Multiplayer Game using NodeJS and Socket.IO. My current setup using a logic loop on the NodeJS Server-end and sending update information to all Clients in this ...
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Using native code with Libgdx, (Raknet)

I was searching for a game engine (Java- maybe C#) with built-in real time networking library to develop 2D cross platform (Android - iOS) multiplayer game. Actually I have not found well suited ...
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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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Hook into League of Legends client [closed]

I would like to write a small software which will hook into the League of Legends client and record my performances and store them locally, because Riot only stores last 10 matches. Is there some way ...
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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 make a TCP Client Server in java over multiple Networks

So I am trying to write server code for my game, and I am kinda running in a wall. I have seen oracles example for a server and client, but how do I allow it to connect to computers outside my ...
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How do network applications get around firewalls?

Forgive me if this comes off as naive; I've only a cursory understanding of network communications. My work has a public and very restrictive network - (they appear to block everything that isn't ...
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Should I use select() for networking in my gameloop?

I'm writing a simple networked game in C/C++. To keep things simple I'm using TCP. In my server's game loop I'm using a POSIX select() with a zero second timeout for two things: Discover incoming ...
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How do I duplicate a Box2d simulation, mid-simulation?

I want to serialize the state mid-game, send it over the network to an identical computer (same CPU, same OS, same binary), load it there, and have the two games run in tandem doing the exact same ...
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How can I simulate a bad internet connection for testing purposes?

I am developing an online multiplayer game. It works well when I test it on the local area network, but before I release it I would like to test how the user-experience works out for someone who has ...
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How to handle player input in online game with ping jitter?

I'm currently working on an online game and basing my networking architecture around this Source Multiplayer Networking article. However, I'm a little stuck on how the user input works. The article ...
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Multiplayer platformer - Are server corrections normally required with a single client on the server?

I am currently working on a rather simple multiplayer platformer. I read quite a bit of articles on the techniques used to hide latency, but I still fail to get my head around certain of the concepts. ...
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Should response be tied to request in a multiplayer game?

I wonder if server responses on client operation requests should be tied by some operation id? Tied would be when: 1.Client app sends request to server to e.g. buy item X, and sets operation id as ...
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Java network game - synchronize state

I'm creating a networked frame-based game (like Tetris battle), using the Java Sockets API, and right now my main concern is how to 'synchronize' the game state between two players. I've already ...
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SFML networking rts

You will be controlling only one person directly in the game. But, you can issue vague command like to build something here or attack at this square. So I'm trying to make a multi-player roguelike ...
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How to synchronize actions like jump in multiplayer?

I am a newbie game developer and I have been researching about multiplayer games. I observed that there's always some latency, the players always get updates from past actions. But there are ...
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What are some effective methods of documenting packet protocols?

I'm working with a few developers on a hobby project and we have a lot of different APIs. What are some popular methods of creating documentation on the potential requests, and what can be expected to ...