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

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Which is the better way to distribute server workload for MMO server?

I'm making a server for MMO in Unity, which implies that I'll have a big world, split into maps which will be on different servers (to distribute the workload), managed by one master server. Now I ...
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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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Packet size vs packet frequency

I am making a multiplayer game in Java that uses a client-server model, where all important decisions are made by the server and communicated to all clients over UDP. Currently the clients and the ...
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Changing scene while joinin room and RPC buffer problem

I have a button to create and join a random room in my main menu. After the client joins (or creates and joins) a random room, i change the scene to game(main) scene in "OnJoinedRoom" function. It ...
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Validating User Actions on the Server

I am currently working on a networked first person shooter. I have created a server implementation that can synchronize player data. But while implementing a damage system, I realized that I almost ...
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How do we make online games deterministic?

I am trying to understand how networking in games work as I am trying to make an online game myself. I can't grasp how it is possible to synchronize the players, in order to make the game ...
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Player position on second player connection

I'm having some trouble trying to run my game for the multiplayer part. I'm creating a 2d game. I have followed this tutorial : ...
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Simple example of multiplayer client-server game? [closed]

Is there a simple example (or simple game) with sources that showcase how to use networking lag compensation? There's the BrowserQuest, but it's not simple.
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RPC events with client side interpolation

I've implemented client side interpolation, where a specified delay is put on each client. This allows them to interpolate between positions and rotations. Unfortunately, this means every thing else ...
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In snapshot-based networked game does client store N snapshots as well?

I understand that in a snapshot-based network replication system the server holds onto N full snapshots and uses incoming ACK'd data from the clients to construct delta snapshots. This makes sense. ...
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Game networking, limiting amount of movement packets

I have been developing a server/client model for a game project I am working on. Everything works great, client side prediction works, server reconciliation works. Basically, the character can move ...
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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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Does the order in which RPCs are called match the order they are invoked locally?

For example: void A() { Debug.Log( "A was called." ); } void B() { Debug.Log( "B was called." ); } void C() { NetworkView view = GetComponent<NetworkView>(); if( view != null ) ...
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MMOFPS Choosing protocol for high-traffic network (UDP or TCP)? [closed]

my question about the player position sender protocol. In this article, he says "Never use TCP for networking a multiplayer game". Ok but UDP datas are not ordered. In this case, if somebody walking, ...
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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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Property replication vs RPC notifications

I'm not talking about something such as an object position, which changes very often. I'm talking about some object state that may be changed infrequently, such as a door opening and closing. Would ...
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How are deterministic games possible in the face of floating-point non-determinism?

To make a game like an RTS networked, I've seen a number of answers here suggest to make the game completely deterministic; then you only have to transfer the users' actions to each other, and lag ...
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How to smoothly display opponents in realtime multiplayer game

I'm implementing a small-scale multiplayer racing game. As of right now, the client sends updates to the opponents on a fixed interval (or as fast as possible), containing location on the map etc. ...
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Entity interpolation with a Unity listen server

How can this be done? I've implemented client side interpolation but I'm at a loss on how to implement it on a listen server. In order for the listen server player to see the same thing as the ...
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Client and Server game update speed

I am working on a simple two player networked asteroids game using XNA and the Lidgren networking library. For this set up I have a Lidgren server maintaining what I want to be the true state of the ...
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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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Send a prefab over network in Unity

I want to instantiate an object on only the server and one client. This means Network.Instantiate is out of the question and I have to instantiate it manually. Since Network.Instantiate takes a ...
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Game Networking: Client request or Server Sending

I'm trying to implement a basic client-server setup for my game. But what confused me was how I would approach sending updates. Would I do: Server has a tickrate, let's say at 20ms. Each tick would ...
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How do I create a server for an existing game I don't have the source for?

I was wondering if it is possible to create a dedicated game server for a game that already exists and you don't have access to. For example, a game on Steam that only allows multiplayer through ...
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GameObject scope over RPC call

Debugging my code I faced some unexpected behavior. I called an RPC using uLink.NetworkView on the server passing some parameter including a GameObject tagged as Player. Inside that RPC I make a ...
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How to send object transform position coordinates over UDP from Unity 3D

I'm trying to send the x, y and z coordinates of an in-game object over UDP. I found a script in a Unity forum which should send info over UDP and as I understand it it should send the information ...
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LIBGdx - Kryonet with an InetSocketAdresse

I'm trying to implement Kryonet in my game and i'm facing some trouble. Using the source from the code i develop my server like that : try { this.server = new Server(); ...
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Decentralized Matchmaking in Unity?

I'm making a card-playing game, similar to Magic Workstation. I've been looking into several options for networking. I have a working LAN version with the build in Unity networking, as well as Photon ...
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Synchronisation on a non authoritative networked peer to peer scene

I currently have a piece of coursework that requires 3 or more 3d simulations connected via p2p to maintain a simulation that is visually consistent amoung all peers. A big issue is that I'm not ...
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How do I prevent receiving data from the network from dropping rendering frames in a multiplayer game?

I'm building an HTML5 massively multiplayer online game. I've been working on this project for awhile, but am having some trouble sorting through a couple of performance issues. Since this is a ...
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Client side latency when using prediction

I've implemented Client-Side prediction into my game, where when input is received by the client, it first sends it to the server and then acts upon it just as the server will, to reduce the ...
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Cross platform C++ UDP socket library [closed]

Can somebody recommend a free C++ open source library which I will use to build a networked game using UDP. Must be available for Windows/Linux/Mac. As lightweight as possible please.
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How do I create a multiplayer server also suitable for local single-player?

I've created a voxel game in C++, OpenGL and SFML, and I want to make it multiplayer. I'd like to make it similar to Minecraft's client-server model: The single-player is just a client to the hidden ...
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Simple Tanks game - Client-Server communication approach doubts [closed]

I want to create simple a multiplayer 2D game with tanks ( cooperative ) in C# with .NET. I also want to keep it simple, because it is only a semester project, and unfortunately i don't have time to ...
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How do I sync multiplayer game state more efficiently than full-state updates?

I've done a little game network coding before, but primarily with TCP for games without real-time needs. I am working on a 2D Java game with networked multiplayer. For learning, I want to do this ...
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Why do Unity networking libraries fail when building for the Windows Store?

I am using Lidgren and RSA in my networking framework, but things like IPAddress are "nonexistent" when I try building for windows store. RSA classes don't work, either. Why is this? How could I ...
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Client-server architecture with box2d

I am running a client-server architecture with an authoritative server running box2d and the client running box2d as well. If gravity is set to 0, is there any point to linear interpolation and ...
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Networking Pong Clone

I have the fundamentals of TCP sockets, UDP communication etc, but can't find much on how to apply these to a real time game environment. I have a Pong clone, with 4 players, and need to synchronise ...
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Why do some networked games use interpolation and some use pathfinding for remote movement?

This is a bit of an open question but I'd like to see someone contribute a good reasoning for both. For a quick example of both: Interpolation Model Think the Valve model where the client is ...
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What is better? Lots of small TCP packets, or one long one? [closed]

I am sending quite a bit of data to and from a server, for a game I'm making. I currently send location data like this: sendToClient((("UID:" + cl.uid +";x:" + cl.x))); sendToClient((("UID:" + ...
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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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Assign each player a unique ID?

For my game's multiplayer matchmaking and back-end, every player is assigned a unique GlobalID and LocalID. The GlobalID is used for keeping track of all players and the LocalID is for keeping track ...
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Can a local UDK server have two clients connected locally?

To do some basic testing on players interacting with other players I would need to have at least two players in my world. My solution is to run the server from my computer, then run two clients. When ...
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How do I efficiently send RTS unit selections over the network?

I have a multiplayer RTS game with every unit assigned an ID. How can I efficiently send across a network the units selected by a player? For example, Starcraft 2 has upwards of 200 units per player ...
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What's the scope of RPCs in unity?

I can define several RPCs in unity and I can call them via the networkView component. But it seems that it gets the RPC called regardless where it is defined. So I was wondering to know how do the ...
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Hiding actual IP of a Game Server [closed]

I've developed a game server which has 3 layers Login Server(That connects AI Server) AI Server(That connects game logic server) Game Server I want to prevent DDOS attacks as much as possible and ...
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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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How to deal with cheat avoidance and trusted client issue [duplicate]

I hope not to be off-topic here. At the moment I'm dealing with networking programming for the game I'm working on and I found different possible scenarios. I started to build code using a Platform ...
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UDP vs TCP in multiplayer mobile game

I'm working on a networked multiplayer game, initially for iOS. Even with TCP_NODELAY there are large fluctuations in latency. I can't be sure of the reason, but I would not be surprised if it was ...
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How to keep server-client clocks in-sync for precision networked games like Quake 3?

I'm working on a 2D top-down-shooter and doing my best to copy concepts used in networked games like Quake 3. I have an authorative server. The server sends snapshots to clients. Snapshots contain a ...