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

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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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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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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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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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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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Unity 5 Server Side Physics - Alternative to constant position update?

I am looking into reducing load in client server games for a uni project and am looking at physics. The idea is that if a very low powered device tries to carry out some physics heavy action that it ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lidgren not starting server properly

I have a server set up for my game with Lidgren, and it works well when I have it set up on one machine, but if I try to run the server on another machine, I am unable to connect from other machines. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Game server/client like wordfeud

My friends and I are creating a game for mobile platforms. We are now in the phase of creating the multiplayer part of the game. We know how to do it but we are not sure how the multiplayer should ...
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Solution for lightweight LAN peer discovering?

I built a library for purely cross-platform programming. My games made with it run fine in Android , Pc, Linux, Mac etc. The networking capabilities are provided by ENET library, therefore all ...
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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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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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Implementing Client-Server Delta Compression (with Protobufs)

I am writing a 2D real-time RPG in C# and I am trying to implement client-server communication using protocol buffers. I am trying to figure out how to implement delta compression to reduce message ...
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Network game syncing

I'm creating a networked game and I have a huge problem understanding how to keep everything in sync. Right now I have a server and a client and the client can log in and move a character around using ...
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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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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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UDP server and two clients

So - my whole knowledge comes from google and stackoverflow. I'm trying to create an UDP server (with two slots per new instance of the game) and clients. My problem is here that I totally don't know ...
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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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How to make ranked matches in a head-to-head multiplayer game?

I am working on a field hockey like game for Android and iOS. Currently I support being able to play against another player online in a client/server fashion where one device host and the other ...
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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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How can I make a peer-to-peer multiplayer game? [closed]

How can I make a p2p multiplayer game? I would like to have a server-less multiplayer game. But then, how all the clients know each other? Why the p2p-protocol is so famous in file transfer but not ...