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

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Advice for which network API to use to develop an android multiplayer game [on hold]

I'm stuck as to what is the best API to use for developing an android location-based multiplayer game, for a uni project. I know you can code "low level" networks with androids given libraries, but ...
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Using peer to peer for prediction in a server-client network model

By implementing peer to peer connections between clients in a server-client network model I should be able to increase the prediction fidelity as this theoretically would provide the client with other ...
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2D MMO Engine/Library? [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone knew any good libraries, frameworks, snippets of code, or engines that could make MMO networking easier or make 2D MMO games? I've been trying for a few weeks now with C++ ...
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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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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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How to synchronize the ball in a network pong game?

I’m developing a multiplayer network pong game, my first game ever. The current state is, I’ve running the physic engine with the same configurations on the server and the clients. The own paddle ...
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How to sync client and server at the first frame

I'm making a game where an authoritative server sends information to all clients about states and positions for objects in a 3d world. The player can control his character by clicking on the screen to ...
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Multiplayer game object prediction & server reconciliation

In the game we have 3 objects. Player 1 Player 2 Ball The game is simulating in the server. The players simulated with Prediction and Server Reconciliation. It's working smooth with 100ms - 120ms ...
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UDP Netcode Architecture for Fighting Game

I am programming a fighting game that uses a UDP client/server architecture for multiplayer. The server can handle multiple clients, two of which (or one being the server) are playing and the rest are ...
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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 do I prevent identity spoofing in a multiplayer game?

I'm thinking about clients spoofing IP addresses, tricking other clients that they are the server; that sort of stuff. (I don't know much about this, so if this is completely wrong, please correct ...
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Google Play Game Services - Handling messages via p2p, host or no host?

I am developing a real time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Services. The underlying networking is done via P2P. Everything I read says I should still have a game host that sends out all the ...
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What are options for cross plaform peer to peer? [closed]

I'm looking for Windows 7/8, Android, iOS and possibly Windows Phone support I've looked at: libjingle. It holds promise, but looks complex to integrate and doesn't seem to offer Windows Phone ...
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Realtime Multiplayer Server for Backgammon in Unity2D

I am doing a project as a student. As I'm developing a Backgammon game for iOS and Android. I have faced the problem of choosing the best method for my server. In this game users will join a room to ...
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Online RTS Game Architecture for Mobiles [closed]

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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Kryonet usage for game networking

Im making a game where real-time data is exchanged between server and clients, and I was using java UDP sockets straight up, but I reached a point where I actually need to know if a few specific ...
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How frequently do my game server need to message the client?

I am writing a game-server and a game-client. In the client there is a game loop that has a delay of ~16ms (because that would be nearly 60fps). All the logic is at the time handled at server side so ...
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how to guarantee the order of response in a service-oriented mmo server cluster

i'm working on a mmo server these days. it's a service-oriented architecture, every service is one process which processes a specific type of request, and i have inventory service, battle service, ...
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Any easier way to add networking to an XNA game? [closed]

I know that the MSDN has an article on this but I'm not developing for Xbox so I'm not sure if I should use NetworkSession or LocalGamer etc etc because I think they are Xbox only. But I haven't tried ...
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game server/client user input/event handling

I'm currently getting my feet wet in the realm of networking, so I set a goal to make a simple client/server game using SFML for both graphics and networking. In my head it seemed easy at first, but ...
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Efficient data packaging for a client-server network

Language: C++ My question is as follows: I would like to know what would be the best or at least a good way to pack and send data from client to server and the reverse. There will be a few data ...
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How can I synchronize ocean waves over the network?

I've been performing a little bit of research in my spare time on ways to increase the interactivity of environments in a networked game or simulation. One of my areas of research is fluid-dynamics ...
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Is there an equation to determine when to invoke extrapolation in response to lag?

I've implemented interpolation to smooth character drawing in my networked game. But now I want to fall back on extrapolation if too much time has passed from a user sending an update and the ...
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What to send to server in real time FPS game?

What is the right way to tell the position of our local player to the server? Some documents say that it is better to send the inputs whenever they are produced. And some documents say the client ...
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Is there a maximum delay an UDP packet can have?

I am currently implementing a real-time network protocol for a multiplayer game using UDP. I am not having any technical difficulties, but as I always have to care about late UDP packets I am ...
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How can i get latency when using Game Center?

I'm pretty new to network programming. Basically I'm using game center for making a relatively simple iPhone game using Game-center p2p. However i'm now working on a algorithm to improve the ...
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Simple Java networking game engine [closed]

I want to create a simple java networking game and search a networking engine that eases use of sockets etc. I have already read some questions on here and the internet about java networking for ...
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How do 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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Packet Loss Affecting Client-Side Prediction

I have been reading about client-side prediction lately and I have been thinking of ways to implement it into my multiplayer game. I think I have a pretty good understanding of client-side prediction ...
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Replacement for XNA Lobby?

I am looking to implement with the Microsoft Windows Live game lobby. Since Microsoft has deprecated XNA, I am wondering if it is still possible to interact with the game lobby they provided in XNA ...
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Networking for Real Time Strategy games

I'm developing a real time strategy game for a computer science course I'm taking. One of the harder aspects of it seems to be client-server networking and synchronization. I've read up on this topic ...
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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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Why bother with server-side hit detection?

Valve's hit detection tracks player positions from when the bullet fired and then tells clients only whether the hit happened, but I can't see why that is necessary in the first place. Does ...
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Photon unity networking PhotonNetwork.Instantiate issue [closed]

I am using Photon Unity networking. I am using the PhotonNetwork.Instantiate function to spawn players on local and remote devices (iOS and android). Newly connecting players automaticaly spawn at ...
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Shooting on an Authoritative Server StackOverflowExecption error (uLink and Unity)

I am trying to get shooting working on an authoritative server example found in http://developer.muchdifferent.com/unitypark/Tutorials/uLinkPhysicsOnServer (ULink is used to create a scene where ...
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Is networking programming quite generic

I have only looked into the basics, at least I assume it gets more complex. So does network code really change from one game to the next or is it pretty much portable. For example I can create say a 2 ...
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UDP server and large number of users?

My initial research showed the most people prefer to use UDP protocol and build a control code on top of it for multiplayer games. It seems like a good design at first, but I am wondering if it is ...
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Will Google Play Game Services allow turn-based gameplay?

Will the Google Play Game Services multiplayer allow (turn-by-turn) gameplay like DrawSomething?
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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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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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How to make game sessions like “with friends” games?

I want to make a game like "words with friends" or "chess with friends" or "Draw Something" or any of the other online multiplayer type games that are based around friends having game sessions with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I sync client and server when sending player speed changes?

I'm implementing client-side prediction. Most explanations assume the client sends messages like "Move my player up by 1 position". What if I send messages like "Set my player's velocity to x"? On ...
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How do I avoid losing prediction responsiveness due to client interpolation?

In my online game, I am using client prediction and client interpolation to give the illusion of responsiveness over a networked connection. The client prediction applies inputs that haven't yet been ...