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Suggestions for a game variable [on hold]

Im developing a browser game where you can build various buildings that cost varying amounts of resources, all text based. Buildings take land to build and cannot be built unless theres free space, ...
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Sending POST data with WWW in Unity C#

I would like to use Unity's WWW class to send a an HTTP request with POST data. So in my server, my PHP script can do something like $number = $_POST["NUMBER"]; According to ...
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Securing HTTP requests to online game server

I'm pretty new at making online games. Right now I'm trying to make an iPhone game. Each player has a profile in my server. I want to avoid username/password for authentication. Currently, as it ...
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I'm making a PHP based browser game with isometric graphic. How to approach players beeing overlapped by high tiles?

As the title says, I'm making a browser game wich is based on PHP, MySQL and Javascript. It has an isometric world where the player can move and see other players/NPCs. But if a tile in the foreground ...
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Balancing Attack to Defense in a text based RPG

I understand that there is no correct or incorrect way of doing this, and its all down to a matter of trial and error in terms of perfecting the system. What I am after is some advice or even get ...
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Export session variables easily and permanently in php

I feel like I must be missing something simple, or misunderstanding sessions or cookies. I want to save all session variables and allow players to copy/paste a long string to load the game up from a ...
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Increasing resources overtime for a browser-based game [duplicate]

I've been interested in developing a browser game ala OGame or Ikariam etc. Basically, a menu is displayed with your resources and, overtime, they increase depending on how advanced are you in the ...
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Validating victory report to PHP leaderboards

I have decided to begin working on some sort of leaderboard server for my PC game. For starters, I decided to write some PHP scripts to handle it. The script doesn't actually receive a score - it ...
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Check legal movement on grid map

i'm trying to develop a simple multiplayer turn base game, i'm start creating the grid map, i have already write the javascript script to display the range movement for the specific unit, but my ...
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How do I make other players see one player's die rolls? [closed]

I'm new to PHP and making a simple dice game. It works well in single-player, but in multi-player, I don't know how to show the results of one player's rand(1,6) dice roll to the others using a web ...
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How to display a hierarchical skill tree in php [closed]

If I have skill data set up in a tree format (where earlier skills are prerequisites for later ones), how would I display it as a tree, using php? The parent would be on top and have 3 children. Each ...
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Send request for Turned Based Battle

I want to create a turn based battle system for Pokemon online rpg! I will some how implement the coding of the battle..but I want to know how can a user send request for a battle to other user? If ...
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How to figure out a users earnt exp based upon calculating the difference by user and player by x?

How would I figure out a users earnt EXP based upon calculating the difference by user and player by x using this format? If the user is 60 levels less than me, I would get 0 exp (as that's just ...
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Browser based game Users location issue [duplicate]

In the last weeks i started to develop a space based strategy/mmorpg.. everything is going fine except one issue..that's player location on the map. The problem is that let's say for example 500 users ...
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How would one outline an alpha transparency layer in javscript and/or php? [duplicate]

I simply want an outline/edge detection of the character/item/object that is selected or doing something. I'm seeing lots of versions of this question for different languages, but I would appreciate ...
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Structure examples for web-based chat for web-based game [closed]

What would be the best tools to use to create a web based chat/messaging system ? for client we have : Browser (any JS solution - preferably without using flash like in jsocket) for server we have : ...
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What strategies can I use to update the visuals of my game to be more modern? [closed]

I'm making a browser strategy game. Now my problem is that I have a feeling that my design is dated. For now I have only used background colors and borders to make things look nice, but I have ...
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how to implement pvp(text based rpg in php/mySQL)

I'm creating a text based rpg in php/mySQL and I've come up to a dead end in regards implementing the pvp aspect of the game. First off is this even possible in php/mysql? If so, how would I go about ...
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How is good is Java as a language for browser based mmo games? [closed]

Somewhat related to Is Java viable for serious game development? I have decided to make a browser based mmo game. But the only programming language I know is Java. So I would like to know how good ...
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Will running cron jobs every minute a good practice?

I'm trying to create a browser-based game (made in PHP, MySQL, Js, HTML, and CSS) that is heavily dependent on user's actions being carried out after a certain amount of time passed whether online or ...
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What tech will enable a script to run after a certain amount of time elapsed following a user's action?

I'm trying to experiment in creating an MMO browser-based game using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS. There is this certain functionality that I want in my game that I'm having trouble with. ...
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How to handle a player's level and its consequent privileges?

I'm building a game similar to Mafia Wars where a player can do tasks for his gang and gain experience and thus advancing his level. The game is built using PHP and a Mysql database. In the game I ...
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PHP keeping track of how many online rooms exist [closed]

I'm making an online card game project but now I have a minor issue: In my game there are rooms that users can join. How do I find out how many created rooms there are? I thought about using a ...
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PHP and Javascript/HTML5 Collaboration [closed]

I've recently been working on a fairly complicated game. I've stored information with local storage, but that allows the player to edit it, and does not transfer from computer to computer. The two ...
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How do I generate a 2d grid-based map without screwing it up?

I'm relatively new to the mechanics of game development - catching up fast, but there are still some things that escape me. For example: generating a fully-accessible map on a 2d grid. See the ...
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PHP Browser Game Private Messages?

First off, I'm asking this question here because gaming and messaging are intimately connected. Why win if you can't gloat? Nevertheless, I won't be offended if this needs to be moved to overflow. ...
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php multiplayer game - server&client model

I'm working on a simple round&web-based multiplayer game. The idea of the game is very simple: The players get an array of audio files which they listen to and write the transcripts for in 5 ...
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Architectural advice - websockets javascript/php integration

Myself and a friend have started making a game, he's likely to be using impact.js for the user interaction etc, but we need multiplayer functionality so some form of websockets for TCP connections ...
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Web application interacts bi-directional with server program?

I want to write a web application to play chess against the engine Crafty. I'm not new to PHP and javascript, but must learn how to interact with a server process : how can a web application and/or ...
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PHP Battle System for RPG game

I posted this a while ago on stackoverflow, they thought it would be better place here, I agree. Essentially I know what I want to accomplish, and I have something to the effect of what I want but I ...
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Game based on Ajax polling for 12 players

I am planning on writing a small browser game. The webserver is a shared server, with no root / install possible. I want to use AJAX for client/server communication. There will be 12 players. So ...
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Using copyrighted sprites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems I was thinking about making a pacman clone, I know there is a similar question here Using Copyrighted ...
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Novice prototyping a massive multiplayer webpage based gaming system [closed]

I'm trying to build a website based game in which various pages of the site act as different areas of the game. I am wondering what you would recommended as a design structure. Which languages would ...
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PHP Browser Game Question - Pretty General Language Suitability and Approach Question

I'm developing a browser game, using PHP, but I'm unsure if the way I'm going about doing it is to be encouraged anymore. It's basically one of those MMOs where you level up various buildings and ...
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Smarty templating system really needed? [closed]

Is smarty templating system really needed for creating a browser-based game? Do I need anything else than SQL, PHP, and JS knowledge? \ Note: I also know HTML/CSS so I'd like to work on the game ...
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PHP city-sim castle layout

I am currently contemplating the layout system for my php based game but i've run into a couple of worries. So my idea is a 9X9 grid where the center 3X3 are inner castle. The inner castle will be 6X6 ...
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Passive skills and items

I'm making a small text browser RPG game using PHP, MySQL and Java Script (and jQuery). All the items are saved in the MySQL database. Every now and then a character have to make a skill roll (Talk, ...
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Javascript and PHP for real-time multiplayer?

I'm wondering if combining Javascript clientside with PHP/mysql serverside is a good idea for HTML5 real-time multiplayer (small scale) browser games? My technical knowledge is very limited, and even ...
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how does server communication work in a flash game with a php backend

I am trying to create a browser game using actionscript/flash. Currently, I'm trying to understand how I would go about creating a back-end which interfaced with my MySQL database. As far as I ...
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Separating logic and data in browser game

I've been thinking this over for days and I'm still not sure what to do. I'm trying to refactor a combat system in PHP (...sorry.) Here's what exists so far: There are two (so far) types of entities ...
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How can I keep track of a battle log on a web game?

Recently I started working on a Web turn-based PvP RPG game. Now I'm working on the battle system but I encountered some issues: How can I keep track of everything that happens in the battle? It ...
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What's the best way to keep battle log in a browser based game written in PHP?

I've searched for it, but I couldn't find any question about this. I'm working on a game where PvP fights are possible. The game is written in PHP/MySQL. What I want to implement is to save all the ...
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Build / Destroy function design & security checks

I'm working on a browser based strategy game. For the moment I'm working on the build/destroy functions and I have a couple of questions about this. The main question is do you have advice on how I ...
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Calculate Costs for Buildings

I have the following arrays: [costs] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [value] => 600 [name] => Wood ) [1] => Array ( [value] => 200 [name] => Stone ...
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Game resources storing

I'm working on a browser-based RTS, and we are targeting 10k+ users with multiple towns per user. I have the following table townresources in which I store every resource value for every town ID: ...
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Calculation of a fight with many entities

User A can have many entities A Entity is a object that has properties such as health, attack, defence, agility, stamina, etcetera. When User A want to attack User B with x entities I am looking ...
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multiplayer tic-tac toe checking if other player is in game or not

I am developing a multiplayer tic tac toe game. The issue I'm facing at the moment is knowing whether the other player is in the game or not. Each player is running their own session, and should a ...
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Advice on a PHP RPG System

I am looking to make a php/mysql/javascript based rpg on a site. I am trying to figure out the best method when it comes to items, quests, etc. For instance should I make classes for each item type ...
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Is it possible to combine Blender with PHP? [closed]

I want to build a web game with Blender and I know PHP. Is it possible to mesh Blender with PHP?
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Web Card Game , MySQL vs SQLite performance wise

Been thinking of creating a js/PHP/MySQL game, with multiple players / games happening concurrently. Is there any chance SQLite might be faster for something like this than MySQL? Keep in mind that ...