Real-Time Strategy. A game played live (ie not in a turn-based structure), where the objective is to build a base and conquer other bases.

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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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Framework suitable for 3D RTS ala Homeworld?

I would like to make a game that amalgamates Homeworld and Freespace with inspirations from the novel Ender's game. This is probably not a new idea, but I haven't seen anything that did anything like ...
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In-Depth Lockstep Explanation

I'm making a multiplayer game built upon a lockstep system and I'd just like a better grasp on the concept. My main question is on how to get every command to simulate at the same time on every ...
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How do I create a selection rectangle?

I have a basic prototype working with health, resources and units. The problem is: How do I select multiple units? I have an idea of making an rectangle which dynamically extends with the mouse ...
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How to synchronize damage with attack animation in a RTS game?

I have been working on a RTS game in unity and did damage deal through code and a timer but it does not fit with the animations quet well. The damage is dealt in the beginning of the animation and ...
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RTS Lockstep: How to deal with high latency and packet drops?

In the lockstep RTS model, I understand how games can be made deterministic by sending across commands to run at designated frames in the future. Then, to keep everyone in sync, confirmations are sent ...
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How can I manage the deceleration of units so that they arrive on-target?

When I first started trying to set up my air units' movement in my RTS game, I thought it was going to be easy with simple Euler method linear acceleration. This was far from the case as the ship ...
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How to implement user friendly screen panning on 3D HTML canvas for RTS game

How can I get RTS map panning like how it was done in C&C red alert (with the mouse at the edge of the screen moves the screen in that direction) with a Babylon.js RTS game in the html canvas? ...
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UDK Fixed AIController / Pawn Height

[I already asked this question on the UDK forums, without much success though.] I'm using a class derived from AIController to control my pawn in RTS-style. My problem is that the pawn does not have ...
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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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Why are there no sophisticated construction animations in RTS games in general? [closed]

I want to code a small demo to test what degree of detail regarding animations, is possible in modern RTS/building games and which of them have the largest impact on the playing experience. Similar to ...
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game maker stop overlapping buildings

I'm trying to make a game with real time strategy elements, where you can build several different buildings. The problem is that I can't seem to make the buildings stop overlapping. That is too say, ...
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Who should respond to collision: Unit or projectile?

In an RTS if a projectile hits a unit. Who should handle the collision? If projectile handles the collision, it must be aware of all possible types of units, to know what damage to inflict. For ...
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RTS game engine for iOS/iPhone

Anyone know any free or non-free RTS engine that can be used for iOS game development?
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Pathfinding with differently-sized objects on tile map [duplicate]

It's my first RTS game and I'm having trouble finding out how to make infantry take less space than tanks. Right now I have 1 tank and 1 infantry type ready with sprites, pathfinding, selection and ...
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Collision, triggering, and range detection in an RTS. What are the optimal solutions for unit spatial awareness?

I've finally ran into the problem of multiple triggers and collisions within my 2D RTS. Up till now I've been using unities sphere colliders as a way of simulating spatial awareness. To trigger when ...
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Deterministic Multiplayer RTS game questions?

I am working on a cross-platform multiplayer RTS game where the different clients and a server(flash and C#), all need to stay deterministically synchronised. To deal with Floatpoint inconsistencies, ...
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Communicating between simulation and rendering in RTS

I've been creating an RTS game, and I'm a little unsure about how to deal with the above. Right now, I wish to control which units are visible to which players, and I've run into a little problem. ...
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Detecting Groups for Formations

In Starcraft 2, unit formations are created when a "group" is generated from a command. Generally, the rules for a group are: All units in the group are in the same spatial "clump". All units in the ...
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Command Interface design for RTS

Commands may have different target type; like NONE, COORD, UNIT. Some example commands may be: Attack (target UNIT), Move (target COORD), AttackMove (target COORD), Stop (target NONE), UseAbility ...
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Efficient Collision detection for polygons (fleet) in an RTS

I'm trying to make an RTS for android using libgdx. I would like to have collision detection to be able to detect ships inside the range of weapons and collision between my bullets and the ships. So ...
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Any tips on developing an RTS unit movement collision? [duplicate]

so I am developing an RTS and I am a little stuck at this. I am not talking about pathfinding algorithms like A*. The problem is moving units in bulk and their collision along the way. Can anyone give ...
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For making an online multiplayer browser-based game, what tech would be more efficient to use? [closed]

I asked a partial question on stackoverflow, and then realized that this would be the place to get a better answer because this is the game dev website, and you all may know more than the programmers ...
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Help me choose an engine [closed]

So far i've been trying to make a RTS in pygame but, i feel like 2d is not enough and pygame has me do a lot of stuff that i would not like doing. What i would like doing is working on the AI gameplay ...
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How crucial is 3D terrain in a classic RTS game? [closed]

My love of RTS games is from the days of Warcraft II, C&C, etc, when top-down/isometric views were king and terrain was generally tiled and flat. More modern games - as CPU/GPU power increased - ...
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Rotate Object Towards Direction in 2D

For my RTS game's physics engine, I'm trying to find out a clever way to make a unit face the direction it's moving in. Given a Vector2d direction of movement (its normalized velocity), how can I ...
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Efficient fog-of-war visibility searching

Every game I look into that uses fog of war tends to have the AI ignore fog of war completely. I'm starting to see why. I have a RTS game I'm working on, with lots of units moving around. All units ...
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Can the different computation power in a multi-player game affect each player's performance?

In case an RTS game allows the clients to perform some calculations such as path-finding after the player clicks the map for a destination, and taking into account the game should be synchronised for ...
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How to add isometric (rts-alike) perspective and scolling in unity?

I want to develop some RTS/simulation game. Therefore I need a camera perspective like one knows it from Anno 1602 - 1404, as well as the camera scrolling. I think this is called isometric perspective ...
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Creating movement path displays in a top-down 2d RTS

My game is a top-down 2d RTS coded in C# using SFML's libraries. I want that during unit selection, a unit will display it's movement path on the map. Currently, after the path is computed as a list ...
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Efficient UI for RTS units

I was wondering how I should approach the runtime changes on the game UI when selecting different types of units in a RTS. For example, in Starcraft, each unit type has its own portrait, attributes, ...
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unity rts on mobile : how can units find each other as simple as possible

Situation: I have a grid of 100 by 100 tiles. each tile has a list of units that are currently standing ontop of it. in this grid 500 units of team 1 and 500 units of team 2 are randomly walking ...
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XNA RTS A* pathfinding issues

I'm starting to develop an RTS game using the XNA framework in C# and am still in the very early prototyping stage. I'm working on the basics. I've got unit selection down and am currently working on ...
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4X / RTS : Should Research benefit your strengths or weaknesses more? [on hold]

I'm working on "Not Your Space" , a quick-fix RTS. One question that I can't quite satisfy for myself is this: "Should research / technology improve your strengths, or shore up your weaknesses?" ...
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In a browser based MMO RTS… Art? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find artists to work on my game? I'm a little confused about how to go about this: I plan on developing an MMO RTS with some friends, but nothing is certain ...
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How much server bandwidth does an average RTS game require per month? [closed]

My friend and I are going to write a multiplayer, multiplatform RTS game and are currently analyzing the costs of going with a client-server architecture. The game will have a small map with mostly ...
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How to estimate number or packets required to sent per second in a multiplayer lockstep RTS game?

Considered a typical lockstep implementation, what's a solid rate to send packets at for UDP protocol that games can start with in the beginning? If anyone has experience in this field, I'd like to ...
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How do I calculate force from collision between 2 rigidbodies in 2D?

I have a physics engine based on the Game Physics Engine Development by Ian Millington. In chapter 7.1.1, it provides the formula: V = (pA.Velocity - pB.Velocity) * (pA - pB).normalized where V is ...
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TCP For RTS Game?

My RTS game abides by the lockstep system so keeping everyone up to date is import and guaranteeing the safe arrival of packets would make my life a lot easier. With that said, I still need decent ...
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XNA moving towards 3D point, RTS style

I looked around to see if this question had already been asked- maybe it has, maybe it hasn't, I don't know. I'm trying to make a 3D RTS game. Right now we're trying to get the basics on the table. ...
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Building placement in tilemaps (pattern matching)

I'm building a small rts and in my code I have given my buildings a pattern, much like you would pieces in tetris. In other words I want to place irregular shaped buildings on a map without buildings ...
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Technologies and languages for Browser RTS game [closed]

I am trying to develop a multiplayer rts game. My question here is: which language is best suited for the server side of that game? My very first choices wolud be lower level languages, such as C++ or ...
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RTS game unit damage & defense calculation [closed]

How can I model armies attacking each other in an RTS? I know how I would do it if it is an RPG game. Character has few stats that affect damage/defense and then compare it with enemy character and ...
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Real-Time-Strategy control structures/achitecture [closed]

I am looking at building a real time strategy game (of at least the framework for one) in Unity, and was wondering what control structures and/or architecture I should focus on using. current ...
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Generic Class Name for RTS [closed]

Hopefully this will be a nice easy question :- I am building an RTS as a way of learning OOP techniques. Currently the code has the following classes Class MustInherit GameUnit Class MustInherit ...