The parent computer responsible for handling interactions with multiple client connections, as generally encountered with online games.

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Random Disconnects on UNET

Using UNET, I can't host a game for more than a few minutes unless both server and client are on the same computer. It appears that I am not alone in this. Essentially, any latency problems or ...
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How do I know what to do with incoming network messages?

I am programming a 2D game in a server/client architecture with C# and lidgren. When a client sends a message to the server, how does the server know what to do with that message data? The client ...
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Receive Game Server Data [closed]

I want to remake a game in its entirety, but still have it be able to connect and play on servers for the game. I don't think I have access to the code for the server, so I'd like to know if there's ...
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How to handle rooms in a lobby based MMO server architecture?

I'm planning to develop a room based MMO server for an HTML 5 game. The architecture is easy to figure out how to handle things when the server is a whole, and not seperated to rooms. But I can't ...
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Authoritative Server for single player but with leaderboard [closed]

I made a Fps single player, timed survival with a leaderboard ( a bit like devil daggers and others). I know would like to create a server that will prevent cheats such as avoiding collision or ...
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game server - fault tolerant

If you have for example an MMO with 2000 players, and players are constantly removing / creating / swapping items (and doing some other important things that can't be lost). If the updates are saved ...
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Destructible objects for multi-player game in Unity

I am working on 3D multi-player shooter game in Unity using SmartFoxServer Since I need to implement some destructible objects in the game I tried to use these assets: Fracture ...
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Backend for data-driven multiplayer game

I am working on a match-based (5v5) multiplayer steam game that is similar to TF2, LoL, Dota 2, etc. I am planning a data-driven approach where character/abilities/items/etc are defined in data ...
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Storing coordinates of every object in server side in MMOs

In an MMORPG: Is it typical or feasible to store the coordinates of every tree, bush rock.. etc in the server side for collision detection? If so, what would be a feasible way to store such a huge ...
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Should I use the pathfinding client side or server side? [closed]

I'm developping a game where the user can walk in a room (with the others players). There are some obstacles that blocks the user. I'm using a Javascript pathfinding library to find where the user can ...
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Keeping Players in Groups

tl;dr How can one enforce that groups of players stay together in units in Minecraft? I'm developing a plugin for a Minecraft server. It's based off feudalistic societies, like Ancient Europe or ...
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Game Server Mechanic [closed]

Hey guys :) Im currently developing a little rpg duengon crawler. I really want to implement a local and an online multiplayer function, i know how servers are working and how to make them using ...
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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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what is the best way to code an online multiplayer game?

so i want to create a simple game that runs over a network but I am having trouble deciding what needs to be done in terms of what the server needs to do and what the clients need to do. I understand ...
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How should I implement a timer in a strategy game?

I'm developing a real strategy game for Android and want to implement timers. Those timers will represent the time remaining until some building is finished. Say that i have a building in ...
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Online AI competition

I would like to create a framework that would allow user to compete with his AI code against other player AI online. The problem is that I don't know how should server simulate the fight online. If ...
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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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Client/Server player views

Trying to decide the best course of action to implement the in view and out of view of players in a server/client 2D game. Below is some highlights of the system: Map sliced into squares. Each ...
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How to design a server for a multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm trying to write a multiplayer game where players join small matches with other players. What I also want is a way for players to login and go online. How would I design the a server that could ...
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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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How do I keep a PHP server running forever?

I'm making a web game RTS, it's mostly create units, manage resources, attack with army, and level up factories. I have created the basics of the game using Javascript, PHP, and MySQL databases. I use ...
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Best practice/way for client to speak with server

I'm making a multiplayer game in HTML5 Canvas and Node using Express and Socket.io. It's a platformer style game and so far the players are able to see each other and move around on the screen. It ...
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2015 android multiplayer server based Implementation

There are a lot of old posts about multiplayer implementations on SE, so i'm looking for an up-to-date answer. What is the best server-client implementation of real-time multiplayer now? I have an ...
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Structure for online game server

i'm trying to write a server for my little game and i'm wondering about server structure. Let me explain that. Let's say i will create game in which you could edit skill stats, character basic stats ...
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What software to use to make games for free with commercial use? [closed]

I am going to make a 2D game, I need free software for my team of five or less people. I should be able to sell in-game currency but the game will be free. The software should be able to compile the ...
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Changing game variables through network in run time for debugging

I want to implement a system in my game that will allow me to change in game parameters on runtime through the network. Lets say my game is running on a ps4 or xbox one, I want to be able to register ...
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Coding against packet injection?

So suppose a game is such that when a player clicks a button a packet is sent to the server with some parameters. And let's say only one of the players in a room can click the button and it's disabled ...
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What type of networking archtitecture does Unreal Engine 4 have?

I am working on online multiplayer FPS on UE 4 with up to 16 players. I am now at the making architecture model, stage. I am doing research on possible server architecture model with respect for ...
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Redeeming an item on a periodic basis

I want to allow a user to redeem a token every X time (i.e. 24 hours). Once they redeem it, they must wait X time again before redeeming the next item. This ensures that users must visit the app daily ...
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hosting a windows game on a linux server [closed]

there! I am currently working on a game on Unreal 4, and although im still in early production(barely any code written, mostly visual assets at this point), i want to ask this now, so that i know how ...
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How to design game server to mitigate DDOS attacks [closed]

I'm in the design phase of a turn based game with low load on the server (<1 message every 10 seconds per user, <50'000 users at a time). The game is multi-platform. The protocol has not been ...
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How can one add a level to an already published ios/android unity3D game on a daily basis?

How can one add a level to an already published iOS/Android Unity3D game on a daily/weekly basis? I know this probably isn't feasible but it won't harm if I just made sure of it. Our game requires to ...
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Why will my server not execute a command sent by the client in Unity 5.1?

I'm working on a very simple/basic client-server networking program, the basis of a future game I hope to create. Now the client program/project DOES successfully connect with the 'server ...
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Should frame update and network packet sending synchronous or asynchronous?

I am making a game server that has 60 Update-Per-Second (assume I can most of the time achieve it). In the current model, my main loop does the following tasks in sequence: Update game logic ...
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How do I get line numbers in a unity headless server's stack trace?

For some reason Unity 5 doesn't allow me to do a developement build of a headless server, and this is quite a problem when debugging, since I get stack traces without line numbers, such as: ...
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Server networking - Thread per player

As my game is purely multiplayer, online performance is important. Should I run two threads for each player/connection? (One for input and one for output) or should I run one thread for all player ...
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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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Task vs Thread with execution queue [closed]

My game server will have to respond to requests very often, so I consider threading a good option. But should I use Task class from .NET or have several threads that would execute requests which I ...
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How does one write a wrapper for a game server? [closed]

From what I gathered, wrappers mimic the game server in question, receiving packets from client and sending them to the server (and vice versa). It acts like a bridge between the client and server, ...
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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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maps in a multiplayer diablo clone - unity3d

I'm messing around with unity3d free, trying to figure out if i can get away with using its readymade graphic engine. I have some problems figuring out how maps should be implemented/handled (the ...
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Scalable server for MMO [closed]

We are looking for the solution for game server for instantiating game instance on nodes. We tried to use this solution, but it has scalable problems, as you can see on diagram: Cause only 1 ...
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Is 50KBs of bandwidth practical for players? [closed]

For my client-server lockstep 16-player RTS game, I've calculated the maximum bandwidth usage per second to be 50KBs for hosting a game (though this value is closer to 20KBs practically). ~90% of this ...
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PlayFab Custom Server Integration

I want to use PlayFab to host and manage my server instances but I'm unclear on how to implement the requirements they listed here. My server SDK is in .Net and I'm hoping I can fulfill all the ...
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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 ...
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How to make hard to hack leaderboards [duplicate]

Okay, someone tasked me to make a leaderboard for their game. However, the one I have right now is really insecure. All it does is check if someone is in the top 100, and if they are, post the score ...
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Add XNA math references to non-xna project

I'm developing some game with server/client structure, and the client will predict the movements, but it should be validated by the server. In the client part, I got it moving nice, but now I'm trying ...
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Should a socket server and game server be separate processes?

Assume a simple standard client/server game. For the server, is it worthwhile to have a separate process that listens for connections and messages from clients and sends the data via local sockets or ...
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How to avoid duplication using client-server model

I am using a client-server model to write a multiplayer-capable game (in Java). Currently the clients and the server are using the same code to run the game logic, in order to enable client-side ...
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Server to client update rate

I am building a game that uses client-server architecture and have the following question regarding server to client updates. Currently the server is doing 60 ticks per second and is sending updates ...