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

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Server side game loop

Many java games use thread.sleep() to controll fps. Since the server does not display graphics, should the server game loop keep running just calculating delta time? Like this example: long ...
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Syncing game states in a multiplayer RTS game

I'm working in a group with 2 friends on our Gr. 12 final project for programming. We're making a multiplayer RTS game. I've been assigned to the networking section of the game, and none of us have ...
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Do I need to create my own or use a commercial server for the features and matchmaking options I want my game to support? [closed]

So I'm developing an indie turn-based game for iOS and, in coding up a Game Center matchmaking class, I'm starting to question whether Game Center is even the best choice for what I want this game to ...
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Server costs and back loading for mobile devices

A company approached me to design an MMO for the mobile platform and I have the perfect idea for them. My question is how much would a server for a FTP game that has both a PVE element and PVP cost? ...
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Scripting for a C#, multiplayer game

I have a multiplayer game written in C# and we've recently been creating a lot of content but have been looking for a way to give our entities customization logic that the designers can hook into. I ...
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Client AI calculations vs. Server AI calculations

I have been thinking about a game which would have an AI, and the AI would ideally do extensive calculations thinking many turns in advance. I am curious if there is some way to put most of the ...
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multi-thread in mmorpg server

For MMORPG, there is a tick function to update every object's state in a map. The function was triggered by a timer in fixed interval. So each map's update can be dispatch to different thread. At ...
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How can I speed up this design?

I am currently developing a game that includes a server and some clients. Currently, the server does its work based on user input then draws the image the clients should see and sends it. ...
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Better ways of handling the server for a Multiplayer Browser Based Game [closed]

I am looking to create a multiplayer browser based game, similar to tribal wars and such, and i'm trying to think of better ways of handling the server, for example when troops and buildings are ...
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Client Side Prediction for a Look Vector

So I am making a first person networked shooter. I am working on client-side prediction where I am predicting player position and look vectors client-side based on input messages received from the ...
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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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Has anyone tried using one of those BAAS providers to create mobile games?

I'm hearing a lot about different companies offering back-end as a service (BAAS) for mobile apps but it seems like none of them are very successful with mobile games. Is there any reason why not ...
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How to build a turn-based multiplayer “real time” server

I want to build a TCG for mobile devices that is multiplayer over the web (not local wifi or bluetooth). As a player plays cards I want the second player to see what is being played in "real time" ...
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General directions on developing a server side control system for JS/Canvas Action RPG

Well, yesterday I asked on anti-cheat JS, and confirmed what I kind of already knew that it's just not possible. Now I wanna measure roughly how hard it is to implement a server side checking that is ...
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Game Server on Windows Azure

What do you guys think of using Windows Azure for deploying a custom built game server. It's being built in C#, and I want to get a few things down before stretching too far into the project. I like ...
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C++ Database vs Reading Files

Ive been programing a C++ game/server for the past year. I have been using MYSQL for character logins, items, monsters, etc, etc. (im on windows). My question is, what are some of the databases that ...
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I'm making flash MMO game, what to do next? [closed]

I've made several flash games before, and my next project is a flash MMO game. Right now, I'm learning node.js for the server side software, so far I can make a hello world server, read & write ...
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Language and learning of an MMO Game server [closed]

I am creating a MMO using XNA framework for the client and want to create the server using .Net sockets in C#. I am not a total rookie to network programming, but I am having trouble finding ...
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Resource and game state management for multiplayer game server

I'm building a virtual world kind of engine. It's mostly for fun and learning. But I would like to get it right from the very beginning, so it is stable and can be scaled relatively easily. I've been ...
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UDK dedicated server project. How to create user information files

Now I know how to launch my dedicated server in udk. But now I need to know, that how can I put the server to make a information file for every registered user in my server(whitch stores information ...
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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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How do I go from a simple html5 tic tac toe game to an online 2 player game?

I've been working on an online 2 player Tic Tac Toe solution for blackberries. both old and new. And so far I have html5 code that has a 3 x 3 layout that switches between x and o for the game ...
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Server for online browser game

I am going to be making an online single player browser game. The online element is needed so that a player can login and store the state of their game. This will include things like what buildings ...
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How to synchronise the acceleration, velocity and position of the monsters on the server with the players?

I'm building an MMO using Node.js, and there are monsters roaming around. I can make them move around on the server using vector variables acceleration, velocity and position. acceleration = ...
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Continuous integration: Do I need it?

Does it make a sense to use a build server in small (2-3 developer) game development team? I like the idea of continuous integration, and the team members are not in the same place, so it might not be ...
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How often should multiplayer games communicate with the server?

I once heard that Runescape "ticks" every 0.3s, and that seemed like a very long period of time, although Runescape is kind of a slow game. I'm building a more dynamic top-down shooter game, and I'm ...
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Collision detection in multiplayer games

This a followup to my previous question: How to implement physics and AoE spells in an MMO game?. There, we concluded that all physics have to be done on the server, and that I should use cylinders ...
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Serverside memory efficiency and threading for a turn based game

Im programming on a turn based war-game for some years now (along with the engine) and Im having quite a hard time at figuring out what the games server architecture should look like, since most game ...
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Stress testing a game server without users?

I'm working on a card game and its server. There will be a lobby with many tables and many players. The only issue is, how can I see how it might handle 100's of concurrent users without hundreds of ...
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Splitting up duties for a card game server

I'm working on a game where players connect to a game server and to a lobby to play a card game against others. I have a pretty good idea how to code it and such, I'm just not sure regarding a few ...
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Loadbalancing Questions

I have been learning networking for about 4 months. Wrote a single standalone Multiplayer server and succeeded with authoritative approach. Now I want to extend it by splitting the single server into ...
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Physics motor on servers, How a billiard server works?

i'm trying to figure how a phisics game like billiard works in server side . I'm asking this cause i know how to achieve this in a client , but if i use a phisics motor i think it could be very heavy ...
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Client Server what do i need?

Simple question if the Client is Android Game App That send data to the server for Storing/Recalling Data as well as calculating data? I hear sql is good for simple database stuff.what is good for ...
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Storing server information for an MMORPG

I wanted to get some professional feedback(I hope) on which is the fastest way to store/retrieve/update/delete information for an MMORPG with the server coded in C++. For characters, monsters, items, ...
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How to load a text file from a server into iPhone game with AS3 in Adobe AIR?

Im creating an iPhone game with Adobe AIR, and I want to be able to load a simple text msg into an dynamic text box on the games front screen from my server (and then be able to update that text file ...
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About online game servers and how to handle data

So my question isn't about what technology to use or how to do this or that, but a more general question. I'm currently developing a action third person shooter. With elements of RPG - weapon,armor ...
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What is the best way to code the XNA Game Server for FPS game?

I'm writing a FPS XNA game. It gonna be multiplayer so I came up with following: I'm making two different assemblies — one for the game logic and the second for drawing it and the game irrelevant ...
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MMO Proxy Server

I am building an MMO and someone told me I should never have my application interfacing directly with the net, and that I should have a local proxy. This makes sense, with security issues and scaling ...
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How to hide a MMORPG backend server from the internet?

I want to create a network where the main servers IP is never exposed to the client. By going throught tunnels. Here is a sample: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12304631/eliteots/mc/network.jpg Problem ...
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client - server position syncronization in flash

I trying implement client - server position syncronization. Every 20 game ticks i sending to flash client correction of player position... and it always wrong on client, flash always cant predict ...
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Concerns for Hosting a Facebook App

I am working solo on an AS3 Facebook App project of the Interactive Quiz type nature. What amount of bandwidth would it take for a simple Facebook app to run? What sort of traffic would be produced ...
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Help for choosing a cost effective game server for Flash client [closed]

I am developing a flash-based game primarily for desktops, to be hosted on facebook platform (like cityville, sims social etc). The gameplay doesn't involve real-time communication between players ...
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Server hosting and costs [closed]

I'm developing a game that will require renting a server. The server will be used to host scores, clans, friends(on/off), match making, lobby, and chat. The game/match will be hosted by each player ...
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Real-time multiplayer game server development [closed]

I'm an Android developer, and I want to start developing a real-time multiplayer game, like Pocket Legends. Would this type of server be good for a real-time multiplayer action game - ...
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Choosing a server for a PVP game

So I am starting a game with a friend as a small project, and we are considering what game servers would we need. Firstly, the game is a multiplayer(player vs player) game, for example, like an ...
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Existing master server software? [closed]

Considering there are many games out there that use some sort of a server that contains a list of current games/servers, is there an existing library I can use instead of writing my own master server? ...
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MMO Collision detection

I am building a MMO game server for a 2D game and am currently implementing the collision detection, and I am would like to know what I should do. Lets say I have 1000 players playing and 10,000 ...
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How do I start writing an MMO game server? [closed]

I am developing a multi-player on-line game. I just started coding the server but I have no idea how to do it. Do I have to use threads ? And if i do, do I need one thread for every client? Knowing ...
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How do I efficiently code both the client and server at the same time?

I'm coding my game using a client-server model. When playing on singleplayer, the game starts a local server, and interacts with it just like a remote server (multiplayer). I have done this to avoid ...
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Game logic on the server! Good or bad?

I'm currently planning a simple online multiplayer game. And here is the question. Does it make sense to make the whole game logic on the server and just send the input from the client to the server? ...