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How to implement a friend request system for multiplayer games in Unity

I am trying to convert my single player game into multiplayer game using Unity and Photon+PlayFab. Here is exactly what I need: Player A wants to be friend with Player B. Player A sends a friend ...
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how to find out Linux or Windows is better for Unity Server [closed]

I'm working on an online multiplayer game with Unity's UNET system. I test my game between some players and I used the windows platform for my servers. But I want to know if I choose Linux instead of ...
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First Person shooter look direction abstraction for InputController, AIController and NetworkController

The problem Suppose I have a game where there are multiple Input Controllers: LocalPlayerController: Reads inputs from the keyboard/mouse/gamepad. ...
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How do i correctly interpolate between 2 positions recieved from server?

I am trying to implement interpolation in client side. I store Vector2 position data recieved from server in a list and try to interpolate (x,y) from previous position to next position as data comes. ...
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How do I send a push notification for a friend request for multi-Player game in Unity using Playfab+photon

So here I am trying to convert my single player game into multiplayer game. I am able to work the part where the user can login to the game using Playfab via Username. I am able to create a friend ...
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What are some ways to prevent a user from cheating by playing for a friend with a lower game skill level?

In a game with leagues for players with different skill levels, what are some ways to ensure a player can't get a higher-skill level friend to play for them? Want to maintain a good gaming experience ...
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C++ Game multiplayer? (Mud)

I have made a simple turn based mud and wanted to implement a cheap way of allowing the client to host the game and others to join. Years back (I am just getting back into programming after a long ...
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How to create game server using Photon like SFS 2X

In SFS2X there is a user dashboard to upload the JAR file. The JAR file contains all the game logic. From Unity, I send a request to connect with the game server to play the game. How to do the same ...
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How to protoype a multiplayer game whose fun comes from having lots of features

I've seen plenty of testimonies that to make a good game and not waste time, one should prototype early, quickly see if the core is fun as is, and not focus on graphics, menus, sound, secondary ...
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Rollback netcode: how to avoid teleportation?

I've currently implemented rollback netcode with a central, authoritative server (wooh!). I'm running into issues where if players have zero input delay, the other players see them "teleport"...
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Jittery entity Interpolation when tick-rate exceeds framerate

In my current game implementation, our game servers send data to the clients only 10 times per second (~every 100ms). However, due to recent changes, we are now expected to change the server tick-rate ...
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Multiplayer RPG allowing offline solo play using server signed replays - how can you cheat?

What exploits does my system allow for that I can't solve or did not account for? I'm researching on a design for multiplayer RPG that can safely allow players to have their character files and play ...
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Why do multiplayer games often use custom physics implementations?

Big game engines all have a physics engine whose job is to resolve forces, collisions and constraints efficiently. I think the majority of modern games use a physics engine to some extent. ...
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Ho to do Test Automation for Multiplayer in Unity3d?

We are developing a VR collaboration tool for advanced product development and are running in to technical debt. I want to improve this by do Test Automation using unit testing (Unity test runner with ...
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Testing graphical & network performance of a game

I'm trying to compile a list things I should test to measure whether the development of a multiplayer game is going well. I've put a few links referring to Unreal to illustrate because that's what ...
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Client Side Prediction Doesn't Work with Fluctuating Latency

Ive been working on a prototype for client side prediction in multiplayer games, Ive managed to make it work but for some reason the prediction breaks when the latency fluctuates. For example if I ...
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UE4 Best way to store the winner of a multiplayer game?

Ok I have a Game Mode, and a Game State, the game mode counts player kills and when a player reaches 10, the game mode enters the end state. It stores the winner on the game state, which the clients ...
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How to properly assigned PlayerState variable from Game Mode?

I am currently trying to assign Player Index to my PlayerStates and I have made it through GameMode like below from PostLogin. This is the relevant part: My problem right now is the server actually ...
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Could not find SyncVar hook

I've been following a guide on building a 2D MMORPG, and I ran into a problem when creating a health bar for my players. I get this error message: Could not find hook for 'CurrentHealth', hook name '...
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In a multi-player game where one player becomes invisible, is the data about the invisible player sent to the enemy game clients?

In my 3d FPS game, there is a feature where a player could have it's character become invisible for some time. The character is only invisible, they're still there and can move around: the other ...
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How to make a normal object a child of a Photon object across network

I'm still fairly new to Photon, or online in general, I'm having a lot of difficulty assigning a child to the proper object. I'm using the Ready Player Me plugin(honestly, I hate it lol, but my client ...
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Multiplayer client has two GameStates

I'm having struggle with GameState. My custom GameState is child of Game State Base. GameMode (child of Game Mode Base) is updating some variables in my GameState. But my clients have two separate ...
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Authoritative vs REST (server)

I am filling out a Godot user survey, and I'm not sure how to answer this question: Do you use (or plan to use) networking in your games? * Yes, for real-time peer-to-peer multiplayer Yes, for ...
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Please explain me about multiplayer matchmaking with new rooms process

Let's put that I'm making a moba game. Whenever there are 10 players queuing, a new game room (instance) will be created and they will be sent into that new game room just like a typical online game. ...
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Displaying FPS arms for the local player, and the full body for remote players

I'm wanting to try my hand at making an FPS multiplayer game. If I use arms as the first person model while playing, how do I set it up so that the other players see a full body model, and not just ...
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Unity + Steamworks.NET: GetLaunchCommandLine() does not include "+connect_lobby" when launching through an invite

The title describes the problem. I am trying to launch the game through an invite from a friend. When I accept the invite, it launches the game just fine. But when I try to then read the Command line ...
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Player speed varies due to interpolation

I'm building a multiplayer FPS in the vein of Quake. This is my setup: Clients send the server a "user command" on every simulation tick (which is fixed at 60 simulation steps per second) ...
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How to route players in the same "room/match" to the same server?

I have a system where clients are connected to one of many servers sitting behind a loadbalancer with WebSockets. No matter which backend server clients are connected to, I am using a messaging ...
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How to exactly to send game info packets(Player position, rotation, state, etc...) to server, and with what protocol

So the title might be confusing to some but what I fail to figure out how to keep all players perfectly in sync if there are more than lets say 10 players. So what I am trying to do but I think its a ...
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Multithreading vs Asynchronous game loop for multiplayer online game?

I'm trying to create a turn based multiplayer online game where players can be grouped in a room/lobby and play (similar to Ludo but number of players can be more than 4). There can be multiple such ...
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Client side prediction buffer size considerations for jitter

I am currently having a FPS game with client side prediction. Every 20ms, the client sends it's input to the server. The server buffers 5 ticks worth of input (100ms) and starts consuming the inputs ...
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How to manually kick players in new Unity Input System

Using the new Unity PlayerInputManager, I'm trying to create a page in the pause menu of the game where players can remove other players from the game. It's a ...
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Can't Get Component On Photon Instantiated Scene Object

I'm completely new to photon. I have a fair bit of experience with Unity but learning multiplayer feels like learning a new game engine lol. I'm using photon and making a chess game, so I've put ...
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Mirror Create Player From Client and Change Scene

I'm very new to Mirror in Unity but I have a lot of experience in Network-programing. I'm currently trying to create a Game, where the Player's data is stored on the client, and can join different ...
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What's the better approach, running multiple server-builds on one instance or running one server-build and managing matches in different rooms?

We are building a racing multiplayer game using Mirror and Unity and we've been able to successfully run the authoritative server on AWS-Gamelift and Playfab so far. Both providers are with the ...
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Looking for a game engine to make a game like "Ikariam" or "Ogame" [closed]

I'm an IT student and currently in my spare time I want to start a project. I would like to make a game that resembles a browser games like "Ikariam" or "OGame". I don't want this ...
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Servers do not remove spawned prefab after disconnection

I built a multiplayer game with the Unity UNET. For doing this I bought a VPS server. Everything works fine. But sometimes when players want to quit the game, the servers do not destroy him from the ...
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Sever-side physics simulation and client 'inputs' send rate in a fast multiplayer game

I am building a very tiny first-person multiplayer game. I'm just aiming to get the basic rights: client-side prediction and reconciliation + entity interpolation. I have read many articles on these ...
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Networking to make a single player RPG into multiplayer

I’ve written a few games in Xcode before and would like to turn one into the simplest possible 2D top-down RPG multiplayer game. Essentially just needing movements around a big tiled map (I love ...
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Multithreaded callback

I'm making a multiplayer game where players fight in vehicles, and I am doubting my server architecture. As it will be physics, network and AI intensive I would like to split these 3 topics into their ...
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(web game) text-based combat system shows progress to client instead of give a report at the end

I am developing a text-based multiplayer-RPG using React and dotNet core. The fight logic is handled on server side. Basically what fight() does is: a while loop ...
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Moving non-local player from local player with Mirror Networking

i am using mirror networking which is based on UNet. I can move non local objects easly by assigning their authority to the local player and move them, but i can't assign/remove authority for other ...
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Advices on multiplayer implementation

I am developing a top down shooter and my singleplayer is pratically finished so now I want to move on to develop multiplayer but I have some questions and I am seeking for some advices. In my game a ...
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Can't connect to Steam using Blueprints in UE4.25

I'm following this tutorial by Unreal Engine itself, but I don't have a Steam overlay popup like I'm supposed to, (according to the tutorial.) And actually a lot of people have a similar issues like ...
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reading input from multiple mice in QB64 in Windows 10?

I am looking to write a non-network multiplayer game for Windows 10 with QB64 that accepts input from 2 or more USB mice plugged into the system. Like a simple Pong game where additional players plug ...
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Command pattern for network games

I am currently programming a multiplayer game. The basic idea is that the game uses Command Pattern for any actions that happens in the game. If the player right clicks to move then a command is ...
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Multiplayer Replication Unreal Engine 4

I have variable=count(integer) in a Character Blueprint. I want to increment the variable when user presses the 'R' key. What do I so in the Blueprint that ...
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How to Sync the Location After Getting Up from Ragdoll?

I am currently working on multiplayer fighting game and my game will have an anim->ragdoll when the player is knocked out and be able to getting up from it. My problem now is ragdoll is making my ...
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How does faction work in a Multiplayer game?

I'm trying to work out how Factions would work in any Standard MMO If the player is hostile with a faction, then the NPC's of that faction would attack on sight. If the player is neutral> with a ...
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Should I send the entries using a tickrate? Netcode Authoritative Server

I am developing a 2D platform and shooting video game in Unity 2D with authoritative logic / physics on the server (The physics server is also developed in Unity to be able to use the box2D library on ...

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