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Played by multiple players, cooperatively or competitively, locally or remotely.

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Implementing online connectivity and multiplayer/PVP for a newbie

Background I'm a noob programmer looking to create a simple turn based mobile game as a side project. I've pretty much got the game logic down and am left with implementing the online multiplayer/PVP ...
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Character appearance synchronization in open world multiplayer game

I am working on a multiplayer open world game where you can equip handhelds and armor pieces. In my architecture, there are clients and an authoritative server. Every equipable item is crafted by a ...
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Network limitation in multiplayer game

I have a multiplayer cooperative game (PVE) in where there can be up to 200 enemies at a time (somewhere around that) and I was wondering how devs generally synchronize these? I already have packets ...
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Duplicate packets and termination of packets in multiplayer game

I'm making a multiplayer game (lazertag) with real hardware. After hours of research, I'm choosing the UDP instead of the TCP protocol to exchange data. Because of how unreliable UDP is and because ...
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How ID's work in FPS games

I am wondering how games generate IDs/GUIDs for their entities (along these lines), and which entities specifically get them. To narrow the scope of the question down, I am just focusing on FPS games ...
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Why do some games persistently have mostly one viable strategy, while others can have many?

The interesting thing in League of Legends is the existence of the "meta", which, for the purpose of this question, can be defined as the One Strategy That Rules Them All. The meta shifts between ...
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Is it possible to store ALL game data on the sever side

I want to make a game where everything is supposed to be a surprise. Everything from the maps to the enemies, no guides what so ever. For a normal player it may not be a big deal but some people may ...
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In a game such as Star Wars Galaxies, Planetside, and Warcraft how would server-side collision/terrain navigation work?

I'm trying to learn some advanced topics in multiplayer networking for fun and education, specifically how server-side collision/terrain navigation works in MMOs and/or any online game. Personally, I ...
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Ways to include relativity in multiplayer

Im currently working on a game concept including flying Space Ships in the solar system and maybe beyond. As the ships are using similar engines than in "The Expance" Epstein Drive. relativistic ...
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How to store and retrieve user data in a multiplayer game

I am building a multiplayer game with a team and each player will have a multiplayer rank, a matchmaking rating (MMR), a username, and possibly a picture, a description etc. We are planning on ...
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Spawn network objects in generated map

In my game, the server generates a procedural map, after send generation seed to generate it on the client. The client generates exactly the same map. In the map, I need to synchronize objects with ...
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How Client send info to Host in Unity Multiplayer

I want to send player name and other details from client to host device. I have setup game for maximum two players connection. Here is the code that I have tried multiple times with different changes:...
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Multiplayer game, design of server <-> client communication

I'm thinking about programming a multiplayer game. For communication, I will use a Server <-> Client design like the following: Client <-> Server <-> Client The Game will be a kind of ...
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Randomly generated maps in Multiplayer

I am currently trying to get randomly generated maps work in multiplayer but I have so many difficulties trying to figure out how. How do other games implement this(Minecraft, Terraria, Don't starve)? ...
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How can I keep a consistent number of players per match in a continuous multiplayer game?

Fortnite Battle Royale is an example of a non-continuous multiplayer game. 100 players join a game which has fixed start and end times. When there's only one player remaining, the game ends. Agar.io ...
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Creating Customization System in Unity

I'm making a game with customization system for both characters and weapons and I don't know exactly what's the best way of doing the customizations themselves. I'm thinking of creating separate ...
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Should a matchmaker be in tcp or udp? [closed]

I wrote a game server in udp, now I don't know if the matchmaker be in tcp or udp. Because I know udp is connectionless and I think the matchmaker should be in tcp because they will connect to each ...
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When to use a lockstep protocol?

What types of games benefit most from lockstep? What games are not suitable for a lockstep protocol? What are the disadvantages of lockstep?
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LibGdx Bluetooth Game with Android

I've created a simple 2d platformer with libGdx and box2d and i wanted to add some kind of a multiplayer to it.I found an implementation over the internet that uses bluetooth with libGdx and i've ...
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What is the average cost of hiring a programmer mid development to implement online features?

I guess my real question is more specific than that. I'm working on a game by myself and it has 2 player local multiplayer implemented already (it's a pretty simple 2D arcade-platformer type game). I'...
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Can Cloud Functions be used for a multiplayer game server?

I'm building a turn-based online multiplayer game with Unity for both desktop and mobile. Traditionally, I would build a Java socket server, host it in Google Compute Engine or similar, and have ...
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Handling different screen sizes in multiplayer games

sorry if this has been asked already. I did some checking around and couldn't find any helpful advice. I'm developing my first multiplayer game, and it'll be fullscreen when run. My issue is, how do ...
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What type of network design should be used for my game?

Okay, so I am trying to design a multiplayer only game. Here is the gist of my multiplayer gameplay structure, When a player starts up the game and clicks Play, he will be send to a map with 7 other ...
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Implementing Multiplayer: entire world ticks or just changes?

i'm working an a very simple multiplayer experience (for now node.js, later will probably remake all in c++, but my question is more about theory). All guides and tutorial i saw about making ...
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What's wrong in switching Script - Unity Multiplayer

I'm trying to switch between weapons but when I want to display another screen "some example" in client I don't see any change! This screenshot shows what I mean. [1] : https://imgur.com/uEUOFhC "...
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Revenue model for an open-source multiplayer game

I've had an idea for a multiplayer game, and ideally, I'd absolutely love for it to be open source. However, I also want to make a profit from it so I can make more games and maybe even have a dev ...
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Unity tutorial sync var not working

I tried to make a simple miltiplayer game with the unity tutorial. The Code of the Player looks like this: ...
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Unity UNET, problems spawning and then destroying that instantiated prefab

I am very new to networking, and have ran into an issue, read below. I have multiplayer system setup, where players can spawn, they can pick up weapons and drop them, there is an object representing ...
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Weapon Switching - Unity 3d

when I switch between weapons by Number [1 2 3 4] the weapon don't switch between them but the variable " selected weapon value changed" anyone help me, this my Code and screenshots! ...
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What issue in the shot in unity 3D?

when the start game in the client [localserver], the bullet can't forward in the space just fixed in the Gun, here image about what I say:https://imgur.com/prWNxBx "image" network manager https://...
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Server/Client Design for Clash of Clans Like Game

I'm working on the server/client design for a game similar to Clash of Clans. I've read through dozens of articles and have some general parameters of what I'd like to accomplish. Scalable (Probably ...
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Do multiplayer games use common server frameworks? [closed]

I mean, does each game company develop its own chat server? Login server? I'm not sure how massive multiplayer games work, I believe they each have a login/lobby server and game servers, which the ...
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Optimization for end-to-end multiplayer pong-like game

I've developing a small pong-like game for educational purposes and I've reached the point where I'm looking at implementing network gameplay. The idea is that a player can either wait for someone to ...
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Can't figure out what's making the player teleport back to spawn

I've been working on a multiplayer game that uses pathfinding and I'm really confused over this one weird bug. On your screen, the other player glitches between the spawn point and his current ...
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Property replication vs RPC: Communication directions

I have an UParticleSystemComponent attached to ACharacter. Its activation is controlled by user input, so it receives several ...
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Is there a way to make a game object invisible to only certain players?

I have found a few posts and blogs here and there. But all of the solutions they provide seem to be global. Is there a way for let's say a multiplayer scenario where maybe an enemy has a cloaking ...
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How to send Unity NetworkMessages

So me and a couple of people are building a game with Unity, and I wanted to figure out how to keep the score in sync with all of the clients. After a lot of looking around on both the internet and ...
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In Photon, What happens networked GameObject's ownership when master client disconnects?

I'm creating multiplayer game with Photon. When player disconnects, especially master client does, every GameObject instantiated from Master client is gone, so I can prevent with this: ...
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How to interpolate server updates on the client for multiplayer?

I am implementing client-side prediction and an authoritative server multiplayer architecture. I am following along with the series of articles from http://www.gabrielgambetta.com/entity-interpolation....
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how to do client side prediction with server side collision detection?

I recently started working on my first multiplayer game and learning multiple game server mechanics. The game itself uses mouse movement. For the first version I used a very simple approach, where ...
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Latency issue on multiplayer game networking

I am currently writing a 2D top-down shooting multiplayer game using Java. I have a game loop at the client-side that does the following in order in each game tick (The client is running in a tick ...
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Steamworks Networking with LibGDX / Java

I have recently found out about Steamworks SDK and after reading through some of the documentation and information from other sources I was left with a few questions. I found Steamworks because I was ...
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When creating a game, what are some architectural desgin concepts I can use to be able to port my game from single to multiplayer?

I am a software developer but, I mostly develop games in Unity. I have experience creating single player games as well as multiplayer games. I am at a crossroads where I am in the middle of ...
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Let both clients know of complete game-state in turn-based game?

I'm writing a simple turn-based game for mobile, just to test the waters and I'm having doubts about the approach. Each player has 5 cards on hand. I want for both players to be able to replay ...
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Separate player rating systems for attackers and defenders

Imagine a kind of tower defence game where each player specialises either in defence or attack (a player is either one or the other in all games). In each game the attacker and the defender get ...
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How do I resolve the error “Trying to send command for object without authority.”?

I don't know what I did wrong I tried couple different ways from not using commands to using SpawnWithClientAuthority. But It either gives build and compile errors ...
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Precalculate/Validate auto battle game outcome on client/server?

All those idle/clicker hero games out there made me wonder how the server usually verifies the games where the player has no influence at all. I'm sure both clients would return the same result if no ...
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Packaging a multiplayer game in unreal

I have created a new project using the third person template. I set the number of players to two in the play settings as well as using a dedicated server. How do I package the project so that I can ...
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Multiplayer Game - Node.js syncing other players' position

I'm creating a multiplayer platformer game with 4 players in multiple rooms. I've read a lot of articles and researched about client prediction and lag compensations. I think I can somehow manage to ...
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Multiplayer Synchronization

I am developing multiplayer game in unity. For multiplayer i am using photon networking library. I created room and join client successfully. But Problem is I am doing gameobject movent by this code: ...