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Posted: Jan 4 2007, 03:22 PM


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I know this was asked awhile ago but what would be the best way to make an mmo game that had a server on one computer and others joined.

Another question, how do you get people to go to a set ip, i mean ips change through like 10 #s dont they?
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Posted: Jan 4 2007, 04:04 PM


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IPs change when you use dialup/non-static DSL or when you release and renew.

Anyways, to get the game to change the IP you can have it check a text file on a web server that contains the latest IP and it uses that to connect to. For instance, your IP changes, so you put it in a text file called "Server.txt", then you upload it to a freewebs account and the game downloads that file on starting and reads the IP into a variable.

As for the best way to make one...it depends on what you mean. If you are asking "what should I use for the multiplayer coding?" then I'd recommend a DLL like GMSOCK, SOC, or 39soc(i think it was). Use the UDP for player data (X,Y,weapon,etc.) and TCP for connection, chat, and player stats.

Then, if you feel like figuring it out and have enough players, I recommend that you also have the game world split on to different servers (e.g. field on 1, town on 2, and so on) so that there's less of a chance of a server crashing.

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Posted: Jan 5 2007, 08:22 PM


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Thanks for all the help cow_tiny.gif
What type of website would be the easiest to wright or read to.
As in what type of site would I use to check ips?
would a regular home.nc.rr work?
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