I have been developing an online chat room to basically secure my knowledge in multiplayer room creation and would like some people to test my program to ensure that it does indeed work across the internet. Here is the link to the download, just double click the .exe in the zip file and it should run, then (as long as the server is running at that time) you should be able to type your message into the program. The text should appear at the bottom of your screen as you type and when you press enter the text string should be sent to the server which will in tern send it to all the client programs.
The server supports up to 32 players but considering the server is a not-very-powerful laptop it will likely crash before this number is reached! Client frame rate is based on server frame rate so the more clients the slower they all run.
Should you receive an error message which contains something similar to d3dx9_35.dll then it is because you haven't got DirectX 9.0c august 2007 edition installed on the machine. This can be found on MS's website for free. Would love to hear feedback regarding my program but remember that it is only a proof of concept so it's not meant to be flashy with a million features. In short, it's no MSN Messenger!
Thanks in advance
This post has been edited by rainbow evil: 28 April 2010 - 12:23 PM