If I wanted to make a "multiplayer" program what do I need?

Not even a game...just something really basic.

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#1 azjherben  Icon User is offline

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If I wanted to make a "multiplayer" program what do I need?

Post icon  Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:05 AM

Lets just say the olny thing I have is basic Dev-C++. What do I need to download and/or get to make internet games programs. (REALLY BASIC PROGRAMS AT LEAST)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:53 AM

View Postazjherben, on 29 Mar, 2009 - 07:05 AM, said:

Lets just say the olny thing I have is basic Dev-C++. What do I need to download and/or get to make internet games programs. (REALLY BASIC PROGRAMS AT LEAST)


If you're going to be developing games of any kind within a window you're going to need to understand the basics of DirectX, Direct Sound, and Direct Input or OPENGL. You can find tutorials online that go through how to initialize everything but I would say that trying to make even the smallest game can be challenge and is far beyond basic. Good Luck!

P.S. You of course will need the current DirectX SDK's which can be downloaded from Microsoft, DirectX 10 of course is the latest for D3D but DX8 is the latest for Direct Input. Hope that answered your question.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:57 AM

Well start by learning about sockets -- then client-server systems... (though a P2P multiplayer game might be strange and interesting).

But moved to Game programming where they might have better advice.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:53 PM

I already have a great understanding of c++ and SDL. (with ttf mixer and image add-ons)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:09 PM

The network programming domain is quite complicated and I would recommend picking up a book on that to get the fundamentals. Just look over Amazon for suitable choices - there are plenty of guides.

There are also several online guides, that include:
http://beej.us/guide/bgnet/
http://www.rites.uic...rth/sockets.pdf
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:17 PM

There is a huge book by Premier Press called Multiplayer Game Programming. I think the latest release is called Multiplayer Game Programming - Collecters Edition. I believe that if you are interested in multiplayer gaming it would be a good read. See if you can find a copy at your local library before you buy it to see if you like it. :)
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

You can fiddle around with JAVA too, I'm writing my game servers in JAVA that handle networked games. The server is easier to write if it's in JAVA.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

C porgramming tutorials

Read up on RPC's, if you want to get an understanding of client/server apps in C/++.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:52 AM

View PostSixOfEleven, on 10 Apr, 2009 - 10:17 PM, said:

There is a huge book by Premier Press called Multiplayer Game Programming. I think the latest release is called Multiplayer Game Programming - Collecters Edition. I believe that if you are interested in multiplayer gaming it would be a good read. See if you can find a copy at your local library before you buy it to see if you like it. :)

I googled it and guess what's the first thing that came up?

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