Jump to content

  • Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account


New to multiplayer programming


Old topic!
Guest, the last post of this topic is over 60 days old and at this point you may not reply in this topic. If you wish to continue this conversation start a new topic.

  • You cannot reply to this topic
3 replies to this topic

#1 Maurer   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Like
Likes
Like

Posted 25 May 2000 - 11:03 AM

I''m in a programming class at my high school and have programmed a pong game in visual basic. How can I make my game multiplayer over the internet or network.

Sponsor:

#2 Cereal Killah   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Like
Likes
Like

Posted 25 May 2000 - 01:32 PM

There are probably (most assuredly) some simple networking components built in to VB. You can probably get some for free off the internet, if not.

One in particular I would recommend that is easy for beginners to learn, that I know has VB support is IPWorks (http://www.dev-soft.com). You can download a "trial" version of their components for free. (The trial versions pop-up annoying nag screens when you open a socket).

You could use their IPPort and IPDaemon components to setup a TCP connection and have one machine keep track of the ball position and tell the other where it is, and its velocity, while the other tells the server it''s paddle position (when it changes).

There are probably also DirectPlay VB components you could use, too.

#3 Muzzafarath   Members   -  Reputation: 146

Like
Likes
Like

Posted 28 May 2000 - 02:38 AM

You could use the Winsock control which comes with all VB versions (at least I think it does). It''s really easy to work with and shouldn''t bring you much trouble. I also believe there are some good examples on how to use it in MSDN.

=======================================
:: Muzzafarath (Andreas Jonsson)

:: Mad House Software
:: Xtreme Gamerz

:: E-mail address: de@goteborg.mail.telia.com
:: ICQ #64570151
=======================================

Laborare non amo - I don''t like to work.

#4 ErikLong   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Like
Likes
Like

Posted 01 June 2000 - 01:22 AM

New To Multiplayer Game Programming?
Join The Club.
I Think That We All Are.




Old topic!
Guest, the last post of this topic is over 60 days old and at this point you may not reply in this topic. If you wish to continue this conversation start a new topic.



PARTNERS