Posted 08 June 2000 - 10:07 AM
I think the convential method is synchonize the start and end fire times for the nail gun. If the clients are synchonoized well enough then knowing the start fire and end fire of the nail gun will give you how many nails have been fired and where they are traveling and their relative distribution to each other. I think Infantry does this, as all their weapons are cyclic and dependent upon the entity position and facing. You dont need to synchonize the individual nail projectiles, just the user actions. You can reduce the need to synchonize projectile weapons if you use this method, it''s a great savings. However if the weapon was a tracking missile you''ll have to update it''s position and direction like you would the players.