# XNA C# and Networking MO

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Andy474    694
Hi guys, I have just finished my First 3D Game. Just waiting for the Models etc. to be finished. My Next Project I want to do something with networking seen as I have very little knowledge in the subject so far. (I can do Network Programming in Java, thanks to a book from O'Reilly) This Next Project, I wanted to make a Isometric game, like Habbo Hotel etc. that 'acts' like a MO (Notice it says MO not MMO ... I removed the massivley bit)as i'm not actually bothered about number of players (I would only have sorta 3-5). The Next Floor I hit is I don't know much about servers. So I wanted to ask What type of server would be needed, would it cost anything? (I currently have a Website/service that BT Hosts and it came as part of my internet deal with them. would this suffice?) Any book/Articles that you'd recommend? again sorry if this is a newbie question :) I really want to learn more about networking, etc. so i'm not really full of the jargon at the moment [Edited by - Andy474 on November 7, 2009 7:30:05 AM]

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hplus0603    11347
No, a "web host" generally is not sufficient for an actual, operating game with hosted servers. The Forum FAQ goes into a little more detail on this topic -- you might want to read through it for a general introduction to various networking concepts and challenges. Expect to pay between $40 -$400 per month, depending on the needs of the game (and it sounds like you'd be at the lower end of that).