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Poll For Win/*nix LAN Multiplayer Server

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Are you interested in LAN Multiplayer Server?

Yep.
4
67%
Well, somehow but why not to use FGMS?
2
33%
No, i'm fine like this.
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 6

Poll For Win/*nix LAN Multiplayer Server

Postby Ozgur » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:48 pm

Hi everyone,
As usual, i'm back after months (once more). Life is not easy sometimes.Is there anyone interested in a LAN Multiplayer? FGMS is gorgeous for online flights but (due to the fact, that i infected few colleagues) an easy LAN server (e.g. package forwarder) would be useful. I'll start writing it quiet soon and since i managed to figure out XDR at last, i'm more confident handling the UDP packages.
My actual goal is based on the idea like Skype (somehow) works. Behind local networks it doesn't relays connections (especially file transmissions, very fast). So why to bother FGMS servers if i'm flying with my friend next room? Or more popular game (Counter Strike) allows creating local (or WAN) servers, in a similar manner.
Is there any interest on this? If so, any ideas to include to design.

Best regards,
Greetings from Greece.

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Re: Poll For Win/*nix LAN Multiplayer Server

Postby AndersG » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:11 pm

If all your participants are on the same network you should be able to send all MP output to the network broadcast address. No need for fgms then, though a local fgms would work too.

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Re: Poll For Win/*nix LAN Multiplayer Server

Postby Ozgur » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:50 am

Thanks for the idea Anders but i assume not all network administrators will like the idea of using broadcast address. (Not an issue for home users,i know).I believe a similar outline to FGMS is useful.
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