3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2009 10:46 AM by Audfellow

    multiplayer game question

    Cherax79 Level 1
      Im using Director 11
      Is Shockwave/Nebulae Multiuser Server the only way to communicate between 2 client applications ?
      Are there any other ways to communicate between applications directly ?

      Im interested in any communication that can be used to create a real-time based multiplayer game.
        • 1. Re: multiplayer game question
          Level 7
          > Im using Director 11
          > Is Shockwave/Nebulae Multiuser Server the only way to communicate between 2
          > client applications ?
          > Are there any other ways to communicate between applications directly ?

          You can use the Multiuser xtra (as opposed to the server - and even if
          you use the server you will still need to use the xtra to communicate
          with it).

          Alternatively you could have a web server in between both machines and
          repeatedly hit them with GET or POST to see whether there are any new
          messages, but using the xtra is a better solution.
          • 2. Re: multiplayer game question
            Cherax79 Level 1
            Thank You very much, that's all what I wanted to know :)
            • 3. Re: multiplayer game question
              Audfellow
              The Multiuser xtra can be used to connect two or more Director projector applications or shockwave applications directly without going through a server. I have done it using Director MX 2004. A big problem with doing that is you have to set up port forwarding if you are behind a firewall or router.

              I think you can also use the Flash Multimedia Server to make voice/video chat connections, but that requires the server.