1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 13, 2008 1:16 PM by Michael Thornburgh

    Server Processing for Multiplayer Games?

    Lukas Bradley
      Since text can be sent from client to client, it is *possible* to make a multiplayer game. However, without some type of centralized, server-side processing of this information, it will be incredibly easy for client programs to be hacked and cheating to occur. I fully understand the power of UDP traffic between clients, but without server checks and balances of certain information (collision detection, trusted information, etc), that power is overwhelmed with the possibility of hacking.

      Is there any mechanism now, or will there be any in the near future, that will allow server logic to process *some* messaging between clients?
        • 1. Re: Server Processing for Multiplayer Games?
          Michael Thornburgh Adobe Employee
          Today, you can use currently-shipping FMS with RTMP for server-based communication, and RTMFP with Stratus for client-to-client communications. There's nothing stopping you from having multiple NetConnections in your SWF.

          Alternatively, you could use a web service, or XML sockets to a server, or something like that for server-based communications.

          Farther down the road, a future version of Flash Media Server will support RTMFP, but no release plans have been announced yet.

          -mike