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Bernie232323

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Multiplayer?
« on: July 24, 2009, 12:57:18 AM »
Does this game have a multiplayer? if not u should make it like risk

megagoten

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Re: Multiplayer?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 03:44:09 AM »
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Re: Multiplayer?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 07:51:14 PM »
There isn't multiplayer, no. We are not planning on it either. A Risk-style mode would simplify the game a lot but at least that would make it a little more possible to do over a network, as less data would need to be sent to / from the server. Anyway it's no good really, we just don't have the time, money or inclination to add MP to Dyson at this time.

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Re: Multiplayer?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 10:18:46 PM »
it'd be an interesting challenge to make this game MP...

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Re: Multiplayer?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 06:08:26 AM »
Yeah - the game can currently keep track of up to 4000 seedlings, that's not a trivial thing to sync over a multiplayer game. It would have to be simplified e.g. the battles would be done by numbers only, deterministically, and "armies" would just be information about groups of seedlings moving from one asteroid to another, at which point they'd merge to become a larger army... these would render as swarms on the client but not sync their individual positions over the network. Gives the server too much of an advantage perhaps? Anyway I'm new to multiplayer code and even the thought of doing something relatively simple makes me quake in my boots... handling something like this is unfortunately completely out of the question for the forseeable future.