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Offline mystd

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« Posted 2011-04-27 15:10:52 »

I'm pretty new to java but I generally get how to use java, I've only got basic programming knowledge though. I've made a chess variant game once which was only playable on one pc. But I wanted it to be playable per lan/internet, I didn't know it was much harder to code games with multiplayer then. I got frustrated and quit working on it. Now after some years have passed I scripted one of my boardgame ideas with Maptool, I finished the project. (sadly nobody is interested in the game T_T) I'm really satisfied with the work I did (even though a lot ppl helped me out) but instead of just scripting, I thought you can do better, start real programming again. I've gotten older and more patiant so now I'm trying to understand how programming multiplayer games work before I start coding. I'll start with a simple cardgame that can be played with 2 players with tcp/ip, to get into programming with java. I've tried to find code that I could use to understand how it works but I sadly couldn't find some. I couldn't even find a code archive or something alike. I'm hoping you guys can help out with some advice/links.

-Ahh ok it's called snippets no wonder I couldn't find any code Azn
Offline philfrei
« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-04-27 17:38:13 »

Are you familiar with Oracle's Java Tutorials? They are an excellent resource.
http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/networking/index.html
Link is for the section on networking. I was told to check out the section "sockets" when I got on a similar topic about a week ago. But you would need the previous sections as background knowledge if you didn't already know about URL coding, etc.

"It's after the end of the world! Don't you know that yet?"
Offline mystd

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-04-27 18:41:50 »

Thx just what I need Cheesy

I also found this snippet: http://www.dreamincode.net/code/snippet1917.htm
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-04-27 21:21:27 »

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Offline westoncraft

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-05-01 02:37:58 »

I also made a chess variant so i would be very interested in seeing yours! could i have a download link? you can see mine at http://spawngame.weebly.com/
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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-05-01 13:40:14 »


Would recommend.

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