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    game server/client

    Allright. I need an Alpha release of my client/server by this Summer. I eventually want it set up to have:

    • 1 or more processing server(s)
      1 character creation server
      1 or more data storage server(s)



    I really don't know what I'm going to do. The only computer I can use now is Windows 2000 Professional. I am low on funds, and time.

    Someone suggested programming the client and server. Only thing is, I need the server to serve multiple users simultainiously.
    Any help would be great!

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    What u need is really an application server...

    setup IIS's application server interface - www.dslwebserver.com this site will give u step-by-step instructions on how to setup IIS to be run on your home pc but I don't think it will show u how to setup application server settings...

    You will probably have to write some modules or small apps that accept your net messages and deliver them to the game - port listeners...

    Or you might be able to pass messages directly into the game and back out...
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    it'd be a good learning experience to learn sockets and try this without iis, imo.

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    The only problem is I need multiple users getting the information all together. Im not getting a direct connection or rooms. I want everyone to be able to see each other... I couldn't do that with socket programming could i?

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    I think there is a FINGER protocol and standard port that can help u out...
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    No clue...

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    Sure you can, HL uses tcp/ip, which if i am correct uses WinSock.

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    I'm lost...

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    Go to page three of this section, and find the topic called "Game program updater" or something like that or game patch that i posted. Near the bottom are two links dealing with WinSock....now read :P

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    page three of what?

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    i did it for you, read grasshopper : )

    http://iradis.free.fr/winsocktutorial/
    http://www.code-world.de/c/tutorials/index.php

    also type WinSock Programming, C++ into

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