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Offline Lakshata

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Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:01:05 PM »
I see a Debug: Connect to (change in playerdata/alphamptarget.txt) but I don't see an AlphaMPTarget.txt nor any obvious way to try and start a networked multiplayer game. Is it possible?

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 06:07:29 PM »
Hmm, it appears that file was not propogated to the steam build. To correct this:

1) Create a txt file in your game's PlayerData directory named AlphaMPTarget.txt
2) Put the text 127.0.0.1 in there
3) Start the game twice on your machine so that you have two windows, move them around so you can see them both
4) On one, click the start new game button
5) When that one is looking at the mapgen view, click Connect on the other one
6) After a moment you should see the same view on the second one, and be able to play

To play multiplayer with a remote IP, replace the text of the file with that IP and do the above, just with one being on one machine and the other on the other.
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 06:12:52 PM »
so we have in effect 'Direct connect' available via this manner?
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 06:13:26 PM »
so we have in effect 'Direct connect' available via this manner?
Correct.
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 06:14:20 PM »
#Sticky? #Blade=Clutter xD
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 06:15:47 PM »
Will this be corrected in a future build? If so, might be easier to just wait.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »
Will this be corrected in a future build?
Yes. I hope to sort out the textboxes very soon so we can do direct-connect like semi-rational creatures.
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 06:17:46 PM »
Hah, got it "working" so to speak after two map type changes the gui stopped loading on both clients.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 06:19:00 PM »
That is weird with the gui stopping working so much for folks. I haven't had that at all. It's probably offended at being shown to the world in such a state.
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 06:25:03 PM »
Well after testing it (I'll post it to bug reports)

Start Game/Map Type button dissapears after the CONNECTING Client changes the map type from Cluster MicroCosm to whatevers after it. The buttons dissapear on both clients.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 07:48:36 PM »
That is weird with the gui stopping working so much for folks. I haven't had that at all. It's probably offended at being shown to the world in such a state.
You can reset the mapgen by pressing '[' (left bracket). However, you still get extra arks after that.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 08:38:24 PM »
That is weird with the gui stopping working so much for folks. I haven't had that at all. It's probably offended at being shown to the world in such a state.
You can reset the mapgen by pressing '[' (left bracket). However, you still get extra arks after that.

I read that in your bugreport, when my gui crashed in MapGen it didn't recover with that.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 11:41:11 PM »
Managed to play a remote multiplayer game.

it took us 8 minutes to deduce that my friend neither had an arc, or any units, and was actually just spectating me. this build seems a lot more stable than the last though.

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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 09:58:28 AM »
Ah, yes, it doesn't actually create the other human side any more. I need to fix that.

But yea, if you were able to play and he was able to see what you were doing, and there were no desyncs, then that constitutes a successful remote MP test, and I'm very happy to hear that :)
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Re: Is there a way to do Multiplayer?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2017, 10:01:08 AM »
Ah, yes, it doesn't actually create the other human side any more. I need to fix that.

But yea, if you were able to play and he was able to see what you were doing, and there were no desyncs, then that constitutes a successful remote MP test, and I'm very happy to hear that :)

Couldn't that be a feature?  An observer slot maybe?
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