Multiplayer programming

I haven’t really been doing any net-based stuff at all with Game Maker so far, but now I have started practicing. I have created a simple shooter that works via LAN, but establishing a connection through the internet seems to be a bit troublesome. I think this is because of router settings, and something called port forwarding that may sometimes interfere.

So it works on LAN, and via a Hamachi network (simulated LAN), but not internet. If anyone wants to test the connectivity for me, you can download the file below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?oxgow4ci9k3hl72&lt

After selecting name and character, there are two buttons: HOST and JOIN. Clicking HOST should take you to a red screen if successful. While in that mode, a connection can be established by someone clicking JOIN and typing in your IP. If you are testing on your own computer, use the default 127.0.0.1 address. If you are going via LAN, find your connection details in the control panel and use the IPv4. If you are going via internet (it will most likely not work), use http://whatismyip.org; to find your IP.

If you do test, please tell me the results in a comment below. Thanks. 🙂

About toakatuko
I really like all kinds of media -- Movies, animation, web, games... it's all interesting!

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