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making the MMO Multiplayer
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nomax5 Offline
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making the MMO Multiplayer
Hi,

I only discovered Esenthel yesterday so I'm pretty new.

What I am hoping to do for starters is get a server up and running then log on to the server
Then log on from another computer on my network
Then have a couple of friends log on via the net.
Then run around and chat.

So thanks to fuzzylr comment on this post http://www.esenthel.com/community/showth...2B%2B+2008

So far I've;
Downloaded and installed Esenthel (Free version)
Downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2010
Purchased, downloaded and installed Esenthel MMO
Got a server up and running, logged on created a character and ran around.

Now I would like to "distribute the client" to another PC on my network and log on from there.
I don't know how to do that or what files I need to copy. I've searched the forums, I'm probably using the wrong search term.

Could someone point me in the right direction please?


Nomax5 aka Roy
02-14-2013 08:24 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #2
RE: making the MMO Multiplayer
Hi and welcome to the forum

For that you need the exe file, any dll files that it uses.
The engine.pak engine data file, and the project Data folder.

I recommend looking into esenthel 2.0 which does that automatically for you. The Esenthel mmo sample tutorial that you've purchased has not yet been ported to 2.0, it will be soon.
02-14-2013 10:17 AM
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nomax5 Offline
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RE: making the MMO Multiplayer
Hello and thanks for the answer Esenthel I did not realise there was a version 2.
it seems I've yet again jumped in and bought the wrong thing.

I see there is a Esenthel Engine 2.0 Demo and a full version.

Sorry to be asking another question:
Do you think I can get me and a couple of friends running around on a server using the demo version?
or will some of the limitations prevent it?

Also is Esenthel RPG 2 (Source Code) compatible Esenthel version 2.0 ?


Nomax5 aka Roy
02-14-2013 01:23 PM
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Marbasoft Offline
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RE: making the MMO Multiplayer
(02-14-2013 01:23 PM)nomax5 Wrote:  I see there is a Esenthel Engine 2.0 Demo and a full version.

have a look here, you can see a demo version for EE 2.0 grin http://www.esenthel.com/?id=store
02-14-2013 07:43 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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RE: making the MMO Multiplayer
For the moment you can use Esenthel RPG 2 and Esenthel MMO game demos with Esenthel Engine 1.0.

They are not yet ported to 2.0, it will happen in the future.
02-17-2013 12:24 AM
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RE: making the MMO Multiplayer
Progress update:

Thanks Esenthel for your response it really encouraged me.
Everything is still a mystery to me but I am learning slowly, I thought I'd do a progress update to encourage others who are considering using the EE

My setup:
I have 3 PC's networked in my office
Pc1. My newish Alienware area51 ALX 6 core with sli graphics win7 (Dev machine)
Pc2. My old home built PC which is winXP 4gb 8600GT graphics (Server)
Pc3. Crappy PC with 4gb and cheap graphics (testing)

a DG384g router and my internet connection is typically 6mb

I got the server and client running on the server machine.
I set up some port forwarding on my router to point the port to the server machine.
I created a folder called "client stuff"
I copied mmo server.exe the bin folder and the data folder (which contains engine.pak ) that made it about 90mb in size
I ran client stuff / mmo client.exe from my dev machine and logged on using the global ip

So now I have 2 characters in the game world

I put the client stuff folder on the crappy test PC and ran mmo client.exe and logged on to the server.

So now I have 3 characters in the game world able to move chat etc. but they're all on the same LAN

I zipped "client stuff" up to 50mb and uploaded it to one of my websites, Then phoned my friend got him to download it and run client.exe and log on.

So now I have 4 characters in the game world and one is 300 miles away in London

it only F*!king works !!

Yeah I've got no leaves on the trees and the house looks all smudged but its multiplayer and the basics are there, character creation, account creation, movement chat its even got an inventory and you can equip weapons.

Thank you Esenthel
02-23-2013 04:54 PM
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