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Gotcha! Fake MMO Asteroids April fool :)

Haven’t most April fools jokes got a bit silly lately? They’re more just funny than actually fooling you. This year, I thought I’d raise the bar with a completely fake MMO Asteroids, but I could never imagine so many of … There’s more

Posted in HTML5 Canvas, Multi-user | 16 Comments

Node.js experiment: MMO Asteroids

I’ve had my eye on Node.js for a while now so I jumped at the chance to attend Remy’s excellent workshop a couple of weeks ago. Most people associate node with websockets but actually node is a hugely versatile platform … There’s more

Posted in HTML5 Canvas, Multi-user | 31 Comments

Giving ElectroServer more memory

So after last time, I thought I’d given ElectroServer more memory, but it turns out I hadn’t. I’m not exactly sure why, but I suspect it’s something about how Media Temple is set up. So rather than call the main … There’s more

Posted in ElectroServer, Flash, Multi-user, Obsolete | 11 Comments

ElectroServer security sandbox violation error

I suddenly started getting a really weird error from Flash when trying to connect to ElectroServer : Error #2044: Unhandled securityError:. text=Error #2048: Security sandbox violation: http://games.seb.ly/moonlander/MoonLanderViewer.swf cannot load data from 72.47.193.154:9899. I posted to the ElectroServer forums and quick … There’s more

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Multi-user gaming in Flash – Lunar Lander tests

Anyone playing my Lunar Lander game won’t know it, but we’re spying on them! The game gets around 20,000 hits a month, which is very roughly one a minute or so, so I thought it’d be the perfect vehicle to … There’s more

Posted in Actionscript, ElectroServer, Flash, Game programming, Multi-user, Obsolete | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

Further adventures with ElectroServer

As there has been a lot of interesting talk on my recent live chat example I thought it’d be nice to actually see what you’ve been saying! So I checked out the Logging Chat By Room tutorial on the ElectroServer … There’s more

Posted in ElectroServer, Flash, Multi-user, Obsolete | 2 Comments

ElectroServer Flex simple chat

I’ve just converted the code from the Simple Chat Tutorial on the ElectroServer wiki into Flex and I thought it may be useful to someone. Here’s what it looks like, and it’s connecting to an ES4 install with only 20 … There’s more

Posted in ElectroServer, Flash, Multi-user, Obsolete | 2 Comments

Installing ElectroServer on MediaTemple

Further news to report on my ElectroServer adventures! I’ve now got an ES4 installation up and running on a MediaTemple Dedicated Virtual server. It was actually pretty easy too, thanks to this tutorial from Greg Sidbury. I had no problems … There’s more

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Installing ElectroServer on Mac OSX

[This post is obsolete – ElectroServer doesn’t seem to exist any more] What else to do in the Christmas holidays but finally get my head around ElectroServer? 🙂 Of course the first (sometimes significant) hurdle in getting started with any … There’s more

Posted in Actionscript, ElectroServer, Flash, Multi-user, Obsolete | Tagged , , | 6 Comments