Developer's Guide to Muliplayer Games

Developer's Guide to Muliplayer Games

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Developer's Guide to Muliplayer Games by Andrew Mulholland, Teijo Hakala

Developer's Guide to Multiplayer Games provides in-depth coverage of all the major topics associated with online game programming, as well as giving the reader easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorials on how to create a fully functional network library, back-end MySQL database, and complete, working online game.

The first section of Developer's Guide to Multiplayer Games explains practical theory on basic Windows dialog programming, and the use of MySQL, Perl, Sockets, and TCP/IP. The second section consists of five extensive tutorials that lead the reader through the stages of creating a working online game. Together, these sections cover all the major aspects and theory behind creating a fully functional Internet game, from setting up a stable MySQL back-end database for storing player information to developing a reusable TCP/IP network library for online games.

The authors' presentation provides the reader with a solid understanding of online game programming, along with the ability to expand on this knowledge and experiment with the development tools provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556228681
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1901
Series: Wordware Game Developer's Library
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 589
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.74(d)

About the Author

Andrew Mulholland is a lead programmer for a software development company in Scotland. He is also studying computer games technology at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland.

Teijo Hakala is studying software engineering at Jyväskylä Polytechnic in Finland. He has wide experience in computer technology and specializes in network design, programming, and optimization.

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