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Peter White

June 12, 1999, 06:52 AM

Ok, just wondering how to handle 'shots' (projectiles from weapons in case you were wondering) in an arcade-style multiplayer game. For rapid-fire weapons (like the Hyperblaster in Quake II) it just doesn't seem practical to create a game entity for *every* single projectile. However, if I let clients do too much prediction I can see shots going in completely the wrong directions.

For slow weapons (like Rocket launchers) in seems fine to create a standard game object and handle it like a player object... I'm sure that there's an easier way though. Any ideas?


Jaap Suter

June 12, 1999, 07:58 AM

I have no experience with this kind of shit but i have been thinking about it in the past. I suggest not creating a player like object for a rocket or something like that.

I would rather just send the type of ammo and the direction and the player that shot it and let the client do all the other work.

(just my thoughts however)


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