Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:59 PM
The host may need to open UDP port 20595 in their NAT/firewall, and will need to tell their IP address to the other players (there's no master server to help players find each other). After that, hopefully it's fairly obvious how to set up multiplayer games. The "techdemo-mp" map has support for up to 8 players and is probably the best one to test on (if you don't mind it being ugly). Cross-platform matches should work (any combination of Windows/Linux/OS X, 32/64-bit, Debug/Release mode, etc). It's possible to run multiple copies of the game on a single computer to test it, though you may need to click "continue" past some warnings on Windows.
There should never be any out-of-sync errors (assuming all players are using exactly the same version of the game) - if you find any then please report what platforms the player were on, the oos_dump.txt files generated for each player, and ideally what actions triggered it.
Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:12 PM
Brian [aka WhiteTreePaladin]
0 A.D. Gameplay and UI Developer
Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:28 PM
Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:52 AM
You can start games with more players than supported by the map. There could be some "spectation mode" but players should be noticed of that.
Edited by Quassy, 14 July 2010 - 03:17 AM.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:16 AM
Player handling definitely needs improvement - currently the game doesn't even know how many players a map supports, so it'll probably need quite a few changes for that to work nicely. Hopefully that can be fixed soonish