[Newbies] Network Game - Server Client Approach

Markus Gaelli gaelli at emergent.de
Fri Jun 5 08:12:04 UTC 2009

Hi Martin

> I am still looking for a way to program my network game (four  
> players on four different computers collaboratively control the  
> direction of one object, each is responsible to move the object in  
> one of four directions.)
> I guess one solution would be a server-client approach.
> Each client sends a value to the server, the server collects the  
> input of the four clients and returns the input of all four to each  
> client.
> I figured that using the Komhttpserver package I can easily run a  
> server.
> My problem is now is the communication between clients and server.
> How can I send a value from each client to the server and get back  
> the inputs from all clients?

Have a look at
HTTPClient examplePostArgs
HTTPClient httpGet: url

As an alternative you might want to have a look at some remote  
messaging tools like soap opera
or rST
or maybe even osc



> Thanks a lot
> Martin
> This is how I run my server.
> | ma |
> ma := ModuleAssembly core.
> ma serverRoot: FileDirectory default fullName.
> ma documentRoot: FileDirectory default fullName.
> ma directoryIndex: 'index.html index.htm'.
> ma serveFiles.
> (HttpService startOn: 8080 named: 'httpd') plug: ma rootModule  
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