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#31 True Valhalla

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:59 AM

Very informative site- I love it! I can't wait until more of the tutorials are finished.

Some criticism:
-Ads kind of surround the whole article, a little space would be optimal, but it's not necessary.
-Links to where I could find 39dll.dll and myINI.dll would be great.
-I can't wait until the tutorials are finished- maybe even a partial tutorial would be nice, because I can usually figure things out about 1/2-3/4s of the way in.
-YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS! Do you know how many cookie cutter MMO's you have sprung up?! :P


I'm glad you found it useful =)

I'll add downloads for 39dll and myINI when I get some time, thanks for reminding me.

edit: I decided to take your advice and remove an ad (the one on the right), so the content isn't surrounded. Readers can now view content with absolutely no flashing ads or w/e if they scroll down beyond the header.

Edited by True Valhalla, 01 October 2010 - 10:17 AM.

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#32 Penguinstar

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:57 AM

I stumbled upon your site just as I was considering creating an MMO...

A VERY good site although you should get the tutorials done soon..
Good luck with your guide because it is very straight forward...:)
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#33 True Valhalla

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:54 AM

Thanks Penguinstar, I'm hope it helps you on your path to creating an MMO!

Good news! I've had a sudden burst of inspiration for some reason and I'm getting back into developing the site a little. I want to simplify things even more, and split the main tutorial into more specific tutorials, that is: networking, learning GM, theoretical knowledge.

Updates:
-Removed the right side skyscraper ad. Hopefully it's at a point where the site isn't cluttered anymore.
-The extra width of the content area means I can add code boxes, I've coded them just need to add them!
-Altered homepage contents a lot to be a bit neater and more specific (plus some better SEO).
-Rearranged some pages, renamed pages, moved Advertise link to footer.
-Reduced custom advertising costs to minimums.
-Removed AWeber affiliate link, added "Buy Me A Coffee" button.
-Fixed a few typos D:

Stay tuned! Thanks for your continued support.
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#34 Anton-P

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:35 PM

Good site. Please write more articles.
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#35 True Valhalla

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:08 AM

Good site. Please write more articles.


Thanks, I'm working on it =)

Recently I've done quite a lot of work on the site (not published yet). It's coming together well.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

Great site! Been checking it out for awhile now and loving the layout. Nice and pretty much clean.

You should change the categpry to educational so I can check it out in school =P
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#37 True Valhalla

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:17 AM

Thanks Lap, I'm quite happy with the general layout now (I've made some changes with the unpublished version too).

I have been focused on other projects recently, primarily Myriad Online, and now I'm looking to work with the iOS for a few months, so I'm not sure when I'll get the new content published. I will try my best to work on the site sometime, I still have so much I want to improve.

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#38 thechronicler

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:50 AM

Awsome
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#39 True Valhalla

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:03 AM

Awsome


Thanks =)

Progress on the new content is going well. I've nearly finished the "Introduction To Game Maker" section aimed at people who have not used GM before, and I have reformatted most of the pages into more logical orders and groups.

I still need to:

-Write GML tutorial.
-Rewrite some parts of networking tutorial.
-Finish login/registration example.

Once I've finished these the site will be considered a new version

From there, all I need to do is code more examples, and then I can start marketing this site properly.
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#40 True Valhalla

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:07 AM

MAJOR UPDATE!

Main tutorials rewritten
Added 2 new tutorials for beginner GM users
Improved code sections
Perfected basic client + server package
Added a store
Added Twitter feed

I will now be working on additional examples, and marketing!

Fresh feedback welcome!
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#41 xmugenmakerx

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:36 AM

YES! thank you. I finally have a basic understanding of online programming.

There were a few problems I came across (for myself in particular)

even after i learned how to connect and send packets, i still dont know how to show other players in the same room.
at first i thought (cant i just create a player using a packet every time someone connects, but then i thought "what about the other players that already exist?")
maybe theres a way around that

also, how do you know which player to adjust (for example im thinking of sending x and y values). is there some way to remember which player sent the data? and then send the values from the server to all clients using that same player?

aside from all that, great tutorial, this is my first experience with online programming and its working wonders.
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#42 Schalk

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:41 PM

YES! thank you. I finally have a basic understanding of online programming.

There were a few problems I came across (for myself in particular)

even after i learned how to connect and send packets, i still dont know how to show other players in the same room.
at first i thought (cant i just create a player using a packet every time someone connects, but then i thought "what about the other players that already exist?")
maybe theres a way around that

also, how do you know which player to adjust (for example im thinking of sending x and y values). is there some way to remember which player sent the data? and then send the values from the server to all clients using that same player?

aside from all that, great tutorial, this is my first experience with online programming and its working wonders.

The server will keep track of all connected clients as well as information about each client like its x, y position for example. As soon as a client joins the server, the server well then loop through all the data it has about currently online players and send that to the client.
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#43 mortalpico

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:20 AM

Theres something went wrong, i made a sprite for the player but the body is separated from head(so there will be 2 parts of it)

I tested the client and the head was connected to the body properly but on the other client i cant see the players head check the demo of xmugenmakerx engine on Graphics Forum "Need Equips"
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#44 True Valhalla

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:43 AM

That's not an online problem, that's just a simple drawing problem...You might want to polish up your general GML skills before attempting online projects.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:11 AM

Update!

I have added a new downloadable example "Login and Register" and I have also updated the "Basic Network" example! Some changes to the site in general have been made as well.

Feedback is welcome.

Edited by True Valhalla, 24 January 2011 - 10:48 AM.

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#46 lap202

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:42 AM

I see you got a few more tutorials done
I really could use that platform tutorial so hurry up =)
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#47 True Valhalla

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:35 AM

I see you got a few more tutorials done
I really could use that platform tutorial so hurry up =)


Working on it next ;D

I've recently added the "Chat System" example to the site.

Edited by True Valhalla, 24 April 2011 - 12:44 AM.

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#48 True Valhalla

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:36 AM

HowToMakeAnMMORPG.com was featured and reviewed on Game Maker blog - check out the post!
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:44 AM

I've made a lot of general updates, and have added a forum! Check it out if you have any questions or would like to discuss online games in general!
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#50 slam drago

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

Nice, though the color scheme lacks as has been said.
It ticks me off worse than YYG
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#51 True Valhalla

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:13 PM

That is something I'm just disinclined to change; I think as an informational website the colors are very well suited. Wikipedia has pretty much the exact same color scheme - white, black, grays and some blue. I think it works well.

But thanks for the comment.
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#52 mrme

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

I like the color scheme. I think the website was made really well, but the content on the website is even better. The forum will be very useful for anyone who needs help implementing an MMORPG.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:09 PM

Hello, I followed your tutorial and I got this error:


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COMPILATION ERROR in Script: scr_server_init
Error in code at line 5:
dllinit(0,true,true);
^
at position 2: Unknown function or script: dllinit


Please help me! I have a cilent named Tiki Island Adventure and a Server named Server.
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#54 True Valhalla

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:14 AM

You have not followed this page properly. The script (part of 39dll) is either missing or renamed. My guess is missing. That means you haven't included the 39dll scripts in your new game.

Open any example on the site, open the scripts tab, and you'll see all the scripts you are missing. You can download the base with the 39dll scripts included at this link, and then build your game from that.

I like the color scheme. I think the website was made really well, but the content on the website is even better. The forum will be very useful for anyone who needs help implementing an MMORPG.


Thank you very much :)

Edited by True Valhalla, 11 April 2011 - 12:16 AM.

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#55 xMakerx

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:25 PM

You have not followed this page properly. The script (part of 39dll) is either missing or renamed. My guess is missing. That means you haven't included the 39dll scripts in your new game.

Open any example on the site, open the scripts tab, and you'll see all the scripts you are missing. You can download the base with the 39dll scripts included at this link, and then build your game from that.

I like the color scheme. I think the website was made really well, but the content on the website is even better. The forum will be very useful for anyone who needs help implementing an MMORPG.


Thank you very much :)


You helped me with my other problem but now I have another:

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FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object obj_initiate:

COMPILATION ERROR in code action
Error in code at line 2:
if scr_client_init() == true
^
at position 5: Unknown function or script: scr_client_init
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What does this mean? I have a script named scr_cilent_init what is wrong?
Sorry to bug you.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:12 AM

That means, again, the script is missing or renamed. You need to actually make the script! Follow the tutorial properly and this is all explained. If you have any further issues please post them on the forum and I will answer them, but please keep this topic free of issues with your project - this thread is for the website itself :)

You named the script scr_cilent_init instead of scr_client_init.

Edited by True Valhalla, 22 April 2011 - 10:06 AM.

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#57 True Valhalla

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:47 AM

Pretty big update!


Enjoy!

Edited by True Valhalla, 15 May 2011 - 07:16 AM.

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#58 thespookie

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

I just found the site, and I think it's great. I mean, really. I don't understand why people are so worried about how the site looks, it's loaded with really useful information and it's easy to navigate and read. I think that's all that matters. I actually think I would be less inclined to take it seriously if it was colorful and full of hideous animations (what is this, the 90s?). I think it's just fine exactly how it is.

Anyway, THANKS for this GREAT information!!

//TheSpookie
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#59 True Valhalla

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

Thank you very much :)
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

MyINI.dll
Another application extensions to Game Maker, this DLL is used for quick, easy and powerful file manipulation. It is included in all of our examples for free.

Typo detected! Remove the s :whistle:

Nice design, very clean. I've commented on the site before so.. just wanted to inform you of the typo.
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