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Bluetooth or LAN multiplayer?

Discussion in 'Connected Games' started by TyrantKoala, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. TyrantKoala

    TyrantKoala

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    So with UNET Depreciated I am looking for a way to do LAN multiplayer or Bluetooth multiplayer that is free. I have seen stuff like photon but I do not want to really use outside servers to host my game. Is there any way I can do LAN or Bluetooth multiplayer at the moment.
     
  2. Joe-Censored

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  3. nagle-joseph

    nagle-joseph

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    You should be able to host local games by using your private IP addressees. Is this your first networked game?

    I'm a beginner at networking, so sorry if this isn't helpful.
     
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  4. Joe-Censored

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    This is correct, as pretty much any network API which doesn't depend on a cloud system or installing a licensed dedicated server will work for lan multiplayer. If you want auto discovery, I think your options get smaller as that is a feature not every API bothers implementing. But people who like lan games generally know how to type an IP address.