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Feedback The Documentation around Network Multiplayer is a huge mess

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MwGfyzzo, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. MwGfyzzo

    MwGfyzzo

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    I'm casually working on a small project every now and then and decided to make sure Networking works first before I make huge decisions in early Development. I was using 2018.2.17f1 and got some Networking working, though I saw that some of the Documentation was giving me false information, because there are updates in later Unity versions.

    So now I downloaded the newest Release version and the Network Manager is deprecated, die Scripting API Documentation says it's obsolete, but the Multiplayer Overview in the Manual still recommends using it and links to "Related tutorials" that don't even exist. What am I supposed to do when the official Manual has broken links and gives out wrong information? I'm pretty annoyed by this.

    /rant
     
  2. Ryiah

    Ryiah

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    For the record it's not false information. Unet is officially deprecated and is no longer available starting with 2019.1.

    https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/08/02/evolving-multiplayer-games-beyond-unet/
    https://support.unity3d.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001252086-UNet-Deprecation-FAQ

    If you want to continue using it you will either need to stick with 2018.4 or older releases, or you will need to move to the community-developed drop-in replacement for Unet created from the original source code of Unet. If you decide to stick with older releases I still recommend checking this out as it has important improvements and bug fixes.

    https://forum.unity.com/threads/mirror-networking-for-unity-unet-replacement.425437/
    https://github.com/vis2k/Mirror

    You have two basic options available to you when information appears to be incorrect, either research to discover why it's saying what it's saying (Unity's blog posts will usually mention when a major feature is being removed) or simply ask on the forums.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  3. MwGfyzzo

    MwGfyzzo

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    Oh yeah, I didn't mean to say that this part was the fault of the Documentation. I was just seeing that in newer Versions things changed a lot in the Networking. But I guess I didn't expect that it wasn't fleshed out at all when switching to the new version.

    Thanks for the links. I saw Mirror earlier on the Asset store. It sounds great and I will use it. :)
     
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