Hello Dear All,
Does anyone have inputs on the Panda Distributed system performance .
Is the following goal realistic using standard Panda Distributed system
- Internet Play
- 8-16 Players
1 Actor by player
synchronization of position ,orientation and animation
synchronization of 3 integers variable
up to 4 simultaneous missiles per player per game
synchronization of start time or position+Orientation
- up to 20 switches per game (switches = a shared boolean value between all players )
- “standard” lag at 200ms for hardcore gamers connection (ie COD4 at 50/70ms of ping)
Note: switches could be shared boolean or maybe simple toggle events.
Manakel, id think you would have to write that system or are you taking about the DistributedNode/DistributedActor I think the problem with that system is that no one knows how it works. I think the server for that system was not included in the open sourcing so CMU students had to write one. I bet Josh can give a better story.
The performance of the networking depends alot on the server and how often you sync send messages. I think its up to you to see how much you will get.
This seems perfectly reasonable to me, well within the capabilities of the DistributedObject system. There is a server provided with the public distribution–it is written in Python, in ServerRepository.py–but it is not maintained, and no one knows whether it works. I think it might have some minor issues.