November 1st, 2012, 10:29 AM
From stand-alone game to online-multiplayer
Sorry if this is the wrong place for my questions. I'm a brand new member and this is my first post.
I have been developing and selling stand-alone games for Windows for many years. Now, I would like to put one (or more) of my games online, so that people can log in and play other people from around the world.
The games are written in C using National Instruments CVI environment (if that's relevant). I have a website (Amuseware) which is hosted by IDCSoft.
Okay. The first question is: can I use my existing C code or do I need to learn another language?
2. Would the game exist on the (IDCSoft) server and people would download a client application?
3. Is the "game room" a separate application? And do I write that or buy it?
4. Are there tools out there designed for what I want to accomplish?
Thanks so much for your help.
November 2nd, 2012, 03:58 PM
1) C is fine.
2&3) Up to you, this is all custom work and you'll probably have to re-write the games from scratch, aside from the assets and the rendering engine(s)
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November 2nd, 2012, 06:24 PM
Thanks, ManiacDan. It looks like I'll have to do it myself.