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Creating multiplayer game running beetwen Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

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  • Hello.

    I plan to develop game for both platforms(Win8/WP8) and I want to create a multiplayer option for local network(WiFi or LAN). In what way can i do it simple? It's possible add to this a Windows Phone 7 application?

    Really thanks for help.

    Friday, August 30, 2013 7:28 PM

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  • You can set up a socket connection between the two devices. Take a look at the PeerFinder class and Proximity and Tapping (C#/VB/C++) docs. You can use the PeerFinder.AlternateIdentities property to let the Phone and Store apps see each other as compatible.

    --Rob

    Friday, August 30, 2013 11:07 PM
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  • I read little of proximity functions and PeerFinder, so I have some questions about it:

    1. Can I connect two devices without using NFC? Is it possible to use local wifi or bluetooth only?

    2. Is it possible to connect in that way more than two devices?

    Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:16 PM
  • Why stop at Win8/WP8, use HTML/JS with long polling and have it working on anything with a browser.
    Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:21 PM
  • I repeat my questions:

    1. Can I connect two devices without using NFC? Is it possible to use local wifi or bluetooth only?

    2. Is it possible to connect in that way more than two devices?

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:18 PM