Maintaining Consistency in Distributed Network Games

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Title Maintaining Consistency in Distributed Network Games
Author Moon, Kyung-Seob; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram; Nguyen, Anne T.; Kim, Hyung Soo
Publication Title 2005 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks Jointly held with the 2005 7th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications : Proceeding 1
Editor Borhanuddin Mohd Ali, Mahamod Ismail, Hafizal Mohamad
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Malaysia
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Abstract There are basically two approaches, conservative and optimistic, to maintain consistency in distributed network games. In the former, players may experience network latency, depending on packet transfer delay, caused by the send-and-wait frame and acknowledgement packets. In the latter approaches, the processes do not wait for other players' packets and advance to their own frames, hence no network latency. However, when inconsistency happens the processes must roll back. These can cause irritation and confusion to players. Overall, the optimistic approaches may not be suitable for networked games. To overcome the network latency problem in the conservative approaches, this paper introduces a network system which can reduce network latency and bandwidth by utilizing packet-relay and shortest path algorithms. Furthermore, game efficiency comparison between lock-step and bucket-synchronization algorithms on the proposed network system is presented in this paper.
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ISBN 1-4244-0000-7
Conference name 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks and 7th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Com
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date From 2005-11-16
Date To 2005-11-18
Date Accessioned 2006-03-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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