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Smallxmac last won the day on January 11

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  1. Smallxmac

    Hello world - Zen

    Hi @Zen, Glad to have you here, this board is mostly made up of people with similar stories to yourself. I have also taken an interest in packet sniffing and packet analysis in conquer. I hope you can spark some great conversation and discussion. Lots of people here like well put together technical discussions. Looking forward to discussing with you more, welcome to CoolDown!
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    Chimera: Conquer Online Private Server Project

    Ah yes exactly, I just thought it would be a fun thought exercise if anything. This entire project, in general, is just overkill, to be honest, but it is fun none the less. I completely agree that this is an awesome exercise in a hard distributed computing problem that should hit all the hard parts of communication, data syncing and scaling.
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    Chimera: Conquer Online Private Server Project

    I like your approach. You follow some of the ideas that I derived when I was prototyping a scalable environment. One of the biggest concerns I had was the number of entities on a particular map. One thing I thought about was chunking regions and having nodes to handle that, but you would then just scale the issue lower. For example, the bottleneck would then be on the number of players in a particular chuck. You would also have to handle cross chunk communication and they are visible. Another idea I had was possibly scaling channels. For example, if too many people are in TC and it proves to be a bottleneck it might be an option to start a new TC map and move players to that instance. The main problem I found with that is separating the players, in some cases that might not be a possibility (GW). This is just all assuming there was a bottleneck to begin with, this is all just for thought really. What are your ideas on such an issue? If said issue is present, how would you overcome it?
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    Hello, beautiful people

    Glad to have you here, welcome to the forum. I feel as if we have some common background in terms of when we got into Conquer Online. It would be nice to have your perspective as a GFX artist in a primary programmer community. How is your server going? What are some of the challenges you ran into when getting back into the community?
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    Tasks in Golang

    I was more asking about design inspiration, but that just seems subconscious to you from the background you have had.
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    Chimera: Conquer Online Private Server Project

    How will you determine the scalability or what metrics would require a new realm node to spawn?
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    Comet - Open Source Conquer Online Server

    @foxbat I do not understand the picture that you linked. You VSCode open in just a .vscode folder. This does not give any useable information. Examples of useful information might be build logs. I would start by learning how to create a C# project like hello world or something.
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    Chimera: Conquer Online Private Server Project

    It looks like there is a large number of internal communication. Are you concerned with latency issues? Also, it seems that every module is dependent on other modules, how will you handle the reliability of modules? I would imagine some clever heathchecks with k8n would be a good place to start.
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    Tasks in Golang

    Was this generally based on tasking or also based on the TPL?
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    TV Cabinet Project

    I think this is a pretty awesome look. It is great that from a normal standing height you will not be able to see the LED bar. I really don't care for seeing the actual light, rather just the effects.
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    Projekt Analytix (Discord Bot)

    The reflection based lamda expressions are a pretty cool thing I remember doing with NPCs when I decided to program in conquer for like 10 days lol. Over all pretty good! I did not have alot of time to look at the code though.
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    WPF Basics (Streamed Lesson)

    If you ever want to check out F# you can follow a pretty functional elmish pattern with https://github.com/Acadian-Ambulance/vinyl-ui It allows MVC binding for winforms and WPF Disclaimer: I helped write this before it went public.
  13. Their is so much cool stuff to do once you are able to get a powerful CI/CD pipeline. The first time I was able to have a couple of docker containers run under a load balance for uninterpreted updates was amazing. It was a very simple example, but cool as hell. I really am looking forward to github actions, not sure when it would be coming out, but github is the place for OSS atm.
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    WPF Basics (Streamed Lesson)

    Nice videos, I remember watching one of your videos about sockets a long time ago. I have not used WPF in quite some time. When I did I remember using caliburn micro as my binding library. It was very convention based though. Everything had to be named certain ways to expect things to work. That enforces a standard convention, but also may be confusing when you are just look in from the outside. Keep up the great work!
  15. Really awesome seeing you use the blogs to post the progress and showcase here. This is truly a good use of your music background along with your technical knowleage. I wish the best for this. It for sure seems super promising!

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