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ActionScript for Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds by Jobe Makar

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Chapter 4. Introducing ElectroServer

IN CHAPTER 2, Connecting Users, we introduced socket servers—software that is usually running in a remote location, accessible over the Internet, that manages thousands of connections between client applications (in our case, games and virtual worlds). ElectroServer is one of the most-used socket servers for multiplayer Flash content.

In this chapter, you will be introduced to concepts and terminology specific to ElectroServer, as well as installing it and writing a simple hello-world application. We’ll also look at how to configure the server using the web-based administration system.

ElectroServer is free and unrestricted for up to 25 connected users (at the same time). You can download and install it at ...

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