January 21st, 2003, 10:38 AM
Server and C++ client skeleton code -- BETA
I wrote the code for a single threaded server and a C++ client. The code is very crude and needs to be refined a lot. I think that we probably will have to re-design large portions.
Both the server and the C++ client are MFC, because I use CSocket for the TCP/IP communication. The server does not implement any logic for computing the turn state and the client has no AI at all (it will have all creatures rest every turn). Yet they exchange all messages that they would in a real game. Have a look to the codewar.h file -- it's probably the most relevant.
I wanted to release the code ASAP, so I didn't take the time to polish it up. Many calls are not guarded and because the clients messages trigger the servers actions (without a timeout), the server will hang if the client fails.
Comments, ideas on how to improve both the design or the implementations are welcome .
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