Ok this tutorial is made to help you make chat things with SOC ;)
What is soc?
Soc (Simple Online Communication) is a new DLL by The_Stephen. Using winsock, soc allows you to make MMO's with EASE!
The Basics -
To start out, put this in a create event:
|soc_connect("ONLINEname"); //Connects to ONLINEname|
global.name=get_string("What is your name?",""); //Gets the users name
global.last=""; //Sets global.last to nothing
Then, on a press enter event we put this code in:
|soc_token_send(global.name+": "+keyboard_string); //Sends a token (to everyone) of the keyboard string|
keyboard_string=""; //Resets the keyboard_string
On a draw event place this code...
|if (soc_token_receive()) //Checks for a message|
global.last=""; //Resets global.last (Used to show the last message)
global.last=soc_token_value(); //Gets the token
draw_set_color(c_yellow); //Sets the color to yellow
draw_text(2,10,"You: "+keyboard_string); //Draws "You:" and then the keyboard string
draw_set_color(c_red); //Sets the color
draw_text(2,30,"Last:"); //Draws the text "Last:"
draw_text(10,50,global.last); //Draws the last message
And there! You just created a simple (but not so functional) chatroom!
Next up... Advanced chat room! ;)
Oh, and BTW, i used this for an MMO im making, BUT i just re-did my chat room a little. Now the chat looks much nicer... ;)
Coded entirely by,
Ok look at My_MMO posted in the GM games section, and you can see how i modified the code i gave in the first post, to make my mmo ;)
I like it! :D
My friend ( Who has NO idea on how to use GameMaker ) Keeps bugging me to make a MMO or MMORPG, this really helps.
I just have one question,
Say that you are using SOC, and you connect to a server. Will other players be able to see your player automatically? As in, I am hosting a game and playing, and another person joins, will he/she be able to see my character walk around automatically or is there another code for this?
What do you put under the ONLINE part? (First line)
This code ONLY allows you to make a simple chat thing to be implemented into your game. However, soc comes with a help file AND a .gm6 for making mmo's... Check out the zip file and u'll see :P