View Full Version : Free (tiny) Server ???

27-08-2003, 10:38 AM
First of all, hi everybody, i'm new to DgDev but i've to say i find this forum quite great so thx to all ! :)

In fact, i'd like to do a 2D space game in delphiX (the only component i used at this time).

It would be on internet, every user having an acount where is saved their name, Password, XP, Money and the type of vessel/weapons he currently has.

Once a user has created his account, he'd be taken to a chat room where he can "defy" other player, betting some money he'll beat them. Battles bring more XP, and in case of winnings, some money too to buy new lasers and missiles (and all that kind of stuff, ya now :) ).
But i'm in front of my first problem which is finding some server to host everything and to dispatch chat messages.

Do you know some free hosting services ? (in fact 5MB would suffice, whith an ADSL connection).
Hope what i wrote is understandable :)


PS : If someone is interested in helping me (i'm alone...) tell me ! ;)

27-08-2003, 10:58 PM
Welcome to our forums Abened. I hope you'll find everything you'll need right here.

Sounds like an intereting project you got there. Do you already have something we can look at, or is it still in planning stage?

In any case, I don't think you will find free hosting services which allows you to install your game and use it the way you described.
I think your best option would be to get a fast internet connection to set up your own server.
However, before you even consider doing something like that, I 'd recommend building something first. By the time you have something playable, do some tests to see whether people want to play it or not. It would be a waste if you finally got your server up and running an nobody wants to play your game.

27-08-2003, 11:44 PM
For now i'm trying to start the server part (just handling logins, logout & dispatching chat messages) . I never did DB programming but i'm learning :)
And in fact i wouldn't like it to be lucrative so i don't plan in boying me a new PC & connection just to do the server part ...

And, here are links to games i've so far : Snake PC is a 2 player game (on the same keyboard) and Snake World beta 4 is some experiment i've made to turn it in an Internet Game...

And my last (and first ;) ) finished game is a WallBreaker (i don't if it's the good name .... ) with kewl graphics & some pinbal sound (i do what i can).
Sorry i don't have the source code right now i'll post it later on.

And Traveler, ain't you the guy of AGameProgramer'sJourney site ? I think so ! Your tuts helped me (and still help) a lot ! Thx and keep up the good work ! :)

Here are the links :
http://perso.club-internet.fr/jbe/Snake World Beta 4.exe
http://perso.club-internet.fr/jbe/Snake PC.exe
Oh and they are in french, sorry guys