M2MIMud

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaminsky, Alan - Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bischof, Hans-Peter en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Phelps, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Whitcomb, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-14T16:12:43Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-14T16:12:43Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2779
dc.description.abstract M2MIMud is a simple MUD (multi-user dungeon) type game that is designed to run on an ad hoc network of devices without the presence of any central server. It runs over Many-to-Many Invocation (M2MI), a distributed object system API that uses broadcasts and handles, rather than IP addresses, to communicate. Most existing multi-user computer games rely on a client-server architecture with a central server storing and maintaining the state of the game. In contrast, M2MIMud runs on an ad hoc network of devices with no central server. This paper describes M2MI and its use for serverless multi-user applications, discusses the design and development of M2MIMud, and discusses the challenges that had to be overcome to implement a multi-user game without a central server. Also included in this paper are a player's manual and some design documentation. Overall, M2MIMud is an interesting study in the efforts to port existing types of software to an ad hoc environment.
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Ad hoc networking en_US
dc.subject Collaborative applications en_US
dc.subject Computer games en_US
dc.subject Distributed systems en_US
dc.subject M2MI en_US
dc.subject Multiuser applications en_US
dc.subject Multiuser games en_US
dc.subject Peer-to-peer en_US
dc.subject Serverless systems en_US
dc.title M2MIMud
dc.type Masters Project
dc.description.defense 38394
dc.description.college B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
dc.description.department Department of Computer Science
dc.description.approval 38299

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