Hello i am currently using Irrlicht as GameEngine, what i am now
searching for is the propper backend server for a 3D mmo game.
I first thought there might be a open source gameserver
what i found was:
Red Dwarf (
) C++ / LUA
Formerly i played a bit arround with Red5 server (Mediaserver similar to
Adobe´s commercial Media Server) which is based on:
Apache Mina ( http://mina.apache.org/ ) JAVA
and i found thisone here:
Can someone recomend me something that is Opensource, Free to Use (also
in commercial Projects), stable, clusterable which handles the simple
game logics, threading, garbage collections and presistance for me?
Java or C++ would be fine.
thx in advance
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There’s Marauroa. The game Stenhal uses it.
What you have above is a crazy mix of different types of engines and
networking libraries. I’m wondering if you know what you are shopping
RDS is a pretty decent, server-side engine, but it still only satifies a
small section of all the technologies involved in an MMO. Never heard of
MonsterSLS; I would steer away due to lack of community and resources.
MINA and Boost.ASIO are purely IO engines that help with lower-level
plumbing that you would have in a game server like RDS. Unless you think
you want to roll your own (RYO) backend, they won’t be of any use.
The problem is that an “MMO engine” is really a huge undertaking,
because it ranges from lobby services, server management tools, advanced
networking services, to umpteen other things. I can’t think of a
complete-enough one that is free.
The closest is BigWorld’s indie license.
well i know that with Boost.Asio and Mina i would have to implement
anything by my own, RedDwarf formerly known as project darkstar was
featured by java and oracle now its a private project…
what i recently whant is something like an application server wich has
an API that will allow me to write my own application but handles the
presistance and is multithreaded, clusterable, handles the connections
well and is free.
thx for comments
Honestly, I don’t think there exists a decent, full middleware stack for
MMOs for free, yet. Paid, yes, but free no. Big World is close, but you
have to pony up $300 for the indie license. Relative to the price, you
get quite the MMO stack, but the absolute number may be out of your
Another project I thought of is to check out
IndieZen. If you are going to have to roll a
lot of it on your own, maybe joining forces could get you there