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Fixing The Loading Movie For Multiplayer Clients

Video Version

Subject: Fixing The Loading Movie For Multiplayer Clients
Skill Level: Beginner
Run-Time: 21 minutes
Author: Michael Allar
Notes: When you host a mutliplayer game with the current code, clients will join but they will get stuck at a loading screen endlessly. This fixes that. Also introduces GameReplicationInfo.

Written Version

Subject: HTWeapon: Part 3 – Creating a Dynamic Muzzle Flash Light
Skill Level: Beginner
Author: Michael Allar
Notes: When you host a mutliplayer game with the current code, clients will join but they will get stuck at a loading screen endlessly. This fixes that. Also introduces GameReplicationInfo.

HTPlayerController

[csharp]/*************************
HTPlayerController

Creation date: 14/01/2010 14:31
Copyright (c) 2010, Michael Allar

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class HTPlayerController extends UDKPlayerController
config(UDKGame);

event InitInputSystem()
{
Super.InitInputSystem();

if (WorldInfo.NetMode != NM_DedicatedServer)
{
CharacterProcessingComplete();
}
}

/** called when the GRI finishes processing custom character meshes */
function CharacterProcessingComplete()
{
local string LastMovie;

LastMovie = class'Engine'.Static.GetLastMovieName();

if(InStr(LastMovie, "UT_loadmovie") != -1)
{
// stop the loading movie that was up during precaching
class'Engine'.static.StopMovie(true);
}
}

defaultproperties
{
}[/csharp]

HTGameReplicationInfo

[csharp]/*************************
HTGameReplicationInfo

Creation date: 26/03/2010 00:22
Copyright (c) 2010, Allar

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class HTGameReplicationInfo extends GameReplicationInfo;

simulated function PostBeginPlay()
{
Super.PostBeginPlay();

if (WorldInfo.NetMode != NM_DedicatedServer)
{
SetTimer(1.0, false, 'CharacterProcessingComplete');
}
}

//Signal that all player controllers character processing is complete
simulated function CharacterProcessingComplete()
{
local HTPlayerController HTPC;

foreach LocalPlayerControllers(class'HTPlayerController', HTPC)
{
HTPC.CharacterProcessingComplete();
}
}[/csharp]

UDKGame/TheHuntGame

[csharp]defaultproperties

{

//Some stuff

GameReplicationInfoClass=class'UDKGame.HTGameReplicationInfo'

//More stuff

}[/csharp]

Download Project Source Code Here