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someone made a multiplayer system in beamng drive!

someone made a multiplayer system in beamng drive!

M4MASON

if you guys want the link its there discord server who tells you how to do it and more updates on it. The link is here. [https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2](https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2)


amuiesan

Guys this is massive


M4MASON

I know im surprised, no one else has said anything about it other then on Youtube.


HeadRusch2

Good job Neil!


M4MASON

And camodo


HeadRusch2

Ob looking into the sunset...


M4MASON

He hasn't played in awhile but with this I think he may come back. I'm not sure


totallynotAhusky

Camodo got me introduced into stormworks and I never even knew he did beam.NG drive until a few days ago, now he’s the only person in my recommended


JB92103

IT'S HAPPENING!


M4MASON

Beamng will never be the same again with this being better and better by time goes!


JB92103

When will BeamNG finally release the full version?


M4MASON

I hope this year


RapidKiller1392

I hope they bring something to console like wreckfest did


M4MASON

Yea but you cant get the ZIP only files onto it sadly


Winter_wrath

If that ever happens it's a next gen thing, there's no way PS4 and Xbox One CPUs would be able to handle this game.


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DirtCrazykid

Yeah, but this Is true dedicated server multi, not p2p multi with people having to connect to your PC and share a screen


DressySquid

Does this really work?


regenerativeprick

There's a bit of desync but it works


DressySquid

Awesome


M4MASON

its still in development so other people are still choppy when moving and crash physics aren't that good but i mean it's still MULTIPLAYER!


DressySquid

Exactly this is so cool


notevengonnatryffs

a lot*


regenerativeprick

It has EU servers but none in the states so the us guys have 150 to 200 ping


TheRealSibelius

yay \-a us guy


Wooden_chest

This is revolutionary!


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Lem0nPickles

This is completely different and very cool. You made a discord that included a guide on using parsec, a program that streams your screen and controller to a host. This implements a full Node.js websocket server and in game lua client.


Holyguaka

We sure did! Feel free to join us in the discord server, and thanks to M4MASON for the post :) [https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2](https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2) Edit: Official Discord link


M4MASON

no problem. Just was having a fun time


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M4MASON

Yes it is! You can find the Dow load link above because I lost it and its on youtube so have fun and play with your friends


ohyeah2389

Does it actually send the data of every single note? Can you crash into other people?


M4MASON

sadly not yet but there will be some damage to the other cars. You can see your damage but the other person can only see there damage, but sometimes you can see them both which is way more fun


M3L0NM4N

Not really it basically just teleports the location of the other person's vehicle to the same position in your game.


ohyeah2389

That’s not much better than the “multiplayer” system the devs showed off a while ago, it’s just that we can use this one.


Weissnix_4711

Correct. It's multiseat, but the add-on makes the game think it (the add-on) is a controller. So, the add-on gets input data from another player, via BeamNG-MP's servers. The add-on then turns that info into controller data for BeamNG. Effectively emulating a controller. It's an old idea. Like [this old](https://discord.gg/ncwhUUG). Noticed how I made that discord, but could never get the word out, because no one would listen. Although, my idea was to use parsec or nvidia game stream, rather than this fancy new add-on. Tl;Dr, you aren't connecting to a server, your pc is hosting a multiseat game with this emulated controller.


cameroncrocker

Stop trying to take credit for this. It’s not the same


Weissnix_4711

I'm not. All I'm doing is explaining how it works. And saying the idea is old, it wasn't even my idea in the first place to use parsec.


cameroncrocker

That’s not how it works though


L4KE_

But this isnt even the same tech. It doesnt use the multiseat system


Weissnix_4711

It doesn't use multiseat, but it uses the same principal ideas as multiseat. I should probably have been more specific when typing that out.


M4MASON

Rye reson why this one blew up is because the devs new alot of youtubers and that's how the word spread out about this


Kaloyan56

Is it like the multiseat thing or is it actually two seperate screens


M4MASON

It can connect from around the world. download is at this discord server (so what I mean is to play multiplayer you dont have to be at the same place + router it just automatically connects to a server you pick.) [https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2](https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2)


Kaloyan56

Neat... Will try it out later. I really hope a beam Dev sees this


Littleturdlet

There's a beamng dev in the discord server.


M4MASON

yea me too


BrightInTheBin

I can’t seem to find the download


M4MASON

On the discord server you can go into the support and type in -new for modes to help you. That's what I did when I couldn't find the Download and get it to work


BrightInTheBin

Ok thanks


M4MASON

No problem


Weissnix_4711

It's multiseat, but it streams your controller input to their servers, that then forward that onto the other players. It's a neater version of the thing I made last year, that died. [Here's the link if you really still care anymore](https://discord.gg/ncwhUUG) Edit: Before you downvote, listen to this: it is basically multiseat. Only, all machines are host machines, and instead of a physical controller, there's an add-on that teleports a car around, as if there was another controller connected to your pc.


cameroncrocker

It’s completely different in every way


estama

Our official FAQ about multiplayer is here: [https://wiki.beamng.com/BeamNG\_FAQ#Is\_multiplayer\_planned.3F](https://wiki.beamng.com/BeamNG_FAQ#Is_multiplayer_planned.3F) Now, having said that, we have known for quite some time that rudimentary multiplayer is possible. Rigs of Rods for example had such a rudimentary multiplayer system which worked only with a few vehicles, vehicles did not move smoothly, the wheels were not soft body and there was no proper collision. So we know that if we reduce our standards by a lot, such a rudimentary "multiplayer" is possible. The thing is that we are not interested in that. What we are interested is smooth multiplayer with a lot of vehicles with full collisions and everything being softbody (including wheels). And this is hard, extremely hard. So hard that we have been doing research on that for many years to move the state of the art so that it might become possible at some point in the future. To give an indication, a simple deflate like this mod does, can compress up to 2x the nodes. Our current replay system can reach up to 10x compression rates (we used replay to do some experimentation). Our research shows that that up to 20-40x real time compression rates might be possible, which would allow to have fluid motion transfer with more than 2 vehicles and with typical connection bandwidths. And all of above is just scratching the surface of the complexity of the problem, as there are complex problems to solve in all of the stages of the pipeline, traffic shaping on the connection (to avoid problems like bufferbloat), time merging/extrapolation on both the client and the server, adaptive compression, and the list goes on. Doing all this work and knowing how hard it is, we also know that it is a false expectation to believe that a simplistic solution can be incrementally improved to become a fully fledged one. If one tries to do that, he'll be faced with a large "gap" at some point that cannot be surpassed with small incremental steps, and we have been staring into this abysmal gap for a long time to understand this fact.


todbot1337

Have you thought about a multiplayer experience where players can interact without actually driving together? I'm thinking about finding certain objects/checkpoints on a map. Especially on large exploration maps that would be nice in my opinion. (i just bought the game, so i have no experience whatsoever on whether that would be ideally done by mods. i seriously like the "just drive" experience right now, wish you the best!)


estama

We have thought about ghost (no collision) multiplayer as we call it. It can be used in a number of different gameplay scenarios. The problem that we have is that at any one moment there are 100s of cool ideas that we can follow, but not enough people to work on them. So we are trying to focus on finishing the things that we've promised and to prepare the ground for all the cool ideas that we are looking into.


M4MASON

The devs of this mod said that there trying to figure out about the soft body situation but I think if you guys work together multiplayer may be a thing before we no it


Raving_107

Looks like a jankey solution. might be fun to mess with for a bit but laggy cars, no crashes, and not seeing others damage is a meh from me. but i hope to see it get better in the future.


Urbi3006

Give it time. Everything was janky in the beginning, even Beam itself.


M4MASON

Developer's said by the time goes the better the procces will come. Its only version 1


NvidiaFuckboy

It's almost as if it's in very early dev stages or something.


Weissnix_4711

Correct. Exactly as jankey as using parsec or gamestream, because it's the same thing. Only, there's a new fancy add-on user interface, and instead of connecting to nvidia's servers, you are connecting to BeamNG-MP team's servers.


LimEJET

Why is there not a thread about this on the official forum? Why is the only link in the thread a shady-ass chatroom? Why does the title just say "someone made"? Do they not want credit? Why doesn't the chat UI match the UI in the rest of the game? So many questions.


notevengonnatryffs

[There is a thread](https://www.beamng.com/threads/beamng-drive-multiplayer-beamng-mp-formally-local-multiplayer-lua-based.63052/), OP should have provided more information. [Here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd71VX2dLJw&ab_channel=Neilogical) is a video that showcases the current state of this mod, and [here](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC77ZDUfq2qH42rern78Y5zg/videos) is the channel of the guy who is developing it.


LimEJET

Thank you. Looking through the code, an immediate red flag is that they're breaching the GPL. All their own files have a header that forbids editing and redistribution, but they bundle libdeflate which is GPLv3.


zerotheliger

Meh who cares its multiplayer something we wanted for so long. Licenses hold us back.


LimEJET

And that's why it's a great vector for malware.


M4MASON

I provided the discord server which had all of those things on it. Including download


salepisblader12

WTF THIS IS INSANE IF IT WORKS LIKE IT SUPPOSED TO THIS IS LIKE DAAAAAAAWWWWWWMMMMMMM I DONT CARE IF I GET 5FPS I WANT THIS


M4MASON

Same here it's multiplayer


DodgeDaytona70

Any thing about system Specs?


M4MASON

Nope


DodgeDaytona70

So I can run this on anything Beamng runs on?


Blu3Subaru

And then there is me who can kinda "run" small maps only


M4MASON

I think you need a new driver just for this game tbh. But sorry to hear about that


davidinark

Devs say they will not do multiplayer nor will they put people in the game. Modders say \***hold my beer.**\* Parsec was an interesting idea, but it's a screen share. With what I have seen in this mod, each player is seeing both cars on their own screen in their own game, as proper multiplayer should be. Yes, this is ugly right now, but it will only get better. By the time BeamNG is ever released officially, multiplayer will be a bullet in the list of features. Maybe actual drivers/npcs will be featured, too. We can only hope, dream, and rely on modders for now.


M4MASON

And for beamng devs to export it into the game themselves


crabbyconnorbomb

Please tell me you can use your own custom vehicles, otherwise I'm not gonna bother. Edit: And I would assume that the user's IP isn't even protected, which means someone could pull someones IP and boot them offline/doxx their location.


M4MASON

Customs are allowed but I they other person does not have it I think it's going to be no material


gameyall232

Is this the one that requires an Nvidia graphics card? Because I’m AMD or die so I don’t know what I feel about this.


M4MASON

You can ask the devs on the discord server. Idk about that though


gameyall232

Hm. Thanks for the info though!


M4MASON

No problem.


The_Sandboxking

this is cool


modsareg4y

My CPU: \*oh shit oh fuck\*


kp427sohc

I don’t have a discord does anyone just have a download link for The mod


TheNewtBeGaming

This awesome! I've always wanted a multiplayer mode for BeamNG.Drive!


Univ3rseReddit

cool!


BayshoreCrew

Mom get the camera!!


M4MASON

xD


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matticusrenwood

This man so salty he has to let everyone know


Shotgun_Chuck

Mod developer hired by BeamNG in 3, 2, 1...


BeamNG-MP_Mod_Team

Hey sorry, i think there might have been a connection issue here, We are still awaiting that network packet containing the invite :P Was it sent over UDP?


NvidiaFuckboy

Hype!


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NvidiaFuckboy

I'm not sure what you're trying to say or what your point is but am I not allowed to be excited for the prospect of multiplayer in BeamNG or something? EDIT: After seeing your other comments, it seems someone is a bit salty.


Urbi3006

Hopefully the creator gets hired like GamerGull was.


M4MASON

Yea that would be awsome


Urbi3006

I knew it, RoR got multi so it was just a matter of time. BeamDevs hire the creator asap


M4MASON

They should


ApexLegendBloodHound

What’s the minimum WiFi speed you need?


Minecraft_Aviator

I'm honestly surprised such a complex, hardware intensive game is able to be multiplayer.


TacticalIdiot17

No way


Swift_YT2020

How do you join one??


M4MASON

Its a mod Iinked it in the comments


M4MASON

Here it is https://discordapp.com/invite/4VWgTJ2


totally_not_griffin

I think my ping is gonna be far too high for this but I'm trying it anyway!


M4MASON

Yea. Same here that's what I did


M4MASON

It worked out really good though


PheonixblasterYT

\#holy fuck


IRS-Ban-Hammer-2

This is absolutely insane Is it like Besiege multiplayer where all the physics is run on the host PC and it just applies the input from the other users across the network, or is this more like typical multiplayer where each PC does it’s own math and syncs up? does collision between users work?


M4MASON

Sometimes it does it's a 3/10 for it. Devs said that they will work on it


ExG0Rd

Can I play with my friend over Hamachi?


M4MASON

You guys sadly cant play on your own maps unless you guys found the code to create the server because the only have west coast USA, Utah USA, Grid map, and Italy for now. And yes you can okay with your friends. They are making more maps for people to play on but for now it's only them


tomachio

Hold up.... whaaaaa


M4MASON

That's what I said when I found it


tomachio

Devs said this is miles away plans.. and then there's the community. Exceptional.


traingeek06

Laggy yet but will work fine when finished😁


M4MASON

Yes indeed.


Yoko_Grim

This means I can do police chases with ACTUAL people and not retarded AI who never go above 50 MPH!


M4MASON

Lol. But yes you can! It might be a little laggy because this is still the first version so more development has to be done but yes police chases are still better now


farineziq

Damn! In the face of the devs! (I'm kidding)


M4MASON

This might be in the game soon like how they did with the traffic mod


farineziq

Seriously, this is ultra nice. I really thought this wasn't possible.


M4MASON

Yea same until I saw it on youtube and gave it a time


SledgeHammer169

Just proves to me that the devs CHOSE not to do multiplayer rather than being unable. What a shame they continue to show they are out of touch with the community. Props to the developer!!!!


Winter_wrath

Nothing is ever impossible but it can be too much work to justify it. There have to be priorities because of time and money and the devs have chosen to put their resources into other things that improve the game.


M4MASON

And the devs of this mod will improve it so it will be smooth and have registers crashes


tutimes67

does this work on cracked versions?


M4MASON

Sadly no. You need the steam version


tutimes67

time to waste my money