Syncing Xevious enemies with MLAPI

The basic synchronisation

Network Object Component

Transformation Synchronisation

Network Transform.
Basic Sync demo

Pooling Objects

Object Pooling
  1. The handler only fires on the Client. I admit this confused for me for a while.
  2. The RegisterSpawnHandler does NOT have any concept of type. Therefore when you RegisterSpawnHandler is invoked you have no idea what prefab it has been invoked for. Therefore writing a single delegate to handle all the calls for any pooled object type is not possible. MLAPI wants you to have a pool per object, rather than a pool that can manage multiple objects. Therefore in the above code I am using closures to create a delegate per pooled object type, the prefab name is captured locally before the above snippet.
Pooled Demo

Animations and Fly-ins

Network Animator Component
gameObject.transform.position += Vector3.up * 100f;
Final Demo

Where next?

  • the enemy bullets — should these still be just sync’ed tranforms & animations?
  • basic ground targets. — ground targets must be a child of the scrolling background and must move using local rather than world position.

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