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So I understand why we make the proxies, to differentiate between an integrated server and dedicated server, but in what cases would I want to do something different based on that fact? I guess my mod is too basic to need them, but I'd like to know when to use them in the future. Thanks!

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Usually anything that has to do with visuals or sound can only happen on the client. So rendering, textures and well, sound.

The other way round (only on the dedicated server) is rare. Haven't had it happen to me yet.

Alright, so just so I understand correctly, I should only be registering things with sound and visuals on the client?

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Usually anything that has to do with visuals or sound can only happen on the client. So rendering, textures and well, sound.

The other way round (only on the dedicated server) is rare. Haven't had it happen to me yet.

 

Actually, sounds are/were both client and server.  The server had to relay the fact that sounds were occurring to all clients.  The server never plays the sound file, but it does know about it.  Particles are kind of the same way.

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Both particles and sounds are only Strings on the Server,not actually ISound/ParticleFX instances.

 

Touche.  Point was, for 99% of usage, a modder doesn't have to treat them differently from what I recall.  With the new JSON files, it's completely obfuscated as to what actually happens serverside and what happens client side.

 

I, as a modder, don't need to care but I do need to make sure that I call world.playSound(...) on the server or it won't work correctly.

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Basically:

 

Remember to run the game as a client/server pair through Eclipse.  Use the dropdown arrow on the "run" button to see the options.  Run both, connect to the local server with the client, wait for something to explode.

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Note that that's not all of it. Basically anything that has @SideOnly(Side.CLIENT) is definitely client only. But there might be classes which reference @SideOnly classes but don't have @SideOnly themselves, these would only work on the client as well.

 

Thanks, That all makes sense, I'll make sure I keep an eye out for stuff like that.

 

Basically:

 

Remember to run the game as a client/server pair through Eclipse.  Use the dropdown arrow on the "run" button to see the options.  Run both, connect to the local server with the client, wait for something to explode.

 

Wow, why did I never think of that...anyway thanks for the tip! Stuff already exploded so I've got fixing to do. Thank you guys for all the help, I really appreciate being able to talk to more experienced modders to help me understand forge more.

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