Most Pixels Ever v2.0 (UDP)
August 12, 2008
In honor of this achievement as well as this coming fall’s repeat extravaganza, the “Most Pixels Ever” library is moving! I’m slowly getting rid of the old site and shifting over to google code hosting, which has lots of great features for collaborative open source projects.
Because of the performance issues with v1.0 (especially on windows), I’m rewriting the library to use UDP. So far my tests are promising and it looks like this new version should be speedier and more reliable. Preliminary downloads and source are available on the new site.
Here’s a video of our new test set-up in action at ITP:
Also, I should point out that the library will ultimately be expanded to include several different messaging “modes,” depending on exactly what type of multi-screen application you are building. Right now, the only mode available is overkill mode where the server and client have to shake hands for every single frame rendered.
Finally, there’s a major bug briefly described on the “issues” tab. Am working to fix it now, but if anyone discovers anything, please let me know.