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Is HTTP GET / POST possible?

OK, i know about the client server model - have been reading a few articles about it, but at the moment I don’t really want to run an unreal server. However - i do have an el-cheapo PHP/Mysql server (5 dollars a month, yay for poor developers!).

The thing is i wanna put loads of computer terminals in my levels and you would be able to access some pseudo internet on these. Kinda works fine, but no matter how much work i put into my AI it is never that convincing - so i had this brilliant idea. If people could post messages and hack other real humans terminals in the game that would be so much more fun. But just to keep a few variables and text strings i feel the unreal server would be overkill - would be much more lightweight (and cheaper. yeah!) to just use my existing php mysql as a backend. And of course i could easily add more funny stuff on the fly - won’t need to distribute a new offline installer for my game every time i come up with a few new witty gags.

Sooooo - is networking possible via something else but a dedicated unreal server? Some cheap http GET would already be sufficient. Other solutions welcome.

Hi Fronzelneekburm,

Yes. Take a gander at VaRest and the UMG WebBrowser Widget.

Good Luck to you in your Project.

Wow, these are both awesome! Thanks a lot for your help. Exactly what i’ve been looking for. :slight_smile: