network_connect

Connect to a GameMaker: Studio server.

Syntax:

network_connect(socket, url, port);


Argument Description
socket The id of the socket to use.
url The URL or IP to connect to (a string).
port The port to connect to.


Returns: Real


Description

With this function you can send a request to connect to a server. The function takes the socket id to connect through (see network_create_socket) and requires you to give the IP address to connect to (a string) as well as the port to connect through, and if the connection fails a value of less than 0 will be returned. The connection uses a special protocol that ensures only GameMaker: Studio games connect to each other, however if you need to connect to a server that is not a GameMaker: Studio game, you can use network_connect_raw.


Example:

client = network_create_socket(network_socket_tcp);
network_connect(client, "192.134.0.1", 6510);

The above code will create a new TCP socket then attempt to connect through that to the given IP address on port 6510.


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