3.2 Game Host Details

Under the DirectPlay 4 Protocol, the first computer that creates a DirectPlay 4 game session is designated as the game host. This server functions the same as any other game client, but it has certain additional responsibilities associated with game management. These include:

  • Responding to game session enumeration requests.

  • Accepting nascent game instances into the game session and forwarding their information to established instances.

  • Redistributing specific multicast requests from game clients to all game instances.