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Title: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Antikore on November 08, 2019, 06:00:00 PM
How to play Platform Builder Online

Hi, I'm Antikore! As you probably have noticed, Platform Builder has no online multiplayer but some games will be cool to be able to play online. I will show you in this tutorial how to play online in any PV game without any software.

Wait. How we can do that without additional software?
That's probably the main question anyone would do now, but Steam have just released a new tool (currently in beta) called Remote Play Together. That tool that is directly inside Steam, you can invite your friends to join your game, that includes Platform Builder as I've tested.

How does that work?
When you host a PB game with friends with Remote Play Together, your computer records your screen like if you were on a streaming (voice or microphone sounds will not be recorded xD), then it sends to Steam, and Steam sends it to your friends. They can press the buttons as if they were on your computer, and will make their player move on the game.

What I have to do to make my game work with that tool?
Being truth, absolutely nothing. Steam does all the work, and you can use P1 and your friend P2 or whatever you want.

This will need a good internet connection?
Yup, this will need a good internet connection, not necessarily be very good, but at least with the least ping as possible.

How to use Remote Play Together with Platform Builder
Good question. Let's explain
Step 1: Start Platform Builder
Open Steam, and go to Platform Builder, then click play.

Step 2: Press Shift + Tab on the game and search for your friends
This will open up the Steam interface, then click on Friends and Chat.
(https://i.ibb.co/sCfh2dn/image.png) (https://ibb.co/NrvXsd5)

Step 3: Invite your friends
Select your friend, and click Remote Play Together.
(https://i.ibb.co/Rp603T4/image.png) (https://imgbb.com/)

Step 4: Friend accepts invite
The invitation will be sent by the Steam Chat. Just click play. Then you just have to play the game. You can even remove input options for the friend if we just want to make him use the controller, the mouse or the keyboard.
(https://i.ibb.co/M5HvN7h/image.png) (https://imgbb.com/)

Hopefully, this helps, and see you later :D
Enjoy!
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Christian Game Maker (CGM) on November 08, 2019, 06:59:01 PM
I was thinking about writing a topic like this. I actually used this feature to play CSB with Mechasaur. It worked perfectly.
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Antikore on November 08, 2019, 07:16:42 PM
Thats great
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Gizgord on November 08, 2019, 08:17:40 PM
thanks for these news, Antikore. :)
they will definitely come in handy...
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Mechasaur on November 08, 2019, 11:54:08 PM
I used it to play Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+


Would recommend again
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Alley on November 09, 2019, 09:46:23 PM
How to play Platform Builder Online
Hi, I'm Antikore! As you probably have noticed, Platform Builder has no online multiplayer but some games will be cool to be able to play online. I will show you in this tutorial how to play online in any PV game without any software.

Wait. How we can do that without additional software?
That's probably the main question anyone would do now, but Steam have just released a new tool (currently in beta) called Remote Play Together. That tool that is directly inside Steam, you can invite your friends to join your game, that includes Platform Builder as I've tested.

How does that work?
When you host a PB game with friends with Remote Play Together, your computer records your screen like if you were on a streaming (voice or microphone sounds will not be recorded xD), then it sends to Steam, and Steam sends it to your friends. They can press the buttons as if they were on your computer, and will make their player move on the game.

What I have to do to make my game work with that tool?
Being truth, absolutely nothing. Steam does all the work, and you can use P1 and your friend P2 or whatever you want.

This will need a good internet connection?
Yup, this will need a good internet connection, not necessarily be very good, but at least with the least ping as possible.

How to use Remote Play Together with Platform Builder
Good question. Let's explain
Step 1: Start Platform Builder
Open Steam, and go to Platform Builder, then click play.

Step 2: Press Shift + Tab on the game and search for your friends
This will open up the Steam interface, then click on Friends and Chat.
(https://i.ibb.co/sCfh2dn/image.png) (https://ibb.co/NrvXsd5)

Step 3: Invite your friends
Select your friend, and click Remote Play Together.
(https://i.ibb.co/Rp603T4/image.png) (https://imgbb.com/)

Step 4: Friend accepts invite
The invitation will be sent by the Steam Chat. Just click play. Then you just have to play the game. You can even remove input options for the friend if we just want to make him use the controller, the mouse or the keyboard.
(https://i.ibb.co/M5HvN7h/image.png) (https://imgbb.com/)

Hopefully, this helps, and see you later :D
Enjoy!
Very interesting information! :) I see you are not a PB fan only but also an advanced and skilled one to understand and know a lot of things about the applications and features in PC.
There is only one question now. The PB games that haven't been designed for 2 players currently can those be watched the same way? ??? Because PB is not for online gaming and this means that PB should be able to play by several people similarly like people would sit in front of one PC. Hard to explain but when playing NES games online then another person and another connection just act as another controller and none of the players can't use 2 controllers at the same time then but both can see the same screen. :) When a game is not for online gaming then Steam can't know about how much people can play it together so I ask if Steam just shares the same game? And does that mean that even if we can't play together we still can spectate? O:-)
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Christian Game Maker (CGM) on November 09, 2019, 10:15:40 PM
Well, it was pretty obvious that this new feature has come. I found it immediately after I launched steam. Also, I don't fully understand your post, Alley. To be clear, you can literally play ANY steam game that has 2 player capacity with 2 people simultaneously around the world. I used this service recently. I found out about this feature before Antikore posted this.
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Warrior555MainsGanon on November 10, 2019, 08:24:24 PM
Smash ultimate need this
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Mechasaur on November 11, 2019, 12:04:09 PM
Smash ultimate need this

just do a friends only arena match online
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Warrior555MainsGanon on November 11, 2019, 05:49:35 PM
just do a friends only arena match online
It's just stupid that we still can't invite friends
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: saiwong3268 on December 11, 2019, 10:09:48 PM
I wonder if people can use the 'Remote Play Together' feature to get their friends to playtest
newly created single player sandbox/games.

This way others can give feedback on new projects to allow creators to tweek and improve
their games before Publishing them in the Explore section
Title: Re: How to play Platform Builder online with friends (No additional software needed)
Post by: Gizgord on December 11, 2019, 10:25:11 PM
you totally could, both keyboard and controller.
just make sure to assign proper controls for your friend.

if you can't make your friend player 1 (although you should with no problems),
just make player 2 your starting entity.