8. The network controller

Before we continue, let’s create an object that makes sure, the engine is still running.

The engine will stop running on the client-side, when the connection between server and client is lost.

Create the object htme_obj_network_control. Into the Step-Event put the following code:

///Check if engine running
if (htme_isLostConnection()) {
    htme_error_message_handler("Game Server or Client died! Go back to menu...");

    // Clean other persistent non synced objects from room
    with htme_obj_chat instance_destroy();
    with htme_obj_playerlist instance_destroy();


If htme_isLostConnection() returns true at any point after your client connected to the server, you can be very certain, that you lost conection to the server. Into the if Statement, simply put your own code to handle this scenario. htme_isLostConnection() should always return false for the server, unless the server dies due to an errror.

Oh, and don’t forget to put the object into the htme_rom_demo.