Build Online

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Build Online is a new feature added to Mega Man Maker in version 1.6.0, it is an addition to the Level Builder interface.

The feature allows for multiple people to collaborate and build Mega Man Maker levels together over the internet. A player must log into their Mega Man Maker account to utilize this feature.

Hosting a Room

This section looks over the process of hosting a room that others can join.

Any level created or loaded through the offline Level Builder before activating the Build Online feature and hosting a room, can be still edited in a hosted room.

The Player is able to host a room via two methods, through direct IP connection or through the Mega Man Maker's server lobby.

Hosting - By Server Lobby

When hosting a server By Server Lobby, the following customizable options are available.

  • Name - Sets the name that will appear for your room in the lobby and the Player List.
  • Maximum Players - can be set as low as 2 players, or as high as 8 players.
  • Permission Type - Sets the permission type given to players that join your room.
    • Can Edit - Permission type allows players that join the room to edit the level, play test the level, and view the level.
    • View/Play Only - Permission type allows players to only play test the level, and view the level.
  • Passcode Protected - If enabled, will auto-generate a four digit passcode needed for players to enter the room. The room host player can find the passcode by selecting "Player List" in the orange toolbar and clicking "Show" in the Player List Menu.

Hosting - By Direct IP

When hosting a server by Direct IP, the following customizable options are available.

  • Name - Sets the name that will appear for your room in the Player List.
  • Maximum Players - can be set as low as 2 players, or as high as 8 players.
  • Permission Type - Sets the permission type given to players that join your room.
    • Can Edit - Permission type allows players that join the room to edit the level, play test the level, and view the level.
    • View/Play Only - Permission type allows players to only play test the level, and view the level.
  • Custom Port - If enabled, the player can set the port number the room will use for hosting. If disabled, the port defaults to 41000.

Joining A Room

This section looks over the process of joining a hosted room.

Any level created or loaded through the offline Level Builder before activating the Build Online feature and joining a room will have the level overwritten with the level of the joined room, so be sure to save any important work before joining a room.

The Player is able to host a room via two methods, through direct IP connection or through the Mega Man Maker's server lobby.

Joining - By Server Lobby

When joining a server By Server Lobby, the following occurs.

A menu showing the server lobby and the rooms available to enter will appear. The player can do the following:

  • The player can pick a room hosted on the server lobby to join.
  • The player can search for a room to join by using a specific Room ID.
  • The player can periodically refresh the room listing.

Joining - By Direct IP

When joining a server by Direct IP, the following options are available.

  • IP Address - Write the IP Address of the room you are trying to connect to.
  • Custom Port - If enabled, the player can set the port number for the room the player is trying to join. If disabled, the port defaults to 41000.

Build Online - Features

Once online, if hosting or joining a room, new or different features may become available.

Chat Menu

Pressing the T button will open the chat menu. This feature can be used to send text messages to the other players in the current room. The player can also enable or disable chat notifications appearing on screen through this menu. The chat menu can not be utilized while play testing a level.

Player List

This menu replaces the Build Online menu, once the player has successfully hosted or joined a room.

From this menu the player can see various information about the room.

  • Room Name - Lists the name of the current room.
  • Room Capacity - Shows the number of how many players are in the room, and the total player limit set by the room host.
  • Room ID - Shows room ID, only appear when a room is hosted By Server Lobby.
  • Room Passcode - Shows room passcode when the host clicks "Show". Only appears if the player is the room host, the room is hosted By Server Lobby, and Passcode Protected is enabled for the room.
  • Player Listing - Shows the list of all players in the current room and their usernames. The room host is marked with a crown. Clicking on a player's color will move you to the screen their cursor is on. The room host is able to kick or ban players from the room using this.

Build Online - Limitations

There are some Level Builder features that are more limited or disabled when using the Build Online feature.

  • Moving screens via the Map is disabled. This supposedly caused problems with player sync.
  • Loading .MMLV files is disabled.
  • Level auto-save is disabled.

Trivia

  • The feature as released in version 1.6.0 did not originally have a player banning function, this was added in version 1.6.2 to cut down on player griefing.
  • In version 1.6.2 a confirmation screen was added and will appear if the host selects to ban or kick a player, this is to stop accidental kicks or bans by the host.