Build Online

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This page is for information on the cooperative online building feature of the Level Builder. For information on the online menu of Mega Man Maker, see Online.

Build Online is the main feature of version 1.6.0 of Mega Man Maker. 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.

For information on how to create or join a room by direct IP, see this.

Features

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

Chat Menu

The Build Online 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.

When joining or creating a room, three messages from the System will appear: "Welcome to room [room ID]!", "You can find the player list in the orange menu.", and "Press T to open chat." The chat menu cannot be utilized while playtesting a level but chat notifications will still appear if they are enabled.

Player List

The Build Online 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 the player to the screen their cursor is on. The room host is able to kick or ban players from the room from this menu.

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.

Rooms

Menu that appears when going to Level Builder; Build Online; Host

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 Mega Man Maker's server lobby.

Hosting a Room

By Server Lobby

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

Menu that appears when going to Host; By Server Lobby
  • Room Name - Sets the name that will appear for a 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 a 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.

By Direct IP

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

Menu that appears when going to Host; By Direct IP
  • Name - Sets the name that will appear for a 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 a 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

Menu that appears when going to Level Builder; Build Online; Join

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.

By Server Lobby

Menu that appears when going to Join; Server Lobby

When joining a server By Server Lobby, a menu showing the server lobby and the rooms available to enter will appear. The menu is similar to the Online menu with key differences being:

  • The user's profile icon appears on the left of a room instead of a level's boss(es).
  • The number of players in the room, the maximum players set, and icons for if a room passcode is set and if the room is available to edit appear in place of a level's score.

The player can also do the following:

  • Pick a room hosted on the server lobby to join.
  • Search for a specific Room ID to join a room.
  • Refresh the room listing every five seconds.

By Direct IP

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

Menu that appears when going to Join; By Direct IP
  • 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.

Trivia

  • In version 1.6.2, two new features were added to Build Online.
    • To mitigate constant player griefing (the act of purposely sabotaging online rooms), the ability for the host to ban other players in a room was added. Once a player is banned from a room, they cannot be unbanned.
    • To prevent accidental kicks or bans by the host, a menu was added to confirm the selection.
  • If a user enters the password for a room incorrectly multiple times, the game temporarily bans the IP address of the user for five seconds.[1]

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