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    Has anybody?

    Alright. This question does have a specific point, but for now, it's quite simple:

    Has anyone here played either Utopia or Earth: 2025 at swirve.com?
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    Nope! Do I want to??

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    I dunno. It's okay. I was just hoping to get some technical information on it, and to do that I'd have to know if anybody's played it...
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    I played about 2 years ago, and the alliance in 1A I was one of the heads of when founded is amazingly still up and going strong -- and disturbingly lead by the same guy :P

    However, that was a long time ago, and I don't think I could be much help to you now if you're looking for gaming advice..
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    Nope. Not looking for gaming advice at all. I'd just like to know if creating a game like that would be possible using php.
    As well, I'm kind of curious as to what they would have used.
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    I don't know what kind of DB they use, but I'm pretty sure it's not MySQL It could be Oracle or PostGreSQL or something.. I really have no idea, but they support thousands of users online at the same time in one DB..

    Anyway, it can be done using PHP/MySQL (or really any database), and in fact I know there's a group of people who do, or used to, frequent these forums. I found out about their game from here, it's called Antrophia (http://www.antrophia.com/). I suggest contacting the admin there, whichever one posts on the boards.. He should be fairly easy to get in touch with, and hopefully he'll be happy to answer any questions you might have. (I find most developers are more than happy to share info with a fellow developer )

    Hope that helped.
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    Excellent

    I'm sending an email right now. You say that it wouldn't have been done in mySQL. Why not? What are it's limitaions as far as users are concerned?
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    I don't know exactly, but I've heard a lot of people talking about MySQL losing some of its efficiency when there are large numbers of users online at the same time (I suppose it's because the large number of db queries).

    You're probably safe using it, and it's likely the easiest to use.. I don't think it would be difficult to port the DB into from MySQL to another type of database *if* you got to the point where you really needed it.
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