Your Game Doesn't Need UDP (Yet)

22 thoughts
last posted April 2, 2014, 5:28 a.m.

9 earlier thoughts


Even when UDP should perform better, the public internet is increasingly dominated by specialized, highly tuned hardware that knows about the semantics of TCP, that lets TCP cheat. It won't understand your special UDP protocol, so you won't get any speed boost from fancy cheater hardware on the path between you and your players.

12 later thoughts