Game middleware firm ReplicaNet has announced that it has released Version 5.6 of its object oriented C++ library, engineered to help the developer of applications that require a stable and low maintenance middleware solution to networking.
New features for this version include lobby services such as server listings, NAT detection and punch-through, user profiles, persistant data storage for each user, binary difference patching and internet key code APIs.
In addition, speed optimizations for the reliable UDP network stack have been added, as well as security enhancements such as buffer size checking with the option to throw exceptions. and an ICMP Ping socket API.
The company released Version 5.5
of the application back in May, also revealing at the time that Eidos has released Urban Chaos: Riot Response
for Playstation 2 and Xbox, with ReplicaNet supplying the software used to power the online and LAN multiplayer action.