MultiplayerSpawner

Inherits: Node < Object

Automatically replicates spawnable nodes from the authority to other multiplayer peers.

Description

Spawnable scenes can be configured in the editor or through code (see add_spawnable_scene).

Also supports custom node spawns through spawn, calling _spawn_custom on all peers.

Internally, MultiplayerSpawner uses MultiplayerAPI.object_configuration_add to notify spawns passing the spawned node as the object and itself as the configuration, and MultiplayerAPI.object_configuration_remove to notify despawns in a similar way.

Properties

int

spawn_limit

0

NodePath

spawn_path

NodePath("")

Methods

Node

_spawn_custom ( Variant data ) virtual

void

add_spawnable_scene ( String path )

void

clear_spawnable_scenes ( )

String

get_spawnable_scene ( int index ) const

int

get_spawnable_scene_count ( ) const

Node

spawn ( Variant data=null )


Signals

despawned ( Node node )

Emitted when a spawnable scene or custom spawn was despawned by the multiplayer authority. Only called on puppets.


spawned ( Node node )

Emitted when a spawnable scene or custom spawn was spawned by the multiplayer authority. Only called on puppets.


Property Descriptions

int spawn_limit = 0

  • void set_spawn_limit ( int value )

  • int get_spawn_limit ( )

Maximum nodes that is allowed to be spawned by this spawner. Includes both spawnable scenes and custom spawns.

When set to 0 (the default), there is no limit.


NodePath spawn_path = NodePath("")

Path to the spawn root. Spawnable scenes that are added as direct children are replicated to other peers.


Method Descriptions

Node _spawn_custom ( Variant data ) virtual

Method called on all peers when a custom spawn was requested by the authority using spawn. Should return a Node that is not in the scene tree.

Note: Spawned nodes should not be added to the scene with Node.add_child. This is done automatically.


void add_spawnable_scene ( String path )

Adds a scene path to spawnable scenes, making it automatically replicated from the multiplayer authority to other peers when added as children of the node pointed by spawn_path.


void clear_spawnable_scenes ( )

Clears all spawnable scenes. Does not despawn existing instances on remote peers.


String get_spawnable_scene ( int index ) const

Returns the spawnable scene path by index.


int get_spawnable_scene_count ( ) const

Returns the count of spawnable scene paths.


Node spawn ( Variant data=null )

Requests a custom spawn, with data passed to _spawn_custom on all peers. Returns the locally spawned node instance already inside the scene tree, and added as a child of the node pointed by spawn_path.

Note: Spawnable scenes are spawned automatically. spawn is only needed for custom spawns.