Fake Players

Discussion in 'Bukkit Discussion' started by GRocksMc, Aug 1, 2017.

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    Is it possible to create NPCs or "fake players" that send and receive packets and put as much stress on the server as a real player? I'm asking because I'm trying to help someone simulate a server with problems so he can fix them.
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    timtower Administrator Administrator Moderator

    @GRocksMc There is a cmd client out there somewhere, believe it was used as light-weight chat client to moderate a server.
    Modded client might also work, just one that send ridicules amounts of updates and requests.

    But having a lot of players is probably the best and easiest way to go.
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    CMD clients exist several out there, but they're useless for this purpose since they don't do much more than chat, which doesn't cause much load. You'd also have to have a proper account for each client (unless you plan to use offline mode).

    I don't think creating such a thing is feasible for just testing, it's way too much work. If you cannot get actual players to come online, then perhaps creating a bunch of repeating tasks doing loads of stuff might do the trick?
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