A free Java application that enables a person to play turn based games on the Internet with other people
Version: 1.0 Build 554Backgammon is the only game provided by Game Client at this time. With Game Client you can chat with other players and request or accept invites to play a game.
Operating System: Mac OS X
The Game Client communicates with a game server that accepts connections from the Game Client. A player list is managed and distributed to each client.
When you invite a player to play a game you are actually hosting the game. This means that your computer becomes a server by using a ServerSocket. The other player connects to your computer with a Socket object.
You will need to configure your computer to listen to a port. You can set the ports from 49152 to 65535. Ports 52144 and 52154 are the default primary and secondary ports.
If you are invited to a game then it is not necessary for any port to be open because you are not hosting the game.