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Getting Started

In this tutorial you will create a new project, import Dissonance and change some settings required for Dissonance to work properly.

1. Import Dissonance⚓︎

Import the Dissonance asset into the project. This will install two folders into your project: Assets/Plugins/Dissonance contains the main source code of Dissonance, Assets/Dissonance will contain any integration packages which you install.

2. Download Integrations⚓︎

When you import a new version of Dissonance a window will pop up with a list of available integrations, you can launch this window again by navigating to Windows > Dissonance > Download Integrations.

To use Dissonance you must install at a network backend integration - without this Dissonance cannot send anything over the network! Refer to these docs for help on choosing which one to use. Each integration package includes a demo scene, you should run this demo scene once you have installed the package to verify that Dissonance is properly installed and working in your project.

You may also wish to use some of our other integrations. Refer to these docs for a list of what's available.

3. Run In Background⚓︎

Multiplayer games need to keep running (and processing network packets) even when the game window does not have focus. To do this navigate to Edit -> Project Settings -> Player and enable Run In Background.

4. Per Platform Specific Setup⚓︎

Some platforms have special setup requirements, make sure to read the documentation for the platforms you want to work with:

4. Complete!⚓︎

That's all you need to get a project set up and ready for Dissonance. Next, follow the appropriate Quick Start tutorial for the network system you plan to use: