Is syncing a variable only once with Onphotonserializeview possible?

Hi there, I have a quick question.

My game concept has cannons with long reload times like 30 seconds. So, whenever a player got hit, its health gets reduced and updated at all clients. Considering it is a 1v1 instance, the health wont be updated for another 30 seconds.

I use Onphotonserializeview syncing the health value. However, the health variable gets synced all the time continuously, which is not necessary. I have tried to use some bool variables to only update the health once, when it is modified, with no success.

What I wanted to ask is whether there is a way to sync health value (or any value) only at once, when it gets changed instead of sending updated all the time?

Answers

  • I tried something out, see if it works!

    private bool canSync;

    IEnumerator sync()
    {
    canSync = false;
    yield return new WaitForSeconds(30);
    canSync = true;
    }
    void OnPhotonSerializeView(PhotonStream stream, PhotonMessageInfo info)
    {

    if (stream.IsWriting)
    {
    StartCoroutine(sync());
    if (canSync)
    {
    //DoStuff
    }
    }
    else
    {
    if (canSync)
    {
    //DoStuff
    }
    }
    }