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NetworkView in Unity

When I click on NetworkView (Component > Miscellaneous > NetworkView) in Unity, I get the error "The component NetworkView can't be added because it is not supported by selected platform."

Does this mean Hololens does not support multiplayer games built through Unity? If not, is there another way to share information on a network? Thanks!



  • AlexDAlexD ✭✭✭

    I have not tried to use the NetworkView component, but I can say that there are ways to create shared experiences via network in HoloLens.
    Microsoft has built and opensourced a great tool set for this -HoloToolkit.
    For a sample of how to use it and what it can do, check the Academy Holograms 240 tutorial.

  • @IGITech,
    HoloLens is a Windows Universal Platform and as such requires components written using that API. It is possible that the NetworkView component uses APIs that are not available on HoloLens. In fact, when I attempted to add the component using beta 22 of the Unity HTP, the option was disabled.

    As @AlexD mentions, there are other ways you can share data over the network, as demonstrated in the Shared Holograms course. The scripts and components demonstrated in this course are also available in the HoloToolkit and HoloToolkit-Unity open source projects.


  • I don't think NetworkView is what you want anyway...It's been deprecated.


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  • I am facing the similar issue with NetworkTransform omponent. It syncs movement correctly across multiple lap top clients but It does not work with hololenses.

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