In a multiplayer video game, servers have "slots" for players to join into. I have been trying to figure out what is the best translation for "slot" in this context.
Basically, a multiplayer server must have at least one open slot, or else new players cannot join the game. When they join the game, they fill up the slot. If a server has 5 slots, only 5 players can join. Another similar word in English in this context could be "opening".
Google Translate suggested some of these, but I don't know if they're right:
"fente" and "rainure" - Both of these seem to relate to long thin holes, the example usages were a slot to put coins into at an arcade or piggy bank, or cracks in ice.
"créneau" - This seems to be more on the right track, but I'm skeptical of it, since the reverse translation is "niche".
Translating various phrases also led me to "emplacements".