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Unity Asset Store

We just updated the SmartFoxServer 2X examples package in the Unity Asset Store:
http://u3d.as/content/goto-and-play-/smart-fox-server2x-multiplayer-sdk

All examples have been revamped with the new UI system introduced in Unity 4.6 and are now compatible with Unity 5’s WebGL build (except the FPS example, which requires UDP connection).
A new “Advanced Connector” example was added, showing how to deal with protocol encryption introduced in SmartFoxServer 2X v2.10.
All tutorials available on the website have been updated accordingly to the changes in the examples.

SmartFoxServer 2X v2.10.0 is out!

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SmartFoxServer 2X v2.10.0 is out, providing protocol encryption for all TCP and UDP communications. The secure connection uses the standard TLS protocol with X.509 certificates for counterparty authentication and AES 128-bit symmetric encryption for data exchange.

The release comes as a cumulative patch (requires SFS2X 2.9.x) and also provides a series of fixes and additions as discussed in the past months in the support forums.

The update comes with new client API for ActionScript 3, C#/Unity and Java/Android (encryption support for C++ and Objective-C clients, will be available in the next few weeks).

You can read the full release notes and download the patch from this page.

SmartFoxServer Pro to 2X Promo

50offAre you interested in moving your multiplayer game based on the older SmartFoxServer Pro to the more advanced and feature-rich SmartFoxServer 2X, but you don’t want to waste your existing license/s?

Until May 10th 2015 our special promotion allows you to convert to SmartFoxServer 2X by taking advantage of a 50% discount on its retail price.

And if you want to convert three or more licenses you get an additional 10% volume discountRead all the details on this page!

Celebrating 10 years!

Ten years ago, in late November 2004, we launched our first commercial version of SmartFoxServer, the Basic edition, which was soon followed by the PRO version in early 2005.
To celebrate the 10 years of activity, and in conjunction with the holiday season, we’re happy to announce an amazing 20% discount campaign on all licenses and license upgrades available in our online store.
The promotion will last until the end of 2014 and it will cover all our server products, including:

  • SmartFoxServer Basic
  • SmartFoxServer PRO (including BlueBox add-on)
  • SmartFoxServer 2X (including Analytics add-on)

Visit our online shop to see all the discounted prices, and make sure to take advantage of this unique offer!

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.9.0

20140708_release_29A new SFS2X update is available with new powerful features and fixes discussed in the support forums recently:

  • Improved scalability and thread management via Auto-scaling Thread Pools. No more need to fine tune threads by hand
  • BlueBox v3.0: revamped and improved edition running on the latest Jetty 9
  • Integrated file uploads
  • Added support for websockets over SSL (WSS)
  • AdminTool: Extension Manager module, allows to manage, upload and deploy Extensions directly from the Admin GUI
  • AdminTool: administrators can now be given access to a selection of modules and server halt/restart permissions

… lots more …

You can read the full release notes and download the installer from here.
Also check the latest HTML5 client API supporting the WSS protocol and the porting of the SpaceWar game to Unity (available in the Unity examples package).

More MMO API goodies!

20131222_spacewar_icoWe have added new articles and tutorials for our latest MMO API, released in SFS2X 2.8.0:

  • SpaceWar game tutorial provides a detailed walkthrough to building a realtime action game integrating physics, authoritative server, lag hiding techniques and Area Of Interest to provide a seamless gaming experience for hundreds of players.
  • MMO Demo Unity tutorial introduces the MMO API for Unity developers showing the basic concepts and features included in SmartFoxServer 2.8.0.
  • Advanced uses of the MMORoom and MMO API provides various advanced tips and tricks for developing with the MMO API on the server side.

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.8.0

20131114_release_2_8A new SFS2X update is available with new powerful features and fixes discussed in the support forums recently:

  • New MMO API: provides tools for building vast, large-scale explorable worlds with thousands of players interacting in the same “Room”, non player entities and much much more;
  • New Room Persistence API: provides convenient tools for storing game state, personal Rooms, etc, to local files or an external database;
  • New updated client API for Flash, Unity, Java/Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 supporting MMORooms, MMOItems and MMOItemVariables;
  • New Flash and Unity examples to demonstrate the latest API.

For an introduction on the new MMO API see this documentation page.

Please follow these links to get the updates:

If you are an iOS developer make sure to check the latest Objective-C API release, which is now 100% ARC and provides several fixes as requested in the support board.

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 API

20130920_windows8We are happy to announce the official support to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 starting from version 1.4 of the C# API we published today. The new API allows to build native applications and games for the two operating system (including Metro-style under Windows 8) and can also be used in Unity to publish 3D games targeted at those platforms. Get the new API on this page and the examples package here.

And speaking of updates, we also release a couple of minor versions of the HTML5 API and Objective-C API, available on the same page linked above. And inside the SFS2X doc site a vastly improved Java client API javadoc is now available.