Category Archives: Releases

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.

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.7.0 and Analytics!

A new major update is available for SmartFoxServer 2X which introduces a new tool for comprehensive traffic analysis including visitors, demographics based on geolocation, client technology statistics and lots more. Additionally the release adds new server components to simplify the Login and Sign Up process, including detailed tutorials with source code.

NOTE: the new release comes as a full installer, if you’re updating a previous version make sure to follow the migration guide.

Learn more here:

Download SmartFoxServer 2X 2.7.0

Recent updates

In the past few weeks we released a new server patch, new API versions and some new material. Here you go:

  • SmartFoxServer 2X v2.6.0 patch
  • Flash AS3 API v1.1.6
  • Unity/.Net/Mono C# API v1.2.0
  • Android/Java2 SE Java API v1.2.0
  • iOS/OSX Objective-C API v1.1.5
  • New C++ API (beta)

Please read the full release notes and download the update from our download section.

We also made available a new ServerTemplate for the RightScale platform (which now also installs the latest SFS2X patch) and a new white paper discussing the best practices to secure SmartFoxServer 2X.

Updates galore!

Today we released a whole bunch of server, client and documentation updates. First of all we have the new SmartFoxServer 2X version 2.1.0 which fixes a few bugs reported on the support forum and brings some internal improvements. We then have the new versions of the C# API for Unity/.Net/Mono and the Java API for Android/Java2 SE. You can download everything from this page.

On the documentation side we have three brand new Objective-C tutorials (here) discussing the iOS examples we published some time ago, and a revised version of the First Person Shooter walk-through for Unity (here). Enjoy!

More examples and a white paper

We just released a great new example project built using Flash Builder and targeting the iOS and Android devices: the Cannon Combat game is a simplified multiplayer version of the popular Angry Birds game featuring the Box2D physics engine. It is available for download as part of the Flash examples package on the SFS2X download page.

On the same page we also released the updated iOS examples package, containing the first two revised examples now compatible with the latest iOS API.

Last but not least, we published the first white paper discussing the SmartFoxServer 2X performance and scalability. It also shows the results of a series of tests that were performed in order to analyse the performance, stability and realiability of the SmartFoxServer 2X engine compared to other solutions adopted by our competitors. Read it here!