The SmartFoxServer Cloud is here!

We are happy to announce the launch of Overcast, a dedicated cloud-based hosting service for SmartFoxServer 2X that provides a complete stack to build and run rich multiplayer games at any scale.

With Overcast developers can deploy any number of SFS2X instances in the cloud, world-wide, with a simple web-based interface. Each instance runs in its dedicated server with unlimited CCU and provides 100% of the SmartFoxServer 2X features.

For a full presentation of the service make sure to read this introduction to Overcast.

Adobe Flash will be retired at the end of 2020

As announced a few years ago, Adobe has been working on the gradual retirement of the Flash technology from the web in favor of open standards such as HTML5, WebGL etc.

Officially December 31st. 2020 will be the last day for the Flash platform, after which it will be removed from the Adobe website. This means it won’t be available for download any more, nor there will be any form of support or updates from Adobe.

How does this impact SmartFoxServer and its users? Let’s find out.

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Developing custom AdminTool modules

With the release of SmartFoxServer 2X v2.16 and the final HTML5 version of its Administration Tool, we decided to introduce a long-awaited feature: support for custom administration modules.

In this article we will provide a brief introduction on the subject and a walkthrough of the development and integration workflow of the modules.

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SFS2X 2.16 update released!

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.16.0 is available as a cumulative update patch for all previous SFS2X 2.14 and 2.15 installations.

The focus of this release is the final version of the new HTML5 AdminTool, which now officially replaces the legacy, Flash-based tool. We completed the porting adding the last module, Analytics, but we also added a long-awaited feature: it is now possible to integrate your own custom administration modules in the AdminTool! Read all the details here: http://docs2x.smartfoxserver.com/Gettin … om-modules

Download SFS2X 2.16.0 from here.

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SFS2X and Websocket for HTML5 and Unity.

Websocket has become very popular thanks to the ubiquity of HTML5 technologies on desktop, mobile and even consoles. Additionally game engines such as Unity, with its WebGL build, has pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved in web-based games allowing many developers to release their titles for the browser.

In this new article we’re going to review a series of steps to set up Websocket in SmartFoxServer 2X and avoid potential pitfalls, especially when testing locally.

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SFS2X 2.15 update released!

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.15 is available as an update patch for all previous SFS2X 2.14 installations.

The release provides a revamped server engine’s UDP pipeline to improve scalability for very high packet rates. If you’re running a real-time game based on UDP for thousands of players, we highly recommend this update.

For more details you can read this article which illustrates all the details of the new release.

Download and release notes.