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SmartFoxServer 2.18.3 is out!

We just released SFS2X patch 2.18.3 which fixes a couple of problems with the Analytics module, adds IP-range support for Admin clients and fixes a minor UI issue with the AdminTool. You can read the release notes and proceed with the download from here.

While you are at it, also check out the latest client API in our dedicated download section.

Please note: the patch requires SFS2X 2.18.0 to be already installed.

SmartFoxServer 2.18.2 is available!

We just released SFS2X patch 2.18.2 which provides a series of features that have been requested and launches updated client-side APIs for all supported platforms. You can read the release notes and proceed with the download from here.

The latest client API can be obtained from our dedicated download section.

Please note: the patch requires SFS2X 2.18.0 to be already installed.

SmartFoxServer 2.18 is out!

We have just released SmartFoxServer 2X 2.18.0, which provides several library updates, new runtime, support for M1 Macs, extra features and bug fixes.

Please note: the new release comes as a standalone installer so it can’t be used to update a previous instance.

» Get the new SmartFoxServer 2.18.0 installer from our download section.
» Read the full release notes here.

Load Balancing SmartFoxServer 2X with HAProxy

In this article we are going to explore several ways to use the open source HAProxy load balancer in conjunction with SFS2X, to increase the scalability and availability of a multiplayer project.

We are going to show different configurations for TCP and Websocket connections and several ways to setup the system for common use cases.

To get the most out of this tutorial we require a basic knowledge of what a Load Balancer is and how it works, and some familiarity with the basics of networking and the OSI Model.

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SFS2X memory settings and garbage collection (part 1)

When running SmartFoxServer on machines with large amounts of RAM (e.g. 32/64GB or more) developers often have questions about strategies to make use of all resources, and how to optimize garbage collection.

At first these questions can seem intimidating, considering the vast amount of custom settings available for the Java Runtime and the multiple garbage collection options, each with its own set of configuration choices.

The good news is that navigating the complexity of the JVM is easier and less intimidating than expected (at least for SFS2X devs) and with this article we hope to simplify most SmartFoxServer users’ life.

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SFS 2X 2.17.0 is available!

We have just released SmartFoxServer 2X 2.17.0, codenamed “Flash Farewell” as we have cut the remaining ties with the old Flash-based Admin Tool.

It seems that many users forgot about the termination of Adobe Flash on Jan. 12th 2021 and have found themselves unable to reach their servers with the legacy Admin Tool. This release is particularly targeted at those users, as it packs all the recent updates in one installer.

Read more about installation and migration to SFS2X 2.17.0 in our forum post.

Download and release notes.