SmartFoxServer Roadmap!
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
2M ago
With the new year (2024) we have started working on a set of major new features and improvements that will come to SmartFoxServer in due time. Here is a short list of what’s cooking: Support for Java 21: the latest LTS release introduces new language features, powerful API and a new Garbage Collector that can be beneficial for server apps such as SmartFoxServer. Virtual Threads: is one of the main attractions in JDK 21 and a long awaited feature to improve scalability. We’re planning to redesign the threading model in SmartFoxServer to take full advantage of this feature, simplify ..read more
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SmartFoxServer 2.20.0 is out!
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
2M ago
We have just released SmartFoxServer 2X 2.20.0, which comes as a patch for all previous 2.19.x releases. The version updates the embedded Tomcat (websocket/BlueBox), providing several bug and security fixes. This release also improves the communication speed with the License Server and adds a new setting for managing the the User’s packet queue when it is maxed out. Please, make sure to read the full release notes included with the download itself. Download SFS2X update 2.20.0 ..read more
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Small API Update for all client platforms
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
11M ago
We have just released a small update for our client API, which addresses the caching of UserVariables when users enter and leave multiple Rooms. A recent bug submission has pointed to a specific situation in which a UserVariable would remain in the cache, potentially wasting some memory. You can read more in the related support forum discussion and download the latest release from our API Download page ..read more
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New Godot 4.x Examples available!
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
We have launched a new tutorial series for the Godot engine 4.x using our C# Client API. The example pack contains five examples of increasing complexity with source code and detailed tutorials: Download the examples Get started with the tutorials ..read more
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HTML5/Javascript API Cluster support is ready
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
We have now added SmartFoxServer Cluster support to our offical HTML5/JS client API. You can obtain the new release from our client API download page and learn more on how to build a Cluster client from the Overcast documentation ..read more
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Updated examples pack for Unity
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
We have updated the Unity examples pack and tutorials for SmartFoxServer 2X. What’s new? New Shooter example and tutorial, substituting the outdated First Person Shooter example. All examples now feature an Editor window providing setup instructions; all tutorials now reference those instructions ..read more
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Run SmartFoxServer 2X with JRE 16 and higher
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
As of 2023 SmartFoxServer 2X ships with the JRE 11 (LTS) out of the box, but it can also run with a higher version if needed. In our documentation we have a detailed table with all the supported Java releases and their level of compatibility with SFS2X, which we recommend to consult. At the time of writing this article SFS2X does not run with a JRE version 16 or higher without additional configuration. In this short article we will discuss how to configure the SmartFoxServer launchers to support the most recent Java runtimes, up to the latest JRE 20. » Farewell Javascript Before we discuss the ..read more
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SmartFoxServer Cluster launch and new updates!
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
Hello, we are pleased to announce that SmartFoxServer Cluster is finally here, as part of the tools in the Overcast cloud. The new Cluster feature offers additional scalability super-powers to your SmartFoxServer based games with: Automatic horizontal scaling Automatic load balancing Advanced cluster-wide matchmaking Advanced monitoring and management via SFS2X AdminTool Extended SFS2X client side API with new events and requests Consult our website for more info on the Overcast cloud service To learn more about the SmartFoxServer Cluster check the&nbs ..read more
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New in 2.19: Extension Flood Filter
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
With the release of SmartFoxServer 2.19.0 we have introduced a new Extension Flood Filter that provides fine grained control over the packet rate of Extension requests: it can be used to limit the number of calls per second for specific requests and automatically set rules for warning and banning the offending client(s). It also includes the ability to catch unknown Extension calls (i.e. requests for which there doesn’t exist a request handler) and apply auto-ban rules as well. Under normal circumstances, e.g. users playing with the official client app, there shouldn’t be a concern about reque ..read more
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SmartFoxServer 2.19.0 is available!
SmartFoxServer Blog
by SmartFoxServer Team
1y ago
We have just released SmartFoxServer 2X 2.19.0, which introduces Extension Flood Filters to limit the number of Extension calls on a per-request basis. The release comes also with updated Tomcat (websocket/BlueBox), updated GeoIP database and host of 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 2.19.0 installer from our download section. » Read the full release notes here ..read more
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