Welcome to the gotoAndPlay() Multiplayer Central!
This area is entirely
devoted to the study and development of Flash multiuser/multiplayer
applications and games.
Most of the tutorials and articles that you will find here
will be based on the "SmartFoxServer Lite edition
a Java socket server that you can freely download, re-distribute
and use at no cost.
The free server is based on a larger, commercial project
features many more advanced functionalities.
You can visit www.smartfoxserver.com
learn more about it.
The free "Lite edition
" already has all the basic
and advanced features that will allow you to study and create
a wide range of multiuser applications.
Also the concepts being explained in our articles will let
you understand, step by step, the generic techniques used
in the development of this kind of applications and you will
be able to translate them on other server technologies as
To get started follow these simple steps:
1) Download the "SmartFoxServer Lite
for your operating system.
2) Unpack and install the software.
3) Read our quickstart documents.
4) Open and run the source examples and follow our tutorials.
5) Have fun :-)
» All main operating systems are supported: Windows
(98/ME/2000/XP/2003), Linux and Unix, MacOS X (10.3 or higher)
» A minimum of 300mhz cpu, 32Mb of ram and 5Mb of free
» In order to run the server you will need the Java
Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 or higher installed on your
If you don't know if Java is installed on your system or if
you ignore what version you have, just dowload
the latest version
» Macromedia Flash MX or Flash MX2004 is needed to open
the example source files provided. You can download a trial
version from the Macromedia
For any help, bug report, questions and exchange
of ideas, please go in our forums
under the Multiplayer
section. It's likely that someone has already
found the solution to the problem you have. If not, just start
a new topic and we'll try to help you.
Showcase your works:
If you have developed and interesting multiplayer
application/prototype/game with SmartFoxServer let us know!
If it is good enough we'd like to publish it in our pages!
the gotoAndPlay team()