About Zone and Creation in SmartFoxServer2X
With Code Snippets
Zone:- Zone is a
collection of rooms, in the earlier session we discussed what is
a room in smartfoxserver2x, if we collect/categorize different
rooms under one roof/section that part can be considered as
What Zone refers and What
- Zone consists various games/rooms.
- When a player wants to join/play a game/room they need to
join first in zone Means Player
(Login->Zone Join -> Room Join).
- The entire Zone related information held in zones folder of smartfoxserver2x with
.zone.xml extension. (like casinogames.zone.xml,
- Zone will control the rooms means Zone will acts as a parent
and room is a child of zone.
- If the user need to interact/control the zone we can control
- We can’t create the zones at runtime, where as we can create
the rooms at runtime of SmartfoxServer2x.
- We can create the zones manually by creating zone.xml files
under zones folder
- We can create the zones using SmartfoxAdminTool in easy GUI
- Simple code to create room from Server side:
- Simple code to create room at Client side:
When we have rooms
why we need zones? Example
Let me explain Zone-Room with an
I have the following games and I need to run
those games in smartfoxserver2x those are
|1. Star Wars (MMO game)
||2. Lord of Rings (MMO game)
||3. Roulette36 (Casino Game)
|4. Dice Twister (Casino game)
||5. Roulette18(Casino game
||6. Joker World (Video Poker casino)
|7. Lucky 74(Video Poker casino)
||8. NoHolds(VideoPoker Casino)
||9. TeenPati(Poker variant)
|10. Texas Hold’em (poker Variant)
||11. Omaha (poker variant))
||12. 7-card Stud(poker variant)
If you observe the above games there
are mainly 4 categories like
- MMO Games
- Casino Games
- Video Poker Games
- Poker Games.
Now If all the games are clubbed as
one group then
- Monitoring of users for a particular type is difficult.
- A Player can’t play multiple games at a time. Etc.,
So each Game Category can be considered as a Zone means MMOZone (Holds MMO Games), CASINOZone (Holds Casino Games), VIDEOPOKERZone(Holds VideoPoker
games), POKERZone (Holds Poker
Zone Level Events
- SFSEventType.USER_JOIN_ZONE is
the only event which is related to zone at server side.
- ZoneJoinRequest() is the only
request avail at client side related to zone.
Zone Level Events