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Photon Unity Networking

Discussion in 'Multiplayer Networking' started by tobiass, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. tobiass

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    Photon Unity Networking

    Get it. No server setup needed - runs in the Photon Cloud. No obligation due to free plan.
    Download from the Asset Store:
    http://u3d.as/2ey

    Overview
    This package implements Unity's well known networking API on top of Photon. Keeping the API simple, this gives you standalone, dedicated servers, fixes, tweaks and ongoing support.
    This "plugin" contains a setup wizard, the fully integrated API, Editor extensions and the client library. It's compatible with the Photon Cloud Service, so you don't even have to setup a server!

    Requirements
    Unity v4.7 or up.
    Export to Standalone, Web, Win 8.1 Store, Win 8.1 Phone, UWP and more.
    Unity 5 exports PUN Free also to Android and iOS.
    Unity 4 exports to Android and iOS with the PUN+ package or "Unity Pro" licenses for mobile.

    Server Options
    cloud-banner.jpg

    v1.79 (18. November 2016)
    Changed: PUN will no longer aggregate the data from ALL objects in a group into ONE message. Instead, a maximum of 10 objects will be sent together. The idea is to avoid huge messages, which need fragmentation. Fragmentation needs to be avoided, because fragments are always reliable (and you basically lose "unreliable" updates when you send too much). There is a new variable for this: NetworkingPeer.ObjectsInOneUpdate.
    Changed: As we send max 10 gameobject-updates in one message (by default), we can use a byte as type for their ID (instead of short). This minimally saves data but makes this PUN incompatible with older builds. We separate PUN versions for you so there won't be a clash. PhotonNetwork.versionPUN is inserted into your Game Version to separate players.
    Updated: PunTeams to keep PlayerPerTeams Listing up to date.
    Updated: PlayerRoomIndexing improved consistency across various network contexts.
    Fixed: SocketWebTcp for WebGL was time scale dependant and would stop receiving events when Time.TimeScale = 0.
    Updated: DemoChat UI reworked to match demo Hub look and feel.
    Updated: DemoHub pixel Perfect Canvas fix.
    Added: Two more regions: Korea, Seoul (kr) and India, Chennai (in). If you're using the hosting option "Best Region", you may want to update the configuration in your PhotonServerSettings file.

    v1.78 (1. November 2016)
    Fixed: NetworkingPeer ownership assignment on late join when MasterClient is involved.
    Fixed: SetTeam() (in PunTeam) now assigns the team to the target player, instead of the local one. You could use the extension method on any PhotonPlayer (not only on yours).
    Fixed: PlayerVariable.cs material assignment to take MasterClient as a special case and avoid color mixup.

    v1.77 (24. October 2016)
    Changed: Transfer Ownership requests are now handled a little different. For "takeover", any player's request is successful if taking from the correct, current owner OR when taking from the master client (even though the owner is technically the room). E.g.: You can takeover from actor 1, even when clients registered the object's owner as 0 (null is used for "the room", which is equivalent to "belongs to master client").
    Fixed: late joining would not be aware of ownership transfers. Now owner is matching who sends events.
    Updated: The Photon "Demo Hub" to the new uGUI. Setup demos by "Window" -> "Photon Unity Networking" -> "Configure Demos (build setup)" to get all demos in a build.
    Fixed: Chat and RPS demo when going back to the demo hub would throw errors, this is corrected now.
    Fixed: PhotonViewInspector not setting target to dirty when editing ownershipTransfer
    Changed: The "Background Thread" in PhotonHandler will only call SendAcksOnly(), if Update() didn't recently (last 200ms). This makes sure that timeouts are not affected by the background thread (which keeps the client side from timing out for a while).
    Fixed: PhotonTransformView DoDrawEstimatedPositionError was not taking in consideration parenting.
    Fixed: The RoomOptions.EmptyRoomTtl got set if only PlayerTtl was > 0. Now both values are fully independent. Note: To allow the last player to come back to a room after a disconnect, you need to define a EmptyRoomTtl. Else, the room gets cleared when the last player leaves or becomes inactive.
    Updated: Api reference for FindFriends, AuthenticationValues. It should be clearer how the userId is set (and if the playerName gets used at all).
    Fixed: An issue in NetworkingPeer.NewSceneLoaded(). It did not clean up correctly in v1.76 on loading scenes.
    Updated: PhotonNetwork.BackgroundTimeout. It's now disconnecting (not timing out) and the doc got updated for that.

    v1.76 (21. September 2016)
    Fixed: Compatibility with ".Net 2.0 Subset". This can be used again.
    Updated: Some minor things to support Unity 5.5 beta. As always, this is work in progress. Let us know if you run into issues.
    Fixed: Values in enum DisconnectCause are now assigned with the ones from the lower level StatusCode, so that the values make sense again.
    Fixed: NetworkingPeer ReconnectAndJoin procedure by not cleaning up Ip Address on disconnection.
    Added: RoomOptions EmptyRoomTtl are now available. You can set how long a room stays in Photon Server's memory before it's being cleaned up or saved/persisted.
    Improved: Remove initial drifts on remote PhotonView transform values for ThirdPersonNetwork and PhotonTransformView components. When using these components, the first "life update" defines the position of a GO (instead of lerping there from the instantiate-position).
    Updated: The Chat Demo. It has a new text-input command and shows channels and private conversations properly.
    Updated: To Photon assemblies v4.1.1.3. which includes a fix for WSA builds. Also, only one WSA compatible dll is used across Windows Store exports (8.1 and 10).

    v1.75 (23. August 2016)
    Fixed: The Photon assemblies (.dll) to support IPv6 correctly again. This was broken temporarily in v1.74.
    Fixed: UWP assembly. It now contains Photon's Hashtable, as all other libraries do. This fixes Windows 10 UWP exports.
    Changed: PhotonMessageInfo is now a struct (was a class). This is less garbage to collect.
    Changed: Demo script "ColorPerPlayer" to use less resources. When entering a room, it ignores property-changes until an initial check is done "on join".
    Changed: Internally, the ServerSettings class now contains a VoiceAppId field. This allows easier merging with PUN Voice.
    Changed: Internally, OnSerializeRead() now re-uses a stream object and just applies new, incoming values to it. This saves a bit of garbage.
    Fixed: Compatibility with Unity 5.4, where OnLevelWasLoaded is obsolete and SceneManagement.SceneManager.sceneLoaded should be used to register "on loaded" callbacks.
    Updated: To Photon assemblies v4.1.1.1.

    v1.74 (15. August 2016)
    Fixed: PUN+ is now compatible with Unity 4.x Free again and can export to iOS and Android as expected. If you have Unity 5.x or 4.x Mobile Pro, you were not affected.
    Fixed: TCP Socket for Windows Store 8.1 and UWP.
    Changed: Due to upcoming new encryption options, exports now must use API Compatibility Level ".Net 2.0" instead of ".Net 2.0 Subset". We hope this is a minor issue. Let us know if not.
    Note: When the Bytecode Stripper fails, see the note above about Compatibility Level.
    Added: Optimization if a observed component implements IPunObservable. If so, we use a shortcut to call OnPhotonSerializeView(). This can speed up observed component calling in PhotonViews.
    Fixed: NetworkingPeer.HandleEventLeave() inactive state missing masterClient assignement during first leave call (A second leave call will be made after playerTtl expires).
    Improved: DemoChat : Exposed FriendsList to the inspector to prevent hardcoded friends references, and allow for easier testing without code modification
    Fixed: PhotonEditor.cs: Pun+ plugins libs paths discovery. For Unity 4.7.2, the wizard window detect PUN+ correctly again.
    Internal: Changed the workflow for setting up protocols. One method aggregates this now.
    Internal: NetworkingPeer.SetupProtocol(). Gets called before each PhotonPeer.Connect().
    Changed: PhotonNetwork constructor no longer sets protocols for special cases.
    Updated: The IPhotonSocket implementations to set their "IPv6-resolved" state.
    Updated: To new library build with new internal workflow for the "Init Request".
    Improved: PhotonPlayer.cs: Implemented IComparable and IEquatable.
    Fixed: NetworkingPeer.cs: Check for null view before adding view's GameObject.
    Fixed: Room.ClearExpectedUsers() is now sending it's current, local "expected users" to update the server with "CAS" (Check and Swap). This gives the client an update when the values become valid (which updates the local cache after the roundtrip).
    Added: link.xml file to preserve some classes from being stripped. This is in Assets\Photon Unity Networking\.
    Changed: The name/string of the "OnPhotonInstantiate" callback is now cached once, instead of using enum.ToString() each time. This is a minor performance improvement.
    Changed: The initial Dictionary size used in a PhotonView. This stores the the observed components and their methods to call.
    Fixed: Compatibility with Unity 5.4 by not adding a MonoBehaviour as Component. Instead, a derived class is used.


    Release History
    All updates are detailed in the changelog.txt in the package.


    Download
    Asset Store

    Special thanks go to Jean, Vadim, Leepo, Hamza and Olli for their great work, feedback and support. Thanks also to Caitlyn and team for getting this live incredibly fast :)


    Upcoming
    Support for more platforms, more useful components and lighter networking.


    Known Issues
    When you load a new scene, all instantiated GameObjects are destroyed only locally but not on the server. Anyone who joins the room later on still creates those GOs. To work around this, PhotonNetwork.Destroy your instantiated game objects before loading a new scene. Or use: PhotonNetwork.RemoveAllInstantiatedObjects(player).
    Changing the group of a PhotonView is only done locally and not synced. If you Instantiate a new object in a group that wasn't subscribed first, then the local client won't create the GameObject (it is culled by Interest Group).
    When you use multiple scenes, the viewIDs of PhotonViews in those scenes will always start at 1. Edit the PunSceneSettingsFile in your project to enter a minimum ViewID per scene if needed.


    Feedback is welcome! Just reply here.
    This post will be edited over time with more info, updates, etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
  2. MikeHergaarden

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    Woohoo, we now finally have a proper networking solution available in Unity.
    (If I can bluntly say so myself ;))
     
  3. Tomme

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    Wow, that was a lot more than I expect way to go! Will be having a fun little tinker around :)
     
  4. omgitsalexl

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    Downloading and will take a look at the package now. I have just recently started playing with Photon, so if this behaves like it sounds, you have just saved me a lot of time!
     
  5. Dreamora

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    Looking forward to see what changed from 0.93 to 1.0 :D
     
  6. saymoo

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    how is the promised linux version development going? (express edition should be out this month, according to roadmap)
     
  7. bertelmonster2k

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    You will be able to use "Photon Unity Networking" on any platform for Unite11 (end of next month).
     
  8. the_gnoblin

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    Great update! :)
     
  9. the_gnoblin

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    Is it possible to create an authoritative setup with unity-builds launched on a dedicated hardware alongside photon to simulate movement and raycasting on the server with this new API?

    So players won't be able to start rooms (and only serverside unity builds will be able to do so) and their movement and shooting would be checked on server.

    And the message flow would go like that: clients->photon->unity-build-for-collision-checking-attached-to-photon-like-a-client->photon->clients

    ...I hope that makes sense ).
     
  10. Dreamora

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    Thats exactly what this extension is actually about with the "photon side client" being called master client.

    The allowing only server to create room can also be easily done: only allow the real clients to join existing rooms by only using join room there and restrict createroom to the master clients you start on the server.

    rooms created will show up in the room listing :)
     
  11. Kaiserludi

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    That was already possibel before. This new unity-builtin-netwoking like API is only affecting the client-side. The server-side is completely independent from the client-API. You can have clients, working with the "old" Photon for Unity APi, clients with this new approach, non-unity-clients, all communicating with the same servercode, even in the same rooms, so of course the client-api is not relevant for if you can use an authoritive approach on the server.

    But attention with the authoritve approach: I would recommend to do some load testing rom time to time from the early stages of development on, as depending on the unity-features, you use, even headless-unity instances on the server can get really expensive in terms of cpu if you simualte all movements of a lot of clients in realtime with them.

    For example movement physics in general (not unity-specific, I even do not know, if unity has builtin physiscs or if this would have to be done by a 3rd party middleware anyway) can easily get quite expensive.
    If your client only needs 5% of its cpu power for physics (which by far isn't a critical number for the client), a server with 10 times as much cpu as the client would already run at 100%, if it has to do the same calculations for just 200 clients.

    So you should think about if some serverside expensive game-logic is really needed, before using so much server-side ressources for it, that your server is at its limits with just a few users, although it could handle thousands without that expensive game-logic, or if a simpler logic would also do it.
     
  12. Dreamora

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    yupp unity has PhysX integrated, thats why it holds even more, you can assume that a game with 32 players requires a 3ghz core of a i5 / i7 cpu on its own in an FPS or similar heavy title, especially if you use physical projectiles, not ray predictions.
     
  13. fholm

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    A quick question: Does this help you with integrating the physics/game logic parts from unity that you might need to make an authorative server that has control over movement? I downloaded the example and messed around with it, but it just seems like the only thing you've built is a game chat / room server that uses relaying to send the data between clients, trusting clients to not cheat as the server has zero control over the clients positions/actions?
     
  14. aleksbgs

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    Thanks all for this great product !
     
  15. tobiass

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    fholm:
    The server is currently just organizing your players into games and then relays everything.
    So far, the server does not understand what's going on in Unity. It would need the levels, the physics engine (which is not deterministic across platforms) and most of all, the server needs to know what sort of cheating has to be detected and how. And then, there's corrections.

    It's usually not a good idea to run a full blown physics environment on the server for every room (or the complete world), just to check if positions are reported correctly.
    The cheapest way to check this is using one of the clients - the host or MasterClient maybe. Or, if absolutely necessary, you could run a Unity headless instance to correct the players.

    I would try to check only a limited set of data from the client. Maybe when the client reports his new score, check if it's possible to reach that score, if the player played at all and if you like, make all clients report all player's scores at the end of the game. Make sure noone can submit scores every second.

    Most of this really depends on the game and is not solved out of the box. But we do most of the rest and now you can. ;)
     
  16. the_gnoblin

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    When I try to launch Photon from the package I get the following error (please see the image attached).

    I think I've never used Photon on that hardware before - so I suppose I miss .net framework or smth like that (what should I install?).

    thanks,
    Slav
     

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  18. BBGameDev

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    Hi, got this error when start server
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    2124: 02:07:05.468 - ---
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Service: "Photon Socket Server" starting
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Config File: C:\Documents and Settings\Bruno\Desktop\Photon-Server\bin_Win32_xp\PhotonServer.config
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Will NOT produce crash dumps
    2124: 02:07:05.468 -
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: ***************************************************************
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: Photon has been built to operate on an operating system earlier than Windows Vista.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: Performance will not be as good as when built for Windows Vista or later.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: ***************************************************************
    2124: 02:07:05.468 -
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Server Starting...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - CService::OnException() - Exception: CJob::IsProcessInJob() - Accesso negato.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Server shutting down...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Shutting down socket servers...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP inactivity timer
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying Business logic thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying servers
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP Outbound Connection Manager
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying resolver
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP Proxy Connection Manager
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet host
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying CLR dispatcher
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying CLR applications
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying I/O thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet buffer allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP buffer allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP socket allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet socket allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying performance counters
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Shutdown complete...
    ------------------------------------------------------
     
  19. the_gnoblin

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    Package on asset store doesn't contain source code for serverside app(s) - should I just take lite app sources from previous releases? (I'd like to add some logic on the server and not just send data from client to client). Sorry if I misunderstood something :).

    What is the difference between Master, Game1 and Game2 apps? (is there any place I missed where I can read about it?)

    thanks,
    Slav
     
  20. Dreamora

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    Master is the master server (you talk to it initially, hides the policy server behind it and in the end forwards you to the actual server (Game1 / Game2) that handle your room in the end which are used for load balancing and can technically even be distributed to other machines
     
  21. the_gnoblin

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    How should I specify to which machines to load balance? (if for example Game1 and Game2 are on different machines)
     
  22. yunspace

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    Hi Tobias, great product! I'm guessing the Windows Azure deploy kit should be out soon too? :D

    Just wondering is there a reason why only the Win_32 binaries are included in the Photon-Server zip?
     
  23. Kaiserludi

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    By specifiying their urls/ips and ports in the config.
     
  24. Igavva

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    Hi.
    JavaScript conflict: BCE0004: Ambiguous reference 'RPC': PhotonView.RPC(String, PhotonTargets, *Object[]), PhotonView.RPC(String, PhotonPlayer, *Object[]), UnityEngine.RPC. What to do?
     
  25. MikeHergaarden

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    How are you calling the RPC?
     
  26. MikeHergaarden

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    Game1 and Game2 are no different...but different instances. They could've been placed on two seperate servers. Master is the app that routes all players to a game server. (The master contains the room list of rooms on ALL game servers).

    Currently you cannot -yet- modify the server side logic. This is an idea for future updates though. You need to use the bundled server, using the lite app server will not work. When&if server side logic is added, you will be able to use RPCTarger.Server to send an RPC to the server only.
     
  27. bertelmonster2k

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    Indeed - Azure version is in the works and looks good already. We had to build a special tech to allow sticky sessions with a specific node through the Azure Loadbalancer.

    This version runs on all Windows Versions: XP, Vista, Win7, Server 2008 and 32 and 64bit. So this Photon binary is only 7MB in size and fits neatly into the package.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  28. rhamm1320

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    a couple of side notes that knocked me for a loop that may help others. I downloaded and everything worked amazingly well on my home network. When I put my public ip address for our house, it didn't... nothing to do with yours, but I guess my router and / or isp doesn't allow you to "connect to yourself"

    Also, I have a virtual dedicated server that I thought I would try it on. Since its just a base machine without Unity, I downloaded from your site instead of from the link in this thread. Maybe it was me, but I could never get it to connect. After scratching my head for about a day, I put this threads version on the virtual dedicated server, changed the ip in the load balances and its working good.
     
  29. Igavva

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    import PhotonView;
    import PhotonTargets;
    import PhotonPlayer;

    var hp : int = 100;

    function ApplyDamage (hp: int){
    photonView.RPC("setHP",PhotonTargets.Others, hp);
    }

    @RPC
    function setHP(newHP : int){
    hp=newHP;
    }
     
  30. bertelmonster2k

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    "Photon Unity Networking" uses the brand new Photon3 which will go live next week. It supports load balancing across nodes out of the box which is used here as well.
     
  31. phil_ivey

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    ReflectionException: Can not read main module
    Mono.Cecil.StructureReader.VisitModuleDefinitionCollection (Mono.Cecil.ModuleDefinitionCollection modules)
    Mono.Cecil.ModuleDefinitionCollection.Accept (IReflectionStructureVisitor visitor)
    Mono.Cecil.AssemblyDefinition.Accept (IReflectionStructureVisitor visitor)
    Mono.Cecil.AssemblyFactory.GetAssembly (Mono.Cecil.Binary.ImageReader irv, Boolean manifestOnly)
    Mono.Cecil.AssemblyFactory.GetAssembly (Mono.Cecil.Binary.ImageReader reader)
    Mono.Cecil.AssemblyFactory.GetAssembly (System.String file)
    UnityEditor.AssemblyHelper.ExtractAllClassesThatInheritMonoBehaviourAndScriptableObject (System.String path, System.String[] classNamesArray, System.String[] classNameSpacesArray) (at C:/BuildAgent/work/842f9557127e852/Editor/Mono/AssemblyHelper.cs:144)
    +19 nulls,reflection exceptions and internal compiler errors
     
  32. tobiass

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    phil_ivey
    That doesn't really look like something from the plugin. If it's causing this, then you should report a bug to Unity.
    In 3.4, we tested the plugin.

    Igavva
    Ambiguous reference 'RPC': PhotonView.RPC(String, PhotonTargets, *Object[]), PhotonView.RPC(String, PhotonPlayer, *Object[]), UnityEngine.RPC.
    Maybe you copied the plugins folder to your project's base, when you should have moved it? Try a search for "Plugins" or "Photon Unity Networking" in the Project "search" of the Editor. I assume you find it twice. Remove one.

    I think the other questions are already answered?

    I will ask one myself: How are you doing so far with the plugin?

    From my perspective, unzipping and starting the server is one the biggest inconvenience but this will become obsolete with the upcoming hosted service.
     
  33. Igavva

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    I fixed my issue.
    #pragma strict
    public class Machinegun extends Photon.MonoBehaviour {
    /////
    }
     
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  34. BBGameDev

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    server does NOT start....

    Window xp pro SP 3
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    Hi, got this error when start server
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    2124: 02:07:05.468 - ---
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Service: "Photon Socket Server" starting
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Config File: C:\Documents and Settings\Bruno\Desktop\Photon-Server\bin_Win32_xp\PhotonServer.config
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Will NOT produce crash dumps
    2124: 02:07:05.468 -
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: ************************************************** *************
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: Photon has been built to operate on an operating system earlier than Windows Vista.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: Performance will not be as good as when built for Windows Vista or later.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - WARNING: ************************************************** *************
    2124: 02:07:05.468 -
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Server Starting...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - CService::OnException() - Exception: CJob::IsProcessInJob() - Accesso negato.
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Server shutting down...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Shutting down socket servers...
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP inactivity timer
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying Business logic thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying servers
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP Outbound Connection Manager
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying resolver
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP Proxy Connection Manager
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet host
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying CLR dispatcher
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying CLR applications
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying I/O thread pool
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet buffer allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP buffer allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying TCP socket allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying ENet socket allocator
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Destroying performance counters
    2124: 02:07:05.468 - Shutdown complete...
     
  35. bertelmonster2k

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    Try "Run as Administrator".
     
  36. BBGameDev

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    have already tried, but same problem
     
  37. the_gnoblin

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    Didn't help.

    I'll try to install the latest windows updates on this machine and try installing .net framework 1 more time.
     
  38. yunspace

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    I'm hosting the Photon-Server on a vm. I've changed all the IPs from localhost to the actual IP of the vm and the demo is working fine in standard build. However when I try to build the web player, I get the following error:

    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. Connect() failed: System.Security.SecurityException: Unable to connect, as no valid crossdomain policy was found
    3.   at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Connect_internal (IntPtr sock, System.Net.SocketAddress sa, System.Int32 error, Boolean requireSocketPolicyFile) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
    4.   at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Connect (System.Net.EndPoint remoteEP, Boolean requireSocketPolicy) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
    5.   at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Connect (System.Net.EndPoint remoteEP) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
    6.   at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Connect (System.Net.IPAddress address, Int32 port) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
    7.   at ExitGames.Client.Photon.NConnect.StartConnection () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
    8. UnityEngine.Debug:LogError(Object)
    9. PhotonHandler:DebugReturn(DebugLevel, String) (at Assets/Photon Unity Networking/Plugins/PhotonNetwork/PhotonHandler.cs:77)
    10. NetworkingPeer:DebugReturn(DebugLevel, String) (at Assets/Photon Unity Networking/Plugins/PhotonNetwork/NetworkingPeer.cs:669)
    11. ExitGames.Client.Photon.NConnect:StartConnection()
    12. ExitGames.Client.Photon.EnetPeer:Connect(String, String, Byte)
    13. ExitGames.Client.Photon.PhotonPeer:Connect(String, String)
    14. NetworkingPeer:Connect(String, String) (at Assets/Photon Unity Networking/Plugins/PhotonNetwork/NetworkingPeer.cs:136)
    15. PhotonNetwork:Connect(String, Int32, String) (at Assets/Photon Unity Networking/Plugins/PhotonNetwork/PhotonNetwork.cs:101)
    16. MainMenu:Awake() (at Assets/Photon Unity Networking/DemoWorker/Scripts/Menu/MainMenu.cs:19)
    17.  
    It's as if the policy file is not found. But I can see from the server log that the policy files are being read correctly:
    Code (csharp):
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    2. 2011-08-28 01:52:54,257 [1] INFO  Exitgames.Realtime.Policy.Application.Policy [(null)] - Application start. AppId: Policy ApplicationPath: C:\Photon-Server\Policy
    3. 2011-08-28 01:52:54,282 [1] DEBUG Exitgames.Realtime.Policy.Application.Policy [(null)] - Reading policy file: C:\Photon-Server\Policy\assets/socket-policy.xml
    4. 2011-08-28 01:52:54,283 [1] INFO  Exitgames.Realtime.Policy.Application.Policy [(null)] - Policy file:
    5. <cross-domain-policy>
    6.     <allow-access-from domain="*" to-ports="5055,5056,5057,4530,4531,4532" />
    7. </cross-domain-policy>
    8.  
     
  39. the_gnoblin

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    Can this error happen because I have x64 windows server and not x32 one? )
     
  40. the_gnoblin

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    I've updated windows - this didn't help.
    I've tried launching Photon in Windows XP compatibility mode - this didn't help.

    Any ideas?

    thanks,
    Slav
     
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  42. tobiass

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    Yunspace:
    Maybe you didn't allow port TCP 843 in the firewall. That should be the default policy-file-request port for Webplayers. The log entry shows that Photon already is starting the policy app and the file.

    gnoblin:
    The build we included in the package should be compatible with all Windows OSs from XP up. We disabled perfmon counters, because they are the only thing that's 64 bit incompatible (in a 32 bit build).
    But: You need the DotNet framework 3.5 or 4.0. The first one won't do. If PhotonControl can't even be started, then it's likely missing. The Control is a 100% pure DotNet assembly.

    bbgamedev:
    If you unzipped with Windows Explorer's built-in unzip feature, please delete the unzipped server folder and unzip again. This time, using winrar or 7zip. Maybe the explorer marked your files as "from external source" and doesn't trust those.
    It's definitely a rights issue - that's what the error says. As administrator, it should run though. Check the folder's rights again?
     
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  43. BBGameDev

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    tried everything...(I'm a mac user!) but nothing, strange that bootcamp demo version works
     
  44. the_gnoblin

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    Tobias, I installed .net framework from the link you posted...
     
  45. Igavva

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    I have the same error as gnoblin (windows 2008, framework 4)
     
  46. yunspace

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    Yes I tried switching off the firewall and also did a port scan to make sure port 843 is free. But the policy request simply isn't hitting the policy server.

    Where as if I were run the client from inside the vm, it runs correctly with the following log:

    Code (csharp):
    1. 2011-08-29 01:40:39,778 [11] DEBUG Exitgames.Realtime.Policy.Application.Policy [(null)] - OnInit - <policy-file-request/>
    2. 2011-08-29 01:40:39,793 [11] DEBUG Exitgames.Realtime.Policy.Application.Policy [(null)] - Policy sent.
    I'm thinking it's probably something to do with the network connectivity between my host machine and guest vm?
     
  47. Igavva

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    Old Photon runs OK on win2008, Photon supplied with Unity-plugin doesn't start on win2008 (while it runs OK on win7).
     
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  48. tobiass

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    Igavva: thx for that info. We will take a look asap.
     
  49. Dreamora

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    I had no problem starting up the Photon supplied with it on my Win 2k8 32bit box.
    But I would guess that on 64bit it might potentially fail as its the 32bit XP version according the naming, not the normal 32bit one

    my problem is more that the socket policy server on the 1.0 server is plain simply not reachable at least I failed to get it working while the 0.93 beta one worked without any problem and need for reconfiguration. but I can not for sure say that its photons failure, thus I've not reported it yet on the unity photon network board over at exit games
     
  50. yunspace

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    sounds like similar symptoms to what I'm experiencing. I'm connecting from a web client to Photon hosted on Windows vm. The policy server does not respond even though the ip is correct and port 843 is enabled, it only seems to respond if the web client is hosted on the same vm. The one time I did manage to get it to work is by copying the crossdomain.xml over to wwwroot in IIS, but that stopped working also now.

    I'd narrow it down to the policy server because the socket server itself connects fine via the standard client. Just wanted to confirm, the IP address of the policy server on port 843 should be the same as the Load Balancer entry point on port 5050 right?
     
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