Hi, I want to test lobby features within Postman. I have valid EntityToken and TitleId but I can't create lobby.
Anyone has an idea?
Do you mean the Servers tab on the website that is Multiplayer tab on the Game Manager? If so, the created lobbies won’t show on any tab. The PlayFab Lobby is a service to create a temporary grouping mechanism for players to play games together. It's frequently used with matchmaking after finding people to play with. And the PlayFab Multiplayer Servers (MPS) is a server hosting service optimized for games. You can use PlayFab Multiplayer Servers to host multiplayer games. They are different, so a server is not required to create and join a lobby.
By default, the lobby needs a connected entity to be searchable. For more details, please see UseConnections section in CreateLobby API.
Postman can only send RESTful API and can't be used to establish the connections. To create a connected Lobby, please use PlayFab Multiplayer SDKs.
Otherwise, if you do not need real-time notifications, you can set
false and also
None, then lobbies do not need connections to be searchable.
From my understanding, I just need to Create a matchmaking ticket for 2 different IDs and wait them for connecting. Once connected to the server, ServerDefaultMap will be opened which is Lobby.
PlayFab Matchmaking is a functon that helps players match each other. It won't offer something to connect. And you say :"Once connected to the server, ServerDefaultMap will be opened which is Lobby", our Lobby is a service to create a temporary grouping mechanism for players, it's not a server. After the matchmaking ticket has successfully matched a group of players, you can use PlayFab API GetMatch to get lobbyArrangementString. Each player can then pass the arrangement string to the API JoinArrangedLobby to join the same lobby.
How many seconds-minutes do the service needs to open a new server instance?
The server does not have a definite time to open a new server instance, it depends on the VM you choose and the specific functionality of your server.
Does it starts to calculate hours when uploading the build? Even we don't use any server?
when you are uploading the build , it doesn't start to calculate hours. The StandingBy/Active state of game server will be charged. For more information about the states of game server, you can refer to this document.
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