C++ Game Server Client SDK

This is the C++ version of the Agones Game Server Client SDK.

Check the Client SDK Documentation for more details on each of the SDK functions and how to run the SDK locally.

Download

Download the source from the Releases Page or directly from GitHub .

Usage

The C++ SDK is specifically designed to be as simple as possible, and deliberately doesn’t include any kind of singleton management, or threading/asynchronous processing to allow developers to manage these aspects as they deem appropriate for their system.

We may consider these types of features in the future, depending on demand.

To begin working with the SDK, create an instance of it:

agones::SDK *sdk = new agones::SDK();

To connect to the SDK server, either local or when running on Agones, run the sdk->Connect() method. This will block for up to 30 seconds if the SDK server has not yet started and the connection cannot be made, and will return false if there was an issue connecting.

bool ok = sdk->Connect();

To send a health check call sdk->Health(). This is a synchronous request that will return false if it has failed in any way. Read GameServer Health Checking for more details on the game server health checking strategy.

bool ok = sdk->Health();

To mark the game server as ready to receive player connections, call sdk->Ready(). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

grpc::Status status = sdk->Ready();
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To mark the game server as allocated, call sdk->Allocate(). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

grpc::Status status = sdk->Allocate();
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To mark the game server as reserved, call sdk->Reserve(seconds). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

grpc::Status status = sdk->Reserve(std::chrono::seconds(N));
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To mark that the game session is completed and the game server should be shut down call sdk->Shutdown(). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

grpc::Status status = sdk->Shutdown();
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To set a Label on the backing GameServer call sdk->SetLabel(key, value). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

grpc::Status status = sdk->SetLabel("test-label", "test-value");
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To set an Annotation on the backing GameServer call sdk->SetAnnotation(key, value). This will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

For more information you can also look at the gRPC Status reference.

status = sdk->SetAnnotation("test-annotation", "test value");
if (!status.ok()) { ... }

To get the details on the backing GameServer call sdk->GameServer(&gameserver), passing in a agones::dev::sdk::GameServer* to push the results of the GameServer configuration into.

This function will return a grpc::Status object, from which we can call status.ok() to determine if the function completed successfully.

agones::dev::sdk::GameServer gameserver;
grpc::Status status = sdk->GameServer(&gameserver);
if (!status.ok()) {...}

To get updates on the backing GameServer as they happen, call sdk->WatchGameServer([](const agones::dev::sdk::GameServer& gameserver){...}).

This will call the passed in std::function synchronously (this is a blocking function, so you may want to run it in its own thread) whenever the backing GameServer is updated.

sdk->WatchGameServer([](const agones::dev::sdk::GameServer& gameserver){
  std::cout << "GameServer Update:\n"                                 //
            << "\tname: " << gameserver.object_meta().name() << "\n"  //
            << "\tstate: " << gameserver.status().state() << "\n"
            << std::flush;
});

For more information, you can also read the SDK Overview, check out sdk.h and also look at the C++ example .

Failure

When running on Agones, the above functions should only fail under exceptional circumstances, so please file a bug if it occurs.

Building the Libraries from source

CMake is used to build SDK for all supported platforms (Linux/Window/MacOS).

Prerequisites

  • CMake >= 3.13.0
  • Git
  • C++14 compiler

Agones SDK depends on gRPC. If CMake can’t find gRPC with find_package(), it download and build gRPC. There are some extra prerequisites for OpenSSL on Windows, see documentation: * Perl * NASM

Note that OpenSSL is not used in Agones SDK, but it required to have full successfull build of gRPC.

Options

Following options are available: - AGONES_THIRDPARTY_INSTALL_PATH (default is CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX) - installation path for Agones prerequisites (used only if gRPC and Protobuf are not found by find_package) - AGONES_ZLIB_STATIC (default is ON) - use static version of zlib for gRPC

(Windows only): - AGONES_BUILD_THIRDPARTY_DEBUG (default is OFF) - build both debug and release versions of SDK’s prerequisities. Option is not used if you already have built gRPC. - AGONES_OPENSSL_CONFIG_STRING (default is VC-WIN64A) - arguments to configure OpenSSL build (documentation). Used only if OpenSSL and gRPC is built by Agones.

Linux / MacOS

mkdir -p .build
cd .build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=./install
cmake --build . --target install

Windows

Building with Visual Studio:

md .build
cd .build
cmake .. -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=./install
cmake --build . --config Release --target install

Building with NMake

md .build
cd .build
cmake .. -G "NMake Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=./install
cmake --build . --target install

Remarks

CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX may be skipped if it is OK to install Agones SDK to a default location (usually /usr/local or c:/Program Files/Agones).

CMake option -Wno-dev is specified to suppress CMP0048 deprecation warning for gRPC build.

If AGONES_ZLIB_STATIC is set to OFF, ensure that you have installed zlib. For Windows it’s enough to copy zlib.dll near to gameserver executable. For Linux/Mac usually no actions are needed.

Using SDK

In CMake-based projects it’s enough to specify a folder where SDK is installed with CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH and use find_package(agones CONFIG REQUIRED) command. For example: cpp-simple . It maybe useful to disable some protobuf warnings in your project.


Last modified December 11, 2019: Release 1.2.0 (#1230) (d419b30)