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RakNet Inegrates Steamworks Into Its Development Suite

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

RakNet has added native integration support for Steamworks, a complete suite of publishing and development tools for PC & Mac games offered free of charge to publishers and developers.

Raknet is a C++ game networking engine focused on feature set, ease of use, and performance. It is designed to deliver "Multiplayer on a Deadline" by providing as many automatically networked game systems to the developer as possible, while making them as easy to use as possible. Visit http://www.jenkinssoftware.com/raknet for more information.

RakNet developers may now access the Steam servers without additional programming, avoiding the need for developers to run their own servers for lobby and connectivity services.

 

Natively integrated features are:

  • Lobby and room matchmaking
  • Network address traversal connectivity
  • Use of Steam servers for forwarding traffic

The integration code is freely available with the latest RakNet release, compilation and use of the integration code requires access to the Steamworks SDK, available from Steamworks@valvesoftware.com.

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