Resolved Game Center gets stuck on “Starting Game” when on a different network

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by glenncal, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. glenncal, Nov 1, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

    glenncal macrumors member

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    I am currently developing an iOS Game Center game. It is working fine when I auto-match two devices on the same Wi-Fi network, but when the devices are on different networks, the game never enters the match: player:didChangeState method.

    I tried checking match.expectedplayercount in the matchmakerViewController:didFindMatch: method, but it remains 1 the whole time, as if the game center never found the other player.

    My question is: Is this a problem in my end? I was beginning to suspect a Game Center problem since as far as I know I did everything correctly, and I see no reason for why it should work in one network configuration and not in another.

    Thanks
     
  2. jiminaus macrumors 65816

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    If Game Centre uses broadcast packets to find "nearby" devices, then the broadcast packets won't reach the other network. I don't know if Game Centre does or doesn't use broadcast packets, but it would explain the behaviour your observing.
     
  3. glenncal thread starter macrumors member

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    Update: This has been resolved. Apparently the problem was from Game Center's Sandbox side. I sent a technical request to Apple, and today the problem was fixed.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    Resolved, you say?
     
  5. valdistt macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I have exactly the same problem right now - could you, please, tell me (some web link), where to fill this Apple technical request?
     
  6. gcleanth macrumors newbie

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    [resolved]

    Hey all,

    Found the problem. I logged into the Manage My Apple ID section at https://appleid.apple.com/ and realised that my email address had not yet been verified. Sent the verification email again, verified the email address and now all is working in Game Center.

    G
     

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