Game Center Sandbox Issues.

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  1. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    Every so often Game Center likes to play a cruel joke on me and switch from the main servers to the Sandbox servers. I enter all my credentials and its basically tries to make me create a new account. Anyone else experience this problem or know how to fix it? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Arashi541

    Arashi541 Well-Known Member

    I have encountered this before and what i did was sign out on your gamecenter homepage then sign back in. ( Hope this helps)
     
  3. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    I can't sign in to sign out though. That's the issue. I also signed out of the appstore but to no avail.
     
  4. 270Kp

    270Kp Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same issue. I just wait for a couple of hours before signing back in and the problem is fixed.
     
  5. Arashi541

    Arashi541 Well-Known Member

    I actually made the new account then signed back in on my old one
     
  6. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    ill try that, thank you.
     
  7. Jacobtf

    Jacobtf Well-Known Member

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    Well that does NOT work here.

    I have now tried starting the game center app and login with my old account. Works fine, I have all my friends. But E-V-E-R-Y game refuses to use that account and instead goes into sandbox mode.

    Great job Apple, you are stopping yourself from earning money, because now I can't make in app purchases. Fantastic concept.
     
  8. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    Are you jailbroken? There's been reports of jailbroken devices going into sandbox mode. In-line with the iBooks issue that jailbreakers are encountering.
     
  9. Paradiso

    Paradiso Well-Known Member

    I was under the impression it only happened when someone has ******* installed. I'm pretty sure it's part of cracking apps, or downloading cracked apps. I'm jailbroken and its never happened to me.

    Edit: I guess I'm not allowed to say that here.
     
  10. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    I had to this 2 months ago because this problem happened to me
     
  11. KiddToKmart

    KiddToKmart Well-Known Member

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    This is only a problem for jailbroken phones.
     
  12. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Mine wasn't jailbroken; this happened when I played a game in beta which had gamecenter.
     
  13. iStephen

    iStephen Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I need help with a Game Center related issue.

    I just got a beta for a game today, and I have to use Game Center to test a certain part of the game. I have to use the sandbox mode, but sandbox mode doesn't show all of my GC friends, which is what I need to test the game.

    Any suggestions?
     
  14. bunglez

    bunglez Well-Known Member

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    Logout, then login again In gamecenter. Try it a couple of times and it should get back to your old account.

    I had exactly the same issue, and it worked for me.
     
  15. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    Game Center friends in normal mode and sand boxed mode are completely different.

    Sandbox friends can only be friends with other sandbox accounts. And same with normal accounts.

    So you need to find out your friends' usernames that have a Game Center sandbox account that are testing the beta too and re-send a friend request to them. Then you can test the sandboxed mode portion of the beta game.
     
  16. iStephen

    iStephen Well-Known Member

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    thanks i'll try this
     
  17. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    That is not the case. It's a general jailbreaking issue, not one specific facet of jailbreaking (i.e. the ******* app).

    Even when I was not jailbroken I occasionally got the sandbox issue. But now everything seems to be working just fine.
     
  18. nikhsterboi

    nikhsterboi Well-Known Member

    So...I guess I've been playing with a Sandbox account pretty much since GC was introduced, and all of my achievements are now on that account which recently got signed out. The problem is that I apparently have two Game Center accounts under that same username (one is sandbox, the other is normal) and I can't access my sandbox one intentionally. When I type in my credentials, it logs in to my normal one which has 1,000 points whereas my sandbox one has over 13,000. Any help with this issue?

    I'm either looking for a way to merge the two together or a way to intentionally log into my sandbox account. Any help is appreciated. TIA!
     

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