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Re connect with your friends with these game specific solutions to resolve the gamespy shutdown debacle.

Posted by TKAzA on Jun 12th, 2014
Basic Server Tools.

http://media.moddb.com/images/articles/1/161/160872/gsshutdown.jpg

Community is the lifeblood of any game, when you cut out multiplayer, you lose the beating heart.
The communities of those games with substantial amounts of high quality mods, simply aren't prepared to also loose the communities they have worked, so hard to build.

Mods like Project Reality have already worked with Forgotten hope to develop there own replacement.

Whilst great mods like First Strike are still working on their options,
Stargate - Empire at War: Pegasus Chronicles have opted to use a free vLAN service to reconnect their fans.

ARMA 2 Mods will be affected but ARMA 2 will be kept online by steam works integration.

Lend your fellow modders support and share this information so they can also reconnect with their players.

Players and fans, show your support to the developers and voice your choice on how you want to play.

This is a wiki style article, you can update the page with up to date links or other solutions.

Rorisup emailed in this great article that lists fixes for the games affected by the shutdown.

The info supplied is about completed solutions and workarounds that are in development.
That will provide Alternate Master Servers and restored online functionality to many games without the need for 3rd party vLAN software.


"Here's what I've found: these are the most popular games from the Gamespy shutdown that have already gotten community solutions or are in the process of getting them for complete restorations of Online functionality" Rorisup

Crysis

Crysis

Link:- Germancrysis.com
Made and ready to install.


Crysis Wars

Crysis Wars

Link: - Online-gaming-world.com
Their solution is in beta at the moment.


Battlefield 1942

Battlefield 1942

Link: - Forum.bf1942.sk
Set up and ready to go


Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2

Link: - www.revivebf2.com
They are working on it, but it requires a lot more work than all of the other titles because they're also restoring rank functionality but not saved rank data of course, which is a lenghty process. Update is TBA.


Battlefield 2142

Battlefield 2142

Link: - www.revivebf2.com
Are doing a great job - will also do 2142 if no one else is doing it.
Noboy else seems to working on it at the moment.


Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Link: - Gametracker.com
The tool hasn't been released yet but it's nearing launch.


Star Wars: BattlefrontStar Wars: Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2

Link: - Gameshare.co
Set up and ready to go.


Non EA Games


HaloHalo: Combat Evolved

Link: - Bungie.net
Bungie themselves set this update up with the help of the community. I think this will auto-update but it's good to show this nonetheless for the option of manual updates.


Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising

Dawn of War Series

Link: -Polygon.com
The older titles, the original and it's expansions and also the sequel and its expansion Chaos Rising too, are all being updated to use Steamworks.

Dawn of War  Dawn of War II: Retribution


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of ChernobylS.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Link: - Gsc-game.com

The Stalker trilogy's multiplayer games have also avoided Gamespy's demise, Information on the changes and links to the new dll's that are required can be found in this thread at GSC.


Again thank you to Rorisup for this great collation of workarounds, if you have any other workarounds.

This is a wiki style article, you can update the page with up to date links or other solutions.

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Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Jun 12 2014, 10:25pm says:

Glad to see the people retaliating against the EA fascists. Death to Origin!

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Tactical_Injustice
Tactical_Injustice Jun 12 2014, 10:43pm replied:

Just to clarify, it's actually Glu Mobile behind all this debacle. But it's alright, though. Origin isn't exactly the best platform around, let alone EA as a publisher. :)

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Mr.John
Mr.John Jun 13 2014, 3:34am replied:

It is sad when they are being blamed for the one thing that is not their fault. Credit and punishment where it is due.

Also remember what Khan said in Metro 2033.
"It all depends on your point of view. Try to get a better understanding of things before you make your judgement."

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Sgt_Jenci21
Sgt_Jenci21 Jun 13 2014, 4:07am replied:

John: Ohh really? They could have saved BF series and Star Wars series, but nooooo, they ****** it up by lying, and they just shut all down.

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Mr.John
Mr.John Jun 13 2014, 4:14am replied:

Effort < Reward.

You gotta remember that all their servers running Gamespy can now be updated and reused for future game servers.

EA did not choose to put down the GameSpy service, but yes they chose not to look for alternatives because it probably isn't cost effective. They also did not lie, they put out that they would look for ways to save it but concluded that they would not do it afterwards.

Try to see it from an enterprise view, it helps.

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Sgt_Jenci21
Sgt_Jenci21 Jun 13 2014, 4:48am replied:

"You gotta remember that all their servers running Gamespy can now be updated and reused for future game servers."
Ok, you got a really really good point here. Well, yeah.
"Try to see it from an enterprise view, it helps."
Sometimes it doesn't, I'm a realist.

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Soof49
Soof49 Jun 13 2014, 11:40am replied:

Seeing it from an enterprise view is pretty much exactly like how a realist would see it, to be honest. A realist would say: "Well, EA needs to make money, which is why they really didn't try to look for alternatives as it isn't cost effective."

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Sgt_Jenci21
Sgt_Jenci21 Jun 13 2014, 1:31pm replied:

Soof, a realist would say: "Let's see... They ****** up countless games and they said they will find an alternative route, but after all they done, they lied again and just shut every down."

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Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Jun 13 2014, 11:41am replied:

I was sort of exaggerating and I know EA wasn't the cause but they were bystanders giving a blind eye. They couldn't let go of their money fetish for just one time.

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xlucidx
xlucidx Jun 13 2014, 3:30pm replied:

Ugh, shut up.

This has **** all to do with EA or Origin.

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jun 12 2014, 10:46pm says:

Yeah its super to see these communities pull together to fix the games the developers couldn't.

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jun 13 2014, 5:08am replied:

The Stalker trilogy's multiplayer games have also avoided Gamespy's demise, Information on the changes and links to the new dll's that are required can be found in this thread at GSC.

Gsc-game.com

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jun 13 2014, 8:24am replied:

Cheers David, the post has been updated.

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Klon116
Klon116 Jun 13 2014, 12:18pm replied:

Thanks for mentioning our solution to the problem TKAzA! :)
We hope that this will help other communities and devs too!

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Astrid.
Astrid. Jun 13 2014, 12:49am says:

Thank god this is happening! :D

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-SRB-Knez
-SRB-Knez Jun 13 2014, 7:30am says:

Well,that's good news.
REBEL agains EA

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egozi44
egozi44 Jun 13 2014, 9:38am says:

Umm question... How come that RA3, KW, and TW servers still up and running even now? they were on the list as well D:

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InAUGral
InAUGral Jun 13 2014, 8:09pm replied:

I actually noticed that Gamespy supported games still seem to work for me. I can still see Arma server listings and Battlefield 2 still works.

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egozi44
egozi44 Jun 13 2014, 9:17pm replied:

Yea it weird, maybe it take then a bit more time to cut them off?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Survive9
Survive9 Jun 14 2014, 6:19pm replied:

They just haven't cut it yet, they said June 30 is when they're shutting down the servers.

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egozi44
egozi44 Jun 15 2014, 1:50pm replied:

Haa I was sure that all the video game sites such as IGN, Erugamers and Gamespot said that it will be in the May 31

here IGN link

Ign.com

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egozi44
egozi44 Jun 13 2014, 9:52am says:

I also made a small tutorial about how to play KW mods in GamerRanger and Garena, It not any installer that change the main server though so I don't know if relate to this page... but if it could help someone then here the link

Moddb.com

Admin you may feel free to delete this commit if you see it unrelated or unfit to this page

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jun 13 2014, 11:33am replied:

These solutions are designed to work with the game and not require 3rd party vlan solutions. Thanks for the info though!

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egozi44
egozi44 Jun 13 2014, 9:19pm replied:

Yea I'm aware of it, that why I thought it may be unrelated :)

But since C&C games don't seem to have good solution at the moment I thought I should at least note it here

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Alpha473
Alpha473 Jun 13 2014, 10:41am says:

I'm glad to see the modders aren't giving up, after such a cataclysm it would be understandable, but they keep strong not to allow all their efforts going vain.

Admirable.

Two thumbs up to the modding community for acting as one in front os such a crisis!

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medve
medve Jun 13 2014, 12:14pm says:

for painkiller Pkzone.org

+5 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Jun 13 2014, 12:21pm says:

Don't give up, don't fall down.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Jun 13 2014, 2:53pm says:

Ign.com Uhhh, guys, BF2, 2142 and BC2 are gonna be fine.

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Sgt_Jenci21
Sgt_Jenci21 Jun 13 2014, 4:47pm replied:

Look at the date.

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Jun 14 2014, 2:25pm replied:

This page was posted 2 months after the IGN article, I don't see what the date has to do with it. That is, unless you're presuming I'm aware of some other article in which they rescinded that statement, which I have not found.

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Grand_Admiral_Faie
Grand_Admiral_Faie Jun 13 2014, 10:20pm says:

Its great to see Bungie helping the community to get things running again.

+4 votes     reply to comment
TKAzA
TKAzA Jun 13 2014, 10:45pm replied:

Indeed, it would be silly of them not to ;)

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Xylemon
Xylemon Jun 14 2014, 12:14am says:

R.I.P. Gamespy, so many memories...

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Valherran
Valherran Jun 14 2014, 12:51am says:

I never liked GameSpy, it was so glitchy and games never ran properly online. It does not surprise me that it finally died. Tunngle is GameSpy done right IMHO.

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yone
yone Jun 14 2014, 6:48am says:

It astonishing how can amateurs can do their best and even on bf2 example, re-enable rank funtions. Simply cool.

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Jun 14 2014, 2:29pm replied:

Companies like to embellish their importance by making things seem impossible without their say so. It always comes down to a few resourceful coders, or that company eventually caving in to pressure.

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powermind
powermind Jun 15 2014, 11:02am says:

Yep, its been a blast gamespy..... We'll miss you

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Argeomer
Argeomer Jun 15 2014, 2:30pm says:

How can i play Rise and Fall:Civilizations at war?it woked with gamespy...now how can i play it online?

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Valherran
Valherran Jun 15 2014, 5:48pm replied:

Tunngle

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DETROIT-IRON440
DETROIT-IRON440 Jun 16 2014, 12:41pm says:

*RAGING ANGELS* And The Rest Of The Battlefield Community. Would Like To Whole Heartily THANK! Blue Entertainment, JOE, STEVEN, KIWIDOG, RICKY, ERIC & Any Other Part Of Your Team For The Knowledge, Hard Work, And Hours Of Time You Guys Have Poured Into Building Battelog.CO
In The Outstanding Effort In Keeping The Future BF2 Alive.
And Will Be An HONOR To Share The NEW Field Of Battle With You All

The Best.... Is Yet .... To Come! …. Sincerely, The *R|A* Gang

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InStars
InStars Jun 16 2014, 1:35pm says:

Youtu.be

^ this one is dedicated to my good friend GameSpy

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InStars
InStars Jun 28 2014, 9:08pm says:

Any solution for Crysis 2?

And what about Command and Conquer 3 and RA3? only vlan(tunngle, hamachi, etc.)?

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egozi44
egozi44 Jul 7 2014, 12:57pm says:

C&C was saved

Eurogamer.net

please upload the link

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rorisup
rorisup Jul 17 2014, 2:42pm says:

Hey all, this is Rorisup. I just now realized you guys posted this. Thank you.

Our article even got picked up by Wired with decent fanfare and it was well informed to boot: Wired.com

However, that list a little old and since then I've made two Reddit Posts. My first was quite popular and my second is an updated one which I've just posted today in fact and can be found here with the new info:
One notable additions is that I've decided to add Thirdy Party Peer to Peer solutions for RTS games since they have always used that infrasctructure.

Heres my new one I posted today: Redd.it

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dr.flay
dr.flay Jul 27 2014, 10:07am says:

333networks supports the biggest list of abandoned games
Master.333networks.com
Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, Postal2, Rune and others have already swapped, to a more robust system with multiple masters.
If 1 dies, they don't care as there is a plan-B and C, and D, and....
333networks.com

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embak
embak Aug 28 2014, 12:15pm says:

Crysis Wars multiplayer without GameSpy are supported from Germancrysis.com
Admin TKAzA please add that info in your post at first place too. Thank you for support.

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