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EA announces a number of game servers to be shut down.

Posted by TheNodCommander on May 12th, 2014

Hello, Community.

Today I found out some quite sad news for all of us who enjoys earlier EA titles online.

On the 30th of June this year, EA has planned to shut down the servers for about 50 odd older games due to the lack of online activity.
The titles include both our very own Tiberium Wars, as well as Generals (Including Zero Hour), Kanes Wrath and even the Red Alert 3 online servers. The list also includes a number of Battlefield titles (Including Battlefield 2) and the first two Crysis games.

My personal hopes is that there can be a solution simillar to XWIS who took over the old C&C-title servers (Such as old-Renegade, Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2).

Source: (Here you can also find the full list of affected games)

EA keeps our hopes up

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Gunship_Mark_II May 12 2014 says:

I really hope they find a solution to keep up C&C servers. Otherwise there will be another reason to dislike EA.

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‡vlado32‡ May 12 2014 replied:

but it could also drive online players into smaller communities like we are and bring up some new mod players

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Smallchange May 12 2014 replied:

Very true, this saddening event could actually help this community....

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Starfox100 May 12 2014 replied:

Just to let you know. here in the Netherlands they shut down one of their main office buildings because of "negative feedback of customers" (Dutch guys just showed their hate towards EA already) "deal with it EA... deal with it..."

Well, it are the gameSPY servers. It's still a wonder they were working.

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.Mac. May 15 2014 replied:

I think so too. One way or another, if the servers do go down for the games we really enjoy, I believe there is a way to overcome this.

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OrangeNero May 12 2014 says:

its because of gamespys closure. they didn't decide to shut them down, they decided not to move them onto steamworks or similar. many of them are dead anyway.

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Smallchange May 12 2014 replied:

^ That.

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codeblue666 May 12 2014 says:

Some games including C&C 3 are being supported by GameRanger

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tt0022 May 12 2014 says:

noooo they are also shutting down battlefield 2142.

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Starfox100 May 12 2014 replied:

probably also BF2 and before.
Well we could have seen that one coming with those "new-****-gen money-making" BF games.

Love for BF1942 is IMO still the best of all of them. (my opinion)

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ReLiFeD May 12 2014 replied:

BF 1942 will probably still work if you download the free version through Origin. Since that version uses Origin for as its master server.

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BioDestroyer May 13 2014 says:

I also hope the fans create a XWIS-like solution to those games.

I could not play them before because I don't have a PC that can run them, and I want to play them as soon as I get a PC capable of running them.

It will really suck if I can't play those games online after years wanting to play them. :(

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jerryedwards37604 Jul 23 2014 says:

Dethklok 2142 Server is back up on GameRanger

Come and check it out. 6 days in here and we have had 25 people on at 1 time and hundreds come through the chat before you enter the game.. Love to see all of you again..

It is real easy, goto , download the interface, it is free, you have to watch a commercial.. ;-) If it does not load initially read this FAQ it you will get in..

We have gotten the first tier unlocks open and are working on getting it back to the way it was before EA shut it down.


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