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

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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:
Ea.com (Here you can also find the full list of affected games)

EA keeps our hopes up
Ea.com

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

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‡
‡vlado32‡

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
Smallchange

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

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Starfox100
Starfox100

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.
.Mac.

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
OrangeNero

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
Smallchange

^ That.

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codeblue666
codeblue666

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

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tt0022
tt0022

noooo they are also shutting down battlefield 2142.

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Starfox100
Starfox100

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
Relifed

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
BioDestroyer

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
jerryedwards37604

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 Gameranger.com , 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..

tinyurl.com/kentwellfaq

Battlefield2142gameranger.weebly.com

Mitcrellim.com

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.

AirJerr

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