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

EA keeps our hopes up
Ea.com

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ May 12 2014, 6:32am 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‡
‡vlado32‡ May 12 2014, 6:47am 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
Smallchange May 12 2014, 8:18am replied:

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

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Starfox100
Starfox100 May 12 2014, 10:56am 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.
.Mac. May 15 2014, 3:33am 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
OrangeNero May 12 2014, 7:03am 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
Smallchange May 12 2014, 8:18am replied:

^ That.

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codeblue666
codeblue666 May 12 2014, 7:44am says:

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

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tt0022
tt0022 May 12 2014, 8:03am says:

noooo they are also shutting down battlefield 2142.

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Starfox100
Starfox100 May 12 2014, 11:01am 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
ReLiFeD May 12 2014, 12:15pm 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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☭Evil-Kommie☭
☭Evil-Kommie☭ May 13 2014, 2:52am says:

As if C&C were enought, they do the same to bf?

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Starfox100
Starfox100 May 13 2014, 3:56am replied:

already pretty a while. tip for BF3 and BF4... not to buy them.
They look cool, but gameplay is not what it has been. (especially if your a low lvl VS high lvls)

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TheNodCommander Author
TheNodCommander May 13 2014, 11:50am replied:

Lol, yeah. Most of BF3s map are terrible chokepoints, and BF4 is a buggy mess. It refuses to even load on my desktop.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer May 13 2014, 10:54am 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
jerryedwards37604 Jul 23 2014, 7:37pm 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 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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