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GameSpy closing down
Apr 5th, 2014 at 4:39am
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http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/3/5579254/gamespy-technology-shutdown-date-multipl...
This affects many great games. Nearly the whole Unreal and UT series games master servers will be shut down.
I hope an alternative is being planned. Cry
  
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Re: GameSpy closing down
Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2014 at 6:58am
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nope, not planned, already existing- at least for Unreal, not for other unreal engine based games though.

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ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.oldunreal.com MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.hlkclan.net MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master2.oldunreal.com MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.hypercoop.tk MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.newbiesplayground.net MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.qtracker.com MasterServerPort=27900 

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Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2014 at 9:36am
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I will have my MS back up today as got my connection back, can't believe it! turns out I was able to keep my static IP in the move, my plusnet connection will not be used much as I have a 150mbps line with virgin on my second line but they refuse to give me a static IP unless I am a buisiness customer but the sync speed is good enough for MS usage. will keep you posted on it Smiley

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Re: GameSpy closing down
Reply #3 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 2:21am
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I have been including a list of extra masters in my new install guides for a long time.
We just need to calm everybody down.
Unreal has been better equipped than UT with extra masters for longer.

A version of Nelsonas little server-browser mod, is an option for UT, but as Unreal still has updates, it is not an issue.
I guess we could look at making a community patch 437. It would also give us a good way of getting the new renderers into peoples installations Wink
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 3:47am
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At the Epic Games forums, Flak made a statement about working on a fix for UT3 at least.

I wonder what is going to happen with UT2004 and UT99 though. Undecided
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 6:07am
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Sly. wrote on Apr 6th, 2014 at 3:47am:
At the Epic Games forums, Flak made a statement about working on a fix for UT3 at least.

I wonder what is going to happen with UT2004 and UT99 though. Undecided

Easy: nothing! Unless the community does it.
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 10:40am
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Master2.oldunreal.com is back up and running, may need a few tweaks which I have contacted smirf about but up and running, while I do not always get time to play I will never forget the games of my younger years, am 19 now but spent hours on these games!

  
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Reply #7 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 12:17pm
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Are Epic's Unreal1/UT1 master servers not working? If not, let me know and I can try to find out what the story is there.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 12:40pm
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their UT99 masterserver works the last time i checked a few month's back, but for unreal, it does not :/
  
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Re: GameSpy closing down
Reply #9 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 3:59pm
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According to my ini files, the unreal client was never set up by default to use any master other than master0.gamespy.com

but the servers are set to use MasterServerAddress=www.epicgames.com, which is different than unreal.epicgames.com that UT uses.

My clients may have custom default.ini, so I might be wrong. I checked all of them to be on the safe side.
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 5:07pm
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Thanks - is that Epic address for the actual server browser, or for something else?

Would be good to know what was in the .ini for the browser, by default - just to be sure.
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 6:05pm
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Shambler wrote on Apr 6th, 2014 at 12:17pm:
Are Epic's Unreal1/UT1 master servers not working? If not, let me know and I can try to find out what the story is there.


oh hey sham long time no see Smiley

I really missed that by reading it the first time Smiley
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=www.epicgames.com MasterServerPort=27900

was in 224, 225 and 226, although it only was there and not in the counterparts:
ListFactories[0]=UBrowser.UBrowserGSpyFact,MasterServerAddress=master0.gamespy.com,MasterServerT
CPPort=28900,Region=0,GameName=unreal

although I think any masterserver from Epic's side would be highly appreciated, for Unreal as well as UT.

PS: if you really can reach someone there, ask them about the Unreal update (224,225,226) page  http://www.unreal.com/upgrade which was redirected from epic's page here for a few years and shut down without any notice Tongue
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 6:40pm
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Hey Smirf Smiley Ya long time indeed, heh; hope you're keeping well!

I'll ask about that upgrade page, ya; so this means, Epic have never had the Unreal server browser pointed at an address they control?
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 9:45pm
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Bad news, but not entirely unexpected. The good news is that a few years ago the Unreal community saw this coming and we are prepared. We have a number of working alternative master servers and Unreal 227 is preconfigured to use them!
  
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Re: GameSpy closing down
Reply #14 - Apr 6th, 2014 at 11:09pm
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I noticed www.epicgames.com as a default one, unreal.epicgames.com has always worked for UT99, never got unreal to work with it myself, maybe contacting epic might be an idea as well, luckily we have the community masterservers, also why couldn't epic update the webpage that appears in pre-227 versions to tell clients to update im sure me and smirf had this discussion a long time ago
  
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