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sos
Joined: Aug 8, 2008

Getting my legal team, brb


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 01:22 PM    Msg. 1 of 184       
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?175463-End-of-Gamespy

http://teambeyond.net/halo-pc-shutting/

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/04/03/gamespy-multiplayer-shutting-down-hundreds-of-games-at-risk

This isn't good. By any means. Direct IP connect would still work, but the browser will be gone.


A petition was started to raise awareness and hopefully get 343/Microsoft to do something: https://www.change.org/petitions/steam-adopt-halo-combat-evolved-custom-edition-multiplayer#supporters


Affected games:
Quote:
Alien vs Predator (Classic)
Alien vs Predator 2
ARMA
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142
Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Call of Duty
Call of Duty United Offense
Call of Duty 2
Call of Juarez
Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
Civilization III
Commandos 2
Commandos 3
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Commandos: Behind the Call of Duty
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
Company of Heroes Tales of Valor
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Crysis Wars
Far Cry
Halo
Hexen
Hexen 2
Jagged Alliance
Jagged Alliance 2
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Medieval Total War
Medieval Total War 2
Multiwinia
Quake 2
Quake 3
Quake 4
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Postal 2
Shogun Total War
Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune 2
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Star Wars Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Star Wars Republic Commando
SWAT 2
SWAT 3
SWAT 4
Titan Quest
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's HAWX
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
(Starsiege) Tribes
Tribes 2
Tribes Vengeance
Two Worlds
Two Worlds 2
Unreal Gold
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40K: Soulstorm
Warhammer 40K: Winter Assault
Unreal Tournament
Unreal 2


Quote: --- Original message by: Maniac1000
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
If nothing else, there could be a server list thread here that could be used in conjunction with the server-saving features of HAC 2.


already posted this last time.
http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=66



Edited by sos on Apr 4, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Edited by sos on Apr 10, 2014 at 03:07 PM


Nickster5000
Joined: Dec 11, 2010


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 01:40 PM    Msg. 2 of 184       
1). Is this a trustworthy article? Is there a more trustworthy article out there that actually comes from GAMESPY rather than the post a year ago? Because i've never heard of this website before.

2). Look at the post date & time... Could be an "april fools" joke from three days ago if those times are "PM" (it doesn't specify if it's PM or AM unless it's running a 24-hour clock).


sos
Joined: Aug 8, 2008

Getting my legal team, brb


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 01:54 PM    Msg. 3 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: Nickster5000
1). Is this a trustworthy article? Is there a more trustworthy article out there that actually comes from GAMESPY rather than the post a year ago? Because i've never heard of this website before.

2). Look at the post date & time... Could be an "april fools" joke from three days ago if those times are "PM" (it doesn't specify if it's PM or AM unless it's running a 24-hour clock).



Bohemia Interactive are a Czech Republic based game developer responsible for the ArmA series, as well as DayZ. They are indeed a credible source. The fact that they have also not rectified this after April 1st, or allowed any sort of commenting on the post is an indication on it's validity.

Edit: The poster of the topic is the CEO of BIStudio.
Edit 2: The time it was posted is ''Mar 31 2014, 10:58''.

This forum runs a 24 hour clock, I checked by looking at other posts.

A reddit thread on the same issue: http://en.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/223edx/gamespys_master_servers_are_shutting_down_may_31/



Edited by sos on Apr 4, 2014 at 02:58 PM


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

Newly redesigned MattDratt.com


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 01:55 PM    Msg. 4 of 184       
Aren't the Halo trail servers shut down? Doesn't direct IP still work (or so I was told?).


sos
Joined: Aug 8, 2008

Getting my legal team, brb


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 01:57 PM    Msg. 5 of 184       
From what I'm led to believe, Direct IP will continue to work.


Apoc4lypse20909
Joined: Mar 10, 2014


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:22 PM    Msg. 6 of 184       
This. is. not. cool. ...are they seriously shutting this down?


bourrin33
Joined: Oct 19, 2009

HEK not installed tho


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:22 PM    Msg. 7 of 184       
[bypassing profanity filter behind my computer]
TIME TO RIOT


greg079
Joined: Apr 1, 2013

channeling my inner april fool


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:26 PM    Msg. 8 of 184       
halo, tribes, crysis and quake? [obscene language]


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:30 PM    Msg. 9 of 184       
If nothing else, there could be a server list thread here that could be used in conjunction with the server-saving features of HAC 2.


bourrin33
Joined: Oct 19, 2009

HEK not installed tho


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:35 PM    Msg. 10 of 184       
Yes but HAC and OS which could provide a solution are not widly known.


clonecam117
Joined: Dec 11, 2012

Now a professional VFX/particle effect artist.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:35 PM    Msg. 11 of 184       
Well Republic commando is dead anyway.


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:37 PM    Msg. 12 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: bourrin33
Yes but HAC and OS which could provide a solution are not widly known.

Might be time to start spreading the word in-game.


Maniac1000
-Helpful Poster-
Joined: Feb 24, 2007


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 02:41 PM    Msg. 13 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
If nothing else, there could be a server list thread here that could be used in conjunction with the server-saving features of HAC 2.


already posted this last time.
http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=66


sos
Joined: Aug 8, 2008

Getting my legal team, brb


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 03:13 PM    Msg. 14 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: Maniac1000
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
If nothing else, there could be a server list thread here that could be used in conjunction with the server-saving features of HAC 2.


already posted this last time.
http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=66


Awesome, I'll add it to the top for those lazy people.


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013

funny epic meme


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 03:29 PM    Msg. 15 of 184       
Does gameranger support halo? That would be a somewhat decent solution.

RIP JOHNLEX2 MODS ON MP.


Slayer117
Joined: Oct 3, 2008

Host of CE3 2010-forever!


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 03:41 PM    Msg. 16 of 184       
Didn't we have a threat like this last year? Like we said in the past if the server browser does get shut down, we will find a way around it, this game has had its ups and downs in the past. All this is, is another hill we will have to get over as a community and find a way around it. I'm sure HAC or OS can find a way to somehow make the browsers work if it actually does go away.

So Don't worry everyone just stay headstrong, but until then have a Sarah McLachlan CD ready so you can cry yourself to sleep as you notice the browser has disappeared.


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:16 PM    Msg. 17 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: Slayer117
Didn't we have a threat like this last year? Like we said in the past if the server browser does get shut down, we will find a way around it, this game has had its ups and downs in the past. All this is, is another hill we will have to get over as a community and find a way around it. I'm sure HAC or OS can find a way to somehow make the browsers work if it actually does go away.

So Don't worry everyone just stay headstrong, but until then have a Sarah McLachlan CD ready so you can cry yourself to sleep as you notice the browser has disappeared.


Never before have I doubted your intelligence so strongly Slayer.

DON'T WORRY GAIS MP IS GONNA BE DEADED BUT WE GONNA MAKE IT CUZ WE STRONG HRRRRRRRR


Mike Cyborg
Joined: Nov 7, 2013

YOU!


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:33 PM    Msg. 18 of 184       
A look into SBB:


-----------------

Quote:
DON'T WORRY GAIS MP IS GONNA BE DEADED BUT WE GONNA MAKE IT CUZ WE STRONG HRRRRRRRR

Halo Trail actually has a mod that redirects the game to another "master server" http://www.freewebs.com/broomish/haloserverlistfix.htm
So, in my logic we can do the same for Halo Custom Edition
Edited by Mike Cyborg on Apr 3, 2014 at 04:38 PM


xnx
Joined: Feb 12, 2013

h2 marine anims or i detonate the vest


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:35 PM    Msg. 19 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: clonecam117
Well Republic commando is dead anyway.


TBH that wasn't meant to be a multiplayer game, kinda like The Last of Us and Crysis 2. But #$%@ if ANYONE threatens to take down the multiplayer of ANY Halo game they are gonna hear what the players have got to say about it.


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

Newly redesigned MattDratt.com


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:36 PM    Msg. 20 of 184       
I mean, the gamespy servers only just keep the list of the servers up? If so, OS/HAC would just have to create their own server for the server list? Like Dennis already has one on halomaps.

We are working in an aging engine where a lot of the majority don't care that much about it.

Singleplayer for life


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:39 PM    Msg. 21 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: BKTiel
DON'T WORRY GAIS MP IS GONNA BE DEADED

False.

The server browser is gonna be "deaded".

Direct IP will still work, which means multiplayer will continue to function.


The Kingx
Joined: Mar 16, 2014

ᕙ༼ ಠ益ಠ༽ᕗ


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:41 PM    Msg. 22 of 184       
Quote: --- Original message by: Mike Cyborg

A look into SBB:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/19/mxfl.jpg

-----------------

Quote:
DON'T WORRY GAIS MP IS GONNA BE DEADED BUT WE GONNA MAKE IT CUZ WE STRONG HRRRRRRRR

Halo Trail actually has a mod that redirects the game to another "master server" http://www.freewebs.com/broomish/haloserverlistfix.htm
So, in my logic we can do the same for Halo Custom Edition
Edited by Mike Cyborg on Apr 3, 2014 at 04:38 PM

lol bean sweared


PRPatxi
Joined: Oct 30, 2010

Dennis, free me from this suffering


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:42 PM    Msg. 23 of 184       
LoL last year there was a post that Gearbox will shut down servers in 2013 and nothing happened.

On other news on the 31 of May Nintendo will shut down Wii servers and only WiiU servers will be open.


I am heartbroken right now and don't want to hear sad news.



Kozakuu
Joined: Oct 30, 2011

Only the person who was wisdom can read the most.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:46 PM    Msg. 24 of 184       
I'm more surprised that they want to shut down the bc2 servers, it was on sale a few weeks ago


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

Newly redesigned MattDratt.com


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 04:46 PM    Msg. 25 of 184       
Gearbox doesnt run the servers. Gamespy does, and gamespy went under in 2013. I can honestly see this happening this time around.

From the first link, it seems like some game developers are trying to do a few things but I mean does 343i really care about Halo PC/CE?
Edited by MatthewDratt on Apr 3, 2014 at 04:47 PM


sshers4
Joined: Apr 28, 2013


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:08 PM    Msg. 26 of 184       
Halo trial is alive someone fixed it but its empty like you dont see no one.


If halo ce shuts down and someone bring it back it doesnt mean it not be empty.


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:13 PM    Msg. 27 of 184       
Start a petition to get 343i to run the master server list?


1bobsam1
Joined: Mar 18, 2010

I win. You lose.


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:31 PM    Msg. 28 of 184       
Yeah, why don't they just release an official update to change the master servers... oh wait, they probably want to be like, "Hur dur... nothing we can do about it, hur dur."

Just so they no longer have to "deal" with Halo PC anymore.


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013

funny epic meme


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:36 PM    Msg. 29 of 184       
Wouldnt hamachi work? I cant find a legit tutorial dats english doh.


Also my bros gonna be pissed when he finds out quake 2-4 will die xD
Edited by MEGASEAN2812 on Apr 3, 2014 at 05:39 PM


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:39 PM    Msg. 30 of 184       
The problem is finding the servers, not hosting or connecting to them. Hamachi and Tunngle do work though.


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013

funny epic meme


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:42 PM    Msg. 31 of 184       
Yeah. I would love to see gameranger to support halo ce somehow XD

And how well would those work altis? Ive never really screwed with them and arent those for like private servers or something *retarded, sorry*


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:47 PM    Msg. 32 of 184       
They wouldn't work very good as replacement because servers can't be dedicated so there would be no 24/7 servers and there isn't anything like client version of SAPP released to public yet.


MEGA_VKNG
Joined: Dec 23, 2013

funny epic meme


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:50 PM    Msg. 33 of 184       
Ah. Thanks. I rarely play multi player anyway and when i do its normally with some friends. So this diesnt affect me too much. Still nice to see theres solutions though even if they arent that good.
Edited by MEGASEAN2812 on Apr 3, 2014 at 05:51 PM


xnx
Joined: Feb 12, 2013

h2 marine anims or i detonate the vest


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:55 PM    Msg. 34 of 184       
So what's the plan, then? It kinda sucks for them to just cut off and dismantle a community like that - Halo CE is still relatively populated. Also, do Halo PC and Halo CE have different servers? That might be something to look into. Gamespy might just be axing Halo PC and not Custom Edition.


sos
Joined: Aug 8, 2008

Getting my legal team, brb


Posted: Apr 3, 2014 05:58 PM    Msg. 35 of 184       
Another article:

http://teambeyond.net/halo-pc-shutting/
Edited by sos on Apr 3, 2014 at 05:58 PM

 
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