project reality header
Go Back   Project Reality Forums > PR:BF2 Mod Forums > PR:BF2 General Discussion
22 Mar 2019, 00:00:00 (PRT)
Register Developer Blogs Project Reality Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
PR:BF2 General Discussion General discussion of the Project Reality: BF2 modification.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2014-04-03, 22:12   #1
Excavus

Excavus's Avatar
Default GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

Haven't seen anybody discussing this yet but GameSpy's master servers are closing down.

Pricing | GameSpy Technology

List of games affected:

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
Some companies like Bohemia Interactive are in the process of moving their servers for Arma 2: OA and Arma 3 to Steamworks. However Battlefield 2 is on that list, and knowing EA and DICE, we shouldn't expect them to update such an old game. What will happen to PR and other BF2 mods? Is this the end for us?
Excavus is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 22:21   #2
spiff
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

Been mulling this over the past couple hours.
It would mean we wouldn't be able to browse and join servers from the in game server browser, but we could still join servers by their IP address I believe.

The PR devs are pretty capable. Perhaps they could build their own server browser in to the client?
spiff is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 22:57   #3
[R-DEV]AncientMan
Retired - Project Manager
Supporting Member
PR Server License Administrator

AncientMan's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

GameSpy is used for login accounts, server browser (and consequently, PRSPY), and CD Key verification.

AncientMan is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 23:02   #4
tom_echo
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

Quote:
Originally Posted by [R-DEV]AncientMan View Post
GameSpy is used for login accounts, server browser (and consequently, PRSPY), and CD Key verification.
Oh, well that's just about everything that is needed to get into a server. Maybe ea will release source code now? Probably not. I hope this does not sink pr.
tom_echo is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 23:02   #5
[R-DEV]​UTurista
PR:BF2 Developer
Supporting Member
PR Server License Moderator

UTurista's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

Quote:
Originally Posted by [R-DEV]AncientMan View Post
GameSpy is used for login accounts, server browser (and consequently, PRSPY), and CD Key verification.
Does this means that in MAY 31, 2014, we'll lose access to the in game server browser ?


Dont question the wikipedia! Just because it reports different things on different languages does not make it unreliable source!
UTurista is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 23:08   #6
[R-DEV]AncientMan
Retired - Project Manager
Supporting Member
PR Server License Administrator

AncientMan's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

No, it means you won't be able to play PR in its current state, as PRLauncher requires you to log in using an online account before you can join an online server (whether it's through the server browser, or through Join by IP). Most you'd be able to do is use an offline account to play against some bots.

It's not the end of the world though, the servers can be reverse engineered easy enough, and things adjusted to work to get everyone playing, but certain functionality may be lost.

AncientMan is offline
Old 2014-04-03, 23:22   #7
X-Alt

X-Alt's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

Maybe DICE will move over the Server files, it affects BC2 after all..
X-Alt is offline
Old 2014-04-04, 00:17   #8
Mully

Mully's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

How difficult will this be given the short amount of time PR devs have? What needs to be done to keep this mod from falling under?
Mully is offline
Old 2014-04-04, 02:06   #9
Devastator gr

Devastator gr's Avatar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

so its going to be somehow like minecraft? where you put an ip for the server and you click to join?
Devastator gr is offline
Old 2014-04-04, 02:10   #10
508th Templar
Default Re: GameSpy's Master Servers Closing Down: PR Affected?

please tell me the devs can fix this
508th Templar is offline
Closed Thread


Tags
affected, closing, gamespy, master, servers
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:01.