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End of Gamespy Support

Postby Madrid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:19 am

Gamespy support has announced its end of support to Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer, which commences on 31st May 2014. This marks the end of its twelve year long contract with EA Games.

Sadly, this will also mark the end of the online Battlefield as we know it. Starting in June, you will be unable to join servers via the game, as if you click 'multiplayer,' the game will freeze.

However, there is a Toolbox which will enable you to join various servers, including Pixel Fighter on Forgotten Hope, and I am pretty sure Grabbi (Server owner of =PFC=) says it supports [aX] and various other top servers.

I am just trying to get the word out to as many people as I can. With the end of Gamespy, the online community may soon be doomed and after 31st May, it will be impossible to get back our player base as they do not know how to come back and what the problem is.

So...I need you to get the word out to as many Battlefield 1942 friends as possible...

And to the admins of [aX], is it true that the Toolbox can connect you to the server or are you going to do anything else about it?

Cheers-Spongy
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby s[sk] » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:24 am

ouch

this means that bf1942 is pretty much done if master list server goes offline
the only chance is EA updating at least origin to use a different master list server but this is bad

i'll gather as much info as it's available, thanks for the heads up
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby psychodad » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:16 am

Image

if you like to add your server to the toolbox join function,
just say a word.

easy going with Toolbox. click on liveviewer, choose the server and click the join button.

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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby s[sk] » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:35 am

psychodad wrote:if you like to add your server to the toolbox join function,
just say a word.

well, we will need every possible way to get people on the servers again, so of course, i'd like that, everything counts

thanks
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby seventy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:10 am

Joining a server directly via command line parameters should work, shouldn't it?

Code: Select all
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\BF1942.exe" +restart 1 +joinServer 109.71.69.254:14567
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby s[sk] » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:17 am

yes

btw, if anyone's bored and/or good at explaining stuff (which i'm not), i'd be grateful for a post with screenshots or video on how to create a shortcut for easy joining a server (both cd and origin, it's just a different paths)

we will have to prepare a thread with information on what's going on and all the options we come up with to try to save the situation and have it spammed in announcements

i'll be working on some technical workarounds in the coming days
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby pajdo11 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:08 am

terrible news..i hope things will work well, but this could be a good thing. Some ppl that make problems on Ax server might not be intelligent enough to use toolbox :)
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby s[sk] » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:20 am

i'm afraid that for every one of those you'll lose a lot more of those that can behave
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby pajdo11 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:07 am

s[sk] wrote:i'm afraid that for every one of those you'll lose a lot more of those that can behave


yes, i already went to server and warned ppl to go on forum, to get the news. The good ones will do it i hope.
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Re: End of Gamespy Support

Postby s[sk] » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:41 am

it's too early, we need to get the stuff sorted first
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