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GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER / FREEZE FIX

Discuss. About Battlefield. 1942 of course.

Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby Grabbi » Sat May 24, 2014 11:11 am

@s[sk] sry, yes I mean avira .... typing mistake http://www.avira.com/de/avira-internet-security-suite


here s an aditional info from our technical Admin Sgt. Garcia/France:


Good morning all comrades! :D

This method is running fine but for writing the new master server IP in your Windows HOSTS file you DO (must) change security options about your Windows HOSTS file (about "pc-account_users") about Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit) and often on Windows Vista; Windows 7.

You DO (must) give "FULL CONTROL" about your Windows HOSTS file (about your "pc-account_users") for writing in it!

In reality security options (by default) is a function of security options that you choose when you installed your Windows OS.

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Note: After save ->restart your PC->Do a test by running BF1942

After by security do not forget to restore security by default about your Windows HOSTS file!

Please look at my ultra-detailed tutorial with many pictures in 2 languages:

http://www.somua.com/forum/topic/22617- ... ows-hosts/

Best regard and enjoy!

sgt_garcia

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Hope this little HowTo´s help a bit for the players to switch easier to new Master Server

Greetz

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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby trumad » Sat May 24, 2014 1:34 pm

Thank you so much for all this hard work!

As well as AX, the Modded Midway server is one of my favourites. Does anybody know how to contact them to change over?
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby seventy » Sat May 24, 2014 2:27 pm

trumad wrote:Thank you so much for all this hard work!

As well as AX, the Modded Midway server is one of my favourites. Does anybody know how to contact them to change over?


http://www.bf1942.org/ is the website, it's already announced there.
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby Bazi » Sat May 24, 2014 7:37 pm

Hi all,

Great work, it works perfectly! Thanks a lot.

I hope you don't mind, but I have written a small program which can apply the fix automatically, change all the files etc, to make it easier for people to do. It also prevents the Windows 8 Smart Screen message, which shows a warning when you want to run the fixed .exe, saying it is not verified.

It includes a built-in updater, so if there ever comes a new version it can be easily released (as long as people run the program of course...).

If any of you can give it a try to test it, that would be great! I have personally tested it with Origin, and PC should work as well, but I don't know for sure.
Use at your own risk of course, but the program will backup any changed files so you can go back (but make a backup yourself as well!).

Please let me know what you think of it or any other comments you may have.

http://www.basvginkel.nl/bf1942/setup.exe
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby Madrid » Sun May 25, 2014 10:22 am

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1828

Just some quick instructions if you choose the replacement master server.
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby skuulz » Tue May 27, 2014 11:49 am

Hi. I have a question .. how i can download bf1942 from Origin .. i have battlefield from one bulgarian torrent site and i dont have folder CD/Origin. This is the folder http://store.picbg.net/pubpic/6A/E2/fea0cf3b176e6ae2.JPG How i can still playin' after 1 june? :\
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby E-3 » Tue May 27, 2014 6:56 pm

skuulz wrote:Hi. I have a question .. how i can download bf1942 from Origin .. i have battlefield from one bulgarian torrent site and i dont have folder CD/Origin. This is the folder http://store.picbg.net/pubpic/6A/E2/fea0cf3b176e6ae2.JPG How i can still playin' after 1 june? :\
no problem download cd version just rename that bf1942.exe in that folder to bf1942old.exe and place the new no cd bf1942.exe + mods file into that folder im sure it will work most if not all bf1942 torrent files use the cd exe and if does not work you can still get old exe back by removing bf1942 exe and rename bf1942old.exe to bf1942.exe
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby seventy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:03 am

I have a question,

Would it be possible to create a simple setup.exe which will just automatically replace the necessary files? I think many people prefer setup files. I'm not a programmer myself but I guess it can't be that difficult to implement...?
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby swiftwing » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:15 am

Hi, first of all thank you for your Gamespy fix.

I just have one suggestion for broadcasting it on your servers as I like playing on thems :), you still have the dated deadline of May 31, EA games will close June 30. I think updating it to reflect that will help tell people that this is still happening and they still will need to update their BF1942 files.

Also I agree with Seventy's suggestion, making this as easy as possible is ideal.
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Re: GAMESPY SHUTDOWN / REPLACEMENT MASTER SERVER

Postby Bazi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:53 am

seventy wrote:I have a question,

Would it be possible to create a simple setup.exe which will just automatically replace the necessary files? I think many people prefer setup files. I'm not a programmer myself but I guess it can't be that difficult to implement...?


It actually already exists, I created one a few days ago :)

You can either use the provided .exe in the first post of this topic, files/bf1942_gamespy_patcher.exe
which edits your hosts file, or use the setup.exe I created to replace the game files:
http://www.basvginkel.nl/bf1942/setup.exe
You have to install it, and then when you run it the first time it will apply the fix. It also includes a undo function.
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