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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/03/gamespy-multiplayer-shutting-down-hundred s-of-games-at-risk

it's been a good run, Renegade ;>


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487025 is a reply to message #487023] Fri, 04 April 2014 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's not as bad as it might appear. The shutdown is affecting shitloads of games so I assume people will be working on GSA master server clones (there's already at least one written in C# for an older space game, but I can't remember the name).

All that needs to be done is for RenList to be updated. This can be done manually by hex editing RenList.EXE and changing the master.gamespy.com string embedded in the EXE, from the looks of it. Hopefully Adad will push a RenList updated instead though.

Oh and someone needs to host the clone master server which Jelly-Server agrees on.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487026 is a reply to message #487023] Fri, 04 April 2014 00:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I expected this to happen sooner or later. After i stopped playing last year the Player Counts has dropped, therefore it looks like a logical step.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487027 is a reply to message #487023] Fri, 04 April 2014 00:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.openspy.net/

"The openspy service is meant to be a replacement for the now shut down GAMESPY service. It is in no way affiliated. If the game you played used GAMESPY to host games or list servers through it's DNS, chances are that it will work for you too! Below is a list of games that SHOULD be supported by OPENSPY, if they are not, please let us know. If you found that the game YOU play also works on openspy, please tell us immediately so we can add it to our list of supported games."

https://github.com/sfcspanky/Openspy-Core C++ source code


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487030 is a reply to message #487026] Fri, 04 April 2014 05:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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-TLS-DJ-EYE-K wrote on Fri, 04 April 2014 08:22

I expected this to happen sooner or later. After i stopped playing last year the Player Counts has dropped, therefore it looks like a logical step.


The Renegade player count has nothing to do with it, they're shutting down the entirety of GSA, not just the Renegade support.


On another note: If there are no suitable GSA clones that work for Renegade servers I'm sure I could whip something up, it's not exactly a complicated system. But I don't expect it'll be necessary given that Renegade/BRenBot don't use any special sauce in GSA broadcasts and should be compatible with any master server clones.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487033 is a reply to message #487023] Fri, 04 April 2014 10:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Adad replied to my PM and he's waiting for the community to organize something. The RenList updater still works.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487034 is a reply to message #487023] Sat, 05 April 2014 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What about GameRanger? It's got a tonne of games that GameSpy used to host (AoEII, Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader and many more)

www.gameranger.com


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Caveman wrote on Fri, 21 January 2011 08:26

Well this topic is still going on. I have to say I haven't watched much Anime recently (maybe a year or so) the last thing I saw was GITS (for the third time)

Im not too sure whether I just dont enjoy Anime anymore or whether its just I dont have time really to shit and watch it.






Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487035 is a reply to message #487023] Sat, 05 April 2014 12:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GameRanger is something completely different.

I MIGHT have a update on the GSA master server clone software situation in a week or so.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487036 is a reply to message #487023] Sat, 05 April 2014 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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get on it boys

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487039 is a reply to message #487023] Sun, 06 April 2014 04:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hifi is working on a GSA master server clone. Works with RenList and BrenBot GSA. Normal FDS GSA doesn't work and I can't get Dragonade's GSA support working either. Renegade Resurrection crashes with an exception. Havent tested the actual GameSpy Arcade software.

Need to figure out why Dragonade's GSA isn't working and then it's ready to go. For RR Launcher support and completeness some of the client <-> master server encryption support needs to be added.

Test server up at 62.113.196.140 ( renmaster.cncnet.org )

Code will be open-source most likely.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487040 is a reply to message #487023] Sun, 06 April 2014 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can someone with open ports and a test FDS check if WOLSpy, Dragonade GSA and the FDS' GSA mode work with this test server? thanks.

EDIT: Attached a hex edited version of RenList which connects to the test GSA clone server.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487048 is a reply to message #487023] Sun, 06 April 2014 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does the GSA plugin work? I mostly copied the protocol from it.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487050 is a reply to message #487023] Sun, 06 April 2014 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haven't tried, seems the issue I'm having is that my ports are blocked even when I open them in my router. For some reason BRenBot's GSA stuff does work.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487062 is a reply to message #487023] Mon, 07 April 2014 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So I've been thinking and I doubt we'll get a host as stable as gamespy.com so it might be better to have two different GSA master server clone hosts, but that requires RenList to be updated to try and connect to a different server if the main server goes down.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487065 is a reply to message #487023] Mon, 07 April 2014 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It shouldn't be hard at all to make a stable GSA master server clone, there isn't anything particularly clever going on... read string in, shove it into a database, return results to client queries. Time out servers if they don't report for a certain length of time. I still have a copy of the official GSA protocol spec if anyone wants a copy to work from.

I'd be amazed if you couldn't knock up something functional and stable in a day or two. I can provide a stable DNS endpoint if that's what is needed (renlist.danpaul88.co.uk or something)... just give me an IP address to point it at. Heck, I could even host a master server on one of my RPi's, that's how small the requirements would be.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487066 is a reply to message #487023] Mon, 07 April 2014 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We already have clone software. I'm talking about the possibility of one of the hosts of the clone not being 'stable' in the sense that they can be down. Like when XWIS is down. To prevent that two GSA clone master servers can be used. It requires servers to broadcast to both and clients like RenList to be updated.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487076 is a reply to message #487066] Mon, 07 April 2014 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brandan made an XWIS emulator for ECW a year ago when I was raging about XWIS killing my test results for long games lol.

You could ask him and he might share the source with you (depends if he thinks its good for public release and all that).


Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487078 is a reply to message #487023] Mon, 07 April 2014 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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...This is about GSA, not XWIS/WOL.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487085 is a reply to message #487023] Mon, 07 April 2014 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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XWIS isn't dead yet, at least to my knowledge. That would be a lot more unfortunate I think.

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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487095 is a reply to message #487023] Tue, 08 April 2014 00:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do people still use XWIS? I gave up on it when they made it so complicated to get re-re-re-registered with requirement to sign up on their website or some such nonsense. I'd have thought losing GSA would impact more people than losing XWIS these days.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487096 is a reply to message #487095] Tue, 08 April 2014 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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pretty sure people do, i personally use xwis through renlist.

how else do i page iran saying he's a fag, fuck irc
Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487101 is a reply to message #487023] Tue, 08 April 2014 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Both genblacky and danpaul88 are seperately looking into adding BRenBot support for broadcasting to a second server, BRenBot in past used to support broadcasting to GSA and ASE and the current code is modular.

It's very simple to do basically.


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487119 is a reply to message #487023] Wed, 09 April 2014 15:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i've never used GameSpy, and i still use XWIS
i was one of the people registered on the old ladder when it froze at the end of 2005, even though i don't remember playing back then lol


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Re: GameSpy Arcade [message #487172 is a reply to message #487023] Sat, 12 April 2014 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.renegadeforums.com/index.php?t=msg&th=40699&start=0&

BRenBot update to support servers transitioning gracefully to a new master server by providing the ability to broadcast to multiple master servers


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^ The new BRenBot supports broadcasting to an unlimited amount of GSA master server (clones). So you can broadcast to master.gamespy.com and two community run clones once the community server hosts are decided on.

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