#1 2014-07-01 08:15:26

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GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Did EA change their minds, and decided to keep the master servers online after all?

Two things might hint to this:

- The Gamespy master server wasn't shut down yesterday, June 30th as it was supposed to.

- http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-1942 was removed 14 days ago, but got back up today.


I wouldn't be surprised if they've cancelled the shutdown without informing the public, they're a terrible company after all. Thx for the potential major trolling, EA.

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#2 2014-07-01 08:54:59

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Weird.
I personally wouldn't put it past EA to start paying for the upkeep of the GameSpy servers, since they received a major backlash over it, and irreversibly damaged PC gaming.
They need to keep the PC gaming industry up, so they can continue making a profit from their PC games.

I come from Crysis Wars, and this morning I noticed that I could still ping the Crysis Wars GameSpy master server (crysiswars.sake.gamespy.com), and I've confirmed from someone that the server list does in fact still work.
If the master servers do stay online, I'll be severely p*ssed off with EA, since the GameSpy shutdown has ruined many communities in Crysis Wars, and most probably other games.


Let's hope for the best...

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#3 2014-07-01 08:57:45

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

It's a bit too soon to jump to that conclusion, nevertheless it's past June 30th in California USA, where master.gamespy.com server is hosted. I would be surprised if they didn't shutdown GameSpy today, after all the buzz around it.

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#4 2014-07-01 08:59:11

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

tuia wrote:

It's a bit too soon to jump to that conclusion, nevertheless it's past June 30th in California USA, where master.gamespy.com server is hosted. I would be surprised if they didn't shutdown GameSpy today, after all the buzz around it.

I thought GameSpy master servers were transferred from 'master.gamespy.com', to 'sake.gamespy.com' a few years ago.
Something about their 'new' network..

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#5 2014-07-01 09:09:55

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Battlefield 1942 and many other games still use master.gamespy.com as master server. I haven't heard before about transfer to sake.gamespy.com servers, don't know much about other games, I'm mostly focused on Battlefield 1942 and other Battlefield franchise games.

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#6 2014-07-01 10:16:45

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Maybe they can't find the off button?

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#7 2014-07-01 10:59:17

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Still working as of the morning of 1 July on the US east coast...

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#8 2014-07-01 14:51:25

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

People at the Revive BF2 project are starting to wonder too:


http://www.battlelog.co/post.php?id=100

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#9 2014-07-01 15:26:29

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Maybe someone jumped in and pays gamespy after all

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#10 2014-07-01 15:45:20

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Maybe the guy responsible to unplug it was laid off before time and they just forgot about it. It could happen...

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#11 2014-07-02 08:56:05

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Any news on GameSpy shutdown? It looks as they won't shutdown servers after all, 2 days have passed by.

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#12 2014-07-02 09:38:07

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

And xfire still can detect the servers.


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#13 2014-07-16 07:25:22

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Somebody states:


GameSpy multiplayer for all non-EA games has stopped working, and all GameSpy multiplayer titles for EA games still actually works


http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/e … scontinued


I haven't checked if it's true, but if it is, it could hint that EA actively by payment or other have chosen to keep the Gamespy servers running for their titles, for a long time into the future.

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#14 2014-07-16 09:06:15

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

It's a mistery. From what I've tested, GameSpy still works with BFVietnam, BF1942 Secret Weapons Demo, BF1942 Wake Demo and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2, all EA Games titles.

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#15 2014-07-18 20:42:50

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

http://team-simple.org/forum/viewtopic. … 813#p58813


I'm pretty sure, the Gamespy shutdown for BF1942 is very close.

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#16 2014-07-21 02:52:41

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

just noticed that age of empires servers is down.
"All good things must come to an end, and that time has come for Age of Empires Online. It is time for the barbarian hordes to ride off into the sunset for the final time. The servers will be permanently shut down at approximately 4pm Pacific Time on July 1, 2014."


I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.

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#17 2014-07-21 07:57:42

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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#18 2014-07-25 20:06:00

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

It's not answering. sad
I confirm master.gamespy.com is not responding in BF1942, BF1942 Wake Demo and BF1942 Secret Weapons Demo.

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#19 2014-07-25 20:16:17

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

tuia wrote:

It's not answering. sad
I confirm master.gamespy.com is not responding in BF1942, BF1942 Wake Demo and BF1942 Secret Weapons Demo.

What do you mean? The server browser is still working for me.

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#20 2014-07-25 20:17:25

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

When it does I guess it'll be time to drink the koolaid and hitch a ride on the spaceship thats hiding in the tail of a comet.

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#21 2014-07-25 20:24:47

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

seventy wrote:
tuia wrote:

It's not answering. sad
I confirm master.gamespy.com is not responding in BF1942, BF1942 Wake Demo and BF1942 Secret Weapons Demo.

What do you mean? The server browser is still working for me.

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#22 2014-07-25 21:09:15

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

No you are right, updating the server list doesn't work anymore, only the favorites are working.

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#23 2014-07-25 21:26:59

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

weird, i just updated mine and its working fine

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#24 2014-07-25 21:41:50

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Lecter wrote:

weird, i just updated mine and its working fine

m2 , works fine


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#25 2014-07-25 21:45:06

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

you guys are either referring to your favorites, or you have applied a master server fix / update

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#26 2014-07-25 21:47:02

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ghost of ... wrote:

you guys are either referring to your favorites, or you have applied a master server fix / update


not favorites and yes i have installed the fix

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#27 2014-07-25 22:02:21

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

ofc it will works then


I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.

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#28 2014-07-25 22:21:41

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

Works for me without fix !

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#29 2014-07-25 23:07:21

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

You people misunderstand what we're talking about smile

Without a master server fix for your BF1942 game/install, try hitting:

MULTIPLAY > INTERNET > UPDATE

This is what doesn't work anymore

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#30 2014-07-25 23:11:05

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Re: GameSpy shutdown cancelled?

ghost of ... wrote:

You people misunderstand what we're talking about smile

Without a master server fix for your BF1942 game/install, try hitting:

MULTIPLAY > INTERNET > UPDATE

This is what doesn't work anymore

I just did this 10 minutes ago after seeing this thread and it worked for me. I don't have the gamespy fix either.

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