Master Server Query

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Laurie52

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If your game one of over a hundred using GameSpy Master Server Query, it has been down for the past couple of days. Or even if you have found it going up and down this may be due to either maintenance (for some) or a different problem for others. This has affected both older and new games across the genres.

You can read this "GameSpy's Master Server Query" Sticky by [WIZ]Falcon's (a moderator there) here.
http://forums.gamespy.com/gaming_hel...9906296/p1/?23

Greetings,

It has come to our attention that the servers are not showing up in your game's server browser or GameSpy Arcade or on GameSpy Comrade.

There may be an error in the Master Server Query or there is possible maintenance that is taking longer then expected. The GameSpy Admins and Techies have been notified of the problem and are working on fixing it. It should be fixed hopefully soon so please just wait and look for another post confirming the fix or until you see servers in game.

The maintenance or error goes out to ALL games that use our Master Server Query. That means if the game uses GameSpy's server browsing to locate servers, you will not see any. You may how ever still be able to join game's by direct connecting to them through IP address.

Thank you.
In the meantime, you can go register over there to post your game's server not being up here:
http://forums.gamespy.com/gaming_hel...9908000/p1/?18

At least they will know were to look..

As posted, the techs are aware of the problem and working on correcting it. If possible, you can use your server's Direct IP and server name to connect to a server. This way possibly bypass the Master Server. As of this writing, some games server lists have come back up and seem be stable. But just in case yours isn't......
 

Laurie52

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The Master Server problem seems to have been solved (we all hope)

I reinstalled my GameSpy Arcade, got the latest updates and allowed my firewall to accept it. My own games (RUNE and Halo) does show under GameSpy Arcade's "My Games" list.

For my main game (RUNE) I clicked on Multiplayer and clicked off "servers in my country only" to get all US and global servers. A list of both RUNE 1.00/Rune: Halls of Valhalla (HOV) servers DOES show up now. (Also HALO when I clicked on it)

Before, I could only direct connect to my servers using a list of server IPs/Names into my Rune systems for Direct Connections ("Favorites" Tab). So, I can connect through either the GameSpy Arcade and/or Favorites now.

HOWEVER, if I try any of the in-game tabs within HOV or RUNE Multiplayer's "Join", I get this:

Master Server Failed: Connecting to the master server timed out: master0.gamespy.com
.....go figure.

At least the Arcade servers are up.
 
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