Solved: OPEN ARENA - no servers

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chredge

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Hi All,

I recently had to reformat my hard drive and have just got around to playing Open Arena again. When I start multi-player there are no servers displayed even though I have allowed the game access through the Windows Firewall.

I have looked around the internet for any answers but I have very little to go on at the moment.

Could someone help please?

Cheers,

C h r e d g e.
 
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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 is 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_help/b50691/19906296/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_help/b50691/19908000/p1/?18

At least they will know.

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.
 

chredge

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Hi Laurie52,

Thanks for the reply.

Cool! at least I now know it's not my problem.

Cheers,

C h r e d g e
 
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Try connecting through the GameSpy Arcade now.....the servers are up for nearly all games affected now.
 
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