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Title: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on May 27, 2016, 01:18:51 PM
(http://uef-clan.com/FTP/Anyder/Anyder/Pics/swbfspy-image.png)SWBFSpy: All You Need To Know
These are the patched files for playing SWBF1/SWBF2 through SWBFSpy, the new masterserver.
Special thanks to all the SWBFSpy Engagement members who contributed to spread this project  :cheers:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS NOW ON THIS WEBSITE: SWBFSPY INFO (http://info.swbfspy.com)

(http://uef-clan.com/FTP/Anyder/Anyder/Pics/swbf1.png)SWBFSpy SWBF1 Files

SWBFSpy Battlefront EXE
English File - http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1385 (http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1385)
German File (Stock) - http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1424
French File - http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1394


SWBFSpy Battlefront EXE (AUTOINSTALLER) (English only)

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1388 (http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1388)



(http://uef-clan.com/FTP/Anyder/Anyder/Pics/swbf2.png)SWBFSpy SWBF2 Files

SWBFSpy BattlefrontII EXE
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1384 (http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1384)


SWBFSpy BattlefrontII EXE - GERMAN
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1389 (http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1389)


SWBFSpy BattlefrontII EXE (AUTOINSTALLER)

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1248 (http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1248)



*Note: Please do not leak these files. We want them to be only at our website to keep track of the downloads, and so that we can help people with whatever issue turns up.

We're hosting a TS3 server to provide live support to whoever requires of it (Address: 5.9.132.3:2016) - Thread link: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=10599

Send a message to me or Led if u want support. If not, just create a thread here.

If u don't wanna download our files, you can hexedit the files yourself:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Here's a tutorial on how to install SWBFSpy! http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=10620.0



This is only for VPS/Rootserver hosts. You need the SWBF1 or SWBF2 Server software installed for using these files!
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

PS2 Info:

DNS Settings
SWBFGamers - 74.91.125.138
Christian - 186.34.183.203

DNAS Settings
gate1.jp.dnas.playstation.org 149.56.101.45
gate1.eu.dnas.playstation.org 167.114.40.4
gate1.us.dnas.playstation.org 167.114.40.5

I have a vid on youtube how to setup the dns # using the network startup disc that comes with purchase of network adapter *fat ps2* or bundled with the *slim* ps2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ_YnBdJ4rM
thats basically all that has to be done to get online for ps2 other than pluging in the lan cable to your router/cable modem/dsl box to the port on the back of the ps2. what ever the client has. please note currently it only works in usa. there are no dnas servers for eu or japan right now.

These are some useful links:
- SWBFSpy Discord https://discord.gg/fzJCwCT
- SWBFSpy Steam Group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/swbfspy

SWBFSpy Engagement -- We're trying to get all the SWBF1 and SWBF2 players engaged to these games. We provide one of the most important requirements to play this game online without using any extra tool like Gameranger or Tunngle, which is the Masterserver, SWBFSpy. What is the SWBFSpy Engagement Structure ?


SWBFSpy Engagement Structure 2018
Community Ambassador
Game Ambassador
SWBFSpy Engagement
If you wanna contact me directly, send a mail to communityambassador@swbfgamers.com
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: SoulBound on June 01, 2016, 11:13:03 AM
Is there a tutorial somewhere to teach me how to get this working? I want to play battlefront 2 online
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: Anyder on June 01, 2016, 11:31:34 AM
Quote from: Kelle
English (Kelle)
Star Wars Battlefront Multiplayer over the Internet no longer uses GameSpy as a host.
Instead it uses GameMaster. All you have to do is download a new Battlefront exe and put it into a specific folder.

What folder, you ask? Easy! Your Battlefront game is in your LucasArts folder.
C:\ProgramFiles\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData
GameData! That's the folder! Move your new exe into there.

Where do you get this new exe? Right here at SWBFgamers.com


SWBFSpy BattlefrontII EXE (CLIENT)
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1384


SWBFSpy BattlefrontII EXE (CLIENT) - GERMAN
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1389
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: SoulBound on June 01, 2016, 11:47:53 AM
Thanks. But it tells me I'm missing binkw32.dll from my computer. How do I fix that? I have the steam version of the game if that makes any difference.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: Anyder on June 01, 2016, 11:49:34 AM
Thanks. But it tells me I'm missing binkw32.dll from my computer. How do I fix that? I have the steam version of the game if that makes any difference.
Yeah, ur game is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Battlefront II\

Go to the GameData folder and replace the old exe for the one u just downloaded
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: SoulBound on June 01, 2016, 12:56:43 PM
I got it. Sometimes I'm dumb when it comes to things like this. I have to say, it's a very dead community. No one seems to be playing. Where is the biggest community at? I've only ever played game ranger and there are always people on there. So, I'm guessing that's where most people are. Game Ranger is awesome, I just hate that no one seems to like playing hero assault vanilla.. sighh. I miss the ps2 days.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: Anyder on June 01, 2016, 12:59:09 PM
I got it. Sometimes I'm dumb when it comes to things like this. I have to say, it's a very dead community. No one seems to be playing. Where is the biggest community at? I've only ever played game ranger and there are always people on there. So, I'm guessing that's where most people are. Game Ranger is awesome, I just hate that no one seems to like playing hero assault vanilla.. sighh. I miss the ps2 days.
Dont worry, we're here to help people get the patch working
Right now people arent online cause many of them dont know about SWBFSpy, so we need to tell them about the new masterserver.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: ~PFE~ Sam Leader / ply1 on June 01, 2016, 01:44:03 PM
Some guys from swbf2 are wondering why they can create a server by themself ??
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: Led on June 01, 2016, 01:48:20 PM
Some guys from swbf2 are wondering why they can create a server by themself ??

Self hosted servers should work on the new Master server as long as they have updated their game with the lasted Client patch.

They will need to do portforwarding as usual though.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Anyder on June 07, 2016, 07:56:04 AM
I have updated the thread so that nobody confuses the files (I've had several emails from people who had mistakenly installed the server file)

Also, Klexmer (old friend of mine) as been so kind to send me the french file.
I'm gonna attach it here, and add it to the main post
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Anyder on June 07, 2016, 11:55:40 AM
Hi Anyder,
the patch does not work on my System, i have the german Version. Can you help me?
defiant ;)
Ok, it works
thank you :D

Those who have this issue, make sure ur game is in the same language as the exe...
I've updated once again the main post
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Ascertes on June 07, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
Would it be correct to assume that I should uninstall GameShare/GameMaster before installing SWBFspy for either Battlefront game?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Anyder on June 07, 2016, 12:27:17 PM
Would it be correct to assume that I should uninstall GameShare/GameMaster before installing SWBFspy for either Battlefront game?
There's no need to "unistall" anything.
Gameshare was just a patch for the game so that it would redirect to the new masterserver, so all u gotta do is download the new exes and replace them
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Ascertes on June 07, 2016, 12:29:42 PM
There's no need to "unistall" anything.
Gameshare was just a patch for the game so that it would redirect to the new masterserver, so all u gotta do is download the new exes and replace them

Alright. Thank you :)

EDIT: Autoinstaller works like a charm. Well done!
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Blur on June 10, 2016, 08:14:10 PM
Just got it working, looks like no one online atm but functions like a charm. That said, Gameranger is no longer functioning. It opens and lists the servers as it should, but when I attempt to join a game it opens SWBFII then gives me the "busy" pop up for 15 seconds-ish then says "could not connect". Now I don't really like gameranger to be honest, but since SWBFspy's servers seem empty for now, its more or less my only option. Please tell me how to either revert my patched copy of battlefront II to normal, or tell me how to change it to allow me to use GR, if possible.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Led on June 10, 2016, 08:48:21 PM
Just got it working, looks like no one online atm but functions like a charm. That said, Gameranger is no longer functioning. It opens and lists the servers as it should, but when I attempt to join a game it opens SWBFII then gives me the "busy" pop up for 15 seconds-ish then says "could not connect". Now I don't really like gameranger to be honest, but since SWBFspy's servers seem empty for now, its more or less my only option. Please tell me how to either revert my patched copy of battlefront II to normal, or tell me how to change it to allow me to use GR, if possible.

Simply replace the SWBFspy edited exe with your original one, and all will be back to normal.

If you don't feel like switching back all the time, you can leave the original exe as battlefrontii.exe and call the new SWBFspy exe something like battlefrontii-swbfspy.exe, then make a short cut from the battlefrontii-swbfspy.exe to your desktop, then start the game from that shortcut when you want to use the internet master servers and start up GameRanger as usual.

refer to this link for additional information from Jean

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=693147305

Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 11, 2016, 03:07:14 AM
Just got it working, looks like no one online atm but functions like a charm. That said, Gameranger is no longer functioning. It opens and lists the servers as it should, but when I attempt to join a game it opens SWBFII then gives me the "busy" pop up for 15 seconds-ish then says "could not connect". Now I don't really like gameranger to be honest, but since SWBFspy's servers seem empty for now, its more or less my only option. Please tell me how to either revert my patched copy of battlefront II to normal, or tell me how to change it to allow me to use GR, if possible.

GameMaster doesnt work with GR, so SWBFSpy won't either. you need the original exe file, what you could do if you don't have it, if you have the game on steam, firstly take everything you want from GameData: your SWBFSpy exe, your addon folder (if you have mods installed), and anything really.
then go to Steam Library, right click on SWBF2, go to Properties, go to Local, then go to Verify game cache. this will do a scan of your game and it will add back any deleted files (if you don't have the original exe file) however, reason I say for you to take addon folder and SWBFSpy exe and anything else is because, the scan will get rid of them sadly. so if it's on your desktop or downloads folder or anyhere it's fine as long as it's not on GameData.

good luck :)
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: MrMew on June 12, 2016, 02:16:32 AM
You might want to make the patches downloadable without registration. Also is there anyway we can draw players away from Gameranger?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Led on June 12, 2016, 06:19:16 AM
You might want to make the patches downloadable without registration. Also is there anyway we can draw players away from Gameranger?


We won't stop someone from hosting the files elsewhere, but we do want players to register here so that they know where they can come for help and can verify the authenticity of the files. 

If registration is too inconvenient, then installing a patched exe is probably not convenient either.   ;)

You will notice that we do not spam you with emails and there are no advertisements that litter most game sites--so free registration is a very small price to pay.

The Gameranger issue is tricky.  The GR developer is a member of our site, and has been very helpful to us (and players of many old games).  Some players will prefer GR, but perhaps the best option is to let players know they have a choice and that SWBFgamers is committed to keeping SWBFspy operating for 10-20 years into the future.

Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: 411Remnant on June 12, 2016, 11:51:42 AM
 :tu: The swbf2 file works really well on the steam version. Just wanted to say thanks to all involved with making this EXE file. Personally I didnt want to download gameranger or that other online service thing.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Anyder on June 12, 2016, 02:34:59 PM
:tu: The swbf2 file works really well on the steam version. Just wanted to say thanks to all involved with making this EXE file. Personally I didnt want to download gameranger or that other online service thing.
Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: MrMew on June 12, 2016, 09:51:43 PM
The Gameranger issue is tricky.  The GR developer is a member of our site, and has been very helpful to us (and players of many old games).  Some players will prefer GR, but perhaps the best option is to let players know they have a choice and that SWBFgamers is committed to keeping SWBFspy operating for 10-20 years into the future.

Well the masterseerver generally provides servers with a better connection compared with GR
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Led on June 12, 2016, 09:53:22 PM
Yes, I concur.

I just want to keep Scott Kevill (GR developer) on our side, and not give the impression that we are competing with him.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 15, 2016, 12:01:22 AM
Yes, I concur.

I just want to keep Scott Kevill (GR developer) on our side, and not give the impression that we are competing with him.

I personally don't find him that polite. and I think he's the one who seems to like competing with people...

http://prntscr.com/bgjuro

^ example.

and:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/6060/discussions/0/357286663677045438/?ctp=3

he also seems pretty arrogant (no offense) whenever I talk to him. no matter how nice I am to him. oh well...
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Anyder on June 15, 2016, 03:56:53 AM
I personally don't find him that polite. and I think he's the one who seems to like competing with people...

http://prntscr.com/bgjuro

^ example.

and:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/6060/discussions/0/357286663677045438/?ctp=3

he also seems pretty arrogant (no offense) whenever I talk to him. no matter how nice I am to him. oh well...
That is pretty sad. I will talk to him ASAP
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Led on June 15, 2016, 04:05:00 AM
That is pretty sad. I will talk to him ASAP
Do so personally and not on behalf of swbfgamers please.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 15, 2016, 11:30:48 AM
That is pretty sad. I will talk to him ASAP

Well you don't have to if it will make you both argue or something. Just felt like sharing how he's like.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: OnlineX420 on July 06, 2016, 10:48:45 PM
cd key is not authorized error on battlefront 1
Anyway to allow multiple players with the same cd key play on the same server? if you can do that, i bet i can get more players on them.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Joseph on July 06, 2016, 11:17:14 PM
cd key is not authorized error on battlefront 1
Anyway to allow multiple players with the same cd key play on the same server? if you can do that, i bet i can get more players on them.
Try this: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1401
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: OnlineX420 on July 06, 2016, 11:33:18 PM
Try this: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1401

Thank you, will try will a friend.
If it works. I'll push it out to my subs.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Jean on July 07, 2016, 01:51:39 AM
Thank you, will try will a friend.
If it works. I'll push it out to my subs.


Link to your channel?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Drunken_Master on July 07, 2016, 01:49:20 PM
SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE PATCH:


Unfortunately results have not been consistent but I do have some more evidence I can pour over to see if there is a clue about what exactly is happening between client and server.  I will try to run some tests tonight.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know
Post by: Jean on July 07, 2016, 02:04:08 PM
SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE PATCH:

  • It works to fix your windows registry if for some reason it is missing and you get the CDKey error
  • It does not always work if others have used the patch too and are already on the same server, then you need to run the CDKey.exe file OR manually change the key in the registry by at least 1 digit

Unfortunately results have not been consistent but I do have some more evidence I can pour over to see if there is a clue about what exactly is happening between client and server.  I will try to run some tests tonight.


Changing the registry only works for disk versions by the way. I own both and found the Steam app ID for BF2 (6060) and it showed nothing of use... I believe editing the registry only even works because GameSpy shutdown, so there's nothing to verify the key is valid.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: NatoBreak on September 12, 2016, 02:49:25 AM
Hey guys, so just found this, some friends and I are having a problem. Can we play on the server we're hosting? Because we can't seem to play in game if we're hosting.

Thanks!
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on September 12, 2016, 05:12:55 AM
Yes.   Please tell us how you are hosting--with the dedicated server software, or through the game (like the steam version of the game or game CD).

Also, tell us what patch you are using for SWBFspy--

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Wheatbro on September 12, 2016, 04:20:22 PM
How would I know if it installed properly is there some way to confirm it?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: TheGangstarTY on September 12, 2016, 05:01:24 PM
How would I know if it installed properly is there some way to confirm it?

Well as long as you load your game up with "Battlefront SWBFSpy.exe" for now on (or whatever you may have renamed it to) then if you select multiplayer it should pop up with a bunch of servers.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Wheatbro on September 12, 2016, 05:17:29 PM
it asked me for gamespy when i did it
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on September 12, 2016, 05:26:04 PM
it asked me for gamespy when i did it

you can make a password if you want, or else just hit "join" to see the server list
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Blur on September 18, 2016, 08:50:49 AM
For some reason when I replaced my executable with the patched SWBFspy version, it wouldn't launch the game, saying its "missing the executable" So I renamed the patched exe to "battlefrontII.exe", game now launches and runs reliably, I can connect to the SWBFspy servers and play. That said, for whatever reason, I can no longer connect to servers through gameranger. :confused: I can log in to GR and join lobbies, but when I launch Battlefront 2 via 'join' button it just says "connecting" for 15 seconds, then says "connection to host could not be established". To make matters worse, I switched back to the vanilla version of the executable and the problem persists, not sure why. I was under the impression that it was possible to use both SWNFspy and GR simultaneously. Either I'm missing something or I made a mistake of some sort.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ltin on September 18, 2016, 09:28:17 AM
[edited]
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on September 18, 2016, 10:14:32 AM
For some reason when I replaced my executable with the patched SWBFspy version, it wouldn't launch the game, saying its "missing the executable" So I renamed the patched exe to "battlefrontII.exe", game now launches and runs reliably, I can connect to the SWBFspy servers and play. That said, for whatever reason, I can no longer connect to servers through gameranger. :confused: I can log in to GR and join lobbies, but when I launch Battlefront 2 via 'join' button it just says "connecting" for 15 seconds, then says "connection to host could not be established". To make matters worse, I switched back to the vanilla version of the executable and the problem persists, not sure why. I was under the impression that it was possible to use both SWNFspy and GR simultaneously. Either I'm missing something or I made a mistake of some sort.
You cant use the patched version for both.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: cjlaw on October 11, 2016, 03:26:01 PM
Hi, I'm new to this site and really just created an account to play online so sorry if I'm resurrecting a dead post but every time I try and load up the game with the new exe it opens like it wants to start the game but then doesn't go any further and freezes. I'm on win 7 if it makes any difference.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on October 11, 2016, 03:36:22 PM
Hi, I'm new to this site and really just created an account to play online so sorry if I'm resurrecting a dead post but every time I try and load up the game with the new exe it opens like it wants to start the game but then doesn't go any further and freezes. I'm on win 7 if it makes any difference.
Dont worry, people can post in this thread anytime.
Make sure u are running the new exe, and not the old one. If u freeze it means u are not using the patch.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ultimo on October 14, 2016, 01:14:14 PM
Hey all, I have a friend having trouble getting Steam to connect to the game after they replaced the executable. They bought the game through steam and would like to see the overlay and record hours, but it appears Steam can't find the game now. Any idea how to fix?

EDIT: This is Battlefront 2 that we're talking about.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on October 14, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Hey all, I have a friend having trouble getting Steam to connect to the game after they replaced the executable. They bought the game through steam and would like to see the overlay and record hours, but it appears Steam can't find the game now. Any idea how to fix?

EDIT: This is Battlefront 2 that we're talking about.

Open Steam browser and click add a game at the bottom left corner then click add a non Steam game. From there it will open a bunch of different games which you can add as non steam games. You will want to find the replaced executable and add that as a non Steam game. After that it will appear in your library and you can run that for overlay but hours is sadly disabled.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ultimo on October 14, 2016, 01:30:54 PM
Yeah, I was afraid to have to tell them to do it that way. I was wondering if maybe somebody on this planet knew how to get steam to recognize the new executable like it was the old one..
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on October 14, 2016, 01:34:48 PM
Yeah, I was afraid to have to tell them to do it that way. I was wondering if maybe somebody on this planet knew how to get steam to recognize the new executable like it was the old one..

You could rename your old executable to something other than BattlefrontII and then make SWBFSpy executable named that and it should recognize it then
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ultimo on October 14, 2016, 01:39:35 PM
They did not do that. I'm trying to help them over steam chat so its difficult. lol

Thank you very much
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ultimo on October 16, 2016, 03:29:50 PM
Fortunately, the changing the name of the executable to match the original did work. Thanks again.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on October 16, 2016, 04:35:10 PM
Fortunately, the changing the name of the executable to match the original did work. Thanks again.

Steam looks for the original name your executable when looking for what to run. Glad I could help
Title: Re: SWBFSpy Patched EXEs
Post by: Tied on October 17, 2016, 06:07:06 PM
Yeah, ur game is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Battlefront II\

Go to the GameData folder and replace the old exe for the one u just downloaded

i did that and i still have the error. The "old" exe dosent seem to be in the folder
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on October 17, 2016, 06:13:18 PM
turn on the ability to view file extensions and look for the exe file in that folder.  Tell us what you see, or better yet, post a screen shot of that folder for us and we can see what happened.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: LQZ on October 18, 2016, 11:59:00 AM
works for me, thx. Is it running on both versions, 1.0 and 1.1 or is there only 1 remainin version?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on October 18, 2016, 12:24:22 PM
works for me, thx. Is it running on both versions, 1.0 and 1.1 or is there only 1 remainin version?
Yes, 1.1
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Caedus on October 21, 2016, 06:38:18 PM
Hey,

First off, this is great stuff! I hope to be able to play swbf2 online with minimal lag, like in the good old days (minus the minimal lag, perhaps)

I'm not sure whether I have the patch working correctly. When I click on multiplayer and then "Join", the game freezes for about 20 seconds, then goes to the "Busy" screen where it is presumably loading servers, but it remains on 0% until it stops searching and shows the server browser with no servers in it. I was wondering whether it's functioning as intended and there are simply no servers available, or am I messing something up? This is SWBF2 1.1

Cheers
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on October 21, 2016, 06:58:25 PM
Hi Caedus,

First, are you using the steam version of SWBF2 or the DVD installed version?

Have you installed the patch?

If so, which one--please link us to the exact one you applied (we support SWBF1/2/PC/PS2 to it is easy to get the patches mixed up).

Also, please let us know if you are using windows 10 or another version  :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Caedus on October 21, 2016, 07:32:09 PM
Hey there,

Yep, sorry, using Steam with this Patch: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=1384

Windows 10 also. I'm pretty sure i've installed the patch: http://i.imgur.com/OcJ3KVL.png

Cheers for the help
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on October 21, 2016, 07:40:03 PM
Gamedata folder looks so strange without the addon folder there
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on October 21, 2016, 07:40:23 PM
OK, there are two things to try.  First, just double click on the new exe named
BattlefrontII - SWBFSpy.exe

note:  you may need to alt-tab out of the game and allow it through the windows firewall

Second  option:

If you launch through steam, be sure to copy your original BattlefrontII.exe file to battlefrontii-orig.exe and then rename the new exe to BattlefrontII.exe.

In both cases, be sure to "search all regions".

Let us know if that works  :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Caedus on October 21, 2016, 07:45:37 PM
Hey, thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I've done those things, I've launched the game through the new swbfspy.exe version and tabbed out to allow it through the firewall :( I don't run it through steam currently, I want to get this sorted before I start renaming .exes for that :P Also out of an habit I immediately went to online options and set it to search all regions :P haha

EDIT: Also when I last tried to host my own server in game, it closed the server down saying unable to register (or something like that, don't quite remember the message).
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on October 21, 2016, 07:55:29 PM
OK.  The symptoms you described would be if you are not able to contact the master server.  I just re-downloaded the patch and ran it and it works just fine, so that is not the issue.


I would recommend backing up your original exe and renaming the new exe.  There is no harm to do this, and you can just reverse the process to get things back in place if you don't like it.



There are only a couple of other things I can think of:

-make sure you have not remapped any calls using your hosts file located at
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

If you don't know about the hosts file, chances are you have never changed it so don't worry about it.


-You can check your Virtual Store to make sure there is not a stuck copy of the unpatched file


You can also just use the auto-installer:

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1248
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Caedus on October 21, 2016, 08:10:09 PM
I figured out what is was, it's my shitty ISP that's not being friendly in general. It works when i'm connected to a VPN :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on October 21, 2016, 08:35:10 PM
I figured out what is was, it's my shitty ISP that's not being friendly in general. It works when i'm connected to a VPN :)

Cheers!

Hopefully you won't lag too bad with a vpn
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: WigglyDickling on October 25, 2016, 11:37:59 AM
The game crashes when I try to create a game in the original Star Wars Battlefront.

I have successfully installed and joined a game.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Nyx on October 25, 2016, 11:40:17 AM
The game crashes when I try to create a game in the original Star Wars Battlefront.

I have successfully installed and joined a game.
I don't think you can create a game, I think you have to join the servers there are. Not 100% sure though.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on October 25, 2016, 12:53:20 PM
The game crashes when I try to create a game in the original Star Wars Battlefront.

I have successfully installed and joined a game.

OK, so SWBF1 from 2004, using the SWBFspy patch?  Can you tell us exactly what patch you applied and also your operating system version (7, 8, 10, etc).  Also tell us if you are using SWBF 1.2.

And the crash occurs when you go to launch the game?



I don't think you can create a game, I think you have to join the servers there are. Not 100% sure though.

This is not correct.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: mistamontiel on January 15, 2017, 10:04:24 PM
omg ! These are so incredible !! SWBF1+SWBF2 server browser functional !!!

Thanks SO much !!!! Now I wonder why so much GR craze ? Simulated LAN ? Blasphemy !!!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on January 15, 2017, 10:07:11 PM
omg ! These are so incredible !! SWBF1+SWBF2 server browser functional !!!

Thanks SO much !!!! Now I wonder why so much GR craze ? Simulated LAN ? Blasphemy !!!!! :cheers:


Indeed.  We need more players.  Unfortunately, not everyone is able to figure out how to install the patch...even though we supply auto-installers.

Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: mistamontiel on January 16, 2017, 08:37:21 AM
I've got a buddy who too did not lookup this cakewalk GS workaround ! I'm trying I'm trying !! :cheer:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: TPRPrivate on April 26, 2017, 04:38:49 AM
not working keep saying bink32.dll missing even when i installed it
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on April 26, 2017, 05:03:46 AM
not working keep saying bink32.dll missing even when i installed it

This happens when it is installed in the wrong location. 
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on April 27, 2017, 05:10:57 AM
not working keep saying bink32.dll missing even when i installed it

You need to have the exe file in the same folder as Binkw32.dll (meaning; you need to add it to GameData).
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: aTomato on May 08, 2017, 12:57:04 AM
I placed the exe in my gamedata, i opened it from there just fine. Once the game starts i cant do anything.... it shows my profile but i cant click on it with my mouse, i can get over this part by pressing enter. However i still cant use my mouse to navigate or select tabs... im just stuck on the main screen..... sigh i just wanna play swbf2  :confused: I was using gameranger just fine till it bugged on me? It stays on the gamespy login screen with the same effect as this one, cant use mouse to navigate.

computer os is win10. 
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on May 08, 2017, 05:19:37 AM
Check firewall exceptions.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Darth_Deylin on June 11, 2017, 08:01:27 PM
Hello all! I wish I was able to say that I've had no issues but that isn't the case. I'll try and fill you all in with as much info as I possibly can as I've wrapped my brain around this for the past hour but I've had no luck. If you need any more info let me know!

I am running Battlefront 2 through Steam on a Windows 8.1 machine (64 bit, if needed). After reading/watching a handful of tutorials I downloaded the most recent patch for BF2 through the link on the home page (I had to double check a few times to ensure I was downloading the correct file too. I really didn't want to have to type out this post.), extracted it via 7zip, and then moved the .exe file over into the Steam/steamapps/common/Star Wars Battlefront II/Gamedata folder. I renamed the original .exe to BattlefrontIICOPY and then changed the name of the new .exe to just BattlefrontII. The first time I tried this I just double-clicked on the new .exe file, clicked Online, saw there were servers, clicked to join a server, and then the game just crashed. I tried right clicking and "running as Admin", saw servers, tried to join, game crashes.

I tried the suggested "game crash fixes": Enable Studio Mix (learned that my laptop doesn't have Studio Mix apparently), Deleted the vidmode file, and plugged something into my microphone port. None of these worked.

So then I went back and tried the auto installer. I set it to the above mentioned path and was feeling a bit hopeful. Yet the same result occurred. I KNOW I have to be doing something absolutely wrong here because all of the video tutorials I've seen have made this out to be something that is just really simple so either I'm doing something wrong or there's something a bit more technical blocking me from getting this to work.

Thanks for all of the hard work you guys have done and thank you so much for taking the time to read this. If I can get this to work then I'm hoping to convince a few of my friends to jump on and join in from time to time. Very sorry for the long post!
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on June 11, 2017, 08:31:07 PM

Just for a little more info:
rename the SWBFspy exe file to something (like SWBFspySWBFII.exe)
copy (or rename) your original backup exe to what it was originally.

Try to run it and let us know what it does (works or crashes).
Make a shortcut from SWBFspySWBFII.exe to your desktop.  Start the game with that shortcut.  Let us know what happens (works or crashes).

Verify that your firewall lets the new exe through.  I will think about some more options if those things don't provide useful clues.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 11, 2017, 11:11:23 PM
If your game is crashing to desktop once you launch a game/after loading screen, you should check this steam thread. it has multiple fixes for this kind of problem.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/6060/discussions/0/1290691308592880480/
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Shaking_Sniper on June 12, 2017, 01:26:14 AM
I seem to have this problem as well for SWBF2 but it's probably because the Mac Port I'm using is broken somewhere within.But I replace my old .exe's with the new ones, also renaming them to BattlefrontII.exe.But this is probably a problem with the port, as it crashes with the both exes in Singleplayer as well.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 12, 2017, 04:15:13 PM
I see. I still think you should give those fixes a try :) might help
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Mozepo on June 16, 2017, 01:02:47 PM
well guys. totally new here. Was curios if this game still alive.
Do you have somewhere like crowded servers where i can remember the old days while crying and listening to David Bowie?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Linux user Awesome on June 16, 2017, 01:37:40 PM
Welcome.  :cheers:

on swbf1 in the evenings somtimes there are around 12 players(its a lot. I know)
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Mozepo on June 16, 2017, 02:03:14 PM
Welcome.  :cheers:

on swbf1 in the evenings somtimes there are around 12 players(its a lot. I know)

what about swbf2? About same numbers (like 12 people)?


And, thanks for warm welcome, it's nice to be here as i'm great fan of both games and hope they'll be ressurected once..
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Nyx on June 16, 2017, 03:21:24 PM
what about swbf2? About same numbers (like 12 people)?


And, thanks for warm welcome, it's nice to be here as i'm great fan of both games and hope they'll be ressurected once..

Have you seen EAs SWBF2? You might like it.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Ltin on June 16, 2017, 04:12:15 PM
what about swbf2? About same numbers (like 12 people)?


And, thanks for warm welcome, it's nice to be here as i'm great fan of both games and hope they'll be ressurected once..
swbf2 is available on steam, so that number is almost certainly higher
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 17, 2017, 12:09:04 AM
There's usually more people in the mornings for swbf2, I would say for you to check around that time :)
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Linux user Awesome on June 17, 2017, 02:40:35 AM
I have SWBF2 but only play it single player.(it loads to slow to join any server on my linux)
so I have no Idea about how many players there are online but theres probally a ton more
than swbf1

As for SWBF1 I usallly play at 02:00 MT. (2:00 AM MT)
somtimes i also play it later in the day if i have time and other players are there
example 15:00 MT(3:00 PM MT)

SWBF2 is ever growing in popularity.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Mozepo on June 17, 2017, 03:39:18 AM
well, playing SWBF2 on steam. asking for GameSpy (which's dead for like 5 years already?) after downloading mod from here i found only one server with 2 players. that's all)
And that's kinda dissappointing
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on June 17, 2017, 04:29:16 AM
well, playing SWBF2 on steam. asking for GameSpy (which's dead for like 5 years already?) after downloading mod from here i found only one server with 2 players. that's all)
And that's kinda dissappointing

Try Gameranger.  We have done everything we can.  It is up to the players to play when and where they want to play.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: CountOfSerenno on June 25, 2017, 08:29:37 PM
The patch worked great up until recently, but now whenever I launch a match the game simply closes - there are no error messages and no minimized windows.  I can still get to the server list screen, it just won't load the map or even the loading screen itself.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  It seems like this problem is becoming widespread.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: DylanRocket on June 25, 2017, 09:07:36 PM
The patch worked great up until recently, but now whenever I launch a match the game simply closes - there are no error messages and no minimized windows.  I can still get to the server list screen, it just won't load the map or even the loading screen itself.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  It seems like this problem is becoming widespread.

Perhaps you disconnected/disabled your mic? I recall SWBF2 having a problem where you needed a mic to be connected/enabled in, otherwise the game would crash before loading. Don't ask why that is because I have no idea lol  :shrug:

You can also enabled Stereo Mix if that's an available option. That's what I do.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on June 26, 2017, 02:39:09 AM
When I try to join a game it says "Connection to host lost" Can someone please tell me how to fix this?

The patch worked great up until recently, but now whenever I launch a match the game simply closes - there are no error messages and no minimized windows.  I can still get to the server list screen, it just won't load the map or even the loading screen itself.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  It seems like this problem is becoming widespread.

Please, read existing threads before posting.
There's another person with this issue and my recommendation is to do some research. Some issues were already reported (and they're all SWBF2-related, not SWBFSpy-related), and u can find them here: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=10613
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: CountOfSerenno on June 26, 2017, 11:53:29 AM
Please, read existing threads before posting.
There's another person with this issue and my recommendation is to do some research. Some issues were already reported (and they're all SWBF2-related, not SWBFSpy-related), and u can find them here: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=10613

I've already done all the suggested things.  My normal Battlefront II with GameRanger works perfectly, and the SWBFIISpy used to work perfectly as well.  I have no idea what could have changed.  I am using Windows 10 and I have reset my PC recently so there may be some issues there.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on June 26, 2017, 11:58:50 AM
Do not set ur graphics to High. See if that does something.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: CountOfSerenno on June 26, 2017, 12:05:02 PM
Do not set ur graphics to High. See if that does something.

Still crashes. :(
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on June 26, 2017, 03:20:58 PM
make sure your virtual store is cleared out
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: IGF-SueKrueger13 on June 26, 2017, 09:10:58 PM
The patch worked great up until recently, but now whenever I launch a match the game simply closes - there are no error messages and no minimized windows.  I can still get to the server list screen, it just won't load the map or even the loading screen itself.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  It seems like this problem is becoming widespread.

Still crashes. :(



http://steamcommunity.com/app/6060/discussions/0/1368380934252576211/#c1368380934252579004

I messaged you on Discord. but check this link. it should fix the crashes.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 11, 2017, 03:20:37 PM
I'm hoping you can help me.  I downloaded the patch for SWBFII for PC and put the file in my GameData folder.  I doubled clicked it and the game started.  I selected "MULTIPLAYER", then "JOIN".  My computer locked up for about 30 seconds, then the "Busy..." popup was displayed.  The percentage stayed at 0% for about 30 seconds.  Then the screen that is supposed to list all of the active games came up.  It was empty.  There were no games to join.  Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 11, 2017, 03:31:23 PM
I have a list of about 15 servers.  Please post a link to what patch you installed so we can check it. 
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 12, 2017, 03:07:26 PM
Thank you for replying.  I downloaded the auto installer from this link:
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1248

I then double clicked the new .exe.  When I get to the list of servers, it is blank.  However, It does say "Not logged in" in the lower left corner, but I am assuming that is normal now since we can no longer log in to GameSpy?  I don't know what else to do at this point.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 12, 2017, 03:23:18 PM
Be sure to search all regions
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 12, 2017, 03:51:02 PM
Be sure to search all regions

I always check all regions.

I read that you must have a version of the patch .exe that has a last modified date of 5/28/2016 or later.  The only version I seem to be able to get is 5/27/2016.  How do I get the latest version?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 12, 2017, 04:12:38 PM
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1384

Use that with a manual install. Let us know if you are using the steam version. Check you firewall. It works.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 12, 2017, 04:23:59 PM
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1384

Use that with a manual install. Let us know if you are using the steam version. Check you firewall. It works.

Still no luck.

I am not using the Steam version.  I am using the CD version I bought in a store years ago.

I am using Norton Security Suite for my firewall.  I turned it off and still no luck.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on August 13, 2017, 07:01:25 PM
Good night guys,

I have just posted an update in the SWBFSpy Engagement board, and I wanted to ask if anyone is interested in being part of SWBFSpy Engagement. If there are any questions, this link will hopefully answer them - http://info.swbfspy.com/swbfspy-engagement.html

What do we expect of you ?
We'd like to see passion and desire to keep SWBF1 and 2 running. Without active people it is pointless to have a MS, so we expect our staff to be examples of activity and passion. How do we achieve this ? With people like you.

People claim not to have any interest anymore on these games because they are "old", but we have to make them realise that what we have now could be lost, and we might never have it again, so we gotta do our best to keep it alive.

These are the current roles for the project:
- Community Ambassador
- Game Ambassador
- SWBFSpy Engagement

Feel free to contact me in case someone wants to know anything else  :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 15, 2017, 05:28:35 PM
I don't know if this helps to resolve my issue, but I can't get Game Ranger to install either.  It says that it can't connect to the server.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 15, 2017, 06:00:22 PM
I don't know if this helps to resolve my issue, but I can't get Game Ranger to install either.  It says that it can't connect to the server.

It sounds like a firewall problem to me...are you at home?  at work?
what country?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 15, 2017, 06:57:50 PM
It sounds like a firewall problem to me...are you at home?  at work?
what country?

I turned off My firewall and it still didn't work.  Usually it asks me if I want to allow it or not.  With SWBFII, it never asked.

I am at home now.

I live in Chicago.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 15, 2017, 08:22:51 PM
Have you ever used team viewer and teamspeak?

I can see your computer with team viewer and see if I can find the issue.  We can talk over teamspeak.  It would have to be some time at the end of next week before I will be available again, but Anyder may be able to help.

I can't think of any good reason why your game would not work.  I see your ISP is comcast, just like me.  They do not block anything related to SWBF/SWBF2.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on August 16, 2017, 06:42:12 AM
Sure. I am not home until the 23rd, but I have internet connection right now. Lets see if I can figure something out...
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 17, 2017, 04:41:30 PM
Thanks guys for wanting to help so much.  Yes, I have used Team Viewer before.  In fact I already have it installed.  Let me know when you want to try to connect.  When you are ready to give this a try, please email me at the email address in my profile.

Thank you.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 19, 2017, 03:05:12 AM
Thanks guys for wanting to help so much.  Yes, I have used Team Viewer before.  In fact I already have it installed.  Let me know when you want to try to connect.  When you are ready to give this a try, please email me at <email address noted and moved to avoid you getting spammed>.

Thank you.
Sorry, it will be next weekend until I can help.  Thanks for your patience.   :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on August 19, 2017, 06:29:57 AM
Good night guys,

I have just posted an update in the SWBFSpy Engagement board, and I wanted to ask if anyone is interested in being part of SWBFSpy Engagement. If there are any questions, this link will hopefully answer them - http://info.swbfspy.com/swbfspy-engagement.html

Feel free to contact me in case someone wants to know anything else  :cheers:
Thanks to all those who contacted me!
I will update the Dpt. list soon with all the new members.

If anyone else is interested, send me a message!
I'm still looking for SWBF1 players who wanna be part of this  :cheers:
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 20, 2017, 11:38:48 AM
Sorry, it will be next weekend until I can help.  Thanks for your patience.   :cheers:

No problem.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 30, 2017, 06:54:31 PM
Okay, I finally made some progress.  The problem was that the security setting on my modem/router was set too high.  I am now able to connect to the server, but when I try to join a game, it crashes and just goes back to Windows.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Anyder on August 30, 2017, 07:01:00 PM
Okay, I finally made some progress.  The problem was that the security setting on my modem/router was set too high.  I am now able to connect to the server, but when I try to join a game, it crashes and just goes back to Windows.  Any ideas?

Yep, try all this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Jean on August 30, 2017, 07:21:04 PM
Enable stereo mix first. It's the most common fix to crashing issues
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: m7hacke on August 31, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
Yep, the Stereo Mix did the trick.

Thanks you.

By the way.  Every one keeps telling me that the last modified date on the .exe has to be 5/28/2016 or later.  As far as I can tell, there is no such file.  The only one I can download has a last modified date of 5/27/2016 and it works fine.
Title: Re: SWBFSpy: All You Need To know (Download patches here)
Post by: Led on August 31, 2017, 06:02:12 PM
Yep, the Stereo Mix did the trick.

Thanks you.

By the way.  Every one keeps telling me that the last modified date on the .exe has to be 5/28/2016 or later.  As far as I can tell, there is no such file.  The only one I can download has a last modified date of 5/27/2016 and it works fine.

As long as you get it from this site, you are OK.