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modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:19:52 PM »
edit by Led:
This IP addresses in this post are outdated.  See the SWBFspy forum for details.





There are two ways to access a new internet master server.

You can get a new game exe file and replace your current one, so that the new master server is accessed.

Or, you can just edit a text file on your computer.

This tutorial show you how to edit a text file called "Hosts" so that you can access the new master server.

What you need:  be logged in as administrator, or else have someone help you with the administrator password from your non-administrator account.


What you should do first:  set file extensions visible and set operating system files and hidden files visible.
Do this by going to (on win7 or pretty much the same on XP):
-control panel
-appearance and personalization
-folder options
-view
select "show hidden file, folders, and drives"
then uncheck "hide file extensions for known types"
then uncheck "hide protected operating system files"


OK, now open windows explorer.
Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Right click on hosts
select open, then open with notepad

Add this stuff:

185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.ms4.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.available.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 available.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 master.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.master.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 motd.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 key.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 peerchat.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 gpsp.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 gpcm.gamespy.com

185.101.93.68 natneg1.gamespy.com


save and close

make sure it does not save it as "hosts.txt"  It has to be just "hosts"



I have attached my hosts file if you want to use it.  Usually nothing else should be in this file.  Sometimes computer viruses use it to hijack your browser, so if there is something there you may want to investigate further.  Of course you can always back up your original hosts file by making a copy.

If you are not on an administrator account, open notepad as administrator--see this link
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows7-will-not-let-me-edit-the-hosts-file-and/9cede7a3-1908-4606-a955-64a9b4872fd7


Thanks Oldsnake for suggesting and helping with this tutorial.



updated with new Euro Master Server IP
http://gameshare.co/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=229


Gamemaster NYC IP list




162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.ms4.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.available.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 available.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 master.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.master.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 motd.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 key.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 peerchat.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 gpsp.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 gpcm.gamespy.com

162.243.230.247 natneg1.gamespy.com



« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 09:54:51 PM by Led »
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 05:41:47 PM »
thanks Led here is what my windows 7 hosts file looks like after making the changes.

Code: [Select]
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1       localhost
# ::1             localhost
185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.ms4.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.available.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 available.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 master.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 swbfrontpc.master.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 motd.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 key.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 peerchat.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 gpsp.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 gpcm.gamespy.com
185.101.93.68 natneg1.gamespy.com
« Last Edit: August 12, 2015, 02:24:59 PM by Led »

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 05:44:48 PM »
Also please note that this will send ALL gamespy requests to this new master server.  Since gamespy is shutting down it should not be a big deal, but if you other favorite gamespy game is getting a different new master server, then there will be some conflicts and I suggest using the modified exe file instead.
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 11:25:14 PM »
Good lord they've finally done it...  :o
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 03:45:38 PM »
Good lord they've finally done it...  :o
I've seen servers filling up like pre-shutdown days, why? didn't all those people have tunngle too? Was tunngle that bad for some people?

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 03:51:39 PM »
It could use tunngle but it gave me some really annoying problems.
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 08:37:25 PM »
I've seen servers filling up like pre-shutdown days, why? didn't all those people have tunngle too? Was tunngle that bad for some people?
I never got it to work for me.
this might be useful to me later

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 10:17:56 PM »
Alright, so a friend of mine seems to be having trouble with it. I guided him through the process, but for some reason the file won't save. It says he has no permission to save in this location. He's the sole account user on the computer, so he must be using the Admin account for this.

Alternatively, I tried to replicate the process for him (to see where he was stuck on), and I wound up with a problem saying my file path was wrong. Any ideas? (Not for me, but for him.)

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 01:33:53 AM »
What OS ?  win 8?

There may be a setting to "protect" operating system files. 
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 07:22:23 AM »
If he's having issues editing the hosts files, I'd recommend u to use the modfied exe file, which u can find in this website: http://gameshare.co/gamemaster

Also if he plays swbf2, I strongly recommend to use the modified exe, as he'd have to change the hosts file everytime.
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 07:42:27 AM »
If he's having issues editing the hosts files, I'd recommend u to use the modfied exe file, which u can find in this website: http://gameshare.co/gamemaster

Also if he plays swbf2, I strongly recommend to use the modified exe, as he'd have to change the hosts file everytime.

Thanks for the responses. Kiwi actually remembered we had to go into the etc folder properties and uncheck the Read-Only feature there. :slap: Once we realized that, Buck had accidentally closed everything, so I guess we'll go back to trying the exe again. What made us do the hosts edit was because for some odd reason the bwink32 notice kept popping up when Buck tried to do the exe thing. Not too sure what the problem was, but hopefully Sam can talk him over the steps better than Kiwi this time around.

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 03:19:51 PM »
Thanks for the responses. Kiwi actually remembered we had to go into the etc folder properties and uncheck the Read-Only feature there. :slap: Once we realized that, Buck had accidentally closed everything, so I guess we'll go back to trying the exe again. What made us do the hosts edit was because for some odd reason the bwink32 notice kept popping up when Buck tried to do the exe thing. Not too sure what the problem was, but hopefully Sam can talk him over the steps better than Kiwi this time around.
If that was happening he put the exe in the wrong place. Have you checked out the tool I made for installing the exe for you?

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 02:13:12 PM »
[edit] found my answer. this post can be deleted. sorry

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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2014, 05:58:38 PM »
Gamemaster NYC IP list




162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.ms4.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.available.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 available.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 master.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 swbfrontpc.master.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 motd.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 key.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 peerchat.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 gpsp.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 gpcm.gamespy.com
162.243.230.247 natneg1.gamespy.com
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Re: modifying your Hosts file for new master server
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2014, 06:13:28 PM »
Just saying: It looks like it's different SWBF1 to SWBF2' hosts modification..

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