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How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:43:23 PM »
As of 26th July 2014 SWBF2 Gamespy is down, so the options to play SWBF2 are SWBFSpy and Tunngle.
As the community prefered the first option, I'll explain u how to play SWBF2 with SWBFSpy...

First off, you gotta download this file, which will automatically install the exe: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1248

First of all, you have to know what version you're playing, and after that, go to the following website 1.0 is no longer supported. The only running version is 1.1

After downloading it, extract from the zip folder the client .exe files, and go to C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\StarWars Battlefront II\GameData\Data and replace ur current BattlefrontII.exe file for the one you have just downloaded.
(Please, make sure that the new swbf2.exe file has as name BattlefrontII.exe)
And then just play as u used to!

If you need help with the installation, feel free to ask in this thread or PM me.

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You can also change your Hosts file, with no need for hex editing.  It is a text file.

True, in that case...
Go to C:/Windows/system32\drivers\etc
Click on hosts, and open it with the notepad

Copy-paste this:

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162.248.92.172 swbfrontpc.ms4.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfrontpc.available.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 available.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 master.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfrontpc.master.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 motd.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 key.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 peerchat.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 gpsp.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 gpcm.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 natneg1.gamespy.com


162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.ms4.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.ms5.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.ms6.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.available.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 available.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 master.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.master.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 motd.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 key.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 peerchat.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 gpsp.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 gpcm.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 natneg1.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 natneg2.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 swbfront2pc.gamestats.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 motd.gamespy.com
162.248.92.172 gamestats.gamespy.com

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And then close it and save it.. but make sure it isnt saved as a ''.txt'' file... delete this extension

Here's a video made by Kit Fisto for Mac Users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52iIELRthMU

Also, if u use steam, u can find the local swbf2.exe here:
In your steam game library, find the game and then right click and select "properties" , "local files" "browse local files" to find the game location.
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 04:39:53 AM »
Can you use this and Eyes only patch at the same time or do they edit the same things?
I play less now but I'll always be around, lets keep this site and battlefront going. :)

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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 05:02:52 AM »
Can you use this and Eyes only patch at the same time or do they edit the same things?

Good question.
I've never heard of that thing until Bomber mentioned it, so I have no ideao on how that Eyes thing works  :confused:

If it's a master server substitute like GameMaster or Openspy, you have to have 2 different .exe files, which can be hex edited, but you better don't modify the hosts file, previously mentioned.

It's possible to have all masterserver substitutes, as long as you have as many battlefrontII.exe's as master server substitutes.
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 07:58:20 AM »

It's possible to have all masterserver substitutes, as long as you have as many battlefrontII.exe's as master server substitutes.


this is correct
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 09:07:05 AM »
why not gameranger? He made a patch specifically for swbf2... he visits gametoast too.

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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 09:12:57 AM »
why not gameranger? He made a patch specifically for swbf2... he visits gametoast too.
Who made a patch ?

We're gonna use GameMaster cause it's just a battlefrontII.exe modification, and not a tool, which unless you host from ur PC, u're not able to set up dedicated servers.
I'm not sure if this was what u meant
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 09:19:20 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzE0Hy8uN0Q

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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 09:54:42 AM »
Who made a patch ?

We're gonna use GameMaster cause it's just a battlefrontII.exe modification, and not a tool, which unless you host from ur PC, u're not able to set up dedicated servers.
I'm not sure if this was what u meant

Scott Kevill, the gameranger creator, made a patch for gameranger for swbf2. You CAN host dedicated servers, thats what the patch was for.

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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 09:59:32 AM »
Scott Kevill, the gameranger creator, made a patch for gameranger for swbf2. You CAN host dedicated servers, thats what the patch was for.
Awesome, if you want, give me a link ;)
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2014, 10:26:50 AM »
He also made one for SWBF dedicated server.  In fact, he registered here on this site and has been very helpful.

The drawback of the GameRanger option right now (at least since I tested it last) is that it supports only one instance of the dedicated server software.

Most of us that run hosted servers run several instances.

There will be a time, however, when the GameRanger option will be our only reasonable alternative. It is by far the simplest option to use for home-hosted servers.
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2014, 10:54:09 AM »
Another issue with GameRanger, is with people like me who cannot use it, due to port forwarding issues and Windows 8 issues. :( I will be using GameMaster...
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2014, 12:34:28 PM »
Another issue with GameRanger, is with people like me who cannot use it, due to port forwarding issues and Windows 8 issues. :( I will be using GameMaster...

I am not sure about any windows 8 issues, but Gameranger should automatically do everything without needing to portforward.
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Re: How to play SWBF2 with Gamespy down
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2014, 02:33:28 PM »
To tell you the truth Led I do not know what is causing the issue for me, and I am not the only one with it. But GameRanger freezes if I try to join or host any game. And I read on the official forums that he was having some issues with Windows 8 compatibility, I am not sure if it is related though. I also have internet that does not allow port forwarding...
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