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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 7:34 pm 
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IMPORTANT: This only restores functionality to 1.3 Public Beta 6.
The latest Pubic Alpha, which already restores matchmaking, can be installed as follows:
Download the base installer here, and install over a new clean BZ2 installation.
Then check the BZ2 forum for the latest sub-build (BZ2 1.3.7.0a130g as of this edit), download and extract the zip folder into the folder where you installed the new Public Alpha. If you do NOT wish to play on the Public Alpha at the moment, or still run windows XP, read below.

BZ2 Public Beta 6 Masterserver: gamelist.kebbz.com
masterserver2.raknet.com is permanently down.

We've created a working PHP script to handle BZ2 game list requests. (Source (old)), Latest (WIP)

Open @BZ2ROOT/addon/config/localprefs.ini and add this line under [UserPrefs]:
MasterServerAddress="gamelist.kebbz.com"
@BZ2ROOT is where you installed Battlezone II.

If you don't understand what this means, click the "Show" button below for step-by-step instructions.

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To find Battlezone II games online through Raknet follow the instructions below:
IMPORTANT: Before following this guide, be sure you have the latest Public Beta BZ2 patch installed!

Step 1:
Locate your Battlezone II root directory. This is the folder you installed BZ2 in.
It should look something like this:
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It is commonly found in:
c:\Battlezone II
c:\Program Files\Battlezone II
c:\Program Files (x86)\Battlezone II
c:\Battlezone 2
c:\Program Files\Battlezone 2
c:\Program Files (x86)\Battlezone 2

Step 2:
Once in the BZ2 folder, double click the "addon" folder, then the "config" folder inside of the addon folder.

Step 3:
You should see a file called "LocalPrefs" or "LocalPrefs.ini".
The folder should look like this:
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Open this file. You may be asked by windows what to open it with, if this happens, choose "Notepad".

Step 4:
Under [UserPrefs] in notepad, add this text:
MasterServerAddress="gamelist.kebbz.com"
After editting, it should look like this:
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Once your LocalPrefs.ini file has the same text as in that screenshot, you can save it by closing the notepad window and clicking "Yes" or "Save".
If you get "Accees Denied" error, Click Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click Notepad, and click Run as administrator, then drag the LocalPrefs file onto notepad with your mouse.

Now you should be able to open Battlezone II able to see and host online multiplayer games again.

In order to host games, you may need to forward port 17770 both TCP and UDP to your computer.
Follow a guide to do that here: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/



I've also designed a feature to hide your games from others.
You can use it by pasting this into your web browser:
Hide Your BZ2 Games: http://gamelist.kebbz.com/testServer.php?gsoff=1
Unhide Your BZ2 Games: http://gamelist.kebbz.com/testServer.php?gsoff=0

KNOWN ISSUES
You don't always get all the servers on the first refresh. This has been greatly reduced via longer timeout times.
Usually you should get all the servers, but if you see no games do a 2nd refresh.

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 7:40 pm 
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Awesome! :D


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 7:48 pm 
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Respect. **== **== **==

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:12 pm 
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I am not sure why but when I do this it freezes battlezone when i search for games

I tried deleting the other text in the file doesn't help, Im not sure why this is happening. My BZ2 root folder is under C:\games\1.3 but it shouldn't matter where my root folder is I wouldn't think


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:14 pm 
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It wouldn't.

The server is down right now, and Kebbz is afk. When he gets back he will probably fix it.

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:14 pm 
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Server is up and working we just did a test game

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:15 pm 
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How are we able to play right now if server is down? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: and will we be able to see games hosted on bz2 through bz2maps.us or no?


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:16 pm 
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Yeah its only not working for me


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:31 pm 
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The server shows nothing for me.

You can join games, if you know the host's IP address. This has always been the case, assuming the host has port 17770 opened in his/her firewall and router.


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2015, 8:32 pm 
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Or For Newbs Unzip This To BZ2 Root Folder.

http://we.tl/0QT7r4kRyE

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Works just fine for me, thank you Vearie and Kebbz!

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Works brilliantly, thank you for resolving this!

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