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Author:  Red Devil [ January 20th, 2015, 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Battlezone 2 - Matchmaking Service (fix broken multiplay

as i've said before on the other forum, i think it would be a good thing to have some redundancy in matchmaking servers spread around the globe that use different methods on different servers so that if one disappears due to death/finances/moving/apathy/whatever, all it would have to do is skip to the next one in the prioritized list in GamePrefs/LocalPrefs.

Basically, eliminating a single pint of failure.

MasterServerAddress1 = "masterserver2.raknet.com"
MasterServerAddress2="gamelist.kebbz.com"
MasterServerAddress3 = "masterserver.Vearie.com"
MasterServerAddress4="matchmaking.Commando.com"
MasterServerAddress5 = "master.OM.com"
MasterServerAddress6="gamelist.Squirrel.com"

Author:  Red Devil [ January 20th, 2015, 7:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Battlezone 2 - Matchmaking Service (fix broken multiplay

i'm sorry, i completely forgot my manners: good job and thank you for doing this Kebbz! =D>

Author:  Vearie [ January 20th, 2015, 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Battlezone 2 - Matchmaking Service (fix broken multiplay

To windows XP users: Muffin and I have solved the crashing on windows XP.
No need for you to do anything extra, it'll just work now.

Author:  Juggernaut [ February 11th, 2015, 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Raknet is down yet again ... surprise surprise :shock: Seems to average going down for 1 or 2 days every week (before it was once every couple of months). I will bump this post so that people are aware of this backup solution, thanks to Vearie for the script and to Kebbz for hosting the matchmaking server. =D>

Author:  Commando [ April 25th, 2015, 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Out of curiosity, is what is kebbz doing that allows the following to work?
http://gamelist.kebbz.com/testServer?__gameId=BZ2

my site works if I specify /testServer.php?, but when I remove the .exe extension, it gives a 404. I suspect this is why bz2 doesn't work.

I'm trying to test hosting on different ports, I'm using 8081, as it isn't blocked by my ISP. I can browse my php without issue, as long as I append .php to the script name.

http://184.187.244.70:8081/testServer.php?__gameId=BZ2
http://184.187.244.70:8081/testServer?__gameId=BZ2

Author:  {bac}Zero Angel [ May 1st, 2015, 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

My guess is that it has to do with your webserver not recognizing 'testserver' as executable (but possibly thinking it's a directory), especially if the file is hosted on a windows file system. (on a linux filesystem, the files use an executable bit set via chmod).

You might find a way to do what you want if you look at your webserver's documentation or do some google searches.

Author:  no_name [ May 19th, 2015, 7:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Hello everybody, it seems some good job has been made here, thanks!

I am going to check these files, then I'll check if I can host a kind of alternative thing.
Is this an issue regarding 1.2 or 1.3? Or maybe both versions?

ps: Forgive me for my lack of knowledge regarding this, I am just discovering everything again since I stopped playing a few years ago ;-)

Author:  Juggs [ May 19th, 2015, 7:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Raknet is up currently, so there is no need atm. Raknet replaced Gamespy as the gamelisting service and is available in the latest BZ2 patch/update (1.3.6.5), which can be found here: http://matesfamily.org/bz2/index.html

Author:  no_name [ May 19th, 2015, 8:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Alright, thanks Juggs!

Author:  Juggernaut [ July 26th, 2015, 5:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Raknet is down FYI, so use the OP in this thread to use the kebbz/vearie net solution.

Author:  Juggernaut [ August 1st, 2015, 3:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Backup BZ2 Matchmaking (for when Raknet is down again)

Confirmed, port 17770 UDP (TCP not needed) to host games via this matchmaking workaround. People will get a natneg error when joining unless this port is forwarded.

Author:  Player [ August 19th, 2015, 3:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Can't see any multiplayer games up? Read here!

Out of curiosity, when will the raknet servers be back up?

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