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Gamespy shutting down effectively brought a halt to online gaming for GRAW2 unless you used third party matchmaking services like hamachi or gameranger.

There is another option now though thanks to Gamemaster, as explained by Stonecold...

Good news, GameMaster has added support for GRAW 2!

You can find the thread with the announcement over here:

http://gameshare.co/....php?f=30&t=103

In that forum post there is also a video showing how to setup your PC to make use of their DNS server. By making use of their DNS server, it redirects all Gamespy requests for GRAW 2 without having to modify any executable files for the game !

GRAW 1 support isn't available just yet, but I'm pretty sure there would be quite a few people here who would appreciate having their online functionality for GRAW 2 back without the need to struggle with GameRanger.

:thumbsup:

If you need any help, post below!

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Help! I need a new computer.

Oh, that wasn't the kind of help you were talking about? :unsure:

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I have been able to connect using the stock version of GR:AW 2 but have not been able to set up a server using Rhanman's mod as yet.

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The music in the video above is too damn loud, can't hear instructions very good, it's hard enough trying to understand without having to filter out the noisy music.....

:nono:

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G'day all,

The music in the video above is too damn loud, can't hear instructions very good, it's hard enough trying to understand without having to filter out the noisy music.....

:nono:

Use the (no music) launcher lol

I have been able to connect using the stock version of GR:AW 2 but have not been able to set up a server using Rhanman's mod as yet.

Strange that, it's no different from hosting the stock one, (as far as servers config is concerned) I hope to set up a Rhanman's server as soon as I get my live migration process finished however, it's proving to be more of a challenge then I thought.

- JH

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Its best to use the "hosts file" option (= launcher) and NOT the "DNS option". Looks like the last bugs are ironed out and it works perfect.

At the moment there are 9 dedicated servers up and running.

SERVERS_zpsb1367095.gif

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I managed to DL and install gamranger too. It also allows for you to only allow friends on your server and some other features. But BF2 and special forces is supported as well as a HUGE number of games.

I think I recall seeing a feature where you can start a server with a game not on the list by searching through your games on your PC.


I managed to DL and install gamranger too. It also allows for you to only allow friends(by checking a box) on your server and some other features. But BF2 and special forces is supported as well as a HUGE number of games.

I think I recall seeing a feature where you can start a server with a game not on the list by searching through your games on your PC.

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G'day Papa6,

I managed to DL and install gamranger too. It also allows for you to only allow friends on your server and some other features. But BF2 and special forces is supported as well as a HUGE number of games.

I think I recall seeing a feature where you can start a server with a game not on the list by searching through your games on your PC.

GameRanger only supports PTP (Peer To Peer) games and not SADS (Stand Alone Dedicated Servers) as opposed to GameShare that does support SADS. Having said that, I'm not certain if GS have sorted the PTP protocol yet, if not, use GR to play PTP and GS for TDM and COOP.

We are trying to get the community to join the Gameshare solution because anyone who buys the game today can make an account In game with GameShare, just the way you did with gamespy. so for new players it's like nothing has changed once they run the Launcher

- JH

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Hi Struth,

This is great news. I have followed the DNS youtube video instructions but after the please wait while logging in message I am getting this message: Login failed "the server has refused the connection". Any ideas? Is there something I am missing out? I am using Vista 64

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Im sorry guys but i didnt understand any of this.

you mean that there are many third party programs to run graw2 online ?

are there any servers with a lot of players ? like 8 or more ?

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Hello all,

I am using Vista 64

You're a brave Man.


you mean that there are many third party programs to run graw2 online ?

Yes however, the gameshare community has reverse engineered the gamespy protocols lol, so what does that mean?

A: you just download and run the Launcher, then make a gamespy account in the same way you did when you first bought the game

are there any servers with a lot of players ? like 8 or more ?

I see a couple of players in now but 8 or more? you might be lucky.

You can see the live server lists HERE

- JH

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I think we need to get a weekly scrim up and running :tumbleweed:

Lets spread the news !

do you think most of the guys we used to see in GRAW2, gradually changed to GRFS ?

what a boguss... :angry:

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If you need any help, post below!

Help! I need a new computer.

Oh, that wasn't the kind of help you were talking about? :unsure:

You also feel like me now ? when you think your computer was in the first series that christopher columbus brought in america ?....

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The launcher works great. I've added to throughout the site to increase awareness.

GRAW 2 Launcher News Entry

GRAW 2 Launcher Download Entry

GRAW 2 Launcher FAQ Entry

Great work Struth!!

But how can we spread the word so we get more players in the servers ?

i have posted the link in youtube videos.

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Works perfect, yes, and integrated server list in the program, cool and simple..
i join few games... theres 7 servers both TDM and coop but its not very populated lately...:(

Thanks Struth, didnt know that version was so simple after all those complicated threads lol.

Anyone knows if it can be tweak to target a modified game;

like using the ''Rahnman.bat'' launcher?

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Used to play this game so much back in 09 now its dead. I recently found it in my basement. its a downer that it is very unactive

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Works perfect, yes, and integrated server list in the program, cool and simple..

i join few games... theres 7 servers both TDM and coop but its not very populated lately... :(

Thanks Struth, didnt know that version was so simple after all those complicated threads lol.

Anyone knows if it can be tweak to target a modified game;

like using the ''Rahnman.bat'' launcher?

Works just fine with Rahnman's mod, but not any servers up using it.

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