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DNS Changes


The easiest way to "patch" your games to use Qtracker instead of Gamespy is to change the DNS settings on your computer or PS2. Any time a Gamespy address is requested by the game, the Qtracker DNS server will change the result to the corresponding Qtracker emulation server. Any other non-Gamespy addresses will be resolved as normal.

In the network settings on your computer, change your primary DNS to: 63.239.170.150.

If you're not certain how to change your primary DNS, try these links:
Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, PS2, PS3.

That's all there is to it. If your game doesn't work, please let me know.





Hosts File Editing


Every computer has a file called a "hosts" file that allows you to override where server names like www.qtracker.com actually go to. The file looks and works the same way on nearly every operating system, however it's location may vary as well as the permissions required to edit this file.

On Linux/Unix systems you will find the hosts file in: /etc
The full pathname is: /etc/hosts

On Windows systems you will find the hosts file in: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
The full pathname is: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS

Please note Windows can be installed on different drive letters and the WINDOWS folder may be named something other than WINDOWS. This is not typical, however.

If you are leasing a server from a hosting company, you may not have permission to modify this file in which case contact your hosting company so they can make the required changes.

The following additions need to be made to the end of the hosts file. These lines will go after anything that already exists in the file, and take care not to edit any existing lines in the file.

65.112.87.186  armedass.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  armedass.ms12.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  armedass.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  battlefield2.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  battlefield2.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  battlefield2.ms14.gamespy.com
63.239.170.53  bf2web.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.ms0.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bderlandspc.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bderlandspc.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bderlandspc.ms18.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  contractjack.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  contractjack.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  contractjack.ms11.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysis.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysis.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysis.ms5.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysiswars.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysiswars.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  crysiswars.ms2.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  gotcha.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  gotcha.ms10.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  gotcha.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.188  gamestats.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  gpcm.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  gpsp.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  key.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  master0.gamespy.com
63.239.170.9  natneg1.gamespy.com
63.239.170.10  natneg2.gamespy.com
63.144.111.199  natneg3.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  halor.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  halor.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  halor.ms6.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  hd2.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  hd2.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  hd2.ms14.gamespy.com
63.239.170.53  motd.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  nwn.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  nwn.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.187  chat.gamespynetwork.com
65.112.87.187  peerchat.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  painkiller.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  painkiller.ms15.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  painkiller.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  racedriver3pc.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  racedriver3pc.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  racedriver3pc.ms17.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  swbfront2pc.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  swbfront2pc.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  swbfront2pc.ms6.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  titanquest.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  titanquest.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  titanquest.ms18.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  tribesv.ms15.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  tribesv.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  tribesv.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  tron20.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  tron20.ms9.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  vietcong2.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  vietcong2.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  vietcong2.ms1.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  wolfmaster.idsoftware.com

You can download a Windows hosts file that has already been edited here.

After downloading, open the zip archive and copy the hosts file to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC. You will see a security prompt asking for administrator permission to modify the file, click continue to overwrite the file, although it's a good idea to back up the existing file first.


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