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Latest download: Qtracker Full Installation Version 4.92 (11/05/2010)





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Qtracker Master Servers / Gamespy Master Emulation


As everyone probably knows by now, Gamespy is shutting down. This poses a huge problem for older games as they cannot be updated to use a new multiplayer service. You will no longer be able to use the in-game browser to find games to play, and the game servers themselves will lose the ability to register with a master server listing which will prevent players from knowing they exist.

Qtracker's Master servers have been updated to emulate Gamespy. This means you'll be able to play your games just like you used to: using the in-game browser!

As of 2/5/2015 nearly all Gamespy functions are being emulated and all emulation issues should now be resolved. If your game wasn't working, try it again. This includes both the PC and PS2 versions of games. Please note PS2 games will require you to change the DNS setting on your PS2 to: 63.239.170.150. Give it a try.

Currently buddies are not supported, and games that require Sake will not work.

If your game requires you to login, the Qtracker Masters will emulate this too. Merely create a new account/nickname in-game, just like you did when you first started playing the game. Then use those credentials every time you play!

Server administrators must make these changes too, if they wish for their servers to be visible to the in-game browser and to Qtracker.

If you're an application developer and would like to access to Qtracker's server listings, you can find those here: Public Server Listings.

None of this would have been possible without years of hard work by Luigi Auriemma, who has reverse engineered the various Gamespy encoding/encryption types which is required to properly encode/encrypt the data returned to the in-game browser.

What follows is a listing of games that have been confirmed to work with the new Qtracker Master servers, and instructions on how to modify your game or server to use them. I will be adding more games as quickly as I can.


Game Auth Method Instructions
ArmA: Armed Assault DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 1942 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 1942 Demo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII Demo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield 2 Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Battlefield Vietnam DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Borderlands Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Contract J.A.C.K. DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Crysis Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Crysis Wars Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Daikatana Daikatana 1.3
or DNS change / Hosts file
DaikatanaNews.net
Instructions
Dead Man's Hand DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
F1 Challenge 99-02 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Global Operations DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Gotcha! Extreme Paintball DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Halo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Heretic II Config change Instructions
Hidden & Dangerous 2 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Kingpin Config change Instructions
Line of Sight - Vietnam DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough Demo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Demo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Neverwinter Nights DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
No One Lives Forever DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Painkiller DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Return to Castle Wolfenstein DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Rune DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
S.W.I.N.E. DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Serious Sam DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Demo DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
SIN
 Non-steam version (v1.11 or earlier)
DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Solder of Fortune DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Star Wars Battlefront II Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Titan Quest DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
ToCA Race Driver 3 Yes DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Tribes Vengeance DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Tron 2.0 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Turok 2 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Unreal Tournament Config change Instructions
Vietcong DNS change / Hosts file Instructions
Vietcong 2 DNS change / Hosts file Instructions


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