A shout out to our fellow FPS mates in the Halo PC community that will soon be sharing our fate in a GameSpy-less world. Welcome to the Apocalypse!
Similar to what we have done with our community supported FEAR Combat Master Server, the elites of the Halo PC community are banding together to produce their own master server and client patch solution and maintain in-game server browsing for all.
GameSpy is shutting down all of its remaining services at the end of this month:
“Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy”
Source: Halo Fixes, PoweredByGameSpy
This is a notice to all FEAR dedicated server admins running SEC2 server patch.
SEC2 key authentication was developed using GameSpy Open SDK services, and this service is slated to be terminated on December 19th (thanks Glu Mobile! :evil:).
Detailed information can be found here:
The good news is that we have been busy working on a replacement master server to replace GameSpy and continue to manage the key authentication. The solution is almost ready for prime time, pending finalization of a hosting provider. With the new solution, all existing and future SEC2 keys will continue to work provided that server admins install an updated SEC2 version that will be made available very shortly. (more…)