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Nolf 2 Multiplayer Post Master Server Shutdown

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Some of you may have noticed that you're unable to play multiplayer Nolf 2 since Monday Nov 3rd 2008. Sierra has shutdown the master server for the game.

Don't despair though cause we have a resilient community and we've come up with a workaround so you can continue to play NOLF2 multiplayer.

If anyone is confused at all, here is some less technical guidance.
-You are going to download and install the mod.
-You are going to set your game to always start with that mod.
-You are going to be able to join the SFI UHQ servers with a double-click of your mouse.

1. Download and install the LivesForever mod. Download it from Here
---- a. Create a folder C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2\Custom\Mods\LivesForever (Spelling is important so name it exactly like this LivesForever )
Modsfolder.jpg
---- b. Put the contents of LivesForever RAR file into that folder.
---- c. Yes, you really do have to make that folder.
2. Start NOLF2 like you used to, and select the new mod.
---- a. Instead of the "Play" button, hit "custom," which is right below it.
nolf2modload.jpg
---- b. Check the box next to the "LivesForever" Mod.
---- c. Start the game.
---- d. Close the game. Now the you have selected the mod, it will stay selected until you restart the game and deliberately unselect it.
3. Start the JoinByIP Tool. You can download the Join By IP Tool Here

joinbyPtool.jpg
---- A. Choose the tab for DM or DD.
---- B. Double-click the server you want to join (Example the SFI DM server 70.86.157.250:27888 )

 

You can also use URA's Multi-Player Launcher that you can download from HERE

It pulls the information automatically from the "master server" hosted by us here at UnityHQ.

multiplayerlauncher.jpg

*Thanks Kepler for the Basis of these instructions*

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it wont work on mine :cry2:

 

 

Please post the way you tried it.

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Hi

1.For a multiplayer NOLF2 it is necessary - NOW - to make a patch!!

(Everyone wish to play, but who is able to create folders?)

2. Players should know about use of type a mod on a server.

Therefore the name of a server should be the link to mod LivesForever, for example so:

{www.sficlan.net} *mod LivesForever*

3.Advertising

on popular game sites of the different countries

4.Using the free-of-charge service program “ GameSpy Arcade http://www.gamespyarcade.com/

gg

Edited by orion98

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Hi

1.For a multiplayer NOLF2 it is necessary - NOW - to make a patch!!

(Everyone wish to play, but who is able to create folders?)

2. Players should know about use of type a mod on a server.

Therefore the name of a server should be the link to mod LivesForever, for example so:

{www.sficlan.net} *mod LivesForever*

3.Advertising

on popular game sites of the different countries

4.Using the free-of-charge service program “ GameSpy Arcade http://www.gamespyarcade.com/

gg

 

 

Any person with install rights to their PC can make a folder on it per the instructions.

Gamespy relied on the Sierra Master Server for the Server up down data for NOLF2 so they may or may not have the ability to show the servers anymore. I don't have gamespy so I haven't verified this.

 

We have been posting this "workaround" on various sites to spread the word.

Yes I could change the name of the servers but since you can't use the game to browse you would have to have the Join by IP tool to browse the servers.

 

 

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xmmm...

On GameSpy Arcade I see now:

 

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888) DM_05

{SFI} Unityhq.net Community test server (70.86.157.250:29999) DM_09

*PNX*-Clan Server (84.243.201.2:27887) DD_07

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888) DD_06

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886) DD_SIS

Unitys Acre (89.245.200.125:27888) CP_c01s01

 

On Join by IP tool (http://www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi)

I see now:

 

Cooperativ

Unitys Acre (89.245.200.125:27888)

The Cola Factory (68.178.158.190:27889)

 

Deathmatch

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888)

 

Doomsday

*PNX*-Clan Server (84.243.201.2:27887)

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886)

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888)

 

 

On Join by IP tool (http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp)

I see now:

 

Deathmatch

{SFI} Unityhq.net Community test server (70.86.157.250:29999)

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888)

 

Doomsday

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886)

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888)

 

....comment?

Edited by orion98

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Comment? Umm... I like chocolate.

Not sure what you're trying to get at here, orion. :blink:

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xmmm...

On GameSpy Arcade I see now:

 

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888) DM_05

{SFI} Unityhq.net Community test server (70.86.157.250:29999) DM_09

*PNX*-Clan Server (84.243.201.2:27887) DD_07

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888) DD_06

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886) DD_SIS

Unitys Acre (89.245.200.125:27888) CP_c01s01

 

On Join by IP tool (http://www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi)

I see now:

 

Cooperativ

Unitys Acre (89.245.200.125:27888)

The Cola Factory (68.178.158.190:27889)

 

Deathmatch

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888)

 

Doomsday

*PNX*-Clan Server (84.243.201.2:27887)

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886)

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888)

 

 

On Join by IP tool (http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp)

I see now:

 

Deathmatch

{SFI} Unityhq.net Community test server (70.86.157.250:29999)

{SFI}Clan Nolf2 www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:27888)

 

Doomsday

UnityHQ.net Custom maps (70.86.157.250:27886)

{sfi}www.sficlan.net (70.86.157.250:28888)

 

....comment?

 

 

Ok then I guess Gamespy can see the servers still. You'd still have to have the mod installed and selected to connect to a server. I haven't used Gamespy for quite sometime as it used to leave "tracking" stuff on my PC.

 

On Join by IP tool (http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp)

 

This URL receives live info from our servers. Basically its updated each time one of the SFI or UHQ servers is rebooted, shutdown etc.

 

I haven't tried to connect to a server via gamespy so you'd have to tell me if you actually are able too.

 

I know you can connect to the servers if you have the LivesForever or URA's latest Weapons mod if you use the Join by IP Tool, a batch file or Xfire.

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If we wish to have players on servers then we should look as NOOB.

NOOB to buy game NOLF2 - NOOB to read readme.txt - NOOB to go on Community Fan Site

nolfgirl_com - has once pressed the button "Download a patch" - has once pressed the button "Install a patch" - to play a multiplayer.

All servers should be visible from the interface of game!!!

NOOB the master-server should not see our problems with absence.

All should be very simple.

 

NOOB-orion98 :hunter:

Edited by orion98

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If we wish to have players on servers then we should look as NOOB.

NOOB to buy game NOLF2 - NOOB to read readme.txt - NOOB to go on Community Fan Site

nolfgirl_com - has once pressed the button "Download a patch" - has once pressed the button "Install a patch" - to play a multiplayer.

All servers should be visible from the interface of game!!!

NOOB the master-server should not see our problems with absence.

All should be very simple.

 

NOOB-orion98 :hunter:

 

 

If you can get the staff a The site that shall not be named to care about this issue then by all means. I haven't seen anything on their site about the mod made for joining the servers since this happened.

 

For your comment All servers should be visible from the interface of game!!! this would require some recoding of the source code and a method to get it to "autoupdate" to players. This would require considerable resources. Sierra/Activision isn't going to assist in it either.

 

 

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Really nice work everybody, I simply want to thank everybody who helped to keep NOLF2 "alive"...I still play regularly with few members of =NS=, and it's still a bit fun :)

 

By the way since when does the UHQ server have the skill option enabled? Did I miss something? :D

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i made the folders and and unrar the livesforever but i dont see the custom below the play button

 

 

Create a folder at C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2\Custom\Mods\LivesForever (Spelling is important so name it exactly like this LivesForever

 

Extract the contents of the rar to that folder. Make sure the name remains LivesForever.rez It's case sensitive. This is of course assuming when you installed NOLF2 you picked the default path.

 

Can you post a screenshot of your Mods folder?

 

 

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Create a folder at C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2\Custom\Mods\LivesForever (Spelling is important so name it exactly like this LivesForever

 

Extract the contents of the rar to that folder. Make sure the name remains LivesForever.rez It's case sensitive. This is of course assuming when you installed NOLF2 you picked the default path.

 

Can you post a screenshot of your Mods folder?

how do i post screenshot?

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how do i post screenshot?

 

 

 

Instructions

 

 

Step1

Go to the area that you want to take a screenshot of.

Step2

Once there, click the "print screen" button on your keyboard. This takes the screenshots.

Step3

Go to the "Paint" tool. Go to "edit" and then "Paste". There is your screenshot.

 

Then upload it to imageshack or photobucket.

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Instructions

 

 

Step1

Go to the area that you want to take a screenshot of.

Step2

Once there, click the "print screen" button on your keyboard. This takes the screenshots.

Step3

Go to the "Paint" tool. Go to "edit" and then "Paste". There is your screenshot.

 

Then upload it to imageshack or photobucket.

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Change your desktop shortcuts properties to "C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2\NOLF2.exe" -mod LivesForever

 

If that doesn't work create a new profile then load the game.

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Change your desktop shortcuts properties to "C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2\NOLF2.exe" -mod LivesForever

 

If that doesn't work create a new profile then load the game.

how do i create new profile?

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Monopoly SAssER on Join by IP Tool kills game

Ever less than new players in NOLF2.

The reason in that the administration <http: // www.unityhq.net/> distributes Join by IP Tool from Sasser with the constant list of servers.

I live in the Europe. Servers unityhq.net have too big ping for me.

I have created server NOLF2. Now, that other players using Join by IP Tool from Sasser (almost all players), have seen my server, I should write letter SAssER? To ask SAssER to include my server in « the constant list »?? To look forward to hearing??

If SAssER performs job "master-server" it is necessary to work for everyone who wishes to make a server, and not just for unityhq.net and other "elites".

How it to make?

Ask at URA.

He for a long time has made it.

When I use a package from URA, published here

http://www.playground.ru/files/13350/

Which includes Livesforever Mod and Join by IP Tool with installed

<http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>, I quickly see the server in the list.

Problem in that, players do not see my server because use Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi> from SAssER!

If SAssER is not able to change the program of the "master-server", it is necessary to ask at URA.

Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi>

Should be as "mirror" Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>

And to work on one algorithm.

The instruction on creation of the dedicated server which players will see not only in

Join by IP Tool (<http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi> and <http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>)

But also in http://www.gamespyarcade.com/download/

will be useful also.

 

It is clear everything, I think.

Edited by orion98

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ää..mm...oh..yes? :blink:

 

Sasser!! playing Monopoly..darn good game..can i join?

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Huh? :lol: Monopoly is killing my SAssER game??

 

...as far as I understood your post, you think I should change the default URL setting of the Join by IP tool to http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp ?

Well of course I could do this, but as you only have to change it once and then save your settings I don't really think it's necessary

 

And with the new LivesForeverPlus Mod it's not even necessary to use the Join by IP tool anymore, though...

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To excuse me.

I know, that SAssER have made much good job for game NOLF2.

I have only one question:

The player has made Standard dedicated Internet server NOLF2 (Livesforever Mod).

What players NOLF2 (Livesforever Mod) will see this server?

 

- Only that player who uses Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi>?

- Only that player who uses Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>?

- Only that player who uses LivesForever Plus Mod http://ura.exofire.net/index.php?site=files&file=62 ?

- Only that player who uses Updating from URA http://www.playground.ru/files/13350/ ?

- Only that player who uses http://www.gamespyarcade.com/download/?

- All players (it must be!)?

..............................

- Nobody?

Edited by orion98

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Monopoly SAssER on Join by IP Tool kills game

Ever less than new players in NOLF2.

The reason in that the administration <http: // www.unityhq.net/> distributes Join by IP Tool from Sasser with the constant list of servers.

I live in the Europe. Servers unityhq.net have too big ping for me.

I have created server NOLF2. Now, that other players using Join by IP Tool from Sasser (almost all players), have seen my server, I should write letter SAssER? To ask SAssER to include my server in « the constant list »?? To look forward to hearing??

If SAssER performs job "master-server" it is necessary to work for everyone who wishes to make a server, and not just for unityhq.net and other "elites".

How it to make?

Ask at URA.

He for a long time has made it.

When I use a package from URA, published here

http://www.playground.ru/files/13350/

Which includes Livesforever Mod and Join by IP Tool with installed

<http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>, I quickly see the server in the list.

Problem in that, players do not see my server because use Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi> from SAssER!

If SAssER is not able to change the program of the "master-server", it is necessary to ask at URA.

Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi>

Should be as "mirror" Join by IP Tool with installed <http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>

And to work on one algorithm.

The instruction on creation of the dedicated server which players will see not only in

Join by IP Tool (<http: // www.schwarzfischers.de/maxi> and <http: // sficlan.net/nolf2servers/tmp>)

But also in http://www.gamespyarcade.com/download/

will be useful also.

 

It is clear everything, I think.

 

Are you using the files URA made that allows the server to send in it's status so the join by IP tool can find it? I've attached them to this post in case you don't have them.

Then you edit the servers.txt to this

 

/********************************

Function key chat commands

********************************/

 

[url2]

URLAdd = "http://ura.exofire.net/servers.php?action=add"

URLRemove = "http://ura.exofire.net/servers.php?action=remove"

Name = "URA's Modpage"

 

[url1]

URLAdd = "http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/servers.php?action=add"

URLRemove = "http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/servers.php?action=remove"

Name = "SFI Clan"

NOLF2Srv_Beta2.zip

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Eliteone,

I not the programmer. I think, that after editing this file will be such:

/********************************

Function key chat commands

********************************/

[url2]

URLAdd = "http://ura.exofire.net/servers.php?action=add"

URLRemove = "http://ura.exofire.net/servers.php?action=remove"

Name = "URA's Modpage"

 

[url1]

URLAdd = "http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/servers.php?action=add"

URLRemove = "http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/servers.php?action=remove"

Name = "SFI Clan"

 

[url????]

URLAdd = "http://www.schwarzfischers??????????????????????=add"

URLRemove = "http://www.schwarzfischers??????????????????????=remove"

Name = "???SAssER???"

 

(????????) Will correctly say only SAssER and URA

Edited by orion98

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