@medor - Thank you, but I already fixed my
problems by another means. I was attempting to see if anyone had any idea about helping Epic's with theirs, or discovering if they have just ditched us ut99 'ers.
@soulreaver - yeah, that's pretty typical of Epic. They don't seem to have any QC checks in place that would tell them their entire means of gaming is offline. In 2010 it was hard for me to believe that I actually had to figure out for them why it wasn't working. I mean - I got a nice gift out of it and all, but really?
The guys at 333networks.com
have done a great job re-inventing a Master Server, but I was surprised to see they haven't put up an Update Server
of their own?
This is the "Simpler" method I alluded to above - it requires only the addition of a new ini section with hardly any complexity. I looked on their website to see where to send them a note, but it wasn't clear. The Update Server method has the advantage that it maintains a list of Master Servers each time a UT Client looks, so it can be maintained / altered as things evolve once for everyone in the UT community.
Epic did it for years, and it's how the NEWS page and irc chat info are current too. (though Epic's isn't) 2399Skills and I spent a bit of time paving this road in case it came up again, but I see UT-Files.com is offline too.
If someone could point me to whom I could contact at 333' I'll show them what's required, assuming they don't already know and have ruled it out for some reason. (?)
I'm still hopeful Epic will wake up, but if they don't at least they could add "gonespy.com
" to their own Update Server's Master Server list and remove "GameSpy
" which died in 2014. (-Talk about neglect)
I sometimes wonder if anyone on Epic's I.T. side has any idea how this stuff works. (or cares if it does)
I am so despondent to be here AGAIN
dealing with the same problem.
If I don't hear back, I'll just post the INI change to let peeps use my Update Server
till word gets around.
Update: Here's the 2010 thread
in case you are looking for amusement. Links to the support thread on Epic's boards are now broken.