GameSpy

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GameSpy
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Key points

See The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam a list of games that used GameSpy matchmaking.
All remaining GameSpy services were shut down on May 31, 2014 (June 30, 2014 for Electronic Arts titles).[1][2] This affected matchmaking support for most games using it.

Essential improvements[edit]

GameRanger[edit]

GameRanger supports many GameSpy games; see GameRanger - Supported Games for a full list.

GameSpy server emulator[edit]

One user examined the protocols and setup of GameSpy, detailing his notes here: http://aluigi.altervista.org/papers.htm#distrust

In the set of links includes a server emulator that should function for games like Battlefield 2.

OpenSpy[edit]

OpenSpy is an open source clone to GameSpys servers, which originally was made in anticipation of GameSpys servers shutting down, and for better means of managing Tony Hawks Underground 2. http://openspy.org/

References

  1. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  2. Update on EA Titles Hosted on GameSpy - EA News