F.E.A.R. Community temporarily down

Meanwhile, it would be good to create and share quick temporary fix for it

(2/3 of all servers are not visible in game).

Maybe the easiest approach that anyone can try right now is … adding new line (temporary)

74.208.236.225 master.fear-combat.org

to hosts file (for windows path is “c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\”, add permissions if required).

It redirects requests from http://master.fear-combat.org/api/serverlist-ingame.php (first master server with incomplete list) to http://cpp.mx/api/serverlist-ingame.php (third master server with complete list). The second mirror ( http://master2.fear-combat.org/api/serverlist-ingame.php) does not work at all.

Another approach is modifying SEC2/GameClient.dll using hex editor. Change url of 1st mirror to something definitely wrong (temporary of course), so 3rd mirror will be used or better replace 1st url by 3rd (but keep the size of file constant).

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Do players join to dm/tdm servers and play sometimes?

Player

Understand. Have you tried this hosts workaround? Does it work for you if so?

Player

Anyway, i cannot believe that players do not want to play on stock-like dm/(s)tdm servers and do not even discuss the fact that they are hidden more than 3 weeks already.

Player

By the way, why mines (zero maximum ammount though) and remotes are enabled on two “Legandary” servers and on TLR 1on1? Usually these additional grenades are disabled on such servers.

Deadonkeyboard

At the Legendary servers the one from fb wanted to have it that way, doesn’t know his name.

On the 1on1 server I wanted to have the old ESL rules but somebody asked me if I could change the server and since then it is set up like this

Player

Understand. I thought for a moment that it was a joke or mistake but now i remember 1vs1 server with similar settings.
That was one of the reasons why 2019 cup was not finished. There are some comments about remotes and mines on fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fear.community/permalink/1521204381368863/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fear.community/permalink/1594014397421194/
and on his discord server.

Player

What do they say, when master server will be fixed or some “official” workaround will be released?

Deadonkeyboard

Nothing new about it :/

Player

Strange. It is a matter of minutes.

Player

There is no point to pretend that obtaining of cdkey is mandatory even when main site is down.
Any random key can be used for installation (with correct length) and for joining servers at this moment.

Player

I see many people read posts but for some reason only two write something.
Maybe they will find something interesting to read here https://fear-combat.nl/FEAR-Combat.html too.

Player

Hmm, but on Fred’s master server are not added automatically too (at this moment) as i know.
Not sure that i understood this but it is normal when next list jumps in if previous does not work. But what is the problem if they are identical?
By the way, do people from fb group know about your new master server?

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