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Plan Archives from April 2000.

Login name: nathan    			In real life: Nathan Mates
Directory: /home/nathan             	Shell: /bin/tcsh
Job: Network Programmer, Battlezone 2, developed by Pandemic Studios http://www.pandemicstudios.com , published by Activision http://www.activision.com [Note: in this, I am *NOT* speaking officially for either of those, I'm only speaking for myself.]

4/11/00: It appears as if the Gamespy Master Servers are handing out invalid data, which crashes BZ2 clients looking for sessions. This crash occurs in every BZ2 version. I've emailed the Gamespy guys to ask what's up concerning their servers, and made a tweak to the latest 1.2 code on my hard drive to be more tolerant of such data. No idea on when things will be changed.

In the meantime, you should be able to use the commandline flags I documented in my nettips file to join a game once you know the host's IP address. For a real short summary, the host does this on the commandline (shortcut parameters, not console)

+host 0

And a client would do this:

+connect aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:17771

Where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the IP address.

[And things are back now...]