Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

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Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Eclypticon » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:30 pm

As some of you know Bioware got hacked, and in response to that, one of the things they did is took down the server. This means waiting longer to log in.

Here is a solution for some windows users:

1:) Find this file: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

2:) Make a backup.

3:) Open it with a text editor.

4:) Add the following line at the bottom after the last #:

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#nwn2 bypass first login
0.0.0.0 nw2master.bioware.com
5:) Save the file.

6:) ???

7:) Profit.

As a side note, this tends to only work on start ups. If you log out and try to log back in without closing nwn2, chances are you will be timing out again with the message, "master server down".

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Ivan38Rus » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:37 pm

Eclypticon wrote: As a side note, this tends to only work on start ups. If you log out and try to log back in without closing nwn2, chances are you will be timing out again with the message, "master server down".
That's because gamespy used to have a master server too.

You should add "0.0.0.0 nwn2.master.gamespy.com" line to the Hosts file as well.

(Yes, gamespy will still be working)

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Xanfyrst » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:57 am

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Duster47 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:17 pm

My Windows 7 will not allow me to save the edited file in its original location. Is there a work around for this?
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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Iso » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:44 am

Duster47 wrote:My Windows 7 will not allow me to save the edited file in its original location. Is there a work around for this?
Try saving it as a text file, moving the existing hosts file, and putting the text file in - then remove the file extension on the text file.
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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by lethe » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:17 am

you need to run notepad as admiistrator to save over hosts file .

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Blunkanthrust » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:03 pm

so the bottom of the host file should look like this?

# ::1 localhost
#nwn2 bypass first login
0.0.0.0 nw2master.bioware.com
0.0.0.0 nwn2.master.gamespy.com
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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by kellendril » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:36 pm

might need to restart the machine after making these changes too, or it wont reference them
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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Jamess14 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Blunkanthrust wrote:so the bottom of the host file should look like this?

# ::1 localhost
#nwn2 bypass first login
0.0.0.0 nw2master.bioware.com
0.0.0.0 nwn2.master.gamespy.com
Copied that, works....!
Thank you all!

Sticky this ;)

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by decado » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:13 am

This sometimes works for me, but most times doesn't. Any ideas?

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Sceer » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:57 pm

Should this be moved to "Tips and Tricks" forum?

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by BlaggerGrey » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:14 pm

Sceer wrote:Should this be moved to "Tips and Tricks" forum?

For sure

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Denegost » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:45 pm

Tried this. Didn't help a lick.
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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by decado » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Use the latest version of the client extender. It reduces the 30 second timeout to 1 second.

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Re: Bioware Community Login Timeout Work Around

Unread post by Denegost » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:15 pm

I have no idea what you're talking about, Decado.

EDIT: Downloaded that and tried it. Makes no bloody difference whatsoever.
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