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  • Epic Patching Out GameSpy from Unreal Tournament 3

    Epic Games has pushed out an update for Unreal Tournament 3 that shifts the game off of using GameSpy to using another master server. If you have the Steam version the patch should be coming soon and be automatically updated as games on Steam tend to be.

    If you own the game but not on Steam, here is what you should do.
    The patch will be more of a replacement UT3.exe than a patch in the traditional sense and once it's time to patch you will be able to download as a .zip file. We will merely be replacing the original UT3 executable in the binaries folder with the new one that will point you to the new master server rather than the Gamespy server. Just a matter of unzipping it and dropping it in place.

    For example, I use Windows 7 64 bit so I navigate to, C:\Program Files (x86)\Unreal Tournament 3\Binaries, once there I simply drag and drop the new UT3.exe into the folder. When the screen pops up asking me what I would like to do, I select move and replace as my option. This will replace the old .exe file with the new one. You will now be directed to the new master server whenever you start your game.

    Once you have the new .exe and go to log on it will tell you that username and password are wrong. You will need to recreate any and all of your usernames on the new master server as all of the ones you have registered on Gamespy will go away with Gamespy. You can use the same names as before and even the same passwords, you just need to have them registered on the new server now instead of Gamespy.

    There is also a separate patch for servers. This post on the Epic forums contains some download links for both clients and servers.
    For those of you that wish to go ahead and patch your games the guys over at FPS Hosting have offered to host it for us, you can get it here:
    http://www.fpshosting.net/games/UT3-gs-patch.zip

    It is also on gamefront:
    http://www.gamefront.com/files/24249...3+GS+Patch.zip

    Thanks to Zeytun for another host:
    http://utuniverse.com/fix/UT3-gs-patch.zip

    This patch will also work with the steam version of the game if you wish to go ahead and use it also. Just have to go a little deeper to get to the original. Such as for me I had to go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Unreal Tournament 3\Binaries to get to mine in windows 7 64 bit.

    Server Patches Below
    These are for Windows Servers

    Gamefront:
    http://www.gamefront.com/files/24259...Server_fix_rar

    Zeytun has offered to host this one as well:
    http://utuniverse.com/fix/UT3_3810_GSMS_Patch.zip

    Linux Bin File
    http://www.gamefront.com/files/24260...2_1_EpicMS_zip
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