Stop the NWN Game Client Looking for Bioware's Master Server

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Stop the NWN Game Client Looking for Bioware's Master Server

Postby Algernon's Ghost » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:50 pm

Since BioWare's NWN master server no longer exists, you can stop your game client from searching for it, and shorten your join time. You'll need to add the following line to your hosts file:

0.0.0.0 nwmaster.bioware.com

In Windows 7, for instance, look for your hosts file here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Open it in notepad and add the above line at the bottom. You may need to drag a copy of the hosts file to your desktop, edit it there, and replace the existing hosts file with your new one, giving administrator permission when it asks for it. Make sure that when you save it, it has no file extension, e.g., no ".txt".
Please see http://www.nwnthevast.net for server information, guidelines, rules, and lore.

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You Can Also Bypass NWN Looking for Gamespy

Postby Algernon's Ghost » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:13 pm

If you also want to stop the NWN client from looking for Gamespy's non-existent services, also add the following to your hosts file Just like above with the BioWare server entry:

0.0.0.0 nwn.master.gamespy.com
0.0.0.0 peerchat.gamespy.com

Now you'll get right to the boxes that tell you these services are down, and can click through without waiting.
Please see http://www.nwnthevast.net for server information, guidelines, rules, and lore.

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security."
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