When the Master Servers for UT are Gone?

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When the Master Servers for UT are Gone?

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When the Master Servers for UT are Gone?

When we play UT online, there are "Master Servers" that our UT game connects to to poll or to find out what UT Game Servers are currently up & running out on the internet.
Our UT game then displays all the running UT game servers on our multi-player menu tabbed by game type.
There were originally 3 master servers that the UT game queried, then one of those 3 shut down or quit functioning as a UT master server.
Hermskii of "House of Hermskii" who runs several fun UT game servers such as CG (Curious Georges Redeemer Insanity) and MHM (MonsterHunt Mayhem) and whom also is a good & longtime friend of mine, has replaced that defunct UT master server that quit with another one at Qtracker.
Here is a copy of the line Hermskii now uses:

ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.qtracker.com MasterServerPort=27900

This is all very good, but my question is ...
What will happen when all of the UT Master Servers quit doing what they do?
Will someone be able to put up another one? Maybe UTPG will, or Hermskii, or UT99.org or even Hook's UT Place?
I would imagine that we could still connect with servers, directly, and by using "open location"!?!?
Maybe even have UT sites with lists of servers running and their IP addresses!?!?

Just some questions and thoughts about the UT Master Servers.
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Testaccount wrote:Youre right. Open Direct would pretty much be the only way of connecting once the Query servers shut down.

Just because youre blind it doesnt mean that the signal isnt being broadcast.

If it ever happens hopefully a place like ut99.org can just host a "Pen & paper" Addressbook. :mrgreen:
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IIRC Unreal 2 XMP did have user-made master server after official one was shut down and it worked perfectly so no worries. If UT master goes down (then shame on you, Epic), the community WILL put up the new one :)
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I have been using Qtracker for 5 years already hehe there is also master01.multiplay.co.uk or something like that i forget the actual name.
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There is also this one still working:

ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master0.gamespy.com MasterServerPort=27900

But maybe someone could post the .ini entry for the master01.multiplay.co.uk ?
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Yes, since I posed this question, I have learned that there is Master Server Software out there that can and will be used by some of the UT preserving sites! :tu:
And, I am sure THIS site and MY own site will be posting the Better UT servers for sure! :lol:
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that would suck if you had to find a site that listed ut servers still going :(
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Haha yes Hook! :D
@misfitsman805: I think its not a big problem to get a new serverlist into UT...
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Thank you :tu: