STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II

STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II

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How to Install SWBFSpy (Online Patch)
By Jean
In this guide I will be showing you how to continue playing multiplayer after the shutdown of Gamespy and GameMaster. In order to do this, you will need to use the executable provided by SWBFGamers. Let's get to it!
 
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Introduction
www.SWBFgamers.com has managed to make their own patched executable that works just like GameMaster (GameSpy as well). Supported and co-designed by the former GameMaster host; Kalle. Which already has a lot of servers, competitive and casual.
Installation
Download Link: https://mega.nz/#!M09xEJRQ!WdDNBw97yT3c078KCOwVD9k57SO3YGOwFkIrFyythOE

Installation Instructions: Once downloaded, locate your GameData folder (directories for both Disc and Steam versions are provided below) and rename the downloaded executable to BattlefrontII SWBFSpy, so you can remember which executable to use for all your online purposes. Once that's done, right click on the downloaded executable and click copy. Open up that GameData folder we discussed earlier and right click on any open space and click paste. You should have successfully installed SWBFSpy by SWBFGamers.

Steam Directory: Windows (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > SteamApps > Common > Star Wars Battlefront II > GameData

Disc Directory: Windows (C:) > Program Files (x86) > LucusArts > Star Wars Battlefront II > GameData
Additional Notes
  • For better online expierence, go to options > online and enable search all regions to see more servers, and thus, more players
  • Most servers have the password required to join in the server name, so pay attention
  • Don't run any shortcuts for BattlefrontII that you didn't make specifically for the executable you downloaded, as to avoid Steam running the wrong executable
  • If you get an error for something similar to "The program can't start because binkw32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem." then you need to make a shortcut for the executable you downloaded in this guide and run that instead
  • You can use SWBFSpy in conjunction with GameRanger by keeping your original executable in GameData and having GameRanger use that
  • Only the downloaded executable downloaded in this guide is required, means no other mods are needed
  • You can also install SWBFSpy using a hex editor like HxD[download.cnet.com] by opening your original executable and replacing all instances (ctrl r for the menu) of gamespy.com with swbfspy.com
  • If you wish to donate to the SWBFSpy creators, click here[www.nfoservers.com] and note that donations are kept in the NFO servers account and can not be used for anything other than server hosting and that they do not wish to take money from kids who cannot afford it, so please, donate only if you can
  • A video tutorial can be watched here to install SWBFSpy
Credits/Contributors
- Jean for making this guide, explaining how to install it.
- Kalle (Gameshare creator): for helping set up the Masterserver.
- JediKiller: for his time to work in the new Ubuntu VPS where the masterserver is hosted.
- Led: for the domain and the desire to maintain the community alive.
- Anyder: For the hexedits, and the desire to keep SWBF Alive.
- Sue Krueger: for the video tutorial in the additional notes section.
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306 Comments
Jean  [author] Apr 24 @ 1:01am 
Stop the crashing by going down to the audio icon in your system tray, right-click it, and go to “Recording Devices” to open up the proper settings pane. In the pane, right-click on a blank area, and make sure both “View Disabled Devices” and “View Disconnected Devices” options are checked, then right click stereo mix and click enable
SillySixPin Apr 23 @ 8:45pm 
This is great but the game crashes once i try to join, i'll check the SWBF forums...
I hate gameranger, such a mess
DeadlyDerpDog Apr 14 @ 5:28pm 
kk I'll try it thx
Jean  [author] Apr 14 @ 5:25pm 
You might have to edit the min / max option on one of the panels on the multiplayer server list
DeadlyDerpDog Apr 14 @ 3:50pm 
How do I play it in game? Go to online > join? I might have done something wrong because I don't have any game servers when I go to online > join. I've opened it to all regions but I still don't have any servers. Can somebody help me?
Fyrestrike14 Apr 9 @ 11:19pm 
Thanks, I figured it out. Been playing a lot of Space battles. Super fun.
Jean  [author] Apr 9 @ 7:24pm 
Add it to the exceptions list? It's completely safe.
Fyrestrike14 Apr 9 @ 7:12pm 
My Norton security doesn't trust the online-play executable and keeps deleting it. Any suggestions on how to stop that from happening SAFELY?
Tapmemer Apr 5 @ 11:04pm 
Madsite use free-proxy.xyz (dont know if link blocked so heres the link: free-proxydotxyz)