Men of War: Assault Squad

Men of War: Assault Squad

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Instinct  [developer] Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:17pm
GameSpy is shutting down
GameSpy multiplayer service is shutting down at the 31st of May. After that you will not be able to play internet games through the inbuild multiplayer support. This affects all games from various developers that are based on GameSpy.

For Men of War and Men of War: Assault Squad we offer several solutions:
You can continue to play through LAN and DirectIP. (Set the IP in your multiplayer options and run LAN mode)

Alternatively, you can use GameRanger which is a 3rd party multiplayer games service that supports both games:

Due to technical reasons we are not able to provide Steamworks support to either game. We therefore recommend Men of War: Assault Squad 2, which also includes content of the first part.

The Steam store page will be updated accordingly soon.

Last edited by Instinct; Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:19pm
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Skull_Leader01 Apr 4, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
Hopefully the same thing that happened to CoH [Their original multi servers got shot down as well] , and somebody else will buy the MoWAS servers, ans we will be able to go into multiplayer as well....I mean with all the youtubers that still play this game, and have like more than 200k views per video its really possible this will happen.
Greekvengeance Apr 4, 2014 @ 9:30pm 
well anything possible. And since mowas2 is unplayable would be a nice thing to atleast research if it possible, not just say "Buy mowas2"
Last edited by Greekvengeance; Apr 4, 2014 @ 9:35pm
_Lemi Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:50am 
The feeling is very bad, and it's certainly. But gamespy is the one to catch for the throat.

In any case, I'll wait for the final release of the game, buy MOWAS2 and make a lot of modes for good spent time and a long life of the game.

With best regards DMS
Baring Apr 5, 2014 @ 2:02am 
How about instead of raging you just wait and see how things are in a month or two when it's actually shutting down.. And as was pointed out, the game is still playable in MP, you just have to do a very small amount of work.
Last edited by Baring; Apr 5, 2014 @ 2:03am
rusty_dragon Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:42pm 
I'm not happy with your choise, because of big active playerbase and big sales of the game not so long ago. It's not so kind of you, but you have right.
How about game store page update? There must be warning about multiplayer restrictions.
Pinchy Apr 5, 2014 @ 5:21pm 
But you do have control over building a decent multiplayer system based on steam.

Now the crutch of gamespy is gone hopefully we will see future games have a system tailored around the game instead of shoe horning it into that awful service that retained serious flaws and bugs from as far back as 2003 (C&C Generals)
Colonel Mustard Apr 6, 2014 @ 6:58am 
There are two things people have to understand when reading this thread.
1. Gamespy are a completely different company, Companies such as this, BI for example cannot control what they do.
2. Companies cannot predict what other companies are going to do meaning the release of MP DLC when it was released was justified.

Plus a possible reason for no steam MP.

When making a game the engine(and engine version) it uses has limitations, meaning somethings can not be done hence MOW can not be redone for Steam MP (this one is just speculation, it is the only logical reason I can think of).
Konrad Apr 6, 2014 @ 7:55am 
I tried Gameranger for the first time yesterday to see what it's like. It is OK but no ranking and no stats. BTW Gameranger looks like a heaven for pirated copies.
Damn...When Gamespy servers will be closed, AS2 will already released?
Instinct  [developer] Apr 8, 2014 @ 5:39am 
The last MP DLC for AS1 has been released in 2011. The majority of players bought the game for singleplayer. Updating a GameSpy game to Steamworks is not "easy". It makes no sense to make a huge update for AS1, when everything AS1 has is included in AS2. (Plus you get a discount on AS2 if you own AS1)

Nor will it make anyone happy who bought AS2 if we spend our resources on a 3+ year old game instead of improving the latest iteration of the series.

We are not responsible for the GameSpy shut down. We moved to Steamworks in AS2, because GameSpy did not provide any serious updates in the last "couple" of years and the technology was completely outdated. Steam is the future, so is AS2.

I will remove the shouting and conspiracy theory posts now. We offered you some solutions long before you need them, it is up to you if you take advantage of them or not.
Last edited by Instinct; Apr 8, 2014 @ 6:00am
Instinct  [developer] Apr 8, 2014 @ 5:48am 
Originally posted by Two steps from hell:
Damn...When Gamespy servers will be closed, AS2 will already released?
Hopefully earlier.
12D3 Apr 11, 2014 @ 8:30pm 
Just got the game, Perfect, JUST PERFECT. Because I loved the MP.
DreiKobold Apr 13, 2014 @ 2:31pm 
:rcry: nooooo
Molested Bunny Apr 15, 2014 @ 12:57am 
Originally posted by Instinct:
I will remove the shouting and conspiracy theory posts now.

You show'em boss, no unruly customer gonna tell you what to do. ^^

Originally posted by Instinct:
We offered you some solutions long before you need them, it is up to you if you take advantage of them or not.

Indeed, people can choose not to play multiplayer of a multiplayer game.

Guessing MoWAS2 will get a discount around may 31. A "keep playing" promo. :D

Truth is most GEM engine games are EOL as far as 1C is concerned. Hell MoW was abandoned less than a year after its release, way back in 2010, and Condemned Heroes/Vietnam never had any support in the first place. DMS was kind enough to support MoWAS till 2012, and continued external support through MoWAS2.

We were just lucky this didnt happen before, and were able enjoy MoW(AS) multiplayer this long. Had Gamespy kicked the bucket a year or two prior, it would have been still up to Scott Kevills Gameranger to save the community.
Last edited by Molested Bunny; Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:05am
rusty_dragon Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:32am 
Molested Bunny
Yep. They keep telling us how they love games, and can't provide support for previous titles. Btw, there was big sell of MoWAS1 not so long ago. And now they abandon support for MP in all their old titles. Thank God for Valve, we can be shure, that steamworks MP will last long.
But it's not developer's achievement. Btw, one big reason for low multiplayer in old titles is nat problems with Gameranger. Unofficial MP through lan with VPN like hamachi is much easier.

There are plenty of tech problems with MoWAS2 now. And there are only promises of fixes.
They added multithread support, but FPS is low as before. And much lower in multiplayer. You can read sticked topic in MoWAS2 steam community forum.
Seems developers are very confident that they can fix all problems.
It'll be great, but I'll wait untill it happen.
Now all of this looks like another croudfunding fraud. Because things they promise very hard to achieve. Expecially in such a short period of time.
Judging on this post
Originally posted by Instinct:
Originally posted by Two steps from hell:
Damn...When Gamespy servers will be closed, AS2 will already released?
Hopefully earlier.
They'll release game in May. I don't believe they can fix all performance problems before.
By performance problems I mean very low FPS on any configuration with more than for example 50 units.
Same as in MoWAS1. Multi-threading now only adds distribution of calculation between cores - no boost. Before it was high load on one core - now it's low load on all cores.
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