ETQW Canceled login / Connection reset issue

(Nail) #59

send Smooth a cake :wink:

(Moobabe) #60

Hey all,

Still haven’t forgotten about you. As DA said, this a complex scenario with lots of folks involved!

(TAW_OldWolf) #61

I have also contacted Bethesda about it and the support have forwarded it to the right persons, hopefully .
With your efforts and ours there might be changes :crossed_fingers:

(tokamak) #62

It’s painful to watch. I’d be willing to pay the original price once more just to get back.

(TAW_OldWolf) #63

Join the TAW discord channel, there you will get info how to manually connect to our server.
We have two servers in EU and one in NA (Europe and North America).
EU servers are one vanilla and one custom, NA are both on one server.
Join discord here :

(Moobabe) #64

We still haven’t forgotten…

(REA987) #65

Neither we, thanks for the update!

(ShadowRage) #66

Any updates on this front? I need my ETQW fix (yes I now I can direct connect, but would be much better with the master server back online… or… or steamworks :wink: ).

(Moobabe) #67

Hey gang,

Everyone transitioning to WFH around the globe has made progress on this front extremely slow going.

I asked yesterday and there’s been no movement as yet, but we’ve not forgotten about you!

(Mustang) #68

Any chance you could speak on the current plan?

Are Activision going to turn the server back on? Doesn’t seem likely as you’d think it would have happened by now.

Are SD going to host/maintain the server?

Is the game going to be updated to work without a master/authentication server?

Something else?

Also, is bureaucracy or man hours that are the primary road blocks presently?

(Moobabe) #69


My hands are tied a little bit on this as you may expect. Given the age of ETQW, the changes that have happened at any number of companies involved in it (including Splash!) etc etc

What I will say is there’s a number of solutions being explored, each involves various levels of bureaucracy and man-hours.

It’s all being discussed, though, and I really hope we have a resolution of some kind soon.

(Mustang) #70

Okay, appreciate the response at least, hope to hear more when it’s possible to share.

(ShadowRage) #71

It’s just good to know that you are still working on this. ETQW is literally what I consider the best mp in gaming and it really would be a sad day to see it go. Keep up the good work, and more importantly stay safe!

(Jeddyh) #72

I’m checking back every few days for an update on this, I’m also gathering any information about Demonware’s implementation in ETQW for a potential master server replacement

https :// github . com/whyisntthisworking/etqw-msr

Looking for wireshark sniffs from when you were able to login, cheers :slight_smile:

(FozzeY) #73

Well, I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, then.

(Fart Simpson) #74

Hi Moobabe,

Thanks for looking into this and just wondering if there are any update on this please? I have literally bought 6 copies :smiley: to relive my old days with ETQW, so I can play with friends and families. This has to be the best team based multiplayer games, which I cannot seem to find others (people have mentioned Team Fortress 2, not given that a chance yet).

On a separate question, I have set up my dedicated server, but this is complaining about the server not authenticated, just to confirm that this is related problem?

Thanks again, keep up the good work and hope we get top hear some good news!

(REA987) #75

Hello there,

Please check TAW ETQW Discord for more information.

Cheers! :wink:

(Fart Simpson) #76

@REA987, Many thanks for your info.

Tbh, I did try out the TAW EU server recently, unfortunately I didn’t know the rules (use of heavy weapons) and got kicked out of the server (by votes), so apologies to the players, I should have read the rules first.

I remembered playing the TAW clan members many years ago when I was in a clan as well (can’t even remember the clan name :D, but I was playing as FartSimpson or Deadmeat), the TAW members were a really nice bunch of people to play with.

BTW, I’m not sure whether this is the place to mention this, I did manage to get my server recently “going public” to be played using the Direct Connect method without the need to authenticate with the master server. Just to note, this is a hack that I have found from another forum, hence I’m not sure if this should be mentioned, but consider I have bought 8 copies of cheap ETQW on eBay :smiley: , I really wanted to play with friends and family, it was the only way I can get around this.

(ressected) #77

Tbh, I did try out the TAW EU server recently, unfortunately I didn’t know the rules (use of heavy weapons) and got kicked out of the server (by votes), so apologies to the players, I should have read the rules first.

It’s a “soft” rule that heavy vehicles not be used until 6v6, but is generally discouraged.
Sometimes when someone starts, people just say “screw it” and all join in. Other times, they vote to kick. However it is a zero minute kick so you should be able to re-join right away. We also have organized games on our custom servers every Sunday and Tuesday, where the servers are typically full and you can use all the heavies you want. In fact, it is encouraged! If you are interested join the Discord and see pinned messages in #tech on how to connect.

(Fart Simpson) #78

Thanks ressected.

I’ll definitely go back on, playing against the computer (even at expert level) becomes a bit boring after a while (not saying I’m good :slight_smile: ).