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« on: 16 September 2011, 19:56 »

As it sounds like the nwn master server isn't coming back anytime soon, if at all - I found a way of eliminating that annoying period of time when waiting for that 'Could not connect to master server,...' message to appear when logging into multiplayer before being able to proceed.

Should work for Windows XP to Windows 7:

Firstly, if you are really unsure of what you are doing, take a copy/backup of the file (mentioned below).

Go to the directory:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
Using notepad edit the file called hosts by adding this line right at the bottom of the file:

0.0.0.0 nwmaster.bioware.com

Go File -> Save, then close notepad.

What this does is effectively blocks access to the master server from your computer, so when you connect to mutliplayer now the 'Could not connect to master server,...' message should come up instantly instead of waiting for it to timeout.

Note - If the nwn master server ever comes back up you will need to remove this line.
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« Reply #1 on: 16 September 2011, 20:56 »

working for me, thanks for tips !  Worship
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« Reply #2 on: 16 September 2011, 22:12 »

^ what he said. Awesome, thanks FC ^_^

I'm also assuming that if the master server DOES come back up, somebody would be bound to post about it on the forums...right?
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« Reply #3 on: 16 September 2011, 22:38 »

dont have permission to save the file. this sux lol my luck
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« Reply #4 on: 16 September 2011, 22:56 »

Are you on Vista or 7 by any chance? I am on good old XP so not that familer with the way pemissions work on those (other than I know MS made it more complicated) but you can try this:

http://www.gadgets5.com/2011/05/how-to-edit-hosts-file-in-windows-7-or-vista-uac-no-permission/
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« Reply #5 on: 17 September 2011, 01:03 »

Thank you FC that worked like a charm
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« Reply #6 on: 12 January 2012, 01:05 »

Bump for any returning or new GvM'ers  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: 25 September 2012, 01:23 »

Bump - needs a sticky probably....
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