View Full Version : FIX for People having trouble accessing Master Server

03-28-2002, 03:12 PM
Hey guys, I think I found a fix for all of you who get stuck finding Internet servers. I am on a college connection, and for some reason, I couldn't get to the master server, I am not behind a proxy or anything, so if you are, this may not work. Here's what you need to do....

1) Go to your windows directors, then system32\drivers\etc It may look like "c:\windows\system32\etc" for you.

2) Open up the "hosts" file. It should have NO extension. Make a backup of this file just in case.

3) Make a new line and enter this line in at the bottom. masterjk2.ravensoft.com
You may have other entries in there, it doesn't matter, just put this one on a new line.

4) Save the file. Make sure you didn't save it with an extension.

5) Open up JK and (hopefully) enjoy the multiplayer!


03-29-2002, 02:08 PM
Thanks man, it works great.

03-29-2002, 02:42 PM
OMG it works I luv you!

In a non-meaningful-non-threatening way, much like in the no jonny youre not getting my bud light commercials.

Oh, for windows 98 se users, the file is in the c:/windows directory.

03-29-2002, 04:50 PM
I'm running 98 and I followed the directions, but why don't I have an "etc" folder inside my "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS" folder?

04-02-2002, 05:48 PM
This work for xp users as well?

04-02-2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by inshin-digital
This work for xp users as well?

Yes, it does.

04-02-2002, 06:18 PM
hmm im behind a firewall, rt314 netgear router, opened all the ports even the directx ones, I did a search I dont have that host file anywhere on my machine...if any xp users have it could they tell me where its located or send me their copy?

04-04-2002, 05:29 PM
Oh dude, thanks! You're a lifesaver (a green one ;))!

04-04-2002, 09:31 PM
Well, my Master Server won't come up anymore... The fix stopped fixing. Any other ideas?

04-04-2002, 11:38 PM
Figured i'd bump this, given the number of seperate threads i've seen asking about it. Havent tried it yet, but I found that playing the game through Gamespy works just fine, and is much more palletable than signing my soul over for a passport .net account.