For those of you who don't know, Armada online support (playing online on the WON servers) has been discontinued. I hope that all of us who liked playing Armada online will do one of three things, since Armada II is very expensive:
1. Try to convince Activision to continue with the server support 2. See if GameSpy can support the game 3. Try to convince Activision to make an Armada III
I don't know how many of you want to get involved, but you can bet that I will not take this easily, and I hope that those of you who liked playing online will do the same thing.
6th February 2005
Is it defiantly gone?
Just wondering, as I did figure out how to replace GSA in A2 years back to the point of producing a working proof of concept. Its possible I could do the same thing with A1 (though not guaranteed, as the things my method required may not be present in A1) I don't mind taking a look into it if Activision have defiantly dropped A1 multi support.
I'm positive that it's permanently discontinued--unless something changes. The following text is an email I sent to Activision, and their response. ------------------------ My Email:
Customer - 02/08/2008 05:47 AM When I try to play Star Trek: Armada online, my computer says "Please download the patch to play on WON." I have patch 1.2 installed. Is this a problem that Activision is trying to fix (in other words, is everybody experiencing it), or could it be something wrong with my copy of the game?
Rickie Malgren ------------------------- Response:
Response (Guillermo Hernandez) - 02/08/2008 03:00 PM Thank you for contacting us. The online multiplayer support for this title has been discontinued. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us again.
I want to be like Revenge
2nd September 2006
So is there no way to create a sever for the game on our own? If there would be I'd like to help somehow although I doubt that there would be.
"So is there no way to create a sever for the game on our own? If there would be I'd like to help somehow although I doubt that there would be."
I don't know how successful I'll be, but I'm trying to convince Activision (via a letter of complaint) to at least release the server source code to us.
6th February 2005
If this were A2 then I would have a primitive solution up and running right now. However, its not A2.
A1 handles everything differently to A2 and worse, the interface is done through an API rather than externally. It may be possible to do but doing it wouldn't be easy.
In fact, the only bright spot is that the config for the won servers is conveniently located in its own file. It may be possible to connect to the servers that the WON2 guys started, however thats pure conjecture at this stage.
Activision don't own the server code, so they aren't going to be able to release it to you. They essentially hired the service from WON, which is currently owned by Valve AFAIK.