Some very very clever people at Revora have created a platform whereby you can once again play your favourite RTS games online that were affected by the Gamespy server shutdown. The ability to do so has been out for a while and after some nostalgia playing The Battle for Middle Earth I decided to update my T3A Online application and get back in online, only to then have the urge to play the campaign again!
The platform is incredibly easy to install for both Battle for Middle Earth and Command & Conquer games, before you begin to have to create a single Revora account and sign in to that on both pages of T3A Online and C&C Online. After that download the application and run the application which will ask you which game you want to run. When you get into the main menu of the game select the multiplayer feature and input the details for your Revora account and you should now be able to log in to the lobby.
T3A Online supports multiplayer for Battle For Middle Earth 1, 2 and Rise of the Witchking expansion pack, whilst C&C Online supports multiplayer for C&C Generals, Zero Hour, Tiberium War, Kanes Wrath and Red Alert 3. At the time of writing there are just over 20 people playing either of the Battle for Middle Earth games online and well over 200 playing either of the C&C games online which is just fantastic. Playing online with mods is of course supported just make sure you're playing with others using the same mod and the same version of the mod or the game will crash.
The links below will direct you to the appropriate places if you want to get yourself back online with these classic games:
Happy gaming, and a big thank you to Revora and the developers at T3A Online and C&C Online and the teams continued support to keep it going.