# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 220.127.116.11 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 18.104.22.168 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
it says when you want to connect to master.gamespy.com which is the current masterserver which will be shutdown by 30.06.2014 then redict my BF 1942 game to the IP 22.214.171.124 which is the MASTER REPLACEMENT server of s[sk]
other gameservers do the same and players aswell, and we see all ppl doing same !
This method is running fine but for writing the new master server IP in your Windows HOSTS file you DO (must) change security options about your Windows HOSTS file (about "pc-account_users") about Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit) and often on Windows Vista; Windows 7.
You DO (must) give "FULL CONTROL" about your Windows HOSTS file (about your "pc-account_users") for writing in it!
In reality security options (by default) is a function of security options that you choose when you installed your Windows OS.
Note: After save ->restart your PC->Do a test by running BF1942
After by security do not forget to restore security by default about your Windows HOSTS file!
Please look at my ultra-detailed tutorial with many pictures in 2 languages:
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