EA117 Desert Combat server has moved back to Texas

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EA117 Desert Combat server has moved back to Texas

Post by Trench » December 9th, 2017, 4:38 pm

As of December 10, 2017,
the "EA117.com/access to connect"
Desert Combat server has moved to Texas.

The server IP address is now: port 14567

What do I need to do?

  • Use "Remove Favorite" on your current "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry, so that Battlefield 1942 will not keep this old entry in addition to the new one.
  • Use the "Update" button to retrieve an updated list of current Battlefield 1942 servers.
  • Find the updated "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry in the list, and use "Add Favorite" to mark it as a favorite server again.

That's it! You should now have an updated
"EA117.com/access to connect" server entry
for the new IP address.

If you can see the updated "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry with the IP address, but you are still unable to connect to the server, please see the ea117.com/access information page for how to request access to the server.

If you're not sure whether your "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry is updated with the new address, click once on the entry to highlight that server, and then look at the info shown down at the bottom of the list. There you can confirm whether the entry is for the new IP address:


Why should I use "Remove Favorite" on my
existing "EA117.com/access to connect" entry?

Battlefield 1942 will intentionally keep any old entry marked with "Add Favorite", which is why "first step" from the above "What do I need to do?" list is to use "Remove Favorite" to un-mark the old entry.

That way, when you reach the "second step" and perform an "Update" (not just a "Refresh") to obtain an updated list of servers from the master server, Battlefield 1942 will be willing to discard the old entry, because it's no longer marked as "Favorite".

After you successfully perform the "Update" step, there will now be an entry named "EA117.com/access to connect" in your server list which has the new IP address. That's the entry you then want to use "Add Favorite" on again, in order to keep the new entry with the new address.

My server list is empty!
Or the updated server entry did not show up!

If using the "Update" button did not work, or you simply haven't fixed your Battlefield 1942 game installation to address the GameSpy shutdown issue, you can still manually add the server to your list.

Press the "Add Server" button, and then manually enter the address, as well as the default 14567 port number. Press "OK" to add the new server entry to your list.


When using the "Add Server" button, you might see the error "Could Not Find Requested Server" as is shown in the screen shot below. Simply wait, because as also shown in the screen shot below, the server entry actually does end up appearing, regardless of the fact that an error was displayed.


If the new server entry still does not get added even after waiting, or you are unable to connect to the server even though the new server entry does show up, then the problem might be that you simply don't have access to the play on the EA117 Desert Combat server yet, or perhaps your IP address has changed since the last time you requested access.

See the ea117.com/access information page for how to request access to the server.

Why did the server move to Texas?

Prior to issues that occurred late 2017 that required we change our server deployment, the EA117 server had been in Texas for the past 5+ years. A short term solution had been to setup a new server in New Jersey, but our plan all along had been to return the server to Texas.

Now, we have been able to establish a Texas-based replacement server which is to be our permanent solution going forward. The hardware of the new Texas server happens to be faster than anything we've had before too, although the Internet connection is really the most important and variable factor for lag and issues.

Thanks to everyone for having patience through the transitions we've made. This final Texas server location will give us the foundation we want for providing stability for the EA117 server in the months and years to come.