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    Game Browsers

    From Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_server_browser

    GAME BROWSERS:
    Most if not all games come with a built in Master Server Browser, but sometimes it is just better to have a stand alone program to help you search for games. Here are a few examples
    :

    PSB (PunksBusted Server Browser)
    PunksBusted has a great game browser the ordinary gamer can download and use right away to find servers that are streaming PunksBusted called PSB (PunksBusted Server Browser). It is great, it is free and it is available now




    HLSW is capable of browsing and administrating nearly every game currently played by gamers. Long list of supported games HERE
    Design by Timo Stripf
    Developed by Stripf Software
    Latest release 1.2.1 / February 03, 2008
    OS Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Available in English, German, French, Many more
    Genre Game server browser
    License Freeware
    Website http://www.hlsw.org

    • Quote from a user: "HLSW gives you all the info on names, IP's and guids {plus much more} all at your finger tip and no one knows your on watching ....It's one of the best tools I've used yet"



    Kali Fast and accurate with a list-centric view, a large and highly configurable filter system, and a buddy list. It is frequently updated to support the latest games. Not sure if this one is viable of not.


    Qtracker A classic GSB with a list-centric view and a large and highly configurable filter system. Freeware with a $20 recommended support donation.
    Hugh variety of games supported: http://www.qtracker.com/games_supported.php
    Website: http://www.qtracker.com/

    GameSpy Arcade A popular GSB based on IRC with a medium number of filters. It started out as a standalone application called GameSpy but eventually transformed into what it is today.
    Design by GameSpy Industries
    Developed by IGN Entertainment
    Initial release Early 2000
    OS Microsoft Windows
    Available in English
    Genre Game server browser
    License Proprietary
    Website http://gamespyarcade.com/



    Xfire A gaming instant messenger that has GSB support along with voice communication and some basic filters.
    Main server list window on version 1.90 with the new default skin
    Developed by Xfire, Inc.
    Latest release 1.93 / June 9, 2008
    OS Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Genre Instant messaging service
    License Proprietary
    Website www.xfire.com





    GSC: Total Gaming Client Free Voice Communication, Friend Locator, Game Source... Works with GameTracker's game launch option.
    Free Voice Communication:
    Create multiple channels and subchannels
    Pick from any of our 12 datacenters worldwide to host your voice server
    Full moderation of your voice channel, including the ability to kick/ban users
    Automatically save channel settings
    Friend Tracking and In-Game Chat:
    View status of your friends online, including information on games they are currently playing and what server they are on
    Text or voice your friends instantly — even while playing most games!
    Easily log conversations for future reference
    Customize your GSC account with icons, profiles, and more!
    Server Browsing and Tracking:
    Find and join servers with our integrated GameTrackerâ„¢ browser!
    Look up current and historical server and player stats
    Manage your favorite servers to quickly reference them in the future
    Easily find servers with the fastest ping times (coming soon).

    Website: http://www.getgsc.com/


    Game Server Browser A newer GSB that is free and has a very nicely-designed interface. Only seems to support a limited number of games at this time with no capability to add other games.
    Supports only a few games, HL2, Quake series, RCW series, Tremulous.

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    Hybrids, components and helper programs like:
    Qstat,

    gslist http://aluigi.altervista.org/about.htm and

    XQF http://www.linuxgames.com/xqf/index.shtml.
    XQF is a game server browser and launcher for Unix/X11 for many popular games such as the Quake series, Unreal Tournament series, Half-Life etc. XQF is a front-end to QStat, a program by Steve Jankowski and uses the GTK+ toolkit.



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    Web based GSBs, such as
    Game Tiger, Player Search only for a few games http://www.gametiger.net/
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    Game Browsers directly from WebBrowser, missing vital filters like those to screen for PB enabled servers:
    Game-Monitor, full service game browser directly from home page. Needs additional features and filters.

    ServerSpy, http://www.serverspy.net/

    HLSW Gamers Search http://www.gamersearch.net/ german

    Game Tracker http://www.gametracker.com/ great resource of information about clans, players, etc.



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    Re: Game Browsers

    HLSW GAME BROWSER UPDATE:

    A new version of your gameservertool hlsw is now available. HLSW 1.3.0 makes searching servers a lot easier: The new global serverlist arranges all internet gameserver in handy categories. With the help of the comfortable tree-system you will find your desired server with just a few mouseclicks. Even your existing favourites are easily managed by the global view.

    http://get.hlsw.org

    New features:
    - Global Serverlist View [See demo-video http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=UzHWi2JlXzo&fmt=18 ]
    - Server Drag & Drop [See demo-video http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=b0o_vXI7eEw&fmt=18 ]

    New Games:
    - Challenge Quake 3
    - Frontlines-Fuel of War
    - Far Cry

    Bugfixes:
    - Sporadic ping problems fixed
    - Performance enhanced

    HLSW Homepage - http://www.hlsw.org
    Download - http://get.hlsw.org
    Changelog - http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/HLSW_...LSW_1.3_Series

    Best regards and good game,

    Your HLSW-Team



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    Re: Game Browsers

    HLSW GAME BROWSER UPDATE:

    A new version of your gameservertool hlsw is now available. HLSW 1.3.0 makes searching servers a lot easier: The new global serverlist arranges all internet gameserver in handy categories. With the help of the comfortable tree-system you will find your desired server with just a few mouseclicks. Even your existing favourites are easily managed by the global view.

    http://get.hlsw.org

    New features:
    - Global Serverlist View [See demo-video http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=UzHWi2JlXzo&fmt=18 ]
    - Server Drag & Drop [See demo-video http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=b0o_vXI7eEw&fmt=18 ]

    New Games:
    - Challenge Quake 3
    - Frontlines-Fuel of War
    - Far Cry

    Bugfixes:
    - Sporadic ping problems fixed
    - Performance enhanced

    HLSW Homepage - http://www.hlsw.org
    Download - http://get.hlsw.org
    Changelog - http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/HLSW_...LSW_1.3_Series

    Best regards and good game,

    Your HLSW-Team

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    Re: Game Browsers

    Update from GameRanger:


    Full List of supported games: http://www.GameRanger.com/games/

    Dear HackHunters,

    The GameRanger service for PC has just been launched with support for
    over 500 games and demos and with the same great features that the Mac
    version already has.

    This means your PC friends can finally use GameRanger for multiplayer
    online as well.

    If you have an Intel Mac yourself, you can use GameRanger on Windows
    by restarting into BootCamp. Or for older PC games, you can even use
    Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion to play while still running Mac OS
    X underneath. Of course, if you have a PC as well as a Mac, you can
    use that, too. You do not need to create a new GameRanger account --
    you can use the same one on either platform.

    This doesn't automatically mean you can play against PC users with all
    your Mac games. Unfortunately, not all games are compatible, due to
    technical reasons with the games themselves. This is not a limitation
    of GameRanger. The GameRanger website lists the ones that are
    cross-platform compatible.

    At the very least, it means you can keep in contact with your PC
    friends, and GameRanger will be a more lively place as a result. For
    the games that are compatible, it means you'll find a lot more people
    to play against, so it will be easier to find a game.

    Now tell all your PC friends to give GameRanger a try!

    You can do this yourself, or if you like, you can use the
    Invite-Email-Friend feature under the Community menu in GameRanger.
    Using the invite feature means that you will be automatically put on
    each other's Friends List when they accept your invite and create an
    account.

    __________________________________________________ ____________________
    Scott Kevill.

    http://www.GameRanger.com/
    GameRanger - play your friends online



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    Re: Game Browsers



    A new year brings a new version: HLSW 1.3.1 is available for download now. With Crysis: Wars, Call of Duty: World at War and Left 4 Dead there are three new games now officially supported. The new UPnP-Support makes receiving logs a lot easier for admins.

    http://get.hlsw.org

    New Games:
    - Crysis Wars + Rcon
    - Call of Duty: World at War (CoDWW) + Rcon Support
    - Left 4 Dead (L4D) + Rcon Support

    New Features:
    - UPnP support for automatic port forwarding
    - Multi-Messenger-Plug-In for Windows Vista

    HLSW Homepage - http://www.hlsw.org
    Download - http://get.hlsw.org
    Changelog - http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/HLSW_...LSW_1.3_Series

    Best regards and good game,

    Your HLSW-Team



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    Re: Game Browsers

    Looks like GameTracker is getting into the business as well




    http://www.gametracker.com/downloads/


    Keep track of and launch all your games from one application with the Game Tracker Client. Instantly announce on your profile and to your friends what game and on which server you are playing!



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    My friend uses GT lite its ok for joining on servers i have the server viewers on my site & he can just click the join game button & he is is so is quite handy for some


    These are my views & not necessarily the views of Hack Hunters

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