sK1p June - 3 - 2014 News22 COMMENTS

Hundreds of video games – including Painkiller and those made by EA, Ubisoft, Gearbox, Nintendo, Konami, Capcom, 5th Cell, Koei, Firaxis, and more – were taken offline as GameSpy multiplayer servers did shut down on May 31.

GameSpy was a third-party technology used by publishers and developers to host online services. It was acquired by Glu from IGN in 2012. At the time, Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi said, “We expect that the acquisition of GameSpy will be earnings neutral in the near term. However, GameSpy team and technology is expected to help us drive higher monetization and lifetime value in Glu’s titles from 2013 on.”

Different publishers are handling the shutdown in different ways. Nintendo explained that it would abandon hundreds of Nintendo Wi-Fi games, as the titles relied on the same servers. Some publishers will follow suit, as it may not be financially viable to support long-forgotten or unplayed games. Others have already migrated their online services to new servers, including Steamworks.

Since today the Painkiller Gamespy Master server is down, that mean you won’t find any servers in your gamebrowser. However the few servers that are left are not offline. This means you can still connect to them via console and play. Just open your console and write /connect

Here is a list of the IPs of the server, which are still online:

Italy Killer Play
Germany ATEG Killhouse (PK)
Russia PlayGround
Poland Wspak|
Germany OXID FFA
Germany OXID duel
Russia PG Duel

Thanks to THRESHER we can get the in-game server list back if you add the folowing lines in your “hosts” file:
Or simply download the .bat file(Windows 7/8) and for Linux Server owners. This changes your hosts file automatically.

Qtracker Master Server List:


    RIP Painkiller++ 🙁

    • Guest


    • Havcom

      Multiplayer is now working as well as usual and closing servers is not affected. But still there are idiots who are beginning to bury him for that reason.


    Found out that QTracker is hosting a master server. This is great because we can still list servers. If you’re a server administrator, add the following to your ‘host’ file. If you are a gamer/user, add the following to your ‘host’ file, usually located at “%SystemRoot%system32driversetchosts”

  • Combine harvester

    the .bat file works like a virus. What can I do?

    • Aloken

      Do you have windows 8?

      • Combine harvester

        windows xp


      I can assure you, i didn’t pack anything that windows can’t do on it’s own. What OS do you have?

      You can manually make the changes by adding these lines into your “hosts” file manually.

      Your ‘host’ file is usually located at “%SystemRoot%system32driversetchosts”

      • Combine harvester

        directory not found. I will continue to manually enter the IP

        • Combine harvester

          yes, I found “(c 🙂 WINDOWS system32 drivers etc hosts”, but the anti-virus software prevents changes

        • THRESHER

          You have to open the file with administrator privileges.


    Redarmour is back, North American server, Dallas, TX:

  • and_4

    Dzięki za listę gramy dalej pozdro and_4

  • xxxx


  • Stebe


    • Stebe

      Ohhh… Must have ROUTER PORTS OPEN :)))

      “Must ports be is mom router opens up”
      – Sk1peck 2015 1st place Gold Medal Champion Noobe League IRC #painkiller

  • Artas1984

    Hey wtf is going on with xfire? Anybody can log in?

    • Dmitri Dmitriev

      xfire is dead program , everybody use discord now 😉

  • Gregor Harant

    Do you know of something alike for painkiller: Hell & Damnation

  • Majk

    ./Data/LScripts/Main/GameMP.lua:625:? When i connect from console to server i see this

  • Martinezz

    how to add those servers on windows 10???
    How to start my own public server?


Painkiller is a first-person shooter game released on April 12, 2004. The game takes place in Purgatory and Hell. The main character is Daniel Garner.