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Deer Hunter & Risk: Global Domination for PS2 Back Online!

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:47 am
by lazyhoboguy
This was originally posted by Freddy in this thread: ... =10&t=1184
I am just posting it in the guides section so it is easier to find.

After quite a bit of tweaking by FreddY, Favrenation and CHC, the following Atari games are now back online for PS2!

Deer Hunter
Risk: Global Domination

How is this possible?
The online servers for both of these games remain online, maintained by GameSpy. Somewhere along the line, it seems that Atari did not opt to renew online support with GameSpy for both Deer Hunter and Risk: Global Domination. As evidenced by this thread at the official Atari Forums, matchmaking services were discontinued for both of these games, essentially rendering them terminated. What we have done is restored matchmaking services for both of these games so that players are seamlessly able to connect to them online!

Here is a quote concerning the discontinuation of GameSpy support for Risk: Global Domination (and consequently, Deer Hunter) for PS2:
Joost Schuur, Developer Support Manager, IGN Entertainment wrote:Atari did not opt to renew support for this particular title with GameSpy. Matchmaking services for it have been discontinued.
Here is an image of FreddY and Favrenation playing Deer Hunter online together:

In order to play online, just set your Primary DNS Server in your PS2 Network Configuration to EITHER one of these:
( DNS 1 hosted by Openspy.)

(DNS 1 hosted by Bobz of; The DNS server number occasionally changes, so if you are having trouble please check and compare DNS 1 to what you have saved on your memory card)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

If you have this game and would like to schedule a time to play, reply to this thread or post a topic over in the Game Scheduling section.

Be sure to spread the word.

Special thanks to FreddY, Favrenation and CHC for re-enabling matchmaking services for Deer Hunter and Risk: Global Domination.


The deep outdoor hunting series makes its console debut on the PlayStation 2. Deer Hunter delivers an addictive hunting experience, featuring over 15 in-game animals and an online Tournament Mode for intense competition with up to eight players. Explore a variety of hunting areas, drive off-road vehicles, and hunt with a wide assortment of realistic weapons. Deer Hunter also offers added thrills and adventure with two-player split-screen mode for cooperative or competitive play. Test your skills and strategy in the ultimate hunt.

Deer Hunter - OpenSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, Deer Hunter is $4.99 used at GameStop.

Now you can play anyone, anytime, anywhere with Risk, the game of global domination. Using the same hands-on military planning found in the original Risk board game, players now see battles come to life. With each battle comes the chance for victory and advice from historic military leaders as you earn medals and special bonus content for strategic accomplishments. This product will deliver a truly unique way to play the Risk game and provide an ideal social experience for up to six players in multiplayer mode and online.

Risk: Global Domination - OpenSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, Risk: Global Domination is $9.99 used at GameStop.