July 13, 2017
Monopoly: Star Wars (1997) on GameRanger
... Now that's a game I've not heard in a long time. A long time ...

Monopoly: Star Wars was released by Hasbro on October 31, 1997 and was originally played on MSN Gaming Zone. In 2001, long before Zone itself shutdown in 2006, Monopoly: Star Wars vanished and was never seen again on any other gaming service.. UNTIL NOW.

You can read a little about the game on Wikipedia, and thanks to the Wayback Machine, you can also see the original web pages on MSN Gaming Zone.

January 31, 2016
New Mac version of GameRanger
A huge amount of work has gone into it, but the Mac version now works fine with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.9 (El Capitan). The minimum version of Mac OS X required is now 10.4 (Tiger) instead of 10.3.9 (Panther).

Unfortunately the same can not be said of many of the Mac games themselves that no longer work on the newer versions of Mac OS X. That's outside of GameRanger's control.

January 12, 2015
GameRanger Hits 6 Million Members!
Another amazing milestone: GameRanger now has 6 million registered members. Impressive considering these are all real users, not piggybacking off Facebook or an App Store.
July 7, 2014
Battlefield 2, 2142, Medal of Honor, and more on GameRanger.
These ex-GameSpy games are now on GameRanger:
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII Demo
  • Battlefield 2
  • Battlefield 2: Special Forces
  • Battlefield 2 Demo
  • Battlefield 2142
  • Battlefield Vietnam
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Demo
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Demo
  • Medal of Honor: Spearhead
  • Medal of Honor: Spearhead Demo
  • Medal of Honor: Breakthrough
  • Medal of Honor: Breakthrough Demo
  • Serious Sam Demo
  • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Demo
  • Serious Sam 2 Demo
  • Vietcong 2
This update also includes support for games on the Origin store. A big thanks to EA and Origin for their help transitioning these games over to GameRanger before the GameSpy shutdowns are completed. Thanks also to Ubisoft for their help with Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

June 4, 2014
Serious Sam / Stronghold games on GameRanger.
The GameSpy server shutdowns have started to happen, but these ex-GameSpy games are now supported (more still coming):
  • Serious Sam
  • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam 2
  • Stronghold 2
  • Stronghold Legends
The dedicated server apps for the Serious Sam games are supported as well.

This update also adds support the dedicated server apps for Star Wars Battlefront II (swbf2sm.exe) and Halo (haloded.exe and haloceded.exe). Star Wars Battlefront II also now uses the Internet-mode instead of the LAN-mode, which means much faster launching.

May 8, 2014
Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Men of War: Vietnam on GameRanger.
These two Men of War games are now supported by GameRanger (their GameSpy servers were due to shut down May 31):
  • Men of War: Condemned Heroes
  • Men of War: Vietnam
A big thanks to 1C Publishing for their help getting these titles on board.

This update also stops Star Wars Battlefront II from crashing if you don't have an audio input device (eg. a microphone) plugged in. The bug is unrelated to GameRanger and happens in single player as well, but playing through GameRanger will now fix it.

April 29, 2014
Halo 1 now on GameRanger.
The Halo 1 series for PC can now be played on GameRanger and won't suffer the fate of the server shutdowns next month:
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Demo
  • Halo: Custom Edition
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March 12, 2014
GameRanger Hits 5 Million Members! (Press Release)
While other gaming services drop like flies, GameRanger has now has over 5 million members!

2014 is going to be an exciting year.

October 30, 2013
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Incompatibility
Unfortunately, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) removed a core networking library which prevents GameRanger from working at all. If you're able to, avoid upgrading for now if you want to keep playing.

A GameRanger update is being worked on, but this has required rewriting a significant percentage of the code. This is far more work and far more complicated than originally anticipated, so will take some time to complete.

This was previously announced within the GameRanger app's news broadcast system.

December 21, 2012
Neverwinter Nights 1 on GameRanger
Neverwinter Nights 1 was another victim of the server shutdowns, but is back online with GameRanger:
  • Neverwinter Nights
  • Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
  • Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
  • Neverwinter Nights: Kingmaker
December 14, 2012
Sniper Elite rescued!
Sniper Elite very recently had its servers shut down without warning. You can now play it online again thanks to GameRanger!
December 10, 2012
Delta Force and Joint Operations games on GameRanger
These games are now playable on GameRanger:
  • Delta Force
  • Delta Force 2
  • Delta Force: Land Warrior
  • Delta Force: Task Force Dagger
  • Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
  • Delta Force: Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre
  • Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising
  • Joint Operations: Escalation
December 5, 2012
Battlefield 1942 series now on GameRanger
These games are now playable on GameRanger:
  • Battlefield 1942
  • Battlefield 1942 Demo
  • Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII
  • Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat
Desert Combat was a very popular free add-on mod for Battlefield 1942 set in Iraq during the first Gulf War.
October 24, 2012
Torchlight II now on GameRanger
The co-op fun continues this week with Torchlight II multiplayer now supported on GameRanger.
October 22, 2012
Borderlands 2 now playable on GameRanger
Borderlands 2 is now on GameRanger for a much quicker and easier way to play with your friends in this incredibly fun co-op game.

If you've already started playing previously by other more clumsy methods, you can continue your existing saved games in GameRanger instead as well.

October 14, 2012
FlatOut 2 (and others) on GameRanger
Seems like the official servers for a number of games have just been shut down without warning.

SWAT 4, Empire Earth II, and FlatOut 2 were among those affected.

SWAT 4 and Empire Earth II were already supported in GameRanger, and now FlatOut 2 is also supported so that those players will have a new home.

If you know anyone that plays any of these affected games, or if you know any of the communities and clans for these games, let them know that they can come to GameRanger. These are all great games, and there's no reason to let them die off now.

July 11, 2012
GameRanger Hits 3 Million Members! (Press Release)
GameRanger has now reached a massive 3 million registered users!

Congratulations everyone on being part of this!

February 21, 2012
GameRanger update
Late-joining has been enabled for:
  • SWAT 4
  • SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate

Additional support has been added for the Steam versions of these existing games:
  • Age of Empires III
  • Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs
  • Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
  • American Conquest
  • American ConquestL Fight Back
  • Call of Juarez
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
  • Cossacks: European Wars
  • Cossacks: Back to War
  • Cossacks: The Art of War
  • Cossacks II: Battle for Europe
  • Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars
  • Demigod
  • GRID
  • Jane's Fleet Command
  • Rome: Total War
  • Rome: Total War: Alexander
  • Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria
  • Victoria: Revolutions
July 20, 2011
Supreme Ruler: Cold War
Supreme Ruler: Cold War has just been released, and uses GameRanger for multiplayer.
June 24, 2011
Terraria on GameRanger
Thanks to the Re-Logic guys, the super-addictive, 2D side-scrolling, exploration, action/adventure Terraria is now officially supported on GameRanger!

Important: This requires Terraria 1.0.5 or later.

June 21, 2011
GameRanger Rescues Orphaned Race Driver: GRID Multiplayer (Press Release)
The official servers for Race Driver: GRID were recently shut down leaving nowhere to play online. GameRanger has now provided a new home for everyone to continue racing.
May 4, 2011
May the 4th be with you!
In celebration of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), these additional Star Wars games can now be played on GameRanger:
  • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
April 28, 2011
Four Rainbow Six. Mission Complete.
Four more Rainbow Six games have been added:
  • Rainbow Six: Take-Down
  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
That means the entire Rainbow Six series is now supported on GameRanger!
April 21, 2011
Why Settle for less?
Almost all of The Settlers series can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary
  • The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary: Vikings
  • The Settlers III
  • The Settlers III Demo
  • The Settlers III: Mission CD
  • The Settlers III: Quest of the Amazons
  • The Settlers III: Quest of the Amazons Demo
  • The Settlers IV
  • The Settlers IV: Mission CD
  • The Settlers IV: The Trojans and the Elixir of Power
  • The Settlers IV: The New World
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings Demo
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings: Expansion
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings: Legends
  • The Settlers: Rise of an Empire
  • The Settlers: Rise of an Empire: The Eastern Realm
April 14, 2011
Five more games added
These PC games can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • Command & Conquer Generals: ShockWave
  • Darkest Hour
  • Die by the Sword
  • Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb
  • Men of War: Assault Squad
April 7, 2011
Do you feel the NEED?
These games from the Need for Speed series can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
  • Need for Speed: High Stakes
  • Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
  • Need for Speed: Underground 2
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Need for Speed: Shift
December 10, 2010
Mac Borderlands now available
The Mac version of Borderlands is now playable on GameRanger, complete with full cross-platform play compatible with the PC version!
October 10, 2010
1 Million members and counting! (Press Release)
GameRanger just hit 1 million registered users on 10/10/10! Would have been even better if this happened at 10:10 am instead of 11:23 am, but that's okay :)

Exciting times ahead as things get even bigger.

September 29, 2010
FIFA 11 kicks off
FIFA 11 has kicked off on GameRanger!
September 21, 2010
Four more games added
These PC games can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein
  • Close Combat: The Longest Day
  • Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem
  • Jack Nicklaus 6: Golden Bear Challenge
  • Risk 1
August 27, 2010
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors' 10th Birthday! (Press Release)
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors turned 10 this week -- it was released August 24, 2000.

Come celebrate this weekend with a day of online gaming. If you've played a long time ago, or even if you've never tried it, come and get involved!

Time: Sunday August 29: 9am PDT / 12pm EDT/ 4pm GMT onwards

If you don't have the game, or you can't find the disks, download the free demo versions (see below). You can still play 4-player online games with the demos.

Now is the time to spread the word and convince friends to give it a try. Don't spam, but encourage people in any gaming forums you participate in, Facebook friends, Twitter, Steam groups, everyone. Let's make this a great day!

Nervous about playing with others? Don't worry, it's a friendly place, and there's a wide range of skill levels so you'll find plenty of other beginners. You could also do some skirmish matches with the AI to warm you up.

What do I need?

GameRanger (Download), of course! And:

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Demo (47 MB)
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Demo (38 MB)

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings 2.0a Update (2.6 MB, for the full game)
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors 1.0c Update (4 MB, for the full game)

Age of Empires II: 1.06 Update (for the full game)

If you have BootCamp installed or a VM such as Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or VirtualBox, then you can also play the PC versions of Age of Empires II (including their free demos which have multiplayer) using the PC version of GameRanger on your Mac.

June 17, 2010
GREED is Good (Press Release)
Headup Games has updated GREED: Black Border to add official support for multiplayer matchmaking via GameRanger.
June 10, 2010
More simulators added
These PC games can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • Flight Simulator 98
  • Jane's Fleet Command
  • Jane's IAF: Israeli Air Force
May 12, 2010
Mac versions of Brothers in Arms games now available
The Mac versions of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, and Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood are now available on GameRanger.
May 7, 2010
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 and FIFA 07, 08, 09
These PC games can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • FIFA 07
  • FIFA 08
  • FIFA 09
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008
February 26, 2010
Anno 1404: Venice and 4 Other Games Added
The recently released game Anno 1404: Venice can now be played on GameRanger. These games have also been added:
  • Crusader Kings
  • Crusader Kings: Deus Vult
  • Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun
  • Victoria: Revolutions
February 14, 2010
GameRanger Plays Matchmaker for Lonely Hearts of Iron (Press Release)
Make war, not love, this Valentine's Day! GameRanger now offers online play for the Hearts of Iron series, including these titles:
  • Hearts of Iron
  • Hearts of Iron II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday
  • Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday: Armageddon
  • Hearts of Iron III
December 22, 2009
Follow GameRanger on Facebook
GameRanger now has an official page on Facebook:

Join the Facebook page now and let your friends know you play on GameRanger, so they can join you as well.

November 18, 2009
GameRanger Teams up with Paradox Interactive (Press Release)
GameRanger has teamed up with Paradox Interactive to support their newest strategy games, For the Glory, and Arsenal of Democracy.
October 29, 2009
Borderlands is GameRanger's 600th game! (Press Release)
Borderlands has just been added to GameRanger. This should solve some of the online co-op problems people have been having with the built-in service.

That also marks a total of 600 PC games supported by GameRanger now almost a year since the PC launch of GameRanger in November 2008. Plenty more games still to come!

September 22, 2009
Majesty 2 and Order of War on GameRanger
A bunch of new supported games have been added in the last month. The most recent additions are Majesty 2 and Order of War. Get playing!
August 4, 2009
GameRanger and the Past Decade
The Mac Observer has posted a feature article on GameRanger and the past decade.
July 10, 2009
GameRanger Turns 10! (Press Release)
GameRanger turns 10 this Sunday, July 12. A decade has passed since it was originally launched on the Mac back in 1999 with a mere 11 games. Make sure you join in, bring your friends, and play online with some of your favourite games on Sunday!
July 3, 2009
Gamer Limit has posted a new interview with Scott Kevill covering GameRanger's competition, history, and other hot topics.
May 21, 2009
What games do you want to see added to GameRanger? (Press Release)
Next time you log in, you will be prompted to fill in some quick survey questions to improve GameRanger. One of the questions is about the game you most want to see added. Please take a few moments to give your feedback.
April 26, 2009
Men of War now on GameRanger
Thanks to a little assistance from DMS and 1C, Men of War can now be played on GameRanger!
April 18, 2009
Demigod added to GameRanger, solves online problems
If like most people, you've been having huge issues playing Demigod online, you can breathe a sigh of relief now because you can now play it on GameRanger without all the network connection problems.
April 18, 2009
Follow GameRanger on twitter!
GameRanger now has an official twitter account.

Follow GameRanger and get the latest updates and insights the moment they happen.

March 19, 2009
New improvements for finding players (Press Release)
GameRanger will now automatically notify you when anyone wants to play a game of yours. This will make a huge difference for less popular games where it can be harder to find players. If you leave GameRanger running all the time (even minimised to the system tray), you can be doing other things on your PC and still not miss any game opportunities. This increases the pool of available players for all games at all times.
March 10, 2009
More PC Games added to GameRanger
These PC games can now be played online with GameRanger:
  • Dune 2000
  • Flight Simulator 2004
  • FutureCop: L.A.P.D.
  • ParaWorld
  • ParaWorld Demo
  • The Guild 2
  • The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas
February 2, 2009
Gamers Daily News has posted an interview with Scott Kevill about GameRanger and how the support for PC gaming has been received.
December 31, 2008
GameRanger averts Global Crisis (Press Release)
GameRanger has stepped up to provide much-needed multiplayer matchmaking for the add-on expansion Supreme Ruler 2020: Global Crisis.
November 13, 2008
GameRanger released for PC (Press Release)
GameRanger, the multiplayer gaming network, now welcomes PC gamers into its community. GameRanger offers support for playing over 500 games and demos.

GameRanger is the easiest way to play your friends online.

Download it and tell your friends!

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