GameSpy discontinuate their support for many older games including our beloved Hidden & Dangerous 2. You can read offical statement by GameSpy here.
Meaning it was no longer possible to auto-search online servers by clicking on UPDATE LIST in-game.

Fortunately Qtracker is making server listing work again. Simply follow the instructions below or have a look at following YouTube tutorial created by Lukas.

Qtracker recommended

All you need to do is re-linking towards Qtracker server. Just edit your Windows hosts file as described below.

If you have not made any changes yet to your hosts file (you would know it..) you may download an already edited hosts file and simply replace yours. Your hosts file is located in
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
If done continue with step 3

Download hosts file

DnA (aka Hawk) has made a nice tool which auto-updates your hosts file. Simply download and execute the file, type Y and confirm with enter

Download hosts patcher

Step 1

Open your hosts file with any text editor (right-click, select open and choose e.g Windows Editor) of your choice.
hosts can be found in following directory
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Step 2

Add following lines at the bottom
65.112.87.186	hd2.available.gamespy.com	#hidden and dangerous 2 check
65.112.87.186	hd2.master.gamespy.com		#hidden and dangerous 2 heartbeats
65.112.87.186	hd2.ms14.gamespy.com		#hidden and dangerous 2 server list

Step 3

Run Command Line Interface (simply use Windows program search, keyword:cmd, run as administrator) and enter following code
ipconfig /flushdns
Hereafter enter nbtstat -R and you're done!
Your game should now connect to new Qtracker scripts and UPDATE LIST working. If you are hosting a HD2 server, have a look at Qtracker Your server IP should appear there (Might take some minutes)

Cooperative gamestyle

For coop it is necessary that you have the Add-On Sabre Squadron installed. For custom map modification you need the correlated files.
Easiest way is to download and install the latest CMP version. (Coop Map Package)
You can choose between .exe file and .7z package for more experienced user.
Download via GoogleDrive
Select full version (CMP_v1.x.7z) or update package (CMPupdate_v1.x-1.y.7z) if you have a previous version installed.

Older solutions

1) ServerList.bin

Download and copy the file into your Profiles folder (in common: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Illusion Softworks\Hidden & Dangerous 2\PlayersProfiles")
Make sure this file is write protected.
Start Hidden & Dangerous 2 and have a look on your Favourites list. All servers we are aware of should be displayed there now. We try to keep this file up-to-date as best as we can.
If you are hosting a server and it's not on the list, please let us know server IP and Port and we update the file as soon as possible.
Our list include =RpR= servers only! You can backup your older Favorites list before replacing with ours.
ServerList.bin (last update 08/01/2021)

2) HD2 Connector

On our website you can join servers directly by one mouseclick, therefore you have to install HD2 Connector by Will Waywell.
Available servers are listed here.
If you want to link to an server on your own site you have to use the following link code: hd2c:79.143.187.92:11001
hd2c:IP:Port, e.g
<a href="hd2c:79.143.187.92:11001">Join server</a>

3) Manually

Of course you can assemble your own Favourites List by entering known IPs an ports.



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snowman's Avatar snowman

Joining!

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Maquisard's Avatar Maquisard

I restarted the servers
:maki:

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Snowman enjoying his beer

9 hours ago 1
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Going outside. See you tonight! :xmassilent:

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Damni's Avatar Damni

Hellu!

12 hours ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

Morning! :cool:

15 hours ago
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Good Morning :cool:

20 hours ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

We had two storms about 2-3 hours ago. It didn't get that hot yet, not even close to 30 this year.

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Sqdn. Ldr. Ted Striker's Avatar Sqdn. Ldr. Ted Striker

the cold weather front is falling over my tranquil residential town and that's ok for me

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snowman's Avatar snowman

Good morning, Ricky :mm6: Justice it is!

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Rickystar25's Avatar Rickystar25

Good morning

1 day ago
Damni's Avatar Damni

Some casual maps on Justice would be great for me.
:sarcy:

1 day ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

Any ideas?

1 day ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

Okay. I don't know about my time and no idea what we can play. So nothing is organized.

1 day ago
Maquisard's Avatar Maquisard

I also work Sunday night. As I said before, I work every other Sunday night.This Saturday night I can make some maps if all goes well :D

1 day ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

Any plans for the weekend? Chances are I can't play this Sunday.

1 day ago
Maquisard's Avatar Maquisard

Hello :D

1 day ago
Damni's Avatar Damni

:yes:

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Good morning :)

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Damni's Avatar Damni

:gasp:

2 days ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

If you want to shoot holes in my pizza, I'm not giving it to you... it's already full of holes :D

2 days ago
snowman's Avatar snowman

Yes. For how long?

2 days ago
Damni's Avatar Damni

May I borrow your revolver?

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snowman's Avatar snowman

Yes?

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Damni's Avatar Damni

Snow?

2 days ago

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