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Game server browser

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A game server browser is a software application that enables a user to easily find online multiplayer servers for the Computer games they are playing. Recently this functionality is also applied to non-gaming server lists like locating internet radio, teamspeak, chat rooms or download servers.


The job of a Game server browser can be broken up into several parts with the following being mandatory:

  • retrieval of a list of game servers from a master game server
  • measuring lag and packet loss between the user and a list of game servers
  • requesting server details from a list of game servers. Examples: current number of players, list of current players, rules of gameplay, type or mod of gameplay.
  • filtering, sorting and displaying server details
  • launching a game and connecting it to a game server. This may also include setting username, password, computer configuration of technical and content details.

The following jobs are considered optional but have become somewhat standard:

  • tracking and searching of players alias "buddy finder"
  • out-of-game chat or cooperation with IRC
  • voice communication
  • community building through events, chats and forums
  • advertising for game specific products
  • management of game servers


  • Qtracker is a classic game server browser with a list-centric view and a large and highly configurable filter system
  • GameSpy Arcade is a chat community based solution based on IRC with a medium number of filters
  • Xfire is based around an instant messenger with added voice communication, low number of filters and has a horrible, skinned, un-user friendly UI.
  • The All Seeing Eye was a great server browser until yahoo bought it from UDP Soft and it stopped being updated.
  • Game Server Browser is a brand new server browser that shows great potential.
  • hybrids, components and helper programs like Qstat, gslist and XQF.
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