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#1 Skable

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:04 PM

This is a recurring problem which I completely forgot about.

I'm having problems hosting games. I'm not sure why, but people can't seem to connect to my game when it begins. It comes up with the message "waiting for all players to join the game." (or something like that). The game doesn't crash and returns straight back to the lobby when I select Quit.

I can join and play games fine and can transfer files with no problems.

I don't know whether it's my broadband or the firewall.
I've enabled "gaming mode" on my AVG firewall, and have added the game files to exceptions on Windows Firewall.
I'm using 3(Three) Mobile Broadband.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:08 PM

You shouldn't need two firewalls? Try disabling your avg firewall and then hosting.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:08 PM

This is a recurring problem which I completely forgot about.

I'm having problems hosting games. I'm not sure why, but people can't seem to connect to my game when it begins. It comes up with the message "waiting for all players to join the game." (or something like that). The game doesn't crash and returns straight back to the lobby when I select Quit.

I can join and play games fine and can transfer files with no problems.

I don't know whether it's my broadband or the firewall.
I've enabled "gaming mode" on my AVG firewall, and have added the game files to exceptions on Windows Firewall.
I'm using 3(Three) Mobile Broadband.


Have you allowed mph.exe in the firewall?

Using a router?

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#4 Skable

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:15 PM

Yes I've added mph.exe
No I'm not using a router
And my AVG firewall is part of my AVG internet Security. I'll deactivate it and see if it makes any difference.

No, deactivating AVG Firewall made no difference

Edited by wh4t1f12, 15 April 2009 - 09:29 PM.


#5 Skable

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

I reckon it has something to do with the broadband, 'cause deactivating AVG Firewall made no difference.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:32 AM

I reckon it has something to do with the broadband, 'cause deactivating AVG Firewall made no difference.


Unlikely. Can you use the machine on a different line?

Are you able to stop the AVG suite at startup?

#7 Skable

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:04 PM

Unlikely. Can you use the machine on a different line?

What do you mean by a different line?

Are you able to stop the AVG suite at startup?

No.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

@wh4t1f12
Quick question: Does you screen turn black before seeïng the connection screen?
And do you have Scorpio9a's LAN patch (wsock32.dll) installed in your ra2 folder? (LAN patch is included in TFD 1.03)
If you do, delete "wsock32.dll" or move it out of your RA2 folder and try to host again. If you want to play on LAN you can put it back.

Please tell us if it helped, because then you would be the first outside my group of friends who managed to reproduce this problem and tell it to me :p
I gave TFD to 5 of my friends and nobody was able to host if wsock32.dll was in their RA2 folder.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:51 PM

What do you mean by a different line?


No.


Can you use your machine on a mates Broadband that is supplied by a different ISP?

Why?

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:42 PM

@wh4t1f12
Quick question: Does you screen turn black before seeïng the connection screen?
And do you have Scorpio9a's LAN patch (wsock32.dll) installed in your ra2 folder? (LAN patch is included in TFD 1.03)
If you do, delete "wsock32.dll" or move it out of your RA2 folder and try to host again. If you want to play on LAN you can put it back.

Please tell us if it helped, because then you would be the first outside my group of friends who managed to reproduce this problem and tell it to me :p
I gave TFD to 5 of my friends and nobody was able to host if wsock32.dll was in their RA2 folder.


Yes my screen does turn black, before seeing the connection screen and yes I have that patch installed, I'll remove it and see what happens.

Can you use your machine on a mates Broadband that is supplied by a different ISP?

Why?


I've never tried that, idk if it's really worth the effort.

"Why?" Cause I don't know how to, lol

Edited by wh4t1f12, 17 April 2009 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:48 AM

Guess what!? removing the Lan patch "wsock32.dll" worked. I can host games now.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:19 AM

Awesome, this should be very useful for future reference, glad it is sorted.


Thanks for letting us know
Problem resolved

Edited by Pompi, 18 April 2009 - 01:21 AM.



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