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RA2 / XWIS: Connection problems when opening a game

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#1 Snasdkind


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Posted 18 March 2021 - 11:46 AM

Hey guys,

I'm playing Red Alert 2 since it appeared in year 2000 (?) and still love it. Some years ago, when the RA2-Servers went offline, i switched to xwis and - as there still was a pretty large community - kept playing every night. Even when upgrading to Win7, i got it running, bit since some months (i Dont know what changed), it is not possible to connecto ther players to my game. I still can connect to other guys games but wnehever i try to make a game for myself, with every other player, it crashes. Means, the downloading / Starting bar appears, fills to the end and then, after some seconds, i'm in the game but the other player is not. (Sorry for my bad english :p).


My system is as follows:


No firewall

I'm using VPN (tried with diabling it before starting, but even with VPN disabled, it does not work)


Does anyone have an idea what could cause the trouble ? Would be really really great!


thanks guys,

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:29 AM

hey m8- sounds like the other person is not connecting- if I remember correctly this problem may be solved by setting the compatibility mode for ra2.exe or redalert2.exe,


should be xp sp3 and run as admin

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