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Trouble connecting to other players

30 August 2007 - 07:25 PM

First off, there are 3 of us. We all have reletively new systems. Two laptops and a desktop. Two of us have First Decade, and one has the Red Alert 2 Collection. Two of us run Vista, and one runs XP.

Ok. My friends and I have slowly worked our ways through each problem we've encountered when it comes to getting online and launching custom matches. We know how to login correctly. We know to shut down all background tasks, such as anti virus, etc. We know to shut off our Firewalls. We've messed with the ports and fixed that problem.

We even get logged in without problem, get into a room together, set it up, and attempt to begin the match.

But when it goes to the screen immediately following the custom match screen, after we all click "ready", we have trouble making it any further. For some reason, it'll only show 1 or 2 or 3 of us connecting, and then it appears to freeze. then it backs out and knocks all of us out of the room.

What's really weird is, this doesn't happen EVERY time. Last night, we launched our first game and actually got in without a problem. But any attempt after that led to the same error.

Two of us use Vista, and one does not. We typically play in the same room using the same router and internet connection. We've done a number of things to attempt to fix this problem, and I'm at my wit's end.

Any advice or direction is appreciated. This site is undoubtedly the most informative and knowledgable with help and troubleshooting. Sorry if I didn't give enough information in this initial post.