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Nielsch

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#1 13 years ago

Hello altogether, I've recently tried to play AoE2 online (not via zone, but directplay via tcp/ip), but couldn't connect to the hostunhappy.gif I did see the game, but when I tried to join, the screen that displays the "15 seconds of (im)patience", did not disappear for more then 1 minute. After that minute, I got a message box that said I wasn't able to connect to the game. I did forward my ports (47624 tcp AND udp), and am sure it is done correct. Also, there are no firewalls active - not even the standard one of microsoft. I've got version 1.0 of the expansion pack, with DirectX 9.0c. When I try to test the directplay-module under dxdiag, it all succeeds (I can successfully host and join test sessions) via port 47624. I'm also sure that the problem lies at my side, since the host (not me) has already hosted a game successfully. When I host a game, the opponent is able to join, but is kicked after about a minute (before starting the game, it seems that the data sent by the opponent is somehow not received by me, since my opponent said he checked "I'm ready", but I didn't see that). The ping is 30 every time, and does not change during that minute. All the participants have the same game version, that is 1.0. I'm behind a modem (SpeedTouch) AND a router (LinkSys), so unPnP does not work. PLEASE help! :help: Greetz, Nielsch




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#2 13 years ago

Does you're router have a firewall blocking the game port? Some routers block 'suspicious' ports.




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#3 13 years ago
t0mDoes you're router have a firewall blocking the game port? Some routers block 'suspicious' ports.

Nope, I can join and host test sessions with dxdiag via port 47624, so the forwarding is working properly. (I also have a web server running @ port 80, without any trouble)




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#4 13 years ago

Try turning off the webserver. It might be blocking any activity on the port. Just a thought though =/




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#5 13 years ago

YAY! :D I was in-game for about 30 minutes (I forwarded ALL ports to my computer), then my mum called for dinner, I saved the game and tried to resume after my meal. Everything was the same as before. (the frustration was nearly killing me) Something to mention: the game does use random outside ports, but since I forwarded them all, that shouldn't cause a problem... The problem is not caused by my web server, but thanx anyway. Hasn't had ANYONE a similar problem??? please HELP




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#6 13 years ago

Well, sorry to hear that iti isnt working now =/ I wish I could help =/ And forwarding all the ports is dangerous ;)




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#7 13 years ago

Dangerous indeed. 2 hours after I threw open all my ports, I was portscanned by some dude from China :P (my firewall intercepted it)




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#8 13 years ago

Tis what Im talking about =p. Your router should show a port list and detailed descriptions on which programs use which port.




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#9 13 years ago

IT WORKS! :D:D:D don't ask me how I did it, but finally, I am able to join multiplayer games. It seems to rely on some kind of randomness, because now and then I still get the same error. The only thing I changed was the config of my firewall. I turned it more secure since my pc is now exposed to the Internet. (I'm still getting port-scanned and DDOS-attacked by some dudes, but all the attacks/scans are intercepted so far...) Thnx for all the help, I really appreciate. :)




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#10 13 years ago
NielschIT WORKS! :D:D:D don't ask me how I did it, but finally, I am able to join multiplayer games. It seems to rely on some kind of randomness, because now and then I still get the same error. The only thing I changed was the config of my firewall. I turned it more secure since my pc is now exposed to the Internet. (I'm still getting port-scanned and DDOS-attacked by some dudes, but all the attacks/scans are intercepted so far...) Thnx for all the help, I really appreciate. :)

Still dont get how its random. yeltongue.gif If that were the case, you'd be using a random port, hoping you're opponent is using the same exact port out of what? 6000? Oh I found this info: MSN Gaming Zone: Ports 6667, 28800-29000 MSN Gaming Zone DX:Ports 2300-2400, 47624 But I think its server, not game. So I'm not sure.