I was able to play this over Christmas for the first time at a LAN party with a couple other guys. Two of us had Gold Ed. and the 3rd guy has the individual EaW and FoC. After he patched we could play fine over a LAN but none of us are able to play online?? I can't connect to any servers, did they shut them down? Also my buddy with the individual EaW and FoC gets a "cd key mismatch" message or something like that when he attempts to go online. When I attempt to go online (Gold Edition) it just says server not found or something like that.
So my questions are: 1) How are people playing online? Are the game servers still up? 2) Is there any other method to play online? eg. Hamachi or Gamespy Arcade? 3) Is anyone familiar with how to solve my friends problem with the cd key mismatch error? That one really puzzles me because it won't let you install the game unless you inputted the proper key and we were able to play LAN fine.
This is a very fun game and I want to play with those 2 guys and 1 other in the coming month online but I don't know how to make it work.
Any help would be VERY appreciated. There is no response these days from either the Petroglyph forums or the Lucas Arts forums on EaW problems. It seems like after the Gold Edition came out they just abandoned support for it.
Ok, nevermind I got it figured out. When I created a new account I can long into multiplayer now and I found a fix for my friends cd key issues in the Lucas Arts support area.