I'm new to halo pc yet I know the story mode since I've played Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2 for X-Box, but I don't know how to get Halo Combat Evolve PC's multiplayer working.:confused: I don't understand this server thing or maybe other stuff about Halo Combat Evolved PC's multiplayer. Can anyone help me with this begginer problem?:) I've tried everything to my power so far and no luck.:( $T-Man$:cool:
I don't spend enough time here
16th April 2006
From the beginning, you need at least a 56k internet connection speed, but I'd recomend DSL or Brodband, these high speeds help to minimize lag. Okay, next you need to connect to the internet, by dialing in with dial-up or turning on you router with DSL/Brodband, then start the game and from the main menu select multiplayer then if you want to join a game click on the internet option at the top of the page, then It'll check for updates, and take you to another screen. At the bottom of the screen on the left side there's a botton and it reads "Get List" click on it anthen choose a server, and play!
Now, for hosting you want to go to the multiplayer menu, from the main menu, and select the second internet option down near the bottom of your screen, It will check for updates and then have you choose a map, then a game type and the you can change what the server's called, add a password if you want, to let only select people on your server, then click the start sever button.
I wouldn't recommend going online with anything less than DSL. 56k is acceptable at best for very small matches. Anything over 4 players, though, and everyone will start lagging to hell. You need a high-speed connection to play effectively. Another good tip, when you're browsing the server list, pay attention to the Ping number of each server, on the far right of the list. The lower the ping, the better connection and less lag you'll have. Ping is basically the time a signal takes to get from the server to the clients. Anything under 200 is preferable, up to about 400 can be a bit of a problem, but nothing too crippling. Any number above that, don't even bother trying to connect. Everyone will be lagging so bad, you won't be able to hit anything.
It wont even let me go past after click on multiplayer it reads the message can't connect to network. Does this problem have anything to do with having a wireless router for a laptop that runs DSL, because I have a Netgear one and my Halo game is on the laptop.
Do you have a firewall? Try opening ports 2302 and 2303.
Druid Tank - -
26th August 2004
Do you have a Firewall? That could be the cause if it's not connecting. Another thing you might try is patching up. The latest Patch can be found on the Official Halo PC website, by none other than...Microsoft.
Also, Microsoft released an Auto Patcher, thats quite handy. I'd try that first. Another thing you may try is adjusting all of your Filters to the lowest possible. If none of this works, you may need to install.
If you ask me it sounds like a firewall issue. In fact, I just re-read your post and you have a wireless router, most W-Routers have built in firewalls, and they can turn out to be a bitch. Look on your router's homepage for troubleshooting info.
Also, I'd advise not playing on a laptop, especially if just meets the minimum requirements, it's suicide. If you do, place your laptop ontop of something like a box fan to keep it cool, they'll overheat after about 15 minutes into a game.
Hell, my desktop has overheating problems when I run Halo. The thing's limit is about 65C, that's when it just locks up. When I'm playing Halo, it jumps from the normal operating temperature of about 55C to around 62-63C. Too close for me.
So yeah, do try to avoid overheating your notebook, if it's not a fantastically 1337 gaming notebook. Also, I'm not sure the autopatcher works for some versions. Didn't they have a problem once where they changed the update system somehow or another, and the auto update thing wouldn't get the update anymore, so people had to do it manually?
ok i have halo ce for pc and when i try to do multiplayer it tells me that i don't have andmistrative privlegis to download the requered patch. what can i do, o and i am running it on vista and i usually run it on xp and it works fine.
For the record, please don't resurrect a thread that hasn't been posted in since 2006. Make your own next time. =p
If it says you don't have administrative privileges, it means you need to be logged in as an administrator, not a guest account or regular user. Talk to whoever owns/runs the computer you're using.