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Tuvok1101

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#1 13 years ago

Me and my friend are trying to play a good old fashion game of armada on my network and the game will not show up in my friends box of games area. we are both running windows xp sp 2 oh and its LAN CRC IP. Thanks




Flash525

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#2 13 years ago

I'd be supprised if Armada I is still supported




Tuvok1101

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#3 13 years ago

Armada 1 is still supported. but i am having problem with the Local Area Network. not the online multiplayer




Major A Payne

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#4 13 years ago

Just a thought, and you don't need to answer this, but are you using original versions for everyone thats trying to play?? Using a no-cd can cause the game to go out of synch. Other than that I'm not entirely sure what it could be unless one of you are trying to connect using a mod. Is anyones name in YELLOW as I believe this is the normal cause.

Quick edit After reading your second reply, I'm wondering if one of your LAN cables may be causing a problem. It maybe damaged in some way.




Kilobyte

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#5 13 years ago

Windows XP Service Pack 2 does have a Firewall. Perhaps that is the issue... I had a similiar issue with Armada II, and ZoneAlarm. It was blocking the connection.

Try this...

Open a DOS Command Prompt and type IPConfig. Note the IP address, and then run IPConfig on the other machine. Make sure the first three numbers of the IP, and every number in the subnet, are identical. Then ping the IP of one computer, from the other computer.

C:\> ipconfig IP Address: 192.168.1.116 Subnet: 255.255.255.0

C:\> ipconfig IP Address: 192.168.1.112 Subnet: 255.255.255.0

C:\> ping 192.168.1.112

See what it returns. Then open DXDiag, and run a DirectPlay diagnostic. See if the other computer can connect to the DirectPlay session. If it can't, then either DirectPlay is not working, or is being blocked by a Firewall.

Then Check your firewall for DirectPlay, and Armada, and make sure it is allowed to receive incoming communications.




perfectdark21

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#6 13 years ago

all i can say is try disabling the firewall, when i play armada 2 at a friends we always have to disable a firewall and then enable it again after we're done playing. also, just make sure you have the same version of the game. you can try uninstalling it totally and deleting the files and then redownloading it on both comps.