Thursday, December 30, 2004

Patch 2 Beta part 2

Hah, looks like I solved a problem for those playing with Patch 2 Beta.

If you are having trouble connecting to Patch 2 Beta games, but have no trouble hosting them, then your firewall is likely getting in the way. If you are using Windows XP, with Service Pack 2, you likely have the security center running, with the windows firewall. If you disable the security center, and instead run Zone Alarm, Mcafee, Norton, or another reputable Firewall program, you should find that you are able to connect to Patch 2 Beta games.

If it's not that, you might be behind a firewall router, or running some other software that could be interfering with the game. In past experiences, SETI@Home has interferred with multi-player games, notibly Star Wars Battlefront. Sometimes USB devices have been known to interfere, usually they are misconfigured, or just need to be unplugged and plugged back in. If you're running a USB mouse, try using a PS2 one and see if that solves your problem.

Basically, it comes down to... &$#@&%$ windows! :P