need some tech help with a game and tcp ip

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  1. feralfreak

    feralfreak New Member

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    im having a problem with my computer, specifically with trying to join in or create a game in star wars galactic battlegrounds saga, its not the game that is causing the problem but something on my system i cant seem to fix.

    after i load the game, and i click the "create" button to create a game, or enter an ip address and click the "ok" button to join a game, it freezes, that is it, it freeze and does nothing. i wait much longer than it says and it does nothing, the same thing happens when i try to join in or create a game in age of empires.

    ive done everything i can think of, forwarded the ports, even re-reinstalled the os, and nothing. let me describe how the problem started:

    when i couldnt get back into the online game runescape, when star wars worked perfectly(i was creating and joining in games easily), i did everything i could think of and couldnt get back into it, the java applets wouldnt load, so as a last resort i backed up my pics and stuff and reformatted and reinstalled the windows xp operating system, service pack 2.

    afterwards, i could install the game and play single player just fine, but couldnt create or join in games, reformatted and reinstalled again and i still cant get it to create or join in games.

    im on a cable modem, and have been before the problem started, can someone tell me what i can do to fix this?
     
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    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    You should install Service Pack 3 for starters.
     
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    after my first reformat reinstallation, i was told the same thing by someone at a microsoft forum, tried sp3, and it didnt work, i still couldnt get it to let me create or join in a game, and before the first reformat reinstallation, i had sp2 and the game worked fine, i cant seem to figure out what is different from before the reformat reinstall and how the system is now
     

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    You should never have problems creating a game.

    Joining a game might be different because of how you've forwarded ports.

    Are you making sure you don't have any Firewalls and things.
     
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    i turned off the windows firewall, and before the first reformat reinstall i had no problems with the zone alarm firewall and the game, and the forwarded ports are the same as what the site portforward.com says, and they worked fine before. i can get the game to run with no problems on a laptop that i never did a reinstall on, but i cant figure out why it wont work on this desktop, does it being a dell brand or having the cable modem hooked while i did the reformat reinstall affect anything?
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Do you have Zone Alarm running?
    Cause then you need to add the executable's to it's white-list before you try to start a game.
    ZA has a bad habit with coursing Windows to freeze when there is a new fullscreen application asking for net access.
     
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    but i also had it running before the reformat reinstall while playing, it didnt cause me any troubles, same with the compaq windows 98 pc i had before this one, on this one ive also turned za off and still had the same problem
     

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