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cancon

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Why can i not create network games from one PC to another???

It simply says "connection timed out" when I try to join a game.

It's driving me crazy...
 
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Hi cancon,

Did you ping the IP address of the other computer to check if you've a response ?

Also, I've found this solution on EA games support site :

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Click on the Run button.
3. In the box provided type DXDIAG then click Ok.
4. This will bring up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Along the top are some tabs. Select Network.
5. Then in the middle of the screen is a button marked Test Direct Play, select it.
6. Once selected a box will pop up. Select the Service Provider by highlighting it. In this case it would be TCP/IP Connection for DirectPlay.
7. Select Create a Session. This will bring up a chat box.
8. On the other computer repeat steps 1 through 6. However instead of selecting Create a Session, you want to select Join a Session.
9. It should prompt you for the IP address of the session you want to join. You can either enter it if you know it or just hit Ok to search.
10. You should see a session called Test Session.
11. Once a connection has been made you should be able to chat back and forth.
 

cancon

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I am using a router, but I tried a direct connection with a cross cable, and that didn't work.

(I also opened all the necessary ports)
 

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Understood.......

The router or firewall ports can be a real problem for Direct Connect

I had the same issue and we tried everything to find out what was blocking it....Anti-Virus , Spy-ware protection....we never did find-out or get it working...well Online we did just passworded the game.

Anyway we are now playing together Direct Connect only because my friend changed ISP provider.
 
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