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    Can connect to FG1.03, but not to FGII

    Hey all,

    Does FGII use port 1802, just like FG1.03? Or is it on another port?

    I have both versions installed, in parallel, on my PC. I can host a game in FG1.03, and other players can connect to it. But, if I open up a game in FGII on the same PC, they can't connect to host.

    I know all about port forwarding for my Linksys router, and I've verified and re-verified that I've done it correctly. I've been fighting with this for days, and I'm ready to throw in the towel. Here's what I just tried:

    - I opened up FG1.03, and hosted a game. I had a player try to connect, and she was able to do so successfully. I opened up FGII, and hosted a game. I had a player try to connect, and the message said she couldn't find the host.

    - I opened up FG1.03 and hosted a game. I went to www.canyouseeme.org and checked for port 1802. The results said "success". I opened up FGII and hosted a game. I went to www.canyouseeme.org and checked for port 1802, and I got an error - could not find service.

    - I opened up FG1.03 and hosted a game. I went to www.pcflank.com and ran the advanced port test for port 1802, and it showed as OPEN. I opened up FGII and hosted a game. I went to www.pcflank.com and ran the advanced port test for port 1802, and it showed as STEALTHED.

    Aaaaargh!

    Please tell me it's something simple and stupid!

    Regards,
    Draz

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    Are you running a software firewall on your machine? If so, have you set it to permit FG2 to act as a server (possibly also called "listen for connections")?

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    I have no software firewall that I'm aware of. I certainly didn't install anything.

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    I don't think you would get the message you are getting but you are both on the same version of FG 2 correct? The latest is 2.012.

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    Yep. I made sure to hit "Update" on both PC's before trying. And this was just the last round of attempts. I've been dealing with this since before the weekend. I've been a player using FGII since its release, but this is my first time trying to host a game with it and thus far I'm unable to do so. I've been successfully hosting a game using FG1.03 for months.

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    AHA!!!! FGII wasn't checked as an exception in my Windows firewall. All better! And it only took 4 1/2 freakin' days to figure it out.

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    Reminds me of the time I discovered my car had an armrest. I had owned the thing for about six months, and happened to be paging through the owner's manual, when I noticed that it said the car included an armrest. (As standard equipment, no less! )

    Anyway, I sat there saying to myself, "There's no armrest in my car."

    So the next time I go out to my car, I remember about the owner's manual, and say again to myself that there's no armrest in my car, there's no armrest in my car. I get in, look at the right side of the driver's seat, and holy crap, fold down the armrest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dachannien
    Reminds me of the time I discovered my car had an armrest. I had owned the thing for about six months, and happened to be paging through the owner's manual, when I noticed that it said the car included an armrest. (As standard equipment, no less! )

    Anyway, I sat there saying to myself, "There's no armrest in my car."

    So the next time I go out to my car, I remember about the owner's manual, and say again to myself that there's no armrest in my car, there's no armrest in my car. I get in, look at the right side of the driver's seat, and holy crap, fold down the armrest.

    Thus proves the maxim: "Invariably that which you seek is often staring you in the face"
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