View Full Version : Need help with non-dedi server hosting.
My friend and I just bought this game and have encountered some frustrating issues. I've tried to google my problem before asking on the forum so I didn't look completely incompetent -- no luck :/ I don't want to host a dedicated server or anything I just want to host co-op missions with my buddy once in awhile. After like a minute of gameplay, he always loses connection with the message "no message received" (with me hosting). The same thing happens when he hosts the game and I join it. Is there some sort of tweak I've overlooked? Some text file I can configure? Should we try to download custom user-made maps? I like the game; It's just a pain because we've been tinkering with it for a couple days with no luck. We both have combined operations from steam (v1.59 I think?) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 8 2011, 03:46
It's probably a connection issue either on your end or on his. Both of you should try to join the same dedicated server and see if either one of you get the "No Message Recieved".
You're probably right because I never have issues when playing on a dedicated server. Most of them are domination and we're just looking for some private co-op fun. I ran a speed test and got 20 mb/s, and I've also disabled my AV; he disabled his too (no luck still). Has anybody else encountered this problem? If so, have you fixed it? Ty.
I looked up the steps to making a dedicated server and my friend and I both connected to that. He still gets the no message received issue and disconnects. I don't know why but I thought it might help, just thought I'd throw that out there too. I've never had this problem while trying to play with my friend in any of our other online games.
Jul 8 2011, 11:27
Might be worth having a look at your router, home router can be a little over careful about what they block.
Jul 8 2011, 17:00
I looked up the steps to making a dedicated server and my friend and I both connected to that. He still gets the no message received issue and disconnects.
Ok, then it seems to be a connection issue on his end. Have him check his router settings, NAT type, firewall, all that stuff.
Jul 9 2011, 16:28
with problems like these, at least check router 2302-2305 ports are open for TCP / UDP.
And check your OS firewall.
Well, I at least port forwarded 2302 and set myself up on DMZ. I also disabled my OS firewall all together, so I suppose it is something on his end. I don't see how though because he hosted a game and one of his friends played with him just fine (his friend hosted too). I'm just ready to give up on it and find a clan I suppose. Thanks for the help though.
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One of my clan mates offered a plausible explanation for the situation: he told me some routers are just incompatible and the only way to play together is through a middle man. I wasn't sure at first but it makes sense. I even tried a VPN to no avail. So I'll just get a middleman I suppose. I thank you all for your time and advice. Or I'll just have him hardline into his modem, whichever. Peace.
Jul 13 2011, 22:13
just so you know, you can't just use 2302, use the whole range: 2302, 2303, 2304 and 2305.
But try your solution and tell us if it works and how it works.
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