Battle for the middle-earth 2 Bootcamp problem

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Waldo40, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Waldo40 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Hi, I recently bought BFME2 and I am playing it through Boot Camp. My problem is that I can't play online for some reason. I can enter game rooms, but host cannot start the game because I have no connection to the other players (Hope you understood that!). I have a time capsule and a modem. I am connected to the internet via ethernet cable which goes to the time capsule. I am able to play online when i plug the cable directly to the modem, but then no-one can use the timecapsule, so that's bad.

    But since the game works when I am connected directly to the modem I am sure that the problem is in time capsule. Do you have any ideas?
    Sorry if this is on wrong forum.
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    You will probably have to open up ports in the Time Capsule to allow you to play the game online. I don't know which ports the game itself uses, but some where there is documentation in the game to tell you what to do.

    I'd try to help with that, but my copy is installed in Crossover Games, and I don't think the multiplayer component works with it. I don't play multiplayer with it anyway, so it doesn't matter to me if it does or not.
  3. Waldo40 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Well, I checked and BFME uses UPD ports 8088-65535, but I don't know how to open those ports. Is there a walkthorugh or something available?
  4. Waldo40 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Well, I'm back. But I have still problems. I followed's tutorials and now I have done the following to get my online play work.
    I assigned a static IP-address to my mac, it is now
    Then I enabled the NAT port mapping protocol and added UPD port 8088 there. But when I check my IP from the it says my IP is something like And that's the same as my Time Capsule has (I checked it form the Airport utility). And what is even more confusing is that when I start my bootcamp it says that my ip address is! Any ideas? I would really appreciate any help given!!!
  5. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    Your Mac's IP address is given to it from the Time Capsule. The Time Capsule has the address given it from your internet connection. I wonder if booting into Windows makes the Time Capsule see your Mac differently, so it assigns a different IP address than you get from OSX.

    In any case, you need to make sure the ports are forwarded from the Time Capsule to your Mac. Just tell the Time Capsule to forward to the IP address your Mac says it has, not what you get from "".

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