Red Alert 3 Network Issue

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Neb Cross, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Neb Cross macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been trying to set up a network game of C&C Red Alert 3. i have however run into a problem.

    One of the macs is fine, I can go to the network tab and i can see the other player on the network. From this mac I can not talk via the chat box.

    From the second mac i cant see the other player. However from this computer if I talk via the chat the first mac can see the conversation.

    What i tried to do is set up a game from the second mac and join from the first mac, because the first mac can see the second, but when i try and begin the game i get the connection times out error

    I have checked to see if they need updates, but they are up to date.

    Please can any help me....i wanna play ! =D

    Regards,
    -Neb
     
  2. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

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    Apr 24, 2009
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    Are you using a firewall or disabled communication through certain ports that the game might need ?

    I am guessing you are using two network adapters ? Disable the one you don't need ( probably wireless ) as the game might get confused which one to use.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Neb Cross thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi masterofbuckets thanks for your reply.

    One of the macs has Norton Anti Virus, I have disabled that though. We are both connecting using the Airport to connect to the network.

    There are 2 things I dont quite understand:
    I dont understand what you mean by disabled communication though certain ports
    I am sorry I dont know what you mean. Please could you explain to me.

    Thanks for your help its greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    -Neb
     
  4. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

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    Are you playing on BootCamp ( Windows ) or Mac or both ?

    This has been seen on Windows by some players.

    http://forums.commandandconquer.com/jforum/posts/list/2516.page


    Computers have physical slots you plug compononets into to communicate with them ( e.g the USB port ) . In a networking sense, ports are you can say logical slots/holes ( constructed using software) through which your system can communicate to devices on your local network or internet ( outside your internal network ).

    Certain programs/firewalls allow the user to block any communication on these software ports and as a result, games who may be needing those ports to function will cry foul.

    What I meant was that you might have a network setup at home where you have more than one router. You said you are connecting via wireless on both machines so you are using a wireless router. Do you have another router/switch plugged in your network ?

    Have you tried playing via Ethernet instead of Wireless ( i.e plugging both your machines physically to the router ) ?



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