Red Alert 3 Network Issue

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

  1. Neb Cross macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    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

  2. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    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

    Oct 24, 2008
    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.

  4. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    Are you playing on BootCamp ( Windows ) or Mac or both ?

    This has been seen on Windows by some players.

    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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