Well - no mater what you say thias is THE ONLY multiplayer game I have problems with
Warcraft 3, Homeworld, Diablo 2, Civ4, WoW . .all work perfectly well. torrents also using the game ports .. and why shouldnt they ... the ports are forwarded and the firewall is open for the app's. instead of the NAT bul%&*# tell me WHY is it using high port nomber to connect to someone (if I understud you correctly)
The funny thing is i can join to some ... wel actually I have been able to join to only 1 person. and 2 users where able to join to me .. ( ithink I totaly disabled filtering on my router) and at least i dont get the message that I cant host ... but the BIG Problem is WHY CANT I JOIN - even firewalled users can join on other games .. this is so frustrating and totally mystifying.
If you don't read everything
in a post you will obviously miss something.
1. I already posted about that "message from IC-online about people not being able to see your games warning" (SEE POST #30
2. Read and re-read (if you must) my guide (Networking for the Gamer). Something on your end is taking its job "too seriously", whether this is your router, firewall, other security software or even your ISP will have to be figured out. This is why you're connections are (I'm assuming you're trying to connect to games that are still actually available through the IC and aren't the "buggy" ones staying in the list even when they shouldn't be) going out on random high-numbered ports (that's what "strict-NAT" does, protects you).
I'm not saying you or anyone should disable your router (going into the DMZ) or your firewalls (note: I've hosted SINS since day one while running the Windows Firewall and going through a complex router structure), I'm simply saying that in order for you to find out what exactly is preventing your connections at your end you'll have to exercise more patience with my instructions.IMPORTANT
Never compare any other game out there to another. They all use different network transport, they may even use the SAME ports but there would be a FUNDAMENTAL difference in HOW they use them which would make any comparison between games moot!
MOST of the time when people can't connect to other games being hosted it is ONE of TWO things:
1. The game has already started and hasn't been removed from the list (IronClad is fixing this in their up-coming patch)
2. The HOST is either using STRICT-NAT (in which case no one will be able to connect to them) OR the HOST is using MODERATE-NAT (in which case only
those gamers using OPEN-NAT will be able to connect to them)
I feel like I am repeating myself here because you're not really reading my posts/guide. There is no "quick-fix" to your problem. You will have to learn
something new today!
All I can say, is what I've said a few times before. If people aren't willing to invest time and effort into "learning" what I've spent time and effort into posting then I won't spend any more time/effort into explaining it.