Dude, are you getting put-off because I'm adding my input to your thread? I'm not saying you're not helping people, I'm just adding to it. I only had an issue with the terminology you were using when discussing NAT, but never have I insinuated you don't know what you're doing or talking about. Relax...you can take all the credit.
No one is getting "put-off". I was responding to your earlier post (#46
) not the one you moved.quote from you:
"Looking over the pleas for help, I see that individual step-by-step guides for any/all home user routers would be immensely helpful! I can put together one for the DL-4300 Gaming Lounge, once I can get some free time."my response:
I was pointing out that I have given "step-by-step" guides I just don't want to litter this thread with them as places like www.portforward.com already have them. I understand that in the cisco-world
my terminology wouldn't be recognized, however as I pointed out I took my "terminology" straight from the help file on a D-Link DGL-4300 (gamerlounge router) which you've said you would write a guide for.
Not a tad ironic? hehequote from you:
"What would really be cool, anyone that has MP setup and working, please create instructions (screenshots a plus!) and post them here. List make, model, firmware version of your router too. Sometimes they can be the same model, but one has newer code and has changes that affect the configuration. Listing the OS of the hosting machine (e.g. your PC) and what firewall and/or anti-virus/spyware application(s) you are using (and how you have them set) is a must. If you don't have time to make the guide, but want to help anyway...let someone know here, maybe I can be persuaded to make it for you!?!?!" my response:
I have posted how I've gotten MP to work. To quote myself:
1. As I've pointed out earlier in this thread, only TCP is used for this game.
TCP port 6112 <-- gameport
TCP port 6000 <-- connection to IC-online
2. I've also pointed out several times (and then personally helped many) to make sure you're not only OPENING ports for traffic (ie. like through a software firewall etc.) but that if you have a router in-between your PC and the internet you need to make sure to FORWARD that traffic from your router to your PC (the correct IP address).
3. My testing has also concluded that several people who had already used my instructions/guide and opened/forwarded everything correctly had an issue where Windows Live Onecare and Windows Defender "silently" block this game's connection. These people that I've helped with that issue have temporarily "killed" the windows processes "MSASCui.exe and MsMPEng.exe" which enables flawless gaming/hosting through IC-online. (I have notified MS about this issue and hopefully they'll update it in a future definition update.)quote from you
"A note...by helping your fellow gamer out, just increases the pool of MP n00bs out there for all you experienced players to obliterate (i.e. it's in your best interests to help these guys out!) HEHE!" my response
See the above where I say "I have
been helping. I've only ever been interested in keeping things simplified
, so that I have less to explain in "follow-up" posts (this isn't the first game I've lent considerable network support to a game via forum posts and TS), I know the methods that work, and those that might only serve to confuse people more which is why I've posted "generalized" information here, to get everyone on-track with WHAT they need to do and if they can't figure out HOW to do it themselves (ie. forward ports, open firewalls, disable anti-malware, relax-Nat if needed) then I've made myself available to talk them through it all.
Those, and nothing more were my points.