I bought Sins this spring shortly after its release (around 1.03 perhaps?), installed it, played some single player, and was able to connect to Ironclad Online with no problems and play a few multiplayer games. I set the game down for a few months and came back to it a few weeks ago with a burning desire to get back into the online component, only to find out that for some reason my machine can no longer connect to IO. At first I figured I'd see if it was just a freak occurence but it has happened consistently since then. I will enter my username and password (the same one I'm using to write this post) and then it will sit for about 30 seconds before telling me I have been DC'd. I haven't done anything to change my hardware configuration on this rig (my desktop) and my Sins is updated to the latest version. I also verified the installation with Impulse. What should I try?
What's bizarre is that I can connect from my school laptop, but I can't play from there because of (I think) driver issues with the laptop's 'mousewheel' region of its touchpad. As I'm sure I don't need to mention, this is debilitating in Sins where the mousewheel zoom function is crucial to playing the game. On a side note, does anyone know of compatibility issues with the Compaq CQ50's touchpad scrolling (the driver for which I imagine is proprietary)?