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Unable to connect to Friends only server

Discussion in 'Multiplayer' started by penguintutor, Dec 27, 2018.

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  1. penguintutor Trainee Engineer

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    I am having a problem with connecting to a server created by a friend. This worked on the first day we tried (25 December 2018), but we have tried on two days since and have not been able to connect.

    We are both friends on Steam and on the same network.

    Are there any tools that can be used to test connectivity and/or see if there are any problems connecting to the same server?
     
  2. mojomann71 Senior Engineer

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    It could be a number of things preventing the connection.
    There are no tools that I am aware of that would pinpoint the cause.
    Check to see if one of you has experimental mode enabled and the other does not.
    Try inviting to game from Steam interface and not through the game browser. (I have a friend and the only way we can connect is from one of us using Steam invite)
     
  3. penguintutor Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks for the reply - unfortunately I am still unable to connect to the same game.
    Both games are in experimental mode and tried through Steam invite.

    I've also tried creating a public game and my friend cannot see that either.

    It worked on the first day we installed, but hasn't worked since.
     
  4. mojomann71 Senior Engineer

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    Both of you should try verifying the game files just to see if that helps.

    Verify Integrity of Game Files
    1. Restart your computer and launch Steam.
    2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
    3. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files... button.
    4. Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
    Not sure what else it could be unless ports are blocked on your router. port 27016 should be the one to check. (I think)
     
  5. penguintutor Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I did a verify game files and it just reported all files verified.

    I tried starting a game using my friend's computer and was unable to see the game from my computer.
    I then tried starting the game from my computer and my friend could then see the game and join.

    Both games were setup exactly the same and it was working before without any problems.

    This is however progress on what I had beofore where I was not able to see games regardless of who / how they were created.

    Looks like this may be an intermittent problem, so I'll just keep trying different configurations and see if there is a pattern.
     
  6. mojomann71 Senior Engineer

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    @penguintutor hopefully you will not have any more issues with it. If it does happen again just repeat verifying files again. :)
     
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