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Old 06-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Cant connect to my friend

My friend bought dead rising 2 as it was on discount I had myn before (retail) he bought his through steam.

Everytime we try to play coop it doesn't work I tried hosting didnt work he tried hosting didnt work, Resident Evil 5 works just fine we can connect to eachoter easly no problems so does anyone know how to solve this?

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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I have the exact same problem. I bought this game solely to play co-op with my friend, and wasn't interested in anything else.

We start it up, and to our horror, it's run by Windows Live. We lose most hope, but try anyway, and fail. Both me and my friend are redirected back to the main menu after a connection error.

After talking with the developers about the problem, they tell us to "forward our ports", with no detailed description of any sort.

I didn't realise "forwarding ports" was common knowledge, and the problem remained.

Any help would be appreciated, otherwise this was a useless waste of money and time.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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You need Open NAT & UPNP enabled run this MS tool then report back here your findings. Co-Op is perfect as long as your PC's have the correct security settings on the router!

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/usi...d/default.mspx
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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The only things not supported were NAT and UpNp, the rest worked just fine.

Are these necessary? If so, do you know any way to fix the problems?
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
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The only things not supported were NAT and UpNp, the rest worked just fine.

Are these necessary? If so, do you know any way to fix the problems?
Yes they are both required without you will have issues in GFWL/Steamworks & many other PC games.

Google your router brand + gfwl to see if they are compatible as many routers do not allow PC gaming online on GFWL/Steamworks. If your router is supported use this site as a guide to add the required open ports but the NAT needs changing on your router to Open so again google hwo you do that so many routers have different ways to do this. Here are some URL's to get you started. Good luck its not hard to do & only needs doing once anyway.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977709
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937424
http://portforward.com/
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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If you use BT / O2 you will not be able to connect most of the time. Problem with the routers.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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If you use BT / O2 you will not be able to connect most of the time. Problem with the routers.
I use BT it works fine you just need to configure your NAT to be Open & ensure UPNP is enabled it 100% works once you do this. BT are terrible as they hamper PS3/XLive & GFWL online play!!!!
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