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Old 11-02-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Cant play online

sorry if this problem has been addressed before but i didn't find it.

When i go to play online it says there are 1032 players online but it doesn't find/shows any game , the list is empty.

I use zone alarm and disabling it didn't help
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Use G to refresh the server list. Player number is lower right now while everyone waits for voice chat and patch 2.

Usually people stick with a team once they find a good one, and there are games in progress, so just keep trying and you should find a game.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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Try uninstalling Zone Alarm and see if it works. If so, Zone Alarm is your problem...
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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Try uninstalling Zone Alarm and see if it works. If so, Zone Alarm is your problem...
uninstalling? theres must be a workaround , updating does not work i tried that many time in 2 minute periods if theres a thousand players playing theres should be at least 5 games
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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uninstalling? theres must be a workaround , updating does not work i tried that many time in 2 minute periods if theres a thousand players playing theres should be at least 5 games
Well you could try uninstalling zone alarm as that is known to cause problems with games. But then again zone alarm is a pain in the to try and uninstall.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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unninstalling zone alarm didnt work.

Now im confused
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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are you behind any other firewalls or routers? if so are your ports open?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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Yes im behind a router but i dont know which ports does this game use.

Am i the only reporting this issues?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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well it just means that there no open lobbies at that moment. players are most likely in-game or lobbies are already full.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #10
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well it just means that there no open lobbies at that moment. players are most likely in-game or lobbies are already full.
more than 1000 players and theres not a single lobby?
I don't think so
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
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more than 1000 players and theres not a single lobby?
I don't think so
Not an OPEN one though is possible. Once people get a good team they don't leave it usually, so no slots open up. And a lot of people are only playing with friends in private games right now so they can have some form of voice chat (directly via Steam) since the in-game voice is disabled right now.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #12
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more than 1000 players and theres not a single lobby?
I don't think so
1000 players worldwide is not a whole lot. plus the way i think it connects to other players is dependent on your part of the world. if you're in america i don't think i can find you in the lobby since i am in south east asia.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:01 AM   #13
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I sincerely doubt it's zone alarm, don't bother removing it. Likely you just didn't find a lobby available. When 5000 players are on, there are less than five servers shown while refreshing, so it's safe to assume that all of them are just in game when you don't see any server while 1000 are playing. Nothing is wrong with your computer.
If all else fails, host your own server. It's surprisingly easy to get people to join at random.
As for ports, try the default Valve server port, 27015. I doubt you need it though.

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:46 AM   #14
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Payday the Heist uses ports 98 and 99
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:46 AM   #15
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1000 players worldwide is not a whole lot. plus the way i think it connects to other players is dependent on your part of the world. if you're in america i don't think i can find you in the lobby since i am in south east asia.
This.

The game lists the number of players worldwide that currently run Payday (regardless of whether they're playing single player or are just hanging out in the main menu).

The lobbies you find when trying to join a game are only the ones that are geographically close to you, based on Steam's estimation of what is "close enough" to be playable (there's no "ping check").

We're working to add in an upcoming patch, the possibility to search and find games further away and worldwide.
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