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    Anyone know why I get "Unable to connect to server" when trying to join a network game?
    I'm using the correct IP and my friend has the "run as server" box ticked, just won't seem to let me join.

    Any ways around this? or have I gone wrong some where?

    Thanks

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    download hamachi. its free. you can run your network games using that. if you have any problems PM me.

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    Ensure that any firewalls or virus protection is not preventing FM.exe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon View Post
    download hamachi. its free. you can run your network games using that. if you have any problems PM me.
    Yeah I used that on last years, but the connection was very slow, so thought I'd try to run it directly through FM this time.

    As a firewall and virus protection, I've tried all that.

    Looks like I'll stick to Hamachi again. SI really need to improve the network part of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbrown832 View Post
    Yeah I used that on last years, but the connection was very slow, so thought I'd try to run it directly through FM this time.

    As a firewall and virus protection, I've tried all that.

    Looks like I'll stick to Hamachi again. SI really need to improve the network part of the game.
    yeah its a total ball ache through FM. youd think it would be easier with steam but no. hamachi is a bit slow but until FM make network playing more user friendly, then thats what ill be sticking with im afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbrown832 View Post
    Anyone know why I get "Unable to connect to server" when trying to join a network game?
    I'm using the correct IP and my friend has the "run as server" box ticked, just won't seem to let me join.

    Any ways around this? or have I gone wrong some where?

    Thanks
    it will be your router if you have one. the correct ports will not be open. go to port forward for more info.

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    Yeah i have this exact same problem. Is the port forwarding complicated as it sounds it and what ports to i need to open exactly? Tad irritating having to do it this way i remember playing 07 with my mates online with no problems at all.

    Would you recommend the ports or the hamatchi thing?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wwarrddy View Post
    Yeah i have this exact same problem. Is the port forwarding complicated as it sounds it and what ports to i need to open exactly? Tad irritating having to do it this way i remember playing 07 with my mates online with no problems at all.

    Would you recommend the ports or the hamatchi thing?

    Many thanks
    Port Forwarding is easy if you follow the instructions from here:

    http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm

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    Port Forwarding is usually the problem when you're trying to connect over the internet.

    One other thing to check though, have you made sure you're getting the correct IP address, namely the one that the router is getting from your ISP, rather than the IP on the individual computer? If you want to double check get the host to go to this webpage:

    http://whatsmyip.org/

    Then get him to give you the IP address it gives him at the top of the page. That will be the one you need to use. I can't remember whether FM does give you the correct IP address now alongside your local address, I seem to recall earlier versions only gave you the machine's local IP address.

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    Ok thanks all. I will give the port forwarding thing a bash. Cant wait to give my mates a whoopin!

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    Make sure the host of the game has forwarded their router for fm

    plus we use NO-IP if you google it yo will find

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    ok cool. What does No-Ip do? Thanks for the help

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    Does any1 fancy a network game ??

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    i wont mind a network game
    i tried settin 1 up wiv a mate but dnt kno how to lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fm god View Post
    Does any1 fancy a network game ??
    i would like a network game but nt sure how 2 set it up

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    "Unable to connect" I dont know how to set online network game. I dont use router, my friend dont use router, ip address is ok, but always recive error message when write IP adreess. Neverminde who is a server.

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    one word. hamachi. its simple and you dont have to mess about with routers or port forwarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon View Post
    one word. hamachi. its simple and you dont have to mess about with routers or port forwarding.
    Ok cool thanks a lot! Does it make the connection really slow though? if not then double bonus.

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    Cheers for the advice on Hamachi will give that a try, as I can't get a network game going either, I never had a problem previously when I had an Ethernet connection plugged in but since I switched to wireless on orange Livebox I can't host or connect to my brothers, interstingly he's had wireless for ages and never had any problem connecting to me before, and also my mate still has a wired connection and we were able to join him ok, I have tried all the port forwarding and done what it says to do but it still hasn't worked,does anyone know a simpler way of doing all this, its very frustrating.

    Maybe one of the experts can post a simple easy to follow guide as have looked in the online section as well without much help

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    Ive tried hamachi but it still wont work, i try to connect to my friends but it says unable to connect to server and then the game crashes!! i dont know what im doing wrong

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    is there anyone out there who has actually got it working efficiently online?

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    me and two mates were playing not to bad was always really slow on one of us though but not always the same one every game, if only there was some way of getting it all to run much faster it would great

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    still cant get it to work!! is it just my pc?? what am i doing wrong??

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    I'm not usually this cynical, but I can't help suspecting that FM Live is the reason net games are so difficult to set up and get working properly.

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    i've had a network game working over the internet using hamachi. i used this guide i found on another forum.
    http://www.thedugout.tv/community/sh...ad.php?t=44061

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    does anybody know if me and my mate can play network game when i have 8 meg broadband and he has been using those interent dongles.

    cheers

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    Question Re: FM09 Network Game?

    Does anyone know if you can have a network game where someone is using a mac and others using a normal pc with windows?

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    I am trying to run a network game myself, i have ticked run as server and gave my IP to my mate but it is coming up on his screen cannot connect to serveR?
    anyone know why?

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    Default Re: FM09 Network Game?

    maybe this was covered before, but are you using the same patch? Also, if you are using hamachi, use the IP address on the hamachi window and not the one the game shows on the preferences screen.

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