[PC]Gears of War multiplayer problems
Hi, I just bought this game a day ago and encountered alot of problems while trying to play the multiplayer and was wondering if anyone is having these same problems or knows some way to fix them.
1, I made my live account and entered my 1 month Live Gold trial key, apparently this key was invalid. I retryed typing the key several times but it kept giving the same message.
2, After that I made a silver account, I tried getting into the list play and it worked. The problem was that whenever I refreshed, it would take several minutes wich is really annoying(I have a good connection), after some time my Live account would even disconnect.
3, So after a long time of waiting I would eventually see a few servers in the list. Most of the time I would see about 1 to 3 servers and sometimes more. This makes my choice of servers very limited. (Btw; sorry for the bad english)
4, I cannot see the pings of the servers with my current settings, I've read something about changing my screen resolution to be able to see the pings, although I believe this shouldn't be necessary in any game and I've read something about being able to see pings with "net stat". I do not know what net stat is however. As you can imagine it is very frustrating to join the only game available in your list and having so much lag in that server that the game becomes unplayable.
The game is alot of fun to play online but the options for multiplayer are extremely limited, I cannot even make a game with a password for some reason. Also I noticed there already was a GoW multiplayer problems thread but that thread was filled with Xbox complaints, so i've put PC infront of this topic. I hope anyone can help me with these problems.
1. blame the keygens.
Originally Posted by Gummibeertje
2. are your security programs blocking any of the gow or live ports? checked your firewall and router settings?
3. i don't know why it takes so long to load them, for me it takes 3-8seconds. Also I usually have about 5 to 8 servers available to join. At night on weekdays usually 10.
4. As far as I know, theres no ping tab. The servers you get in your list are the ones with the best ping and are also the ones with free slots. At least thats what I experienced.
I hardly think KeyGens ever pick up on a retail key like that.
Originally Posted by Sai
How good is your connection?
Thanks for the information and no I'm not running any security programs atm.
Originally Posted by Sai
@KIWIDOGGIE : 10/1 mbit
lol got the game to check it out,The eight of us play on week end nights with other games, this one has only two players on coop?? how lame,this window live realy s_ _ _,
and to top it off,its a night mare to get on, thats the lasts windows live we buy, and someone need to tell the game makers to put more details on the game, to so we know, a head of time, I guess I will try to sell it back , to game stop, I feel I have been taken.
rule 1- dont buy anything epic makes without waiting 2-3 months for an update that works. 360 gears still hasn't gotten an update that actually helped the game.