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20-05-2004, 23:09:33
My favorite game of the moment, bf1942, has suddenly decided to freeze when going to multiplayer mode. It works fine in single player mode. I uninstalled and installed again, turned off the firewall, virusscanned, looked for spyware, but everything seems fine, but the game won't work. Anyone any ideas?

20-05-2004, 23:16:52
Dunno...I'm sure there will be real help around soon. Is the cd scratched?

21-05-2004, 15:05:07
Drekkus, I've seen a couple of people complaining about problems with BF 1942 that just seem to arise out of nowhere. Check out THIS (http://www.ecgnetwork.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=9558) thread for one and then look around the ECGN site for some others. Maybe some of them will help.

24-05-2004, 13:51:19
Apparantly, everyone with the same cable ISP here has had the same problem. Somehow Gamespy has blocked the whole ISP. People have tried to work around using different dns adresses or something, but that doesn't ework very well.

miester gandertak
24-05-2004, 13:56:48
cable sucks

24-05-2004, 15:38:08
Cable has been good to me.

It's GameSpy that sucks in this case. ;)

24-05-2004, 15:52:14
If you're not using a Gamespy server, what difference does it make? How could they block you from ECGNetwork for example?

24-05-2004, 21:56:54
I don't know, but there are lots of people not able to play online. The game works fine, but when I click for an internet game, everything freezes. Sometimes I can give in the name of a server, but it never comes up with an adress, no servers at all.

The whole online engine seems to be "powered by gamespy". But I can't even acces the site of gamespy.com. It appears not to exist, while I was there at work.

24-05-2004, 23:23:40
What version of the game are you running? Have you patched it?


25-05-2004, 09:24:34
Yeah, I had the 1.6 patch installed, punkbuster and everything worked fine up to this weekend. So it's either the ISP or Gamespy, because other peopel have the exact same problems.

25-05-2004, 15:25:41
I take it you're not able to connect through ASE? Does ASE show any games?

25-05-2004, 22:13:53
connect through ASE? How does that work?

26-05-2004, 14:38:58
I thought you installed ASE (All Seeing Eye). It's a browser for various multiplayer games, including the BF series. There was discussion about it early on in the BF 1942 thread. You should install it if only to take advantage of the buddy list features, but in reality it's better than the in-game browser for a number of reasons. Try connecting to a game on a non-EA server.

Have you been able to access Gamespy.com at work to see if there's any information on their site?

26-05-2004, 22:34:03
Yaay, I could play again tonight. But apparantly, it's on and off.

Do you have a link to ASE for me, Lurker?

27-05-2004, 02:02:01
I thought this was about the Beetles movie.

What a gyp.

27-05-2004, 06:55:25

Honestly Drekkus - just google. :rolleyes:

27-05-2004, 13:28:29
Glad it's working, at least a bit. I haven't had time to sort out whatever problem I have with my computer at home, so I haven't had a home internet connection for two weeks now, which means no BF. :(