SOF II Multiplayer Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gecko, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    Try to set up a server so my friend and I can play SOF II head to head. The server runs properly and I can move around in it but my friend cannot see the server I have set up. He has the same problem when he tries to do the same. Any help? :huh:
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    are you on a LAN or is this over the internet? Do you have a firewall (software OR hardware) and does he have a firewall as well? Are they both LEGAL copies?
  3. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

    East Anglia
    SOF server Problem

    I have same Problem too ! We both have legit software and have also tried sof2runner, it just sits there "verifying with master server" message. I use Zonealarm pro as firewall, does it make
    a difference even if you allow sof2 to act as server in ZA Pro program?
  4. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    In reply to your message Un4Given1:

    1. Its over the Internet
    2. I use Xp's built in firew wall/My friend uses no firewall
    3. Yes they are both leagal copies

    What do you suggest next?
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    SOF II has two patches that deal with multi-player issues. You must first install 101 then 1_2 to fix problem.
  6. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    I have all the latest patches and they are up to date, still have problems.

    Anything else?
  7. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    i assume since you have a firewall running, you understand that there are ports which need to be opened in order for the game to function properly.

    once you've opened the correct port(s), it should show up on the net and your friend should be able to connect.

    in addition, if you're on a cable modem, make sure you're entering your WAN ip for the sof2 server, not your machine's ip.

    hope this helps.
  8. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    Re: SOF server Problem

    I haven't used ZA for a while (using Tiny Personall Firewall) but when I did I have to allow some games to act as servers.. try changing the setting for SoF2 in ZA to allow incoming traffic and it might work.. worth a try if you haven't already..
  9. mitch529

    mitch529 Guest

    Well, everyone has good sugestions but it sounds like you all are giving worst case scenerio....

    Try to make a server w/out sof2runner from inside sof2. *Make sure you have it set to "Internet Dedicated"* that could be the whole reason your friend isnt able to see the server on the master list. Once sof2 goes to the small server window, open another session of sof2 and go to the master list and find your srever (you may also just go to local and find it). If that doesnt work post back, but from what it sounds like you are setting up the server locally not dedicated to the internet.

    Hope that helps!

  10. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    Mitch529: I tried what you suggested but it didnt work. I could see the server that I had set up when I used the LOCAL, but my friend still could not see the server that I had set up. Anything else I could try, I keep hearing about this sof2runner..Could you tell me what this is and where I could get a version?
  11. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    do u hav ipx/spx protocol install??
    if no, install it.... hope this help lo
  12. mitch529

    mitch529 Guest

    Well, if he still cannot see you then I'm not sure whats wrong. You could possibly give him the ip to the server (press esc once your server has launched and got to about) tell him to click add new favorite and type in the server IP.

    Here is the link to sof2 runner.SOF2Runner

    If you still have problems even after your friend enters the server IP then your setting something up wrong. Leme know


    PS if u wana look me up in sof2 sometime my name is *KoR*Tw|zTeD and our server is *KoR*Battlegrounds