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I play Empire total war Online. If i try to join someones game I get an error message "could not connect to host"
I am able to host games, but I really want to be able to join my friends games.

Thank you ahead of time
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Hey Ghost9420. :)

Do you use a firewall (ie. Windows or other)? Perhaps it is blocking the game. Check that the game is on your firewall's exclusion list.

Is your game set up with the correct internet settings?
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I use windows firewall, but i tried playing with it off and it made no difference.
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Ok.

Are your internet settings within the game correctly set?
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Hi again.

I've had a quick look at the game on the net and it seems to be a common issue.

If you check out the below link you will see many others are having the same problem and it does not appear to have been resolved.

http://shoguntotalwa...ct-to-host.html

It seems that multiplayer games online are not given a great deal of support by the producers of Empire Total War and therefore most users who attempt to play online receive errors, like yours. I suggest perhaps contacting the producers and if you don't get a response then you could perhaps contact your store and ask for a refund or similar.

Sorry I couldn't be of much help. :)
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Ok, well I will look at the link and thanks for trying.
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You are very welcome. :)
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ok so I have been able to figure out this much, so far.

1.) Only through using DMZ i am able to host games, where people can join. If I trun DMZ off, they get the same message as I do. So I think i need to open ports up, because I have heard its not good to have DMZ set for a computer. I just don't know which ports i need to open.

2.)Because of what i figured in part 1., i think for me to be able to join games, i need to join people who have the correct ports opend.
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ok so I have been able to figure out this much, so far.

1.) Only through using DMZ i am able to host games, where people can join. If I trun DMZ off, they get the same message as I do. So I think i need to open ports up, because I have heard its not good to have DMZ set for a computer. I just don't know which ports i need to open.

2.)Because of what i figured in part 1., i think for me to be able to join games, i need to join people who have the correct ports opend.


Yeah, from what I have seen in the topics on the forums for Empire Total War, you and anyone you want to play with have to have the exact same ports open. It may be just a case of choosing 2 ports and making sure the people you play with have the same ports open.

Let me know if you need any further help. :)
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