I left CoD for over a year, and last night decided it was time to play. I installed the game, applied the 1.5 patch, and hit "Refresh List". Nothing. So, I opened the ports in my firewall, and tried again. It gave me the list of 3500 or so servers, and I tried to join one.
And here's the problem. It goes to the gametype/picture/loading bar screen. The loading bar goes quickly (<15 secs) to 100%, and the ambient music starts (MG fire in the distance etc). But, then it stops. I can still here the sounds, but the screen doesn't change. Opening the console, the last 3 lines are:
UI menu load time = 185 milli seconds
CL_InitGame : 14.09 seconds"
Doing a "vid_restart" simply spends 15 seconds getting me to the same spot. Sometimes, after 5-15 minutes, I do actually get into the server, but sometimes not. The annoying thing is when I played CoD before everything worked fine.
Well, let's see what I've tried. I did a full uninstall, reinstall and installed all the patches, ie. 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 in order. I defragmented my hard drive. I ran pbweb.exe. I've opened all CoD ports in my firewall. My IP blocker is turned off, as is my AV. (Only when trying to play of course) I regularly run spyware tests (Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D). My DirectX is up to date, (9.0C) as are my video drivers. This problem has got me kinda stumped
My specs are : P4 2.8GHz CPU (800FSB), Ati Radeon 9800, 1024MB PC3200 RAM, 120GB 7200RPM 8mb cache hard drive, Intel i875 motherboard.
Thanks in advance
P.S. Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, I just looked over the last 5 pages and nothing seemed similar.
Edited by Synergy6, 18 May 2005 - 04:43 AM.