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Battlefield 1942


Alf58

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I know this is an old game but I am very attached to it. I am experiencing a severe problem. After months of untroubled online play, tonight the game has stopped functioning on line. All seems normal regarding loading screens etc but as soon as I click "internet" everything freezes and I have to use Control Alt Delete to get the computer running again. The game is fine if I dont try to play on line.I am using Win XP Professional. My internet connection is sound with a regular speed of 5.5 mbts and a goood ping rate.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Alf58

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The issue is now resolved. It was an issue with the central server which had been upgraded but not properly configured. Nothing to do with me or my machine.

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harps1h

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unistall and reinstall as suggested earlier in the thread.

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Alf58

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Well still getting nowhere. I have installed latest patch, enabled various ports in Win Xp Firewall, system restored to two weeks ago (when I know the game played ok on line)but still no joy. EA support just give a standard reply to connection problems. I'm reaching the point where I'm becoming reonciled to never playing online again.

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mrwoowoo

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Java updates can mess up. A system restore to before the update should sort it.

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Alf58

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Thanks for the replies, folks.

Cant get the internet menu screen to work to disable Punk Buster. There was a Java Update a couple of days ago. I wonder if that could have affected it?

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gengiscant

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Reinstall the game is another possibility.

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mrwoowoo

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Try disabling Punkbuster as this sometimes works.
A simple system restore may help if not.

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