Joined: Aug. 2004
||Posted: Sep. 10 2012, 16:03
I'm going to add here the two messages I left in the Facebook group (they include the information Gary received from Colin):
About all these connection problems: I've been looking through my router and trying to remember past conversations, and what I found was that (presumably left over from previous times) I had musicvr registered in the list of games several times under different names (MVR, Music VR, TLMaestro). I seem to recall Andreas telling me this would confuse the router, so I've done some tidying up. I deleted all existing entries for the game, and reinserted just one, forwarding port 45321 to 45321 (TCP), and assigning that entry to my computer.
So my router entry (it's a BT Home Hub) for MusicVR reads like this:
Port range: 45321 - 45321
Translate to: 45321 - 45321
Trigger Protocol - (i.e. left blank)
Trigger port - (i.e. left blank)
I'm hoping this will solve the problem, but if anyone thinks there's something I've done that's wrong here, please tell me.
I had an email from Gary, who's been in touch with Colin. Colin confirms what Andreas told me, that the port forwarding is only necessary for a computer that is hosting the game. That suggests to me that somehow, we've all got the wrong entries in our routers except Matt. (We could all connect to Matt, remember.) In his reply to Gary, Colin wondered if the port forwarding should be 45322, but I don't think that's right. It's always been 45321 before - why should it be different now?
So what I'm wondering is whether we've all left residual similar game entries (under different names) from previous efforts, resulting in confusion in our routers, preventing us from hosting? At any rate, I'd be very keen to have another go at hosting now I've done this tidy-up.
Here's an update to my previous post.
I have two computers here connected to my router (cable, ethernet). One is an old one, running XP SP2; the other is a much more recent one running Windows 7.
If I set up my router to forward port 45321 to my old XP computer, and then run it as server, I can then run Tres Lunas on my new computer and join the game on the XP computer - no trouble at all.
However, if I set up my router to forward the port to my newer Windows 7 computer and run it as server, I can't connect to it using my XP computer.
The solution in the short term is for me to set up my XP computer as a server when we want a game, and we should all be able to connect to it. But why can't we run our more modern machines as servers? Is it a Windows 7 issue? Matt - were you running Windows 7 last night?