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so 2 friends of mine and myself cannot seem to play in the same game. If I start a game they cannot both join, they actually boot each other out!

 

If they start a game, the same thing happens.

 

We tried deleting each other and then sending new friend invites and then went to the lobby to chat...same thing. Only two of us at one time.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

(BTW, I had no problems playing with other friends on my list, but even if I joined another buddies game and tried to invite one of the 2 friends mentioned above..same crap, they could not both join.)

 

my friend called MS support and they had other complaints about this, but did not know what it was yet and they are supposed to call him back tonight.

 

Just wanted to see if any of you had this problem.

 

oh, on another note the night before last (Tuesday night), one of those same friends was playing RS3 with me and I could not hear him talk. He could hear me, but I couldn't here him. We tried many troubleshoots but to no avail, he was mute to my ears.

 

last thing MS needs is bugs in LIVE...I hope this is just some stupid easy fix.

 

later

Ciccone (powerslide376)

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Originally posted by powerslide376@Dec 4 2003, 09:26 AM

oh, on another note the night before last (Tuesday night), one of those same friends was playing RS3 with me and I could not hear him talk. He could hear me, but I couldn't here him. We tried many troubleshoots but to no avail, he was mute to my ears.

I've been in a few games of RS6 where something similar has happened - 2 players simply could not hear each other. Everyone else could hear them, and they could hear us, but they couldn't talk to each other. It's always been the same 2 people that this has happened with, and we did get it working at one point, though given how many different things they tried, we're not entirely sure what the actual solution was. I think it may have had something to do with a Firewall issue - so if either of you are running firewalls on your network, you might want to check into that.

 

BTW, our final solution last time it happened was just to stick the 2 guys who couldn't talk to each other on opposite teams ;)

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When Live first came out, I remember a note on MS's site saying that consistent problems between and among the same people usually indicates a router problem. They recommended flashing your routers with the latest firmware.

 

Check their router guide on the xbox.com site or your router manufacturer's site for more info

 

-j

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When Live first came out, I remember a note on MS's site saying that consistent problems between and among the same people usually indicates a router problem. They recommended flashing your routers with the latest firmware.

 

Check their router guide on the xbox.com site or your router manufacturer's site for more info

 

Agreed, I had a similar issue, and this was the solution for my friend and I.

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well My friend and I tried the firmware fix...and it DID NOT work. Damit.

 

I can join anyone elses games, and its fine. IN PGR2, this specific friend and I cannot race together now. In RS3, we can play together only if someone else starts the game, and then I cannot hear him, but he can hear me.

 

I don't know why this crap is happening, we've been playing for 2-3 months now with no problems and all of a sudden this happens.

 

any more input from you guys?

 

later

C-

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Originally posted by Robot Monkey@Dec 5 2003, 12:28 PM

Do either of you have a different model or brand router (with current firmware) that you can swap in to test?

 

-j

Or better yet, bypass the routers and plug the Xbox directly into your Cable/DSL modems?

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thats the next step, bypass the router all together, but we both use Wireless...since our Xbox's are in rooms too far to run wires. I have the Xbox OFFICIAL wireless adapter, he has the linksys one.

 

my confusion lies in that this problem just occured. I mean, if it was router issues, wouldn't it have happened the first time we tried to play together? Why did it work for 3 months and then all of a sudden happen.

 

ughh...oh well, thanks for the advice again

 

powerslide

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we are on live approved ISP's (Adelphia). I live approx 20 miles from him. We both have Linksys approved routers. We both use Wireless to connect the Xbox to the routers. We both have been playing for 3 months with NO ISSUES, even played PGR3 and RS6 since they came out with no problems until 2 days ago.

 

I have no issues connecting to ANY OTHER Friend. Same thing with him, he can connect to his other friends.

 

its such a strange quirk.

 

you guys say you think its a router issue...can you explain WHAT you think the problem with the router/s could be? considering everything used to work perfect. I have added NOTHING new on my system, changed NOTHING on my routers (until the problem, at which point I downloaded the latest firmware).

 

So unless the router decided to change itself, it should be the same as day 1.

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I would have your friend do a reset of his Linksys router. Unplug the modem and router and make sure all PCs are off. Plug the modem back in, then the router, then fire up the x-box. I occasionaly have problems with my wireless Linksys router when this has to be done after a power blip.

 

-Dean-

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yeah see, hooking my xbox directly into my cable modem is not my ideal situation...A: because I need to get my laptop online with wireless and B. I cannot conveniently run a cat-5 cable up 3 stories of my house to get the Xbox connected to the Cable Modem. I can do it for test purposes but thats about it.

 

I'll have my buddy try unplugging and re-plugging everything in first and see what happens.

 

later

Chris

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just wanted to udate everyone on my unique problem. As a refresher, my problem is this:

 

I cannot enter the same Project Gotham Racing game with 2 specific friends of mine (who happen to be local to me). I can enter a game with ONE of them, but when the other tries to join, one of us gets booted, or the one trying to join is told they have lost connection. Sooo...we tried this

 

downloaded all current versions of firmware for routers and access points. No help.

One of my friends then took his router out of the equation and plugged his Xbox into the cable modem. (Note: keep in mind, we DID NOT have any problems before 2 weeks ago, even playing PGR2, this problem just popped up. No changes were made on our networks by us.).

 

So, I am now able to at least join this one friend (who removed the router) in PGR2, we can talk to each other in PGR2 and RS3 just like before.

 

HOWEVER, i can still not be in a PGR2 game with this friend and the second friend! One of us has to leave in order for the other two to play! I'm so frustrated now. especially since one of my friends took his router out of the mix, and considering this DID NOT happen before.

 

I spoke with MS about this and they are supposed to call me back. the Customer service rep on the phone said he has heard similair problems like this and believes some of the problems are due to geographic locaton and ISPs. I'm not sure what to think. unless the ISP changes something and it effects local players only.

 

I'll keep you posted when i know more.

 

later

Chris

 

P.S. I currently use the MN-740 wireless access point with the XBOX and a Linksys WRT54G router.

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in other news...I am NOW able to play RS3 and PGR2 with the one friend I had serious problems with earlier, now that his router is fixed. We can join each others games and talk to each other. We are still experiencing some problems playing a game with our third friend, all at the same time.

 

However, of interesting note..I found this on IGN:

 

"In other Rainbow Six 3 news, an upcoming patch will remedy the .50 caliber issue, as well as Friend List Join bug. The ELO system bug will also be fixed. And no, ELO does not stand for Electric Light Orchestra. "

 

Im very interested in the Friends List Join bug. As I know one of my buddies cannot join my RS3 game, not to mention all the problems I have had in my previous posts related to PGR2. I'm wondering if PGR2 has the same issue and they just don't know it yet? If one game can have a friends list issue, another game can also I believe.

 

things are becoming clearer now:-)

 

Ciccone

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Originally posted by Bryan@Dec 17 2003, 09:57 AM

What is the .50 cal issue?

To quote Robot Monkey from another thread:

 

Some people believe it unbalances the gameplay. The rifle is enormous and very, very heavy in real life. It is designed to be used when supported with a bipod. Despite this, people are able to run around with it in the game like it's a pistol, squeezing off snap shots left and right that are usually fatal.

 

I suspect the patch will increase its stabilization time substantially or give hosts the option of locking it out like grenade launchers.

 

-j

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best use of the .50 caliber is still in Hitman 2, when you need to make a shot into the UN car brigade. Just a great little mission:-)

 

Anyway, the gun is silly in how unfair it is. I fyou practice just a little, you can run around in the 1st level zoom and make head shots all day long. I actually didn't play Team Survival for about a month becuase of this. As most early matches where strewn with A-holes using the .50 cal and a grenade launcher. which in my mind is as bad as the spawn zone campers in GR. No skill and frsutrating as hell.

 

Lately, the matches I play in Team survival do not allow the .50 cal sniper but DO allow the PSG1, the 7.62MM sniper, which SOUNDS like the .50 cal and can be just as deadly. I see that as being the next outlawed weapon:-)

 

I think snipers should have a movement penalty actually. Or the acuracy should be depleted if they are standing up, moving etc.

 

anyway....I'll keep you all posted on my friend list problems.

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UPDATE AS OF JAN. 7th 2004

 

my XBox live problem is still apparent and actually on New years day, it happened to 2 more of my friends on my list. these friends are again local to me and I had NO PROBLEMS with them for 2 weeks prior. It literally happened during a 4 hour period of playing with them.

 

I called MS last night, and restated all my problems. The support person contacted his manager and the manager said MS/Xbox has had this same problem with other LIVE subscribers. Actually enough of them to raise the issue and they are looking at what it is, and how to fix it. Right now they are not sure what the cause is.

 

Yesterday on TeamXbox forums another user started a thread with the same exact problem as mine. So I'm at least happy to know its not just me and other people are having this issue.

 

What I would like to ask is that if you or anyone you know has a problem like this, PLEASE have them call Xbox support and log the issue. MS needs to know about this. Alternatively, I would like to know also, as I'm trying to log these cases so that I can keep track of the progress.

 

thanks

Chris (powerslide376)

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