no network connection

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no network connectionOoso03/17/2008 - 10:57

I still haven't found out why the game doesn't want to connect to the game server. All my other apps work fine, and the game connects also from another computer without problems, but only on this machine, it doesn't. I also disabled the firewall, without any success. Does anyone else have this problem, too?

Re: no network connectionBlahBlah03/18/2008 - 23:00

I have the same exact problem. I just gave up.

Re: no network connectionOoso03/19/2008 - 03:57

Here is a dump of the occuring network connections when I press the "Connect" button in the Goo Corporation:

The first four rows occur on this try (the green ones). There is no connection going "out" at all.

The last four rows (red ones) occur if I connect from my webbrowser to

This should help...

Re: no network connectionkyle03/19/2008 - 04:17

Thanks ooso, are you behind a proxy?'s ip is, and it looks like all but one of those connections are connecting to some local (local to your intranet) host, even the web browser.

Blahblah, are you behind a proxy? It's a known issue right now that if you have to configure your browser etc to use a proxy, the game won't be able to validate. This won't be an issue for the full game since we won't be requiring validation. Thanks for helping us figure this out guys!

Re: no network connectionOoso03/19/2008 - 04:33

I have not proxy configured, but I use the company's network. No problem with the browser, though.

I have the same issues at home, the game doesn't want to connect, browser is fine. The other computer at home connects just fine.

I have no idea what could cause this issue. Do you have a tool you want me to use for further diagnostics?

There must be some local configuration on the computer to cause this failure. My hosts-file contains only
"      localhost".

Last modified Wed, 03/19/2008 - 05:01 by Ooso
Re: no network connectionkyle03/19/2008 - 11:54

Could your computer be trying to route through your company's VPN?

Re: no network connectionOoso03/19/2008 - 12:57

every other application can connect correctly, and my VPN connection is not even activated.

I will try to connect from home this evening and post the same info as above.

Re: no network connectionThe Happy Friar03/19/2008 - 13:00

your company could block the port that's needed.  Wouldn't surprise me.  :)

Re: no network connectionOoso03/19/2008 - 13:08

kyle said that it's connecting to port 80. And there is no blocking at our company, they are very easy with that, still. 8)

Funnily, from home it works now for the very first time!  ???

Re: no network connectionron03/20/2008 - 11:10

what we've seen with VPNs in the past is that if you have VPN connection but it is not connected the game will not be able to connect even if you have another internet connection that IS working.  try connecting to the VPN and see if it works then.

Re: no network connectionThe Happy Friar03/20/2008 - 11:12

sounds like it's seeing the VPN connection first & ignores the rest.  Like if you have dialup & direct connection, the dialup never gets used by default, you need to manually use it.

Re: no network connectionsaveljev03/27/2008 - 05:03

How can i run the game on the PC without Internet connection.?
I just trying replase the pers.dat from other computer - and when i launch the game, there is a message with registration  requiring.

Please help!  ???

Re: no network connectionron04/01/2008 - 01:35

for now, you have to enter the magic key on every machine you install the game on, copying pers.dat will not work around that.  once you enter it everything should be ok.  as for running the game without an internet connection, you just have to have an internet connection when you enter the license key.  after you enter it once you can play the game offline.

Re: no network connectionsaveljev04/02/2008 - 01:31

I know that it is necessary to enter a key once only! But I on this computer do not have Internet and think that never will be ((

Re: no network connectionTristen Roccaforte04/06/2008 - 07:12

;D It's simple when I had that problem I just tried again it really worked all you have to do is click on the connect button.^^

Re: no network connectionsaveljev04/06/2008 - 12:39

On what "connect button" i have not INTERNET at that computer! NO at ALL!!!
The qwestion _ How can i run the game on the PC without Internet connection.?

Re: no network connectionOoso04/10/2008 - 09:53

You can play the game without a net connection.

But IIRC you need to activate the game at the first start, and need a net connection there.