rFactor Basic internet connection problem

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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Can someone please help.. me and my cousin are trying to connect and race over the internet using rFactor, we both have computers running vista and have opened the firewall ports for TCP and UDP for rFactor exceptions.

in 'Connect/Join' we can both see the 'Server list', 'Friends list' and 'Lobby chat' areas that seem to work fine, so I then Create a race and give it a name without password, and my cousin then tries to Join but he does not see our race listed in the rFactor 'Server list'..

But nothing in rFactor's Connect/Setting seems to work, when I try 'Hosting test' I get 'could not determine the status of your connection'.. when I try 'RC register' I get 'could not connect to registration server'..

What are we doing wrong or not doing?

Thank You
 

Ryan Callan

500RPM
Sep 30, 2008
513
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You could try changing the Multiplayer.ini file setting 'Concurrent Server Updates' from the default 400 to 1000. Sometimes servers won't show until several refreshes later also.
 

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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Thanks Ryan

I have changed the muiltyplayer.ini
Concurrent Servers = 1000
and also
Announce Allowed = 1
Announce Host = 1
to bypass the host test and will try it out tomorrow..
 

Nigel Atkins

3000RPM
Jan 3, 2007
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if your still having problems use Hamachi and connect using that, works so much easyer than trying to setup a server as you can connect by an IP address with rFactor.
 

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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I have applied the muiltyplayer.ini changes and now he can see our race in the rFactor track list but when he tries it he's getting 'Join Timed out'.
 

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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About this Hamachi, do we both have to have it installed to get it to work?.. and how do I tell rFactor to work through Hamachi..
 

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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Sorry Ivo.. I didn't notice that you had left a message..
Password, to make it easy I didn't use a password, is it better if I do?
Ping, as it's a bit late I will ask him tomorrow..
 

DiamondLogic

25RPM
Oct 23, 2008
31
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Nigel.. I do thank you for your info Hamachi, it looks a very useful program (when I get to understand it), I have downloaded and installed LogMeIn Hamachi2, I have moved it to the top of my network list and changed 9000 to 10, but what to do now to get rFactor running, I do not know..
 

Nigel Atkins

3000RPM
Jan 3, 2007
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i don`t really now much about Hamachi m8, i wasen`t the person who set it up. i just had to install it on my pc search for his name and join his network then in rFactor use the IP option enter his IP and bingo i could join his game. i`ll ask him if he rembers how he set it up, but i`m prety sure someone else showed him how.
 

Gabkicks

1RPM
Mar 31, 2011
6
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what ports did you open? I set my router to open ports 34447, 34397 and 34297, but they still show up as closed when i run rfactor :(