Problem with Online Gaming...

#1
i heard that many online games are not compatible with vista.

since i am using vista... i have not yet played any online game without bothering about being disconnected form the server

all of the online games were successfully installed. i can even enter them

the problem is that....

it disconnects after few seconds. even if you relog, the problem is still there

but why is that when i play at night (around 11pm-3am here in the philippines) the problem does not appear anymore?

help! it's summer and i want to play all day long! grrr... does vista really suck?

i tried applying some possible solutions such as:
-turning off the firewall and user account control
-i checked my connection and it's 100% fine
-i tried running the program as an administrator
-i tried to reinstall the game
-i tried to repatch
-i updated to windows vista service pack 1
-running the game on lower a resolution
-restarting the computer
-running the game in compatibility mode with Windows XP SP2
-i even tried to adjust my computer clock to 12midnight

help! i'm an online game addict and it's a boring summer vacation!

i'm about to be convinced that this Operating System sucks


Note: if the only possible solution is to downgrade my OS to XP, can you tell me how to do so?

i heard that many online games are not compatible with vista.

since i am using vista... i have not yet played any online game without bothering about being disconnected form the server

all of the online games were successfully installed. i can even enter them

the problem is that....

it disconnects after few seconds. even if you relog, the problem is still there

but why is that when i play at night (around 11pm-3am here in the philippines) the problem does not appear anymore?

help! it's summer and i want to play all day long! grrr... does vista really suck?

i tried applying some possible solutions such as:
-turning off the firewall and user account control
-i checked my connection and it's 100% fine
-i tried running the program as an administrator
-i tried to reinstall the game
-i tried to repatch
-i updated to windows vista service pack 1
-running the game on lower a resolution
-restarting the computer
-running the game in compatibility mode with Windows XP SP2
-i even tried to adjust my computer clock to 12midnight

help! i'm an online game addict and it's a boring summer vacation!

i'm about to be convinced that this Operating System sucks


Note: if the only possible solution is to downgrade my OS to XP, can you tell me how to do so?
 


Celestra

Former Moderator
#2
Re: Problem with On line Gaming...

Hi! Do you use a "Router"? It kinda sounds like a router problem. In which case I would tell you to update firmware, reset router. If that doesn't work talk to the manufacturer. (You could try dropping the router firewall) Best routers for gaming: D-Link, DIR-655, DGL-4300. Or check with a gaming forum and see what they use.
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#3
I don't do much online gaming myself but have never had any problems concerning connection and booting.

Probably your best bet is to see if the particular game has a forum or not. If so then that would be the best place for answers pertaining to that particular game..


Edit:

I've also merged your threads as you don't need to post twice..
 


#4
nah... i use a USB modem...
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#5
nah... i use a USB modem...
I would say that your problem could be related to that. What type of ISP do you have? If you have a decent provider I would take it up with them and see if they would replace your USB modem with one that uses your ethernet port.

Check this link out for more info:

Ethernet vs USB - Which Broadband Modem Interface is Better?
 


Celestra

Former Moderator
#6
nah... i use a USB modem...
I think you can connect with "Big Fish Games" ? (bigfish.com) They have a very good technical staff and at certain times you can talk to them live. If there's anyway to save the connection they'll do it. A really fast DSL speed helps...
 


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