Problem with Online Gaming...

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  1. ken_gutierrez24

    ken_gutierrez24 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    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. ken_gutierrez24

    ken_gutierrez24 New Member

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    nah... i use a USB modem...
     
  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    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?
     
  6. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    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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