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*FIX* MP Internet Connection Issues - FIREWALLS

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Post Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:33 am

*FIX* MP Internet Connection Issues - FIREWALLS

Does exactly what you expect - simple instructions on how to grant your Freelancer.exe access to the interent through the new Windows XP firewall. Be warned, if you are crashing when attempting to connect to the MP games - then PLEASE try turning off 3D sound in your games options menu. Select options, and disable 3D sound. Then restart the game and try again.

Do the same for FLServer.exe if needed too.

Warning - you may have to RE-Grant access IF you use a mod which changes the version number. This is a common occurance for not being able to connect to the net when using mods.

Click on the Start button
Click on the EXCEPTIONS tab
Click on BROWSE
Navigate to Freelancer EXE folder which contains the Freelancer.exe
Select the Freelancer.exe file and click on OKAY.
See its been added to the allowed list
Apply changes and exit.

Edited by - Chips on 4/27/2006 1:20:43 AM

Post Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:40 am

McAfee Personal Firewalls

Start your firewall by double clicking on the icon in your "tray" (bottom left of screen).

Click on the internet applications tab.
Click on small icon saying "New Allowed Application"
Navigate to your Freelancer.exe contained in the EXE folder of Freelancer
Default location is C:\Program files\Microsoft games\Freelancer\Exe
Double click on the Freelancer.exe file
It should now appear in your listings as ALLOW FULL ACCESS in green.
Close application

You will need to repeat this EVERY time the Freelancer.exe file is modified by mods. If you play Evolutions/TNG/WTS/Epsilon you will need to repeat this EVERY time you activate/deactivate a mod to allow the new Freelancer file version access to the net.

Post Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:51 am

Zone Alarm

Open your Zone alarm
Click on Program Control Tab (left side)
Click on Add Program
Navigate to your Freelancer's EXE folder
default is C:\Program Files\Microsoft games\Freelancer\EXE\

Click on Freelancer.exe and click ADD
Close Zone Alarm.

Remember to do the same for the FLServer.exe if you are running that!

Post Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:41 pm

Norton Personal Firewall (2004)

Right-click on the Norton Personal Firewall icon in your system tray and select the top menu option which should be Norton Personal Firewall
Click on Personal Firewall in the Status & Settings tab
Click on the Configure button in the blue box on the right
Click on Programs tab
Click Add button
Browse to your freelancer.exe
In Program Control dialog select Permit in the dropdown labeled 'What do you want to do?' and press OK
Repeat for flserver.exe

Edited by - Louva-Deus on 9/20/2004 3:50:55 PM

Post Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:48 pm

Kerio Personal Firewall

Right-click Kerio Personal Firewall icon in system tray and select Administration
Click on Advanced button
Click Add button
Enter information:
- description: Freelancer Client(or Server if flserver.exe)
- protocol: TCP and UDP
- direction: both directions
- port type: Any port
- application: Only selected below
- remote endpoint: Any address
- remote port: Any port
- rule valid: always
- action: permit
Click Browse button and navigate to freelancer.exe
Repeat for flserver.exe
Apply then hit Ok

If you use mods that change the freelancer.exe or flserver.exe you will get a popup notification that the file has changed and you will need to press OK for it to allow the rule to apply to it.

Post Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:41 pm

Thanks for the addititions Louva - anyone else? The more the better!

Post Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:36 am

They're the main ones, but I would like to suggest that the Sygate firewall be added to the list as it is free and relatively common. I would install it and provide the directions myself but it would take too long to download . *Slaps 56k modem*

Edited by - esquilax on 9/22/2004 3:40:42 AM

Post Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:35 am

I have done all that but I still cannot see any MP servers on my XP PC.

Post Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:29 pm

Trend Micro PC-Cillin

Right click on the Real-time agent icon in the taskbar
Click settings
Click personal firewall
Click Security level
Set to medium
Click apply

Post Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:55 pm

I did all the above steps windows firewall and zone alarm and it still won't let me on the internet, only when i turn them all off

Post Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:58 pm

plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz reply i ned help i can't figure out how to use kerio

Post Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:00 am

Depends where you are and what ur Internet connection is, but i might be able to help over a Remote assistance link. Add me to MSN and ill see what i can do!

Post Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:34 pm

ty so much, but i figured it out

Post Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:21 am

I have an NTL broadband connection which is on 24hrs per day but I still cannot see any MP servers when i look on the list, strange because it did work fine for a while.

That freelancer.ini file is that altered for every mod you add as i noticed the port number is set in there

What should it be set to???
tried running FL without any mods but still cannot see any servers DAMN and BLAST!!

Post Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:17 am

FL is very freakin funny: It never even ATTEMPTS to go connect to the global server,although FL says it would. And it has worked on my last PC very well...

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