Since december 2012 Battlestations: Midway is supported by GameSpy no longer. The only one possibility for Midway players is GameRanger. Please visit www.gameranger.com, download Gameranger client and make new account. You can find other Midway players in the Gameranger rooms. BS:M patch 1.1.1 is required to play online battles. Iowa Mission Pack and Midway Modders Mappacks 1 and 2 are recommended.

Сonnection problems

Сonnection problems

The problem of this, I and some players from Russia can not connect with many servers will not allow.

'll Show what could be wrong?

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Re: Сonnection problems

Personally i'm, thinking it's nothing about Russia. It's about Internet connection, routers configuration, IP adress (your own IP or IP divided by many users).

Let's say that. I can't join some servers too. We must remember there is no dedicated server for Battlestations Midway - all games are hosted by normal players on normal PC. And it means - there is big number different hardware and software combinations. One guy can use external IP with ruter, one just external without, one can use internal ip. One has modem, one has adls, one has Lan connection etc etc

Second problem is software configuration. Firewalls. Not all guys can configure their firewalls.

And solution is only one. Do everything like Eidos recommendedL:

Eidos wrote:



Battlestations: Midway may be played with 2-8 players over GameSpy. Battlestations: Midway does not automatically support a NAT enabled network. Below is a summary of configuration requirements if you are behind a firewall. Please also check: http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml.

GameSpy Arcade needs the following outbound ports open in order to function:

6667 (IRC)
3783 (Voice Chat Port)
27900 (Master Server UDP Heartbeat)
28900 (Master Server List Request)
29900 (GP Connection Manager)
29901 (GP Search Manager)
13139 (Custom UDP Pings)
6515 (Dplay UDP port)

To host a game behind a home router / firewall device the following Port Forwarding settings need to be configured.  Please consult your router manual or supplier’s support site for details how to configure this.

6500 (Query UDP port)
1042 (Query UDP port)
2302 (DirectPlay UDP port)

If you are hosting and experiencing lag, check your upload bandwidth, which will often not be the same as your download. If your players are experiencing unacceptable latency and you are not able to make more upload bandwidth available, try reducing the number of players.

And remember that - some guys just creating new accounts and making server without checking this. Not all of them have correct configuration. I can't join them too.

PS: If you want organise a group of players - I recommend you try to use Game Ranger - and external GameSpy replacement. With some reasons it should help you connect all friends.

PS2: Soon i'll move that topic to the correct forum - Battlestations Midway Support.

I am playing Midway as EST_PL
I am playing Pacific as PL EST PL

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Re: Сonnection problems

Thank you for your reply.

The same with us in the Readme file is written, but does not help (

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