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Which ports?

Which ports?

So, I went to go to try multiplayer and there were no games listed in the server browser. When I tried to start one I got an error message saying I was unable to query the server and that I may need to open "Port 6500"

Well. I have no idea what that means. UDP or TCP? What's the name of the port? Just giving me the number was fairly useless.

Can someone help me?

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Re: Which ports?

There's complete list of ports for BSM:


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)

CommandoDude wrote:

So, I went to go to try multiplayer and there were no games listed in the server browser.

Sometimes there are no players, the best time to check is European evening time.

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Well. I have no idea what that means. UDP or TCP?

User Datagram Protocol or Transmission Control Protocol

What's the name of the port?

The name of the port is just an infor for you.Give it the name which you want.

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Just giving me the number was fairly useless.

Oh... no it's not. Then number is important. The name is just for info.

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Re: Which ports?

I opened all those ports incoming and outgoing and it still says I need to open port 6500 to host.

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Did you changed

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I opened all those ports incoming and outgoing and it still says I need to open port 6500 to host.

Are you sure you have opened UDP port? (not TCP). Maybe you need to open this in another firewall or any router (if you use it)

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Re: Which ports?

They were UDP. I only have one firewall and one router.

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I saw some other games up. I tried to connect to them but they kept telling me "Server unavailable"

What the hell am I suppose to do? I just want to play a fucking game.

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Disable software firewall and antivirus, then check if you can connect to the other servers. If yes, you know the reason. If no - the reason is in your router configuration. Is this easy for you to unplug router and plug your PC directly into internet??? If yes - try it. You must check and try to identify your problem step by step. Every router has his own configuration, it's hard to explain where and what you should change in your configuration, because of that. Just try that, what i described above.

PS: Make sure you have 1.1.1 version installed.

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Re: Which ports?

Okay I can play and host games now. But half the time I try to join a game, it says "Server unavailable" what does that mean?

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Re: Which ports?

Usually it means that:
Guy who is trying to host has similar problems with router (similar to You some time ago ae)

or

His game crashed, GameSpy still thinking he is hosting, but he is not.

or

small problems with connection for you or for him (it happens even on stable connections).

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