Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mythos: Okay, So The World Does Want Me To Write

How's it going with Mythos? Wish I could tell you but I haven't been able to log in just yet. It's been a parade of bug fixes and driver updates keeping me from playing so far. At the moment, I can get the client to load up but it's having problems connecting to Flagship. Error 8-2494 - Check your connection or firewall. I'm not the only one with a problem like this - there's a big thread on the beta boards stretching back at least a month of people in similar straights. And, so far, none of the different configurations or alterations I've tried have been the magic bullet. I'll have to make a bug report and then start tinkering around with the frankenstein collection of routers and switches that power my network to see where the problem lies. This isn't actually an uncommon occurance for me - I had to jump through some routing hoops to get Guild Wars to work, for instance, but it's no less annoying.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

ya thats excactaly what im getting! if you find the key to the problem email me... hatch911@gmail.com

it wuld be a great help. i dont udnerstand what culd be wrong im on a wireless laptop!!!!

Sausaletus Rex said...

Wish I could help you but I'm still stuck on the outside wishing I was in. Every few days or so, I'll get an idea about what might be to blame and start fiddling with my connections and firewalls but, to date, nothing's worked.

At this point I believe it's a problem with the network, though. Something about the game doesn't like coming through a router - which if you're on some kind of wireless network would likely be the case for you as well, my gaming computer is a desktop that goes through a router and a switch, by the way, so I don't think it's a hardware problem - and short of someone more knowledgeable about computers than I am coming up with a way of port forwarding past it (Or something more arcane which, at this point, would include running the installer. Nothing to make you feel computer illiterate like a bug you can't fix.), I'm at a loss.

If I find a solution, believe me, I'll be shouting it from the mountaintops.

Bill said...

This is the post I left on the Mythos forums. You'll need to write them E-mail to get a list of TCP ports that the game uses. I hope it helps:

I'm a networking guy, but I need your help with the guts on this one, Virtus.

This kind of error is generally a blocked port on your firewall or router. I would need a full list of TCP ports that Mythos uses in order to help you debug this.

As a quick test, disable all antivirus, and all firewalls, and instead of going through any switches or hubs, plug your PC directly into your cable modem, wired not wireless.

If this suddenly works, you have to add things back in one at a time to source the problem. First add the HWR54G back in, but plugged in with a network cable instead of wireless. If that works, try it wirelessly. If that works, enable your anti virus and your firewall, one at a time.

Eventually, when you find the step that breaks it, you'll know what settings to check.

Now what to check those settings for depends on which TCP ports Mythos uses. You're going to have to make sure that whatever is failing you (firewall, wireless settings, router settings, etc) passes traffic through on all ports that Mythos uses.

Now all you need is a list of those ports! Oh Devs!

Sausaletus Rex said...

Unfortunately, I'd already reached that step on my own. But, still, a belated thanks for the tip. I shall be sure to pass it along, at least as much as I am able.

Bill Ricardi said...

For a more full post to refer them to:

http://ww2.mythos.com/mythostavern/showthread.php?p=74422

Cheers!

Sausaletus Rex said...

Thanks again Bill and, I believe I've already said as much, excellent work on those boards.

But, correct me if I'm wrong, I think those boards are reachable only if you've already been accepted into the closed test. Not public, in other words. But, yes, if you've already got your invite and are unable to play, have somehow missed that forum completely, then definitely worth checking out.