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[SOLVED] Unable to Reach Game Server (Windows 10)


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I use to host my own OpenRCT2 servers back before February, and I had everything working fine. People where able to see my server and connect and I had a decent amount of people too.

 

I recently got internet back with a new company (I use to be with BELL Canada, but now I'm with TekSavvy), which also means I have a new Modem/Router combo, the SmartRG SR505N.

I already figured out how to port forward on it and I have been able to get a minecraft server running on Port 25565 which I used in the past as well as for OpenRCT2 when I was with BELL (Hey, it worked for both, so enh)

I even checked websites to make sure that Port 25565 is open (which it is on every website I checked), and when I ran my minecraft server, websites for checking that my server was up also confirmed that things where getting through and not getting blocked.

 

Anyways, for some reason, I can't get OpenRCT 2 to host now, I keep getting "Unable to reach game server, make sure your ports are open" in the console window, which I assume means that my OpenRCT2 cannot connect to the advertising servers to allow people to see me and connect to my server.

 

Nothing should have changed with my Windows 10 installation in the last few months not having internet, and even went and made sure my Firewall Inbound and outbound rules are the same as before, I even went and made sure that OpenRCT2.exe was allowed int he inbound and outbound rules, but still nothing works.

 

I even tried to DMZ Host my computer (IP 192.168.1.101 is my computer on LAN), but that didn't even work so I'm guessing theres something wrong with windows.

 

Oh and one last thing, my network setup is pretty basic (in my opinion)

Telephone Jack -> SmartRG SR505n DSL Modem -> Dlink Gigabit 5-port Switch -> My Computer

 

I do know my way around comptuers but all this networking stuff isn't my strong point. Anyone got any ideas?

 

EDIT : Oh and I do have an AV, Avast Free Antivirus, but I don't believe it comes with a firewall in the free versions

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Did you specify the same port no. for allowing OpenRCT2 as well as Minecraft in the firewall rule? In my past experience I haven't been able to get one unique port to run multiple application servers. Did that ever work for you before you started having issues?  Slim chances, but try opening a different port to host the OpenRCT2 server and see if it works.

Also, since your ports are successfully opening, there could simply be something not allowing OpenRCT2 to access the Master Server, and my guess is it's Windows blocking the program. I always unblock the program before hosting but you could also try that.

I hope this helps your issue.

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Yes, I basically just set up the ports for Minecraft (port 25565) which I used before with success with OpenRCT2.

I did try using another port, port 25566 and 47282 and neither worked as well, OpenRCT2 console still telling me that it was unable to reach the game server.

 

Also, I made sure to check in Windows firewall that OpenRCT2 wasn't blocked on any network and allowed on inbound and outbound rules on top of already having Port 25565 opened for both UDP and TCP int he inbound and outbound rules.

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I really want to get bet to hosting a sever, I really did enjoy having run with my rocky mountain park scenario

 

Does anywone have ANY ideas as to why I can't host a server now?

 

Now that I think about it, the only thing that has changed is that I updated OpenRCT2, but everthing else is working fine! Why can't I get OpenRCT2 to host a server!?!

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Try to ask here: 

https://gitter.im/OpenRCT2/OpenRCT2/non-dev

And if no luck there, here (I wouldn't recommend this though):

https://gitter.im/OpenRCT2/OpenRCT2/

The first one is the Off-topic chat, and the second one is strictly OpenRCT2 development. On both you'll find the main developers of OpenRCT2, and sometimes the admins for this place (openrct2.org).

They might help you with this issue because, quite frankly, I don't think anyone here has a clue on how to fix your issue at all (including me; you do seem like a strange case).

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The problem with that is, nekomaster's ports are, in fact, opening successfully so those prospects are out of the window. My only guess would still be that a third-party is blocking OpenRCT2 to communicate with the Master Server.

@nekomaster Could you perhaps test any other applications you have and host a server on them? This should give some insight.

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18 hours ago, ziscor said:

The problem with that is, nekomaster's ports are, in fact, opening successfully so those prospects are out of the window. My only guess would still be that a third-party is blocking OpenRCT2 to communicate with the Master Server.

@nekomaster Could you perhaps test any other applications you have and host a server on them? This should give some insight.

Thing is that I don't have anything else to test if my ports are open, OpenTTD, OpenRCT2, and Minecraft are the only games I've served in a long time.

Also I dunno why teksavvy would want to block openrct2, i mean it only takes a little bit of data.

I really think this is something with RCT2 or Windows.

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Well, ISP's only block certain ports (most commonly no. 80, which is the common HTTP port) so I don't see why they would block two such sophisticated ports as 25565 and 25566. It's very highly unlikely.

Also, you never mentioned OpenTTD. Does hosting work on that too?

By the way, I still recommend you go over to either of the ORCT2 chats to get better help. The non-dev one preferably.

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Turns out I figured out what was going on....

For some reason all my port forwarding entries in the windows firewall disappeared, that includes inbound and outbound rules.

 

All I had to do was redo the entries for Port 25565 and now everything seems to be working.
Also, just incase I also did the port forwarding for OpenTTD which is port 3979 just so I have extra ports already open for other things if I need it.

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