Can't connect to any server, help pls.

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Rey, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Rey

    Rey L1: Registered

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    Whenever i attempts to connect a server it doesn't connect, I can only play with "create server" in which i am alone always, I am new to TF2 i need help, anybody who could solve this problem, here's the video i made of my problem.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceqZJ5RWlHs
     
  2. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    This happens semi-frequently to many people. Only thing you can do is wait it out, maybe restart steam or your computer/router (which might resolve the problem faster than just waiting).

    Make sure your TF2 is up to date, sometimes you can't connect to servers becasue clients/servers are updating. Valve tend to release ninja updates sometimes.

    Worst case scenario is you'll have to pick up another game for 20 mins before returning to TF2.
     
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  3. Rey

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    Thanks alot man, could you give me a hint where can i get TF2 updates i mean latest one?
     
  4. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Should download automatically. Check the "Downloads" tab in steam to see if there's one halfway through.
     
  5. TheKieranator

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    Did you get TF2 on disc, because that looks like an older menu style. It predates the Mann Co update, but I can't say anything about old menus since I started in December 2010.
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yes, STEAM updates automatically; sometimes it just takes a while to complete or the download gets paused for some reason. If you run a game online, STEAM will usually automatically pause all downloads so as not to cause bandwidth issues. So starting TF2 prematurely can hault its update; though usually STEAM wont let you run a game that isn't up to date, sometimes i've noticed it'll load up regardless (perhaps for smaller ninja updates) and you have to figure out eventually that TF2 needs some time to complete an update before it'll run properly.

    You can resume paused downloads from your games library within the steam browser app.
     
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  7. Fr0Z3nR

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    Something that some people don't think about for this, is that your antivirus/firewall can cause this too. (happened to my a while ago). If you have a firewall/antivirus, I suggest you set it up so that you allow steam files to be sent through.
     
  8. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Probably not a firewall or whatever since he can actually see the servers. Firewalls would stop all the outboud/inbound activity.
     
  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yea, are you sure you're not thinking of administrative function? The firewall blocks certain ports until they're needed and HL2's are usually opened automatically when you install the game and run any one of its mods. Some people have to do it manually because that's how they've configured their computer to work but it'd apply for all 27015/27020 ports when running hl2.exe.
     
  10. Rey

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    Yes, I downloaded it from torrent because i didn't know that we can also download it from its official site, I am now re-downloading it from tf2's site. wish me luck it won't stuck like the other one. Thanks for helping me guys, I am really thankful to you all.
     
  11. Fr0Z3nR

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    Yea, VAC will kick/block you if you torrent, that was your issue.

    EDIT: Also, why torrent a free game?
     
  12. Rey

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    Because i had no idea that tf2 is a free game, Just seen a video of TF2 on youtube 2 days ago and so i thought i should get it and like most of the new games its maybe not a free game i didn't even bother to check its official site which i just did right now.
     
  13. Dany0

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