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#1 Madow

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:07 AM

What do you have to do? I put my login and password in the document but it won't work in the game
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:27 AM

What do you have to do? I put my login and password in the document but it won't work in the game


What document are you talking about?
To play online you must download the stable or beta version.
If its the first time you play, its better to be the stable

you'll find it here

http://prdownloads.s...27.exe?download


Install it, and i advise you to have the UfO Enemy Unknown and Xcom Terror from the Deep games.
Then make a team go to lxnt server put the login & pass. After that you'll enter in the server chat, and must wait for other players.

Edited by ShellTox, 08 December 2005 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:26 AM

Everybody knows that the Beta is better, because it has floaters :P

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 11:03 AM

forum passwort and game password are not the same.

if you are in the game, just choose your name and passwort, and log in with those.

if your name ist already taken, you will get an error telling you "wrong password" or something alike. if your name is free, then it will be registered and secured with your password, the first time you simply log into the server. you don't need to register anywhere else, and theres for sure no "document" whatsoever, where you put your password in. at least none that i know of :P

edit: found out that the game "remembers" your passwort in the .ini file... if you use autologin. the .ini can surely be regarded as a document, but theres no need to write the pwd in there manually. the game does this for you automatically.

Edited by Llyr, 09 December 2005 - 04:34 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:09 AM

I put my own login and password but then it says failed to login to server:(
I've downloaded the latest beta version and it worked:)

Edited by Madow, 09 December 2005 - 04:27 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:04 AM

It still won't work I tried re-installing like 5 times already :K
Please help I've been trying for hours

Edited by Madow, 09 December 2005 - 07:34 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:40 AM

I should of cleared this question up from the start. LOL

What has happened is that there has been an account already created and saved on the server with that username. How to create a new account? Simple, just put some numbers after it and retype a password (but don't forget your password or else you will get this result).

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:46 AM

ive been trying this for hours. its 2am in the morning
usually a 11 year old has to go to sleep about 9

Edited by Madow, 09 December 2005 - 08:48 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:50 AM

Are you using anything besides windows 98/xp? If so, what are you using for an OS?

And I realize you have a problem on your hands, but posting crazy things such as 50 '!' doesn't help the situation.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:52 AM

okay then what happens now
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:39 AM

# Configuration file for ufo2000
# Settings that are loaded and used by the game are stored in 'ufo2000.ini'
# Please note that 'ufo2000.default.ini' is just ini-file template, that
# can be used to restore 'ufo2000.ini' when it is missing or broken

[System]
# The list of available keyboard keymaps:
# be - Belgium, by - Belarus, br - Brazil, ch - Switzerland,
# cz - Czech Republic, de - Germany, dk - Denmark, es - Espaņa,
# fi - Finland, fr - France, it - Italy, no - Norway, pl - Poland,
# pt - Portugal, ru - Russia, se - Sverige, sk - Slovakia,
# uk - United Kingdom, us - United States
keyboard = us

# preferred language for game text messages
language = en

# two alternate keyboard keymaps for fast switching using right ctrl key
primary_keyboard = us
secondary_keyboard = ru

[General]
width = 430
height = 350
map_width = 5
map_height = 5
# units animation movement speed
speed_unit = 30
# bullets animation movement speed
speed_bullet = 30
# scrolling speed
speed_mapscroll = 30
mapscroll = 15
# consolefont must have one of the following values: default, xcom_small, xcom_large
consolefont = default
# turn time limit in seconds (negative value - no time limit)
time_limit = -1
# preferred screen resolution, if it can't be set, 640x480 is used
screen_x_res = 640
screen_y_res = 400
# minimal preferred color depth for video mode, if it can not be selected
# exactly, video modes with higher color depth are tried
color_depth = 16
# music volume (from 0 to 255)
music_volume = 255
# soundtracks for background music
menu_music = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmstory.ogg
setup_music = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmenbase.ogg
editor_music = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmdefend.ogg
combat_music1 = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmstory.ogg
combat_music2 = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmstory.ogg
win_music = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmlose.ogg
lose_music = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmlose.ogg
net_music1 = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmgeo.ogg
net_music2 = $(ufo2000)/newmusic/gmgeo.ogg
# images for background pictures
loading_image = $(ufo2000)/arts/text_back.jpg
menu_image = $(ufo2000)/arts/menu.jpg
endturn_image = $(xcom)/ufograph/tac00.scr
win_image = $(xcom)/geograph/back01.scr
lose_image = $(xcom)/geograph/back02.scr

# one of the following gui themes can be used: "GTK", "Win95",
# "Photon", "BeOS", "NeXTStep", "ASE", "Allegro"
gui_theme = BeOS

[Server]
host = lxnt.info
login = Madow2
password = *******
autologin = 0
# http proxy settings (it must support CONNECT method to work)
# one of the following 3 values should be set:
# host:port (host name and port of http proxy)
# auto (take value from http_proxy environment variable)
# disabled (do not use http proxy)
http_proxy = disabled

[Editor]
platoon_size = 15
last_unit_name = NewTeam.units
quick_setup_f5 = Rifleman
quick_setup_f6 = Scout
quick_setup_f7 = HeavyWeapons
quick_setup_f8 = Marksman

[Flags]
# Set to 1 to start the game in fullscreen mode
F_FULLSCREEN = 1
# Set to 1 to use ufo 'large' font for dialogs, console and planner
F_LARGEFONT = 0
# Set to 1 to use 'small' font instead. This overrides F_LARGEFONT setting.
F_SMALLFONT = 0
# Perform soundcheck if 1.
F_SOUNDCHECK = 0
# Copy init output to stdout
F_LOGTOSTDOUT = 0
# Sound signal at the end of turn if 1
F_ENDTURNSND = 1
# Second player starts sitting if 1.
F_SECONDSIT = 1

What do I need to do to fix this?
I wasted 3 hours trying to fix this so please figure something out!

Edited by Madow, 09 December 2005 - 09:41 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:46 AM

When it says 'Failed to connect to server' hit the Connect button again afterwards. Keep trying different usernames if you still get that message.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:16 AM

Maybe there is something blocking connection on port 2000? If you have a firewall, check its setting.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:27 PM

try the following:

open your ufo2000.ini (the file you postet above)

replace the lines:

login = Madow2
password = *******

with:

login = anonymous
password =

(no password) and see if this works. if this does not work, then there most likely is a problem with your connection.
as serge mentionend, it could be a problem with your firewall. if you are not connected to internet directly, the firewall that is blocking you could also be installed on your proxy and not on your machine itself.

if you can login as anonymous than it should also work with any login name, that hasnt already been taken. (but i don't think this is the case, since you should get a "wrong password" error, instead of an "unable do connect".

if you think the problem could be on behalf of your provider, you could try to open a dos-shell (open the start menu of windows, klick on "execute", type in "cmd" and press enter to open a dos-shell) and then inside this black window type "ping lxnt.info".
if you get four lines like "Answer from 217.23.156.2: Bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=50", than you should be able to connect to the server (unless a firewall is blocking you). if you get timeouts than theres some problem with the line, and if you get an answer like "error resolving lxnt.info" than theres a problem with your router, and you should contact your provider.

if all that doesn't help you, maybe you can give me some additional information?
how are you connected to the internet? is your computer part of some network connected to the internet? is this network your schools or any other "public" or your own private network at home? or do you have a dialup-modem or some broadband connection?
can you play other games that need direct connections?
can you do direct file transfers? (with some instant messenger p. ex.)

ah and yes... if you are behind some proxy, you could try to connect with the line

http_proxy = disabled

changed to

http_proxy = auto

(but im behind some proxy myself, and don't need that, since its a transparent proxy)

edit: @ serge: you don't need port 2000, since you dont need an incoming connection, to connect to the server. (not sure about playing a game now... but you wont need it to connect to the server)
this line is only outgoing and can be made theoretically from any local port. ufo does use ports like 1026 or 1029 at my machine, and i guess it will try other ports, if this ports don't work...
i guess the firewall is rather blocking by connection type, not allowing any udp or tcp connection, except for http and programs known...

Edited by Llyr, 09 December 2005 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:53 PM

if you think the problem could be on behalf of your provider, you could try to open a dos-shell (open the start menu of windows, klick on "execute", type in "cmd" and press enter to open a dos-shell) and then inside this black window type "ping lxnt.info".
if you get four lines like "Answer from 217.23.156.2: Bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=50", than you should be able to connect to the server (unless a firewall is blocking you). if you get timeouts than theres some problem with the line, and if you get an answer like "error resolving lxnt.info" than theres a problem with your router, and you should contact your provider.

wherse the execute button?!?
firewall and proxy, what the heck are these?

Edited by Madow, 09 December 2005 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

wherse the execute button?!?

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should be the first one directly above "shut down"...
at least i think all windows versions i knwo have it there... i think ^^


but i guess you should try logging in as "anonymous" first...

firewall and proxy, what the heck are these?

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er.... uhm... yeah...

briefly said, a firewall is a piece of software protecting your pc from unwanted intruders (viruses, hackers, etc.) and also unwanted escapees (dialers, spyware, ms-feedback-agents, etc.) and can also be used to limit a computers access to the internet.

a proxy is basically some other computer providing a link to the internet. (that's not totally exact... but should be detailed enough for you)

Edited by Llyr, 09 December 2005 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:32 PM

I got McAfee is that a firewall?
No. I didn't find the execute button.
I tried logging in as anonymous but still did the same.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:16 AM

I got McAfee is that a firewall?
No. I didn't find the execute button.
I tried logging in as anonymous but still did the same.

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McAfee is a software firm. They do different things...
there is an
.) McAfee VirusScan Professional
.) McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
.) McAfee AntiSpyware
.) McAfee SpamKiller
.) McAfee Privacy Service
.) McAfee Internet Security Suite (containing 4 of the above products, including the firewall)

so there is an McAfee firewall. but if you've got something from mcafee i neednt neccessarily be the firewall (the virusscan beeing the most common option i think)

if you got that firewall, and when it comes to setting up that firewall im sorry but i can't help you, since i never had that firewall, so i just don't know how to use it...

but if you have mcafee there needs to be someone who installed in the computer, and set it up. maybe you could ask that someone for help?

about the execute menu entry:

windows.jpg

im sorry for having a german windows... but everthing except the text should look quite similar B)

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:45 AM

I don't think XP has that:(
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:36 AM

He says execute. You'll know it as run. You see, he has a German PC. It'll be easier to see if you switch taskbar to classic mode.

Edit: Please tell me you know how to switch taskbar mode.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:02 AM

I got four lines saying "Reply from 217.23.156.2: bytes=32 time=437ms TTL=43 and some other crap I can't be bother to copy.
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:12 AM

so you cann communicate with the game server. not too fast, but at least it works.
the possible causes of your problem have been narrowed down... we know pretty much that it isnt the game itself and that it isnt your connection. there shouldn't be too many possiblities left with firewall still beeing the most likely.

you still didn't answer my questions if you can play any other games online, or do file transfers or similar stuff (or anything else besides surfing via http and using pre-installed programmes). but i guess rather not?

chances you have an firewall are pretty high (i wouldn't advise anyone going online without a firewall) so you possibly just need someone who sets up your firewall to permit outgoing udp connections from ufo2000.exe. you shouldn't play around with the firewall yourself if you don't know what you are doing. and i won't be able to help you set up a firewall i don't know via the means of an internet forum...
i normally even get close to loosing my mind, whenever im forced to explain stuff via telefone...
i can only give you the advice to find someone who knows a bit about computer stuff and who is able to show up at your place and take a look at your firewall.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 02:30 AM

Ok will do, thanks:)

you still didn't answer my questions if you can play any other games online, or do file transfers or similar stuff (or anything else besides surfing via http and using pre-installed programmes). but i guess rather not?

I can play Maple Story and Soldat and I think Diablo Battle.net

Edited by Madow, 22 December 2005 - 02:31 AM.

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