EQ1 Patch Problem

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Since the last patch a friend of mine has not been able to log into EQ. He
gets a "Time Out Error" message as soon as he hits login.

Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks!

Lou
Heckyoubus - 55 Enchanter
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.everquest (More info?)

    "Lou Vincze" <biglou@ix.netcom.com> writes:
    > Since the last patch a friend of mine has not been able to log into EQ. He
    > gets a "Time Out Error" message as soon as he hits login.
    >
    > Any idea how to fix this?

    If you mean "A timeout has occurred", usually when I've seen that it
    means the computer has no connection to the internet. (Which happens
    to my wife's computer far too often, it seems, especially when zoning.
    Or when she exits to desktop and lets the computer sit idle overnight.)

    So I'd say make sure you can connect somewhere else, e.g. open a
    browser to Google News or something. (Not just Google.com; his
    browser might have that page cached.)

    -- Don.

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  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.everquest (More info?)

    "Don Woods" <don-ns@iCynic.com> wrote in message
    news:7wis44hv8a.fsf@ca.icynic.com...
    > "Lou Vincze" <biglou@ix.netcom.com> writes:
    >> Since the last patch a friend of mine has not been able to log into EQ.
    >> He
    >> gets a "Time Out Error" message as soon as he hits login.
    >>
    >> Any idea how to fix this?
    >
    > If you mean "A timeout has occurred", usually when I've seen that it
    > means the computer has no connection to the internet. (Which happens
    > to my wife's computer far too often, it seems, especially when zoning.
    > Or when she exits to desktop and lets the computer sit idle overnight.)
    >
    > So I'd say make sure you can connect somewhere else, e.g. open a
    > browser to Google News or something. (Not just Google.com; his
    > browser might have that page cached.)
    >
    > -- Don.
    >
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    > -- See the a.g.e/EQ1 FAQ at http://www.iCynic.com/~don/EQ/age.faq.htm
    > --
    > -- Sukrasisx, Monk 52 on E. Marr Note: If you reply by mail,
    > -- Terrwini, Druid 49 on E. Marr I'll get to it sooner if you
    > -- Wizbeau, Wizard 36 on E. Marr remove the "hyphen n s"
    > -- http://www.iCynic.com/~don


    Aye - that's the first thing he checked. He can do everything else -
    including patch into eq2. He just can't patch into EQ1 anymore.

    Any other ideas?

    Lou
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.everquest (More info?)

    "Lou Vincze" <biglou@ix.netcom.com> writes:
    > Aye - that's the first thing he checked. He can do everything else -
    > including patch into eq2. He just can't patch into EQ1 anymore.
    >
    > Any other ideas?

    Copy all the .exe files from the EverQuest folder on a machine
    where it's working (if necessary, you could mail him yours) in
    case something smashed the patcher on his box.

    -- Don.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    -- See the a.g.e/EQ1 FAQ at http://www.iCynic.com/~don/EQ/age.faq.htm
    --
    -- Sukrasisx, Monk 52 on E. Marr Note: If you reply by mail,
    -- Terrwini, Druid 49 on E. Marr I'll get to it sooner if you
    -- Wizbeau, Wizard 36 on E. Marr remove the "hyphen n s"
    -- http://www.iCynic.com/~don
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.everquest (More info?)

    Lou Vincze <biglou@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    > "Don Woods" <don-ns@iCynic.com> wrote in message
    >> "Lou Vincze" <biglou@ix.netcom.com> writes:
    >>> Since the last patch a friend of mine has not been able to log into EQ.
    >>> He
    >>> gets a "Time Out Error" message as soon as he hits login.
    >>>
    >>> Any idea how to fix this?
    >>
    >> If you mean "A timeout has occurred", usually when I've seen that it
    >> means the computer has no connection to the internet. (Which happens
    >> to my wife's computer far too often, it seems, especially when zoning.
    >> Or when she exits to desktop and lets the computer sit idle overnight.)
    >>
    >> So I'd say make sure you can connect somewhere else, e.g. open a
    >> browser to Google News or something. (Not just Google.com; his
    >> browser might have that page cached.)

    > Aye - that's the first thing he checked. He can do everything else -
    > including patch into eq2. He just can't patch into EQ1 anymore.

    > Any other ideas?

    Does he have a firewall that maintains a checksum table of all
    applications that can access the net? After the patch the eqgame.exe or
    something might have changed which will be detected by such a firewall.
    Unless he confirms the change to the firewall it will block the access.
    Maybe it is set up so it won't ask for any confirmations though.


    Hagen
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.everquest (More info?)

    On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 20:02:05 +0100, Hagen Sienhold <durragon@web.de>
    wrote:

    >Does he have a firewall that maintains a checksum table of all
    >applications that can access the net? After the patch the eqgame.exe or
    >something might have changed which will be detected by such a firewall.
    >Unless he confirms the change to the firewall it will block the access.
    >Maybe it is set up so it won't ask for any confirmations though.

    I wouldn't know if this is the problem, but Zonealarm acts just like
    this - it "knows" EQ has changed, and thus puts up a window asking
    whether to allow EQ to access the net, but it pops up "under" EQ.
    This is not a problem if you run EQ in "windowed" mode, as you can see
    the Zonalarm prompt and tell it to allow net access, but if you
    aren't, Zonealarm will sit there forever, blocking access, so to the
    viewer it looks like EQ locks up.


    Palindrome
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