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Problem with Zone Friends and Entering Game Rooms

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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 2:34:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.zone (More info?)

About 3 days ago I started having a problem logging into Zone Friends and
entering game rooms. I am able to log into .NET Passport with no problem.
However, when I click on one of the game rooms (in backgammon and spades) I
get an error message that states "A connection to the game server could not
be established. Unspecified error. " Also, Zone Friends shows "Logging
on...." in the lower left hand corner but never logs me in. I would
appreciate any suggestions or recommended solutions to this problem.
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 2:34:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.zone (More info?)

soju_dave2 wrote:
>
> About 3 days ago I started having a problem logging into Zone Friends and
> entering game rooms. I am able to log into .NET Passport with no problem.
> However, when I click on one of the game rooms (in backgammon and spades) I
> get an error message that states "A connection to the game server could not
> be established. Unspecified error. " Also, Zone Friends shows "Logging
> on...." in the lower left hand corner but never logs me in. I would
> appreciate any suggestions or recommended solutions to this problem.

If you have a firewall, that could be the cause.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q232584/

If you have XP, SP2 adds a second firewall. Known issues with XP SP2
and various products out there.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842242

It may help to use the "Enabling programs" section of the above article
to allow Zone.exe, Zproxy.exe and any other Zone program that
communicates with the Zone.

There's a section here on disabling the XP firewall:
http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/MultiPlayer.html#fwall

Look here for more suggestions:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/nibblesnbits/EnterRooms.html

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