'Failed to join game'

dkass

Diabloii.Net Member
'Failed to join game'

Hope I'm in the right place. Can't play on battle net so I play single player by hosting a multiplayer game. This has worked for a while, but yesterday I tried to host and got the 'Failed to join game' error message. The only thing I have done is linked the computer to my laptop via a D-link switch. I disconected the link, but the error message stayed. Can anyone help me with a fix for this, or is it a reinstall? Operating system is Win98SE. Thanks...
 

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
dkass said:
Hope I'm in the right place. Can't play on battle net so I play single player by hosting a multiplayer game.
im not sure what you mean by that. Can you go on closed bnet? or Are you playing open bnet?
 

HardyTarget

Diabloii.Net Member
dkass said:
Hope I'm in the right place. Can't play on battle net so I play single player by hosting a multiplayer game. This has worked for a while, but yesterday I tried to host and got the 'Failed to join game' error message. The only thing I have done is linked the computer to my laptop via a D-link switch. I disconected the link, but the error message stayed. Can anyone help me with a fix for this, or is it a reinstall? Operating system is Win98SE. Thanks...
I think the problem fixes itself, at least it did to me, in some minutes.
I used to get that plenty of times when I played tcp/ip games, you meant those right? Though once I realized how much cooler the ladder games are, I quit tcp/ip.
 

dkass

Diabloii.Net Member
'Failed to join game'

Sorry, I didn't explain enough. What I do is select multiplayer, then TCP/IP game and then host the game, so I'm in a multiplayer game, but I'm the only one there. As I said, this has worked fine apart from some freezing when accessing the map. In the M/p game there are more monsters and they are tougher, so it's more of a challenge. There's no chance of me getting on to Battlenet as the link here is woefully slow. I can play a single player game ok, tho it's much easier, but it seems the game is not hosting or something when I try the multiplayer. I have tried it on & off for a week or so now, and it hasn't righted itself. Thanks for your input.
 
no need to play tcp/ip for harder monsters. if all you want is harder monsters, i believe there's a command - /players8 in sigle player mode that sets the monsters as if 8 players were in the game. i've never done it, but have seen it mentioned a few times.
 

xxraiderxx

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FreezerBurn said:
no need to play tcp/ip for harder monsters. if all you want is harder monsters, i believe there's a command - /players8 in sigle player mode that sets the monsters as if 8 players were in the game. i've never done it, but have seen it mentioned a few times.
You're right... the command is brought up by going to the chat screen and typing /players N where N is a number from 1-8.
 
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