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Heywood Jablomi
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Been playing NOLF2 for years now with little or no problems, but lately this thing is happening where my screen freezes. And the only thing that seems to kinda fix it is by hitting ctrl+alt+del.

This closes the game momentarily and brings me to my desktop with the task mgr. open.

Then I gotta close task mgr, hit alt+tab to bring up game again, (which is usually a black screen) so I gotta continue to hit alt+ tab to alternate from desktop to game until the game finally restores.

I have no idea what's causing these freeze-ups, but they seem to be happening more & more lately.

The only thing that's changed on my PC recently was my firewall (EZ Trust), which I'm almost certain is set to accept NOLF2. I have Win XP Pro w/ service pak 2, an ATI Radeon 9600 vidcard, and more than enuff Processor & RAM to run the game.

But like I said... I noticed the prob after installing the firewall.

(tho iit could just be a coinsidence)

EZ Trust firewall was given to me by my ISP free, and I was amazed at the fact that it's exactly the same program as Zone Alarm. It works, looks exactly like and acts just like it. Only difference is the logo.

But I only have one entry in the allowed programs for NOLF2. I think in my old Zone Alarm, I had a few more enties from the NOLF2 folder, but forgot what they were.

Anybody have a clue about what this freeze thing is, and how to solve it?

Thanks!

Heywood Jablomi

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ahh you posted here too :P

 

 

hmmm make sure it allows all the ports Nolf 2 uses.

 

UDP: 27888 port

TCP: "2300-2400, 7000-10000"

 

You could use the free Zonealarm or if you have comcast as your ISP they give you a compliementry macafee ani-virus/firewall package

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yeah my game freezes up quite frequently. only difference is i'm frozen solid. i usually have to reboot.

 

hey elite. what about router setup?

 

 

i setup port forwarding to the following.

 

Litech.exe UDP 27888 - 27888 192.168.1.100 enable

 

Litech.exe TCP 2300 - 2400 192.168.1.100 enable

 

Litech.exe TCP 7000 - 10000 192.168.1.100 enable

 

 

is this correct? thanks.

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yeah my game freezes up quite frequently. only difference is i'm frozen solid. i usually have to reboot.

 

hey elite. what about router setup?

i setup port forwarding to the following.

 

Litech.exe UDP 27888 - 27888 192.168.1.100 enable

 

Litech.exe TCP 2300 - 2400 192.168.1.100 enable

 

Litech.exe TCP 7000 - 10000 192.168.1.100 enable

is this correct? thanks.

 

in your router interface you have to allow the ports I mentioned too. Does the router have firewall in it. Or what's the make model of it and I'll find out how you set the port exceptions.

 

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Freezing can also be caused by a hardware problem as well...I've found that many video cards in general are not adequately cooled by the factory (9800 Pro users may know what I'm talking about). If the GPU gets too hot and the heatsink isn't enough to cool it, that can cause it to freeze. Also, if your processor gets too hot, that can freeze the system as well. Generally, when the system is completely frozen that may signal a hardware problem but if you can press control+alt+delete, that's probably a software issue, that's just my take anyway.

 

P.S. For a little firewall advice-Kerio and Sygate are generally preferred by most of the people I know, they work well with P2P apps, and Zone Alarm is okay if you're not using P2P.

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i have a linksys wrt54g router.

 

as for hardware problems. i am using a 9800 pro card. i'm not sure if i am overheating. my cpu temps are fine. i keep the side cover off my case to ensure no heat problems. i know it will collect dust but i shoot it with air often. it's the lesser of the 2 evils.

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i have a linksys wrt54g router.

 

as for hardware problems. i am using a 9800 pro card. i'm not sure if i am overheating. my cpu temps are fine. i keep the side cover off my case to ensure no heat problems. i know it will collect dust but i shoot it with air often. it's the lesser of the 2 evils.

 

Port forwarding or opening ports on the WRT54G

 

 

Product Class:

WRT54G

 

Operating System:

N/A

 

 

 

 

Q U E S T I O N

 

What is Port forwarding and how do I use it on the WRT54G Router?

 

 

 

 

A N S W E R

 

Port forwarding is a method that allows computers on the Internet to access your computer behind the router. It opens a specific port of the router, allowing all Incoming traffic on that port to be sent directly to your computer. Please consult your game, service, or software company to obtain the proper ports to forward.

 

 

 

1. You must set up a static IP address on the computer that you want to forward ports to. If you are unsure of how to do this, please see Article KB10934010 for information on setting up a static IP address in Windows.

 

 

 

2. Once the static IP address has been assigned, please go to that computer and open a web browser.

 

 

 

3. Once your browser opens, type http://192.168.1.1 into the "Address Bar" and click GO or press [Enter]

 

 

 

4. A box should appear asking for a “User Name” and a “Password”. Leave the “User Name” field empty, and type your WRT54G router password into the “Password” field (the default “Password” is admin) and click the OK button or press [Enter].

 

 

 

5. This should open the WRT54G “Setup page”. Click onto the Applications & Gaming page.

 

 

 

6. This will open the “Port Range Forward” sub-section. To forward a port or a range of ports, you must fill in the options across one line of the table for each port or range or ports. Please configure the following settings for each line:

 

 

 

“Application”: the name of the software or service you are using.

“Start”: the starting port number the program uses. For example: 25 if you are forwarding SMTP traffic.

“End”: the end port number the program uses. For example: 25 if you are forwarding SMTP traffic. If forwarding a port range, this “End” field refers to the last port of the series. For example: 28, if you were forwarding port sequence 25,26,27, and 28.

Note: If forwarding just one port, “Start” and “End” should have the same port number.

 

“Protocol”: should be set to both, unless you specifically know whether the port or port range is using either the TCP or UDP protocol. Check with the software maker to verify this setting.

“IP Address”: the static IP address number you assigned to your computer in Step 1. For example, 192.168.1.3

“Enable”: Check this box to Enable to activate the port or port range in this line of the table.

 

 

7. Once all settings in the table have been set, click on the Save Settings button toward the bottom of the page to save changes. Click Continue when prompted to reload the page.

 

8. If everything has been configured correctly, all Incoming traffic of the port or range of ports that you have entered will be sent to the specified computer.

 

 

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i have a linksys wrt54g router.

 

as for hardware problems. i am using a 9800 pro card. i'm not sure if i am overheating. my cpu temps are fine. i keep the side cover off my case to ensure no heat problems. i know it will collect dust but i shoot it with air often. it's the lesser of the 2 evils.

 

 

Lod,

 

Removing the side panel does not cool your PC. Your PC was designed to suck cool air in through the front, and expel it out the back. The whole layout of the interior of the case is designed to provide the best airflow/cooling possible. When you remove the side, you screw up that airflow design. It seems logical that, by providing such an increased exposure to room temperatures, you'd be doing your PC a favor, but in fact your'e not.

 

Indy

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Independent' date='Nov 6 2005, 09:57 PM' post='17438']

Lod,

 

Removing the side panel does not cool your PC. Your PC was designed to suck cool air in through the front, and expel it out the back. The whole layout of the interior of the case is designed to provide the best airflow/cooling possible. When you remove the side, you screw up that airflow design. It seems logical that, by providing such an increased exposure to room temperatures, you'd be doing your PC a favor, but in fact your'e not.

 

Indy

 

well i'll be...

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ahh you posted here too :P

hmmm make sure it allows all the ports Nolf 2 uses.

 

UDP: 27888 port

TCP: "2300-2400, 7000-10000"

 

You could use the free Zonealarm or if you have comcast as your ISP they give you a compliementry macafee ani-virus/firewall package

 

I got that freeze problem too and I also use ZoneAlarm.

 

I dont know where that UDP & TCP is can u tell me please?

 

thanks

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Independent' date='Nov 6 2005, 10:57 PM' post='17438']

Lod,

 

Removing the side panel does not cool your PC. Your PC was designed to suck cool air in through the front, and expel it out the back. The whole layout of the interior of the case is designed to provide the best airflow/cooling possible. When you remove the side, you screw up that airflow design. It seems logical that, by providing such an increased exposure to room temperatures, you'd be doing your PC a favor, but in fact your'e not.

 

Indy

 

 

normally i would agree but my system is running 10c cooler with the side panel off the case.

 

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