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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hi, I know this issue has been widely discussed, but I just need a definitive answer. Both my friend and I are both in colleges (different colleges) along the east coast. Because of this, we don't have access to our router. We connect to a port in the wall of our dorms. We can't forward ports or anything because of this.

Is there any fix to this yet? I can't do co-op with my friends, and that was kinda the driving point to getting this game.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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Which OS are you using!?
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, short of setting up a VPN, you will be unable to connect to each other's hosted games.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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It sucks big time. A patch will come along though and youll be able to play co op
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #5
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i found a way that works for me and my friends. the person who is to host starts the game and actually loads into the world.

that person would now press "o" as default button to bring up the friends menu.

now this is the important part..i think...mouseover your friends name but DO NOT click but instead press the "i" button to invite the person on your friends list.


this is link to the post that solved the port forwarding issues. the above steps are still necesarry from testing with friends http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com....php?p=1592037
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Old October 27th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #6
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I'm in a similar situation to the OP. Nonetheless, I HAVE gotten it to work by being invited to my buddy's game, twice, one instance in which he was hosting a public server, and another in which he was playing singleplayer. I don't believe either of us have our ports forwarded, and we don't really remember the unique circumstances, but it was working until we left and then promptly stopped.
We're also trying to use a Hamachi VPN but so far there's not been a bit of luck on that front.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #7
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We're both using Vista
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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Try this: http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com...ad.php?t=80278
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #9
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Because of this, we don't have access to our router. We connect to a port in the wall of our dorms. We can't forward ports or anything because of this.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #10
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Yeah, what he said. I can't forward ports because I can't get to the router.
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