[SOLVED] Cannot join multiplayer after W10 update

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  1. Denis Betty

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    Hi, my first post here, so sorry if I missed something.

    I was putting off the latest W10 update because I'm busy and I suspected that it would mess something up. Last night I caved in and allowed it and now, when I try to join a server, I get the usual rF2 splash screen, a flicker.... then nothing/CTD.

    Any ideas please?
     
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    Check to see if the router or virus protection is blocking rf2 or even Windows is blocking.
    Are you the administrator or loving in as a guest and don't have permission ?

    Ruben
     
  5. Denis Betty

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    Yeh thanks, but I disabled, then uninstalled my AV with no change. It happened straight after a W10 update so I doubt it's the router. Not sure how to check that. Checked W Firewall settings. I think i gave myself admin privaleges a while ago, dunno how to check that either. I'm not a computer literate really. I'm going back to W7 I reckon. Can't keep spending days at a time fault finding after updates.
     
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    The last Windows 10 update, 1803, disabled an old unsafe networking protocol called SMB1, and in doing so made local networking a problem.
    Here is a link (services.msc) in order to solve this in a safe manner.
    It is not complicated but read carefully before implementing.
    Afterwards restart both PCs.
    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/17/f...etwork-after-windows-10-version-1803-upgrade/
     
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  7. Denis Betty

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    OK thanks, not sure how this relates to my problem? Anyway, I tried this but it didn't help.
     
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    So just to clarify, does single player work?
     
  9. Denis Betty

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    Yup, I ran CCleaner on Registry cleaner and it clean some incorrect firewall stuff (can't remember) but no change. I think I had 4 Firewall exceptions, now I have 2 .exe & dedi .exe. I'm now re-installing Steam as a last gasp before wiping my SSD and loading W7.
     
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    Have you tried verifying files in steam?
    Not a PC right now but I think in steam right click rfactor2 select local files and verify.
     
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    Hi Niburu, yes I tried that. Looks like I will miss the Aussie Legends race on RD tonight. I will have to find somebody else to be admin. :(
     
  13. Denis Betty

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    I'm only using one PC for rF2. I don't have access to the dedi machine. Well I kinda do, but that's a whole other story. I can't join ANY server though. I did get on 3 times, right after I ran the .exe's mentioned in the second post (thanks), but as soon as I shut the launcher down and try again - back to square one. I've tried to repeat this but no dice.
     
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    Bugger...quick reinstall

    I did the big windows update wirh no issues
     
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    OK I came home from work and rolled back Windows. Hey presto, it got me on track. Plenty to sort out still, but I'm racing again. :)
    Thanks to everybody for all your help. :D
     

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