guyvii Mar 24, 2013 @ 8:08pm
Star Wars FOC going to wrong Lobby
I had the oringal game but when my friend bought in on steam, I could not play him because I was going to the game spy lobby. I bought the steam verson and removed my old verson but when I installed the steam version I am still being sent to the game spy lobby. I do I change my config or something to go to the Steam lobby so I can play against him?
Thanks in advance. I am running win8 64bit if it matters.
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Not Sour Mar 25, 2013 @ 1:13am 
No, to play with him you'll need to be on the same version. There is only one way to do this, a retail copy must do things to make themselves compatable with Steam users. I know because my retail EaW GOLD is setup to do so.
guyvii Mar 25, 2013 @ 9:27pm 
Thanks sour. and what (and how) do I "do things" to make them compatable (even though I bought the steam verson to make this easy).
Thanks
guyvii Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:32pm 
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[REaW]Greatsaga Apr 16, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
Originally posted by guyvii:
I had the oringal game but when my friend bought in on steam, I could not play him because I was going to the game spy lobby. I bought the steam verson and removed my old verson but when I installed the steam version I am still being sent to the game spy lobby. I do I change my config or something to go to the Steam lobby so I can play against him?
Thanks in advance. I am running win8 64bit if it matters.

If you bought the steam version and he is also running steam version, then there should be no problem at all. Unless of course your friend is running a mod or something, but I doubt they are. But, there is only 1 lobby system - and there is no such thing as a "Steam lobby". Valve games run servers through steam, yes, but there are not steam lobbies. I would assume his games are coming up red to you, have you both ensured you were playing the same game? If you try to launch FoC by use of a shortcut or the swfoc.exe directly, it will launch EaW instead of FoC, due to the way valve set up the game's files on steam. To play EaW, you click the game in your Steam Client and click "Play Star Wars: Empire at War Gold" and to play FoC click, "Forces of Corruption".

Now, you might try your retail copy if you cannot get steam to work (though, you should be able, there is something minor that you or your friend is doing). But, nonetheless, I will post about this anyway. Somehow the way the game was set up on Steam it is not compatible to play with Retail (and also has a different version string by 2 digits) - but there is a fix. I could explain it here, but since I have explained it elsewhere, I will direct you to it.

Here is the fix, and an explanation as to why you have to use it: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/retail-to-steam-connectivity-fix-t5.html?sid=ef7f470a862d1d5836b6536ed1e51926

And, while you are there, you should sign up. It's free and fast, and you should also take a look at this post I made about Retake Empire at War: http://steamcommunity.com/app/32470/discussions/0/828935673213297710/

Our goals are also on the website, I am sure you can find them easy (I believe they are under the Community News Forums).

We would love to have you join our cause, the more the merrier.
guyvii Apr 16, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
It looks like I am being sent to GameSpy lobby. I do not know how to stop going to game spy and going to steam. I do not have GameSpy on my system (at least, not that I can see).
guyvii Apr 16, 2013 @ 7:29pm 
ps. I renamed the save game location (still not go).
[REaW]Greatsaga Apr 16, 2013 @ 8:11pm 
Originally posted by guyvii:
It looks like I am being sent to GameSpy lobby. I do not know how to stop going to game spy and going to steam. I do not have GameSpy on my system (at least, not that I can see).

I am sorry if this seems rude, but did you even read my post? I told you that there is no distinction between a "Gamespy" lobby and a "Steam" lobby, and even said there is no such thing as a "Steam" lobby. The lobby system is run universal, and that bit of information you gave me gives me no edge in helping with your problem. I need specific details as to what games you are both trying to play on, if there are mods involved, if there is an error code, etc. And btw, renaming the save game location won't do anything, and it will just recreate in the correct directory.
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guyvii May 11, 2013 @ 9:08pm 
Hi sir,
Not sir what to say. no errors. I log into. when I log in, it tells me "welcome to battleground starwars". It also reminds me that Lucas art and gamespy will never ask for my password.
When my fiend and I look at the different lobbies, under custom match, we see different lobbies. Is that normal?
Thanks,
[REaW]Greatsaga May 11, 2013 @ 9:21pm 
Originally posted by guyvii:
Hi sir,
Not sir what to say. no errors. I log into. when I log in, it tells me "welcome to battleground starwars". It also reminds me that Lucas art and gamespy will never ask for my password.
When my fiend and I look at the different lobbies, under custom match, we see different lobbies. Is that normal?
Thanks,

Are you and your friend on different servers?
guyvii May 13, 2013 @ 6:31am 
That is the question. I am guessing I am going to the old Lucus arts/ game spy servers (since I see their warning and he does not0 and he is going to the steam servers. I want to go to the steam servers, but do not know how to do that. Still going to different location from him, even after removing my game, and buy the steam ver. of the game and installing it.
guyvii May 13, 2013 @ 6:34am 
when you say diffrent servers, do you mean diffrent lobbies? We both browsed different locations to see if we could find a screen that look the same. no luck.
[REaW]Greatsaga May 13, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
Originally posted by guyvii:
when you say diffrent servers, do you mean diffrent lobbies? We both browsed different locations to see if we could find a screen that look the same. no luck.

THERE IS ONLY 1 LOBBY SYSTEM. BOTH STEAM AND RETAIL USE THE SAME LOBBY SYSTEM. Now that I have clafified myself, by servers I mean what location your game is playing at (you can change the location in your network options). If both of you are not playing in the same server location, then that is why. Also, I might be confusing you with the term lobby - I am using the term to describe the entire server system in which you host games. The individual games I call "hosts" or "game hosts" or "Game Lobbies", but the Lobby is the overall server system - not to be mistaken with the servers themselves. All servers share the same lobby system, you can just connect to different locations.
guyvii May 15, 2013 @ 3:48am 
cool. how do we find the server we are connecting to and how do we change the server.
Thanks
[REaW]Greatsaga May 15, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
Originally posted by guyvii:
cool. how do we find the server we are connecting to and how do we change the server.
Thanks
You will find "Network" in your Options menu, and it's "Host Location"
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