Praying Mantis Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:05am
Timing out VERY often
90% of the time when I join a server, I will be returned to the menu with a message saying I've timed out. This happens in a few ways. At the beginning of precaching, after precaching finishes accompanied by a black screen, and about 10 seconds after I've actually joined a game. If i time out during or just after precaching, it will take a very long time to load and return to the menu, so much so that it's faster to alt+tab, exit the game and relaunch it. These timeouts are happening so often that I can barely play at all. 90% of the time joining a server will be unsuccessful, meaning it'll usually take me 10-20 minutes just to find a game.

I have decent internet and ping (50-90) and have no problem finding a server in any other game. Additionally to this timeout problem, the server autojoin doesn't work. If I attempt to join a full server the game will wait for an open slot. When a slot opens up and I join, 75% of the time I'll be returned to the menu with a "server full" message.

Why are these time outs happening? What can I do to fix them? My firewall allows access for Natural Selection 2, and my internet is fine, so it's not that.
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Vacc Dec 15, 2013 @ 5:19am 
Are you from the UK? There's an issue with some routers, mainly BT ones or Thompson ones that caused me to basically never get into a game due to Timeouts or when I did everything was super laggy.

Fix was this:
Praying Mantis Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:00pm 
I haven't timed out since doing that fix, so it seems to have worked. Thanks!
100% Recycled Awesome Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
I'm geting the whole "game just freezes" problem. It's way more common now than it was in the older patch. 261 seems extremely buggy.
Afonja Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:44am 
aurorable1 Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:45am 
I get the odd freezing too. I noticed it only happens on certain servers for me.
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Date Posted: Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:05am
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