Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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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!
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
Posts: 5