zaphod5 May 20, 2013 @ 7:10pm
Idiot needs help setting up private match
So, I decided to play DD with a steam friend but it is just not working. When I send an invite, they receive a blank message from me. If we try to join each other, we get a message that says "zaphod5 is not currently playing on any game server." I added -tcp to properties log in and verified caches but no good. I have correct level option and have switched it to open (compared to hidden) I have searched for basic instructions but can not find any.

So, can someone use small words and tell me how to set up a private match with a steam friend from start to finish? I have seen people state that it is so easy to set up a private match so I am guessing that I have an issue. Thanks for any and all assistance.
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Softspokenman May 20, 2013 @ 10:11pm 
this has been broken for me since the last patch the way around it is to host a public game and kick people till your friends arrive its the only way I have been able to play with friends
zaphod5 May 22, 2013 @ 6:32pm 
Thank you.
Personagem May 24, 2013 @ 4:17am 
(last time I checked) if you directly invite your friends it will work.
Palmer11 May 24, 2013 @ 7:22am 
Or unlock your private game to allow your friend to join, then relocking it.
zaphod5 May 24, 2013 @ 10:46am 
Personagem and Palmer11, thanks for the input. I had attempted both of these methods but sadly there seems to be a problem. I may be missing something prior to inviting my friend (I changed level min and had it open) but I have also googled this and found many people complaining that Steam invite was not working. Since I had never attempted to set up a private match before, I am not sure if I am actually doing something wrong or if there is a problem else where. I guess that was why I was asking if anyone could send me step by step instructions so I could see if or what I was screwing up. I do appreciate all of the help
Kakkun May 24, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
Today, I'm having problems connecting with my friends. It was fine the other day but I can't join certain shops/games =/ for some reason. Could be a new DD problem? =\

But usually what works for us is just inviting via. Steam and joining via Steam =\.
Softspokenman May 24, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by Palmer11:
Or unlock your private game to allow your friend to join, then relocking it.
be warned some times when you hide a game their is a bug that wont let you show it again
^1L^0a^1n^0c^1e Nov 6, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
im having a problem, that I cant create a game or host one. but I can join other people. any input on how I can host my own game.
Ubara-tutu Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
Try having your friend enter any shop then clicking on your invite from there. That worked for me when I had this same problem joining a friends private game.
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