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Can not use multiplayer/ server time out
By tribal158
If you are trying to host a game and your friends can not connect to your server chances are that your network ports are closed.

In order for your friends to connect to your server you need to open your ports. The default port for the game is 8787 (or whichever you change it to when you are hosting the game).
open a browser
on the address bar enter this ip address (default router page):
find your port forwarding/port options and open the port that you are using for hosting the game.(this might be different for every router look up instructions online for your specific router but it goes something like this)

ports/port forwarding > add rule >
port 8787,
connection type tcp/udp,
forward to: select your pc (server) ip address
apply changes and done!

you can read more about opening ports here:

There is another guide that says to setup a vpn as a workaround here's why that might work:
when you connect to the vpn it makes you part of the vpn's local network that is to say all your internet trafic is now going throught the vpn hosts router. Because you two are using the same router you can essentially join their server through a LAN (local area network) party. This solution is fine and all if you dont want anyone else to try to connect to your server (because anyone with your ip can connect if you are using the default port) but then your friends need to connect to your vpn and all that.

I hope this helps someone :D

ps: If this doesn't work check your pc firewall
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thadg59 Nov 22, 2020 @ 11:47am 
Thankyou VFGaming,
You was correct, windows firewall was blocking the connection.
What I did,
Set windows firewall inbound rule to allow port TCP and port UDP to 8787 on my wifes pc and my pc.
Set port forward on modem to 8787-8790.

No third party programs installed, works no problem, we are now connected, both in same game.
[ATS] Theaq Sep 12, 2020 @ 7:03pm 
Didn't work for us. :(
your mum™ Sep 7, 2020 @ 5:27am 
actually just Hamachi works or Port Forwarding in your routers settings.
Try to forward all ports (UDP and TCP) from 8787 to 8790.
Kinda annoying, but the game is worth it :D
VFGaming Sep 7, 2020 @ 2:14am 
i can confirm,
i wasnt able to join my friends game and he is in Europe and i live in AUS.
added TPC and UDP in my firewall settings 8787
and now i was able to join him through steam.