Hello, I posted my problem in gamereplays.org's RA3 technical support forums.
- The version of RA3 that I am using is the standard edition from a store-bought CD (not Ultimate or First Decade Edition, neither downloaded from Steam or Origin).
- The error I have is the "connection failed" error between many other players and me, and there have been only two or three people to who I could successfully connect (see linked GR.org thread).
- I am using Windows 10, my hardware is from 2014.
- Error log file from %TEMP% says:
----- C&C:Online Launcher Start -----
Game: Red Alert 3
Red Alert 3 Install Path: E:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Alarmstufe Rot 3\
Started game with: "RA3.exe "
Caught CREATE_PROCESS_DEBUG_EVENT from Red Alert 3. Detaching...
Found game.dat process. PID 8208
*** Starting CA public key patching routine ***
CA public key is expected value.
Successfully patched CA public key.
*** Starting hostname hooking routine ***
Injecting DLL into game.dat process...
Result of injection: Code -1073741582
- I attached a screenshot of the message from the connection diagnostic tool. The last line is in German and simply translates to "Press any key . . ."
What I have tried from the things suggested in the Common Issues & Solutions → CONNECTION ISSUES thread:
Solution 1: I'm not using the Ultimate Collection. Solution 2: Has nothing to do with RA3.
- Solution 3: My Windows firewall already makes an exception for Red Alert 3. I can't find any other application named "C&C:Online", "Revora" or anything close to that in the list of (un)authorised Windows firewall exceptions. I turned my other firewall or internet security or whatever that is (avast) off, and I still got the "connection failed" error when I was trying to play online.
- Solution 4: I'm sure I don't have Hamachi or Tunngle or similar services installed. Don't know what "similar services" means, but I haven't played with this computer in a LAN session and had no need to have installed services of that type.
- Solution 5b: Did that, still get the "connection failed" error.
- Solution 6: Doesn't work for me. I tried accessing my router, but then the router demanded a password. I tried all the passwords that I had for that kind of application, and it still told me it was invalid. It was suggested that I reset my router, however, the router is probably not the problem I think. I'm a noob and also very careful if it comes to playing around with my internet-access hardware. It basically works like this:
socketed wall >> cryptic, black and dusty box with three blinking lights on it, possibly possessed by demonic spirit >> router >> my computer v v wireless LAN
I can't access the one malevolent black box. I have played around with it in the past and the box decided to cut of internet access for a week before the internet service provider fixed it. The malevolent black box has a password, too, I think, but nobody knows it, although that's probably the very password that the router wants from me. The last time a technician fixed it, after like thirty minutes of tinkering it suddenly worked for no reason whatsoever. Everyone was relieved and the technician left. Anyway, changing anything here is not up for discussion.
--- EDIT ---
There is another peculiar thing in the Windows firewall exception list. There is an app called RA3 (in addition to the one named "Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3" further up) and if I click on details, the properties box says "connection failed 1-2". It's in German, but I translated the necessary things:
Edited by I3LiTZ, 18 December 2016 - 02:59 PM.