Mine has been like that since the removal of Gamespy, so many are having this issue and it seems so far not much is being told to us the customers if it is something they are even trying to fix.
May 10 2016
Iceman has anything been done yet or even in the works in regards to this issue?
Thanks for replying Iceman, I appreciate it and I am sure so do all the other players who are waiting and frustrated.
Yes it seems like BI is letting the customers hang and try and find there own work arounds for the problem with their product, and again back to no word from them saying okay we are working on it, we are trying, I wonder how it will affect future product sales, if you want to buy a game just to play on your own then it is great, if you want to buy one to play with Friends then no longer from BI as it stands right now I guess.
My router also is working fine, my Friends and I can hook up with any other game we have on steam except ARMA games, again we can see other people who have dedicated servers up, but cannot see the ones we set up for ourselves. And sadly I do not see anything changing very fast to correct it. So it seems without gamespy a lot of people are out of luck with this one until the makers of it decide to get it fixed, and it does not matter if they blame steam, gampespy or the routers, the fact remains it does not work and needs to be fixed.
Your right ColossusA1, I just sent to him as was not sure who else to address the question to as no word from anyone for sometime.
Thank you for the reply Fireball, I appreciate you getting back to me on that so quick.
Fireball you mention it is a Steam issue, and there is no use blaming Gamespy who shut down as they are not in the business anymore. But as for Steam are your people and Steam working together to fix it or is this an issue where each company will blame the other or someone else and no one does anything to fix it. And no I am not being sarcastic, all I want to know is if anyone is trying to resolve the problem for the gamers? I see other servers out there on the weekend that can be joined, now are they dedicated ones only? Does that mean if I buy another copy of the game separate from the one I own and set up a dedicated server will my Friends be able to join me on that server? I even hired a computer service company to come out, called Geeks on the way, to try and help me resolve it and they were not able to. We tried for 2.5 hours and they were not able to figure it out, now I realize they do not know everything but when it comes to computers they are a lot smarter than I am. I would just like to know that someone is working to resolve the issue that is stopping people from enjoying the game.
They might not be able to or maybe they will start wanting people to pay more in order to host a private server or even a public one. This has gone on for a long time now and it seems for a lot of Customers it is one of the main reasons they bought the game, to be able to play on a server they create with Friends. I hope they say one way or the other soon instead of leaving people hanging and not knowing one way or the other.
I am sure Peter that there is a lot to the problem, and as everyone knows it is hurting a lot of players, I think one of the most frustrating things about it is the lack of any word from the Devs saying okay we are trying, we are working on it or something to let the players know, it has been a very long time that this has been occurring, and stopping people from enjoying the game the way we used to and should be able to
Sorry Fireball, I do not understand what you mean, maybe I stated something wrong but the issue has always been before the 1.18 we never had a problem finding and connecting to a server one of us set up. After the 1.18 update we were not able to find or connect together to play. Then Iceman mentioned about gamespy and sadly we had not noticed it before so we tried that and it worked, then once that was removed we were back to no longer being able to connect together on a server that one of the group set up. We can see a lot of other servers and can join those ones, but cannot find or join the ones we set up using the filter, IP or steam invites. All we want to do is what we were doing from the start, have one of us set up a server, put a password on it of we want a private session and play the game. Please let us know if there is something else we need to do in order to get it to work again.
Again this was tried today and the same results, we still cannot see each other or connect together to play a scenario. We see other servers but cannot see no matter which one sets it up. Iceman are you still following this post?
No sadly, the issue is not resolved and persists, would be nice if gamespy was brought back as at least then it worked. I hope they keep trying to correct the problem as it seems a lot if customers are having the same problem
Not able to use the Steam invitations, have now also tried from three different computers and still the same result, not able to see each others servers, but, we do see other servers on the list. All computer driver updates are current, have even turned off the firewall to see of that was blocking it. Other games like Ghost recon, Call of Duty, Men at War, Modern Warfare and others work fine and we are able to connect to the others server that is set up. Have uninstalled the game and tried again but again no luck, would appreciate something to show this is being dealt with or at least that someone is trying to fix it, thank you
Okay last couple of weekends have had no issues joining each other using gamespy now that it has been removed we are back to the same problem, not able to find each other no matter which one of us hosts the game. Port forwarding did not help, we need a fix please as we only buy these games to hook up and play together as a group, I would appreciate any help, thank you
It happens on both, we tried this weekend to do it on lan as my Friend came down south for a visit, but still not able to connect online. It did work okay on lan with no issues and we are going to try again next weekend when he is back home as due to work we can only play on the weekends.