CNC Zero Hour

Router / Firewall settings

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# 1subroutine Apr 7 2006, 16:09 PM
Check the "Send Delay" box under the "Network Options" portion of the game's "Options" menu.

Click the "Refresh NAT" box under the "Network Options" portion of the game's "Option" menu


The game will need to talk to external servers that use the following port numbers. These ports need to be open in your firewall in order to play on Generals Zero Hour Online:

TCP ports:
80, 6667, 28910, 29900, 29920

UDP ports:
4321, 27900

If your firewall or router does not allow outgoing packets to open ports to incoming traffic, or you experience problems connecting to other players, you will have to specify which port you want Command & Conquer Generals to use for communicating with other players. To do this, perform the following steps.
Click on the Start button.
Click on the My Documents folder.
Double-click on the Command and Conquer Generals Data or Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data folder. Depending on which game you are modifying.
Right-click on the Options.ini file and choose Edit.
It will probably prompt you with a message stating that Windows does not know what program to use to open this file.
Choose the option Select the program from a list
Scroll down and choose the program Notepad
Look for the FirewallPortOverride entry. If you don’t see this entry, add it as a new line. Then assign the port you want to use to the port override entry. After making this change, this entry should look like:
FirewallPortOverride = XXXX
Where XXXX is the port number you have chosen.
You will need to open the chosen port in your firewall for communication with players external to your firewall or NAT device. If you use the port override feature, the port you have chosen can not be masqueraded by a NAT device.


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In addition, C&C Generals internet play is hosted by GameSpy. Here are the required GameSpy ports that need to be open in order to connect to other players via the GameSpy Online Service.

GameSpy:Working Around the Firewall / Proxy :
If you are behind a firewall/proxy and are able to change its settings, GameSpy Arcade needs the following TCP ports open in order to function:

6667 (IRC)
3783 (Voice)
27900 (Master Server UDP Heartbeat)
28900 (Master Server List Request)
29900 (GP Connection Manager)
29901 (GP Search Manager)
13139 (Custom UDP Pings)
6515 (Dplay UDP)
6500 (Query)





Check this site for help with this..............

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers...routerindex.htm


Make sure any software firewall has Zero Hour in it's allowed list, especially after applying a patch.


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This post has been edited by subroutine: Jun 30 2006, 15:30 PM

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