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Steam Drop Out

Dale07CorpsDale07Corps Junior MemberPosts: 11Registered Users
edited July 2010 in Napoleon: Total War
When playing a drop in battle or multiplayer game, I am sometimes getting a problem where the game just stops and I get a message saying "You dropped from the game". I haven't. It just seems to crash. This must be very frustrating for my opponent as it is for me. Not sure if this is a steam problem or NTW. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. I want to play more on line but it's just so frustrating.
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  • Nick StoneNick Stone Senior Member Posts: 385Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I know exactly what you mean, i have had it alot. Normally its because you have gone out of synch with your opponent, could be because of your connection.
    What does sometimes help is if you join a "hamachi" server. This makes it alot more stable.
  • IncubusDragonIncubusDragon Senior Member Behind Enemy Lines... ...a Scotsman in LondonPosts: 1,105Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    It might just be coincidence, but after I freed up a significant amount of space on my hard-drive (I deleted about 30GB of stuff), most of my problems seem to have disappeared. That said, I still get "could not join game" message from time to time but so far haven't dropped mid-game, so it prolly is just a coincidence now that I think of it.
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  • lawman666666lawman666666 Junior Member Posts: 3Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I've still got a dial up connection. I can usually join in most games and have only an occasional drop out message. Maybe it is a coincidence but most games that " drop " are close to completion.
  • Nedkil Speedmeister GNedkil Speedmeister G Banned Posts: 306Banned Users
    edited July 2010
    I am fortunate enough to have a very good connection but recently i was getting lost connection etc.I validated my steam files for the game and it would get to 74% and seem to go no further so i uninstalled game and reinstalled it then validated files to 100% and now no connection problems.This is maybe worth a try as it has worked for me.
  • Dale07CorpsDale07Corps Junior Member Posts: 11Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Thanks for all your comments, I've been working through everything. Just one question re: validating files ....... can you advise me how you did this, I'm not sure and don't wish to mess things up! Thanks fellow NTW players
  • Dale07CorpsDale07Corps Junior Member Posts: 11Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Doh! Please ignore the last post (no not the sad bugle player). Logged on to Steam and validating files as I type. I'll see how I get on. Thanks again.
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