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Author Topic: Cant get Multiplayer to work in Windows 7 (14 messages, Page 1 of 1)
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Joined: Nov 19, 2010

I are kyller.

Posted: Nov 19, 2010 10:46 PM    Msg. 1 of 14       
So I scored a Halo 2 copy off of ebay for 7 bucks, and I wizzed through the campaign on fairly high settings.

But now that I'm done with that, I want to play multiplayer. But when ever i play the game lags soo hard that I have to force quit every time.

Now heres the problem. There are NO error messages. Just super lag at ~ 30 seconds of game time.

I have made sure i have the most recent version of live and have updated halo 2 accordingly (or else I couldnt log in to live)

My computer:
Windows 7 x64
Intel Core 2 Duo ~2Ghz
4Gb Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT (1Gb VRam)

Thanks in advance

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Posted: Nov 20, 2010 12:43 AM    Msg. 2 of 14       
I'm not sure maybe a slow internet connection. Or you could try turning down the graphics when u go on mp. Atleast u can get into a game. When i last tryed, halo 2 died and i had to reinstall

Joined: Nov 19, 2010

I are kyller.

Posted: Nov 20, 2010 10:43 AM    Msg. 3 of 14       
No, my internet connection shouldnt be the problem, I could try the graphics thing

But also, i noticed it gets incredibly worse after i die. Before i die i can play somewhat, but after i die its about 1 frame a second.

Tried Graphics thing, thought it was working, didnt.
Edited by Servaeo on Nov 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Joined: Jun 17, 2009

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Posted: Nov 20, 2010 05:24 PM    Msg. 4 of 14       
Try running it at lowest graphics settings to see if it does the same thing.

Also, download newest graphics card drivers, then uninstall the current ones, restart Windows, then install the newest drivers.

Joined: Nov 19, 2010

I are kyller.

Posted: Nov 20, 2010 05:49 PM    Msg. 5 of 14       
Tried that. didnt work. I also have the newest drivers (took care of that first)

Joined: Jun 5, 2010

Posted: Nov 20, 2010 09:24 PM    Msg. 6 of 14       
Your problem is the fact that your running the x64 version of 7. I know a lot of peeps who had nothing but problems with halo 2 when they run it with the x64 OS. Even they can't figure out why, but I thought I would let you know, just in case you have x32 bootable as well as the x64. Also, most lag in any game is a combination of motherboard network bus issues coupled with graphical ones. If you are sure that the graphic card is working 100% compliant on any setting, try adjusting the network bus drivers and settings. What Mobo you using anyway?

Joined: Nov 19, 2010

I are kyller.

Posted: Nov 21, 2010 11:33 AM    Msg. 7 of 14       
well, its not really a motherboard per se, because its a laptop. Asus N80Vn.

how would i go about adjusting the network bus drivers/settings?

Joined: Jun 5, 2010

Posted: Nov 21, 2010 12:06 PM    Msg. 8 of 14       
Well, since you have a laptop, your best bet is digging in to the networking settings. Sometimes, even though you have a great pc or laptop, the way the pci or network adapters communictae with the northbridge and other vital components, is less than optimal, or require either updated or rolled back drivers. As a good rule of thumb remember this....
just because a new driver is released, does not mean that is better than or add better functionality to any one piece of software or hardware. You should probably find out if their various different versions of your motherboard and chipset drivers available, and install each of them and test Halo with them. More than likely, you will find one that works. Also, you should go thru and see what system services are starting with your computer. Tons of backround services and apps will kill any gaming rig!

Joined: Nov 19, 2010

I are kyller.

Posted: Nov 21, 2010 06:44 PM    Msg. 9 of 14       
well i finally got an error message:

"We are experiencing some problems. Sorry about that."

Wow, I bet I can use that to solve my problem.

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Posted: Jan 20, 2011 11:30 PM    Msg. 10 of 14       
Wait, so H2v can't run on a 64 bit OS?

Joined: Nov 19, 2010

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Posted: Jan 20, 2011 11:47 PM    Msg. 11 of 14       
It may, but it may not. No guarantees

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Posted: Jan 21, 2011 12:14 AM    Msg. 12 of 14       
I've never had significant issues running it on:

Win Vista 32-bit

Win Vista 64-bit

Win 2008 32-bit

Win 2008 64-bit

Win 7 64-bit

Joined: Dec 27, 2008

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Posted: Mar 13, 2011 01:30 PM    Msg. 13 of 14       
Memory leak?
It's okay before you die but terrible afterwards right? Sounds like a memory leak to me.
On other games, sometimes performance for me on my old machine would degrade over a few minutes...
Download and run Memtest just to be sure.

Joined: Jan 31, 2011

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Posted: Apr 21, 2011 09:16 PM    Msg. 14 of 14       
Quote: --- Original message by: IcePhoenix
Wait, so H2v can't run on a 64 bit OS?
works on my 64 bit windows 7 laptop
specs are (accordin to xfire)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
4096MB RAM
Hard Drive:
308 GB
Video Card:
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Sceptre 22"
Sound Card:
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Apple earphones
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:
A Marble Notebook :D
Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Computer Case:
Cannon 15.6" case


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