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Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo pc online error message unable to join the game server

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Halo pc online error message unable to join the game server

Hey all, I've been playing Halo Online Multiplayer for quite some time now without any issue but yesterday the Ping column went blank and I wasn't able to join the game server that I usually play. Then today a few more game servers wouldn't let me join, all I get is the initial message "negotiating with sever" and then an error message "unable to join game server". I reinstalled Halo, then restored my xp to a date a month ago, went to Microsofts website and fooled around with patches but to no avail. Any ideas?

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Global Fear answered:

The same thing is happening to me! When I find out what is wrong, I will alert you immediatly!

dukensc answered:

Did any body find out what the prob was because I happen to me to

Guest answered:

it's happining to me and has been going on for about 4 months.

Guest answered:

the server your trying to join might be using a moded version of the map,this means you can't join coz your map is different.if this is not the case then check that you have the right ports opened to join halo servers,also check your firewall.last thing is that you dont have a valid cd key for your game

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Guest said: 4th Nov 2012 | REPORT
i have modded maps and the person im trying to join hasa modded map as well and i cant join him

Guest answered:

uhm i downloaded my copy and used a key from the internetz!! is this the problem??

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Guest said: 15th Oct 2010 | REPORT
this is [email protected]
You cannot use a used CD Key for Multiplayer or internet! it will not work!
Guest said: 15th Dec 2011 | REPORT
Yes u can, i do all the time! dumb ass!
Guest said: 15th Dec 2011 | REPORT
Yes u can, i do all the time! dumb ass!

Guest answered:

Hi guys i am from bungie(c), and i will try to answer ur question;

if ur wondering why this is happening... here are some reasons;

1. You dont have the right ports open (like what guest said).

2. u have a bad connection, not only to the servers, but ur internet speed as well.

3. not all patches have installed properly (make sure your firewall is off while installing)


4. that servers PING rate has clocked out... (it means to many people with bad connection/ slow internet have made the PING struggle to keep the game together.

I hope i have helped u guys and i hope i can c u on the battlefield...

Regards, (GM)BOOM^^

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Guest said: 9th Dec 2010 | REPORT
i have done all of the above suggestions and still get unable to connect to game. regardless of which server i try. i have even turned off my firewall with no luck...

Guest answered:

It's times like these when I thank Jews.

Guest answered:

All of the servers are down. Gamespy shut down and took their servers with them


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