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hey guys, my bro and i got hldm2 for free each on 2 comps. yay for free.
his not much of a gamer so he wouldnt buy it himself.
but we want to play together on the net. we can both join and play at the same time however we cant join teh same server.

the first person to join a server can get on fine. but when the other trys to join teh game they get a "cannot connect to server 4 attempts" message.

any solutions for us to play on the same server?
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it might be the server your joining... Some servers dont let "ghosting". Which is when two people try to connect to the same server with the same public IP...

Are you running a router? A switch? A hub? to hook up both computers to the net??

let me know what the ip's are of both computers trying to connect...
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With some games you can't both play on the same server with both connections. When it does alllow it, really weird things happen. I've played THPS3 online in the same server as my brother, and strange things like I would type a message and the server would say he said it and stuff like that would happen.

To fix this you could use a proxy, but they usually would make the latency unacceptable.
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it might be the server your joining... Some servers dont let "ghosting". Which is when two people try to connect to the same server with the same public IP...

Are you running a router? A switch? A hub? to hook up both computers to the net??

let me know what the ip's are of both computers trying to connect...
yes i am running a router, teh computers ips are 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3
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well i just found out my mate and his bro can play on teh same server on css. so whats the deal! grr lol
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When you and your bro connect to the server at the same time, the server detects it as two of the same inbound IP addresses are attempting to connect onto the server.

It is then up to the server's settings whether it will allow duplicate IPs to join. It is a security measure.

Try anotehr server.
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When you and your bro connect to the server at the same time, the server detects it as two of the same inbound IP addresses are attempting to connect onto the server.

It is then up to the server's settings whether it will allow duplicate IPs to join. It is a security measure.

Try anotehr server.
ill give it a shot. thanks man
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