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Waiting for player 1

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Multiplayer & PBEM' started by KMRblue1027, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

    Mar 4, 2010
    Hamilton, NJ
    Me and my brother started a LAN game and every turn I gain the ability to do production, but at the bottom of the game screen it says Waiting for Player 1 (Bismarck). When this message is up I can't move units and no action registers. This has also gotten worse over the coarse of the game. Plus, every time we boot up it's so long that it says I disconnected from the server.

    Is there a way to fix this?
  2. 2metraninja

    2metraninja Defender of Nabaxica

    Sep 19, 2007
    Plovdiv, BG
    Try and play GameSpy game. It may sound weird, but for us this worked - we used to play from one town with direct IP and have HUGE delays and the game, everithing was so slow and waiting for player x, then we switched to GameSpy and voila! no more delays.
  3. Trev

    Trev Prince

    Aug 17, 2002
    Adelaide, Australia
    There are various articles on this, often the best solution is to open the port that civ4 uses. Done properly this solves most problems, checking for firewall blockages is another one.
    See top thread, it discusses solutions to this problem

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