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"ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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to make it even worse. Atleast for me my game started to crash again -.- **bleep**

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Ok, here are some steps you can try that can minimize the occurrence of this problems:

 

- Uninstall the Plugin (in control panel>uninstall) then delete the containing folder placed in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlelog Web Plugins

 

Fix for Mozilla FireFox:

- Install the latest plugin
- go to Addons (Firefox menu) -> Plugins
- Search for ESN AND Battlelog
- Set both to: always activated
- close firefox, start it again and it should be fine then

 

For Chrome:

-Clear Browsing Data ( Settings/Privacy )
-Reinstalling the plugin by logging to Battlelog again
-In the search bar typing the following command: chrome://plugins
-Checking the box Always allowed for ESN Sonar API and Battlelog Game Launcher
-Restarting the Browser
-Log back into Battlelog via Origin (Play from Battlefield4 icon )
-Join a Server

 

For Internet Explorer 11
-Restart IE 11
-From Internet Options/General tab -> Clear Browsing data -> Delete button
-From Security tab, slide the bar to bottom -> Medium Protection
-In Trusted Sites -> .battlefield.com should be added along with battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/ and battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/
-It will require a System Restart in order for the 7 step to be applied.
-Log in again into Battlelog and download again the plugin.
-Join a server.

 

First, do this steps: http://help.ea.com/en/article/battlefield-4-punkbuster-troubleshooting/ 

 

Also, try this additional steps, if the above does not work:

 

1. Open windows firewall
2. Click advanced settings( on the left) and then inbound (also left)
3. Find PnkbstrA.exe and PnkbstrB.exe (if you have two of both, its fine)
4. Right click on each of them>properties>programs and services
5. Make sure that "all programs that meet the specifications" is checked
6. Then go to the "Advanced" tab and check all 3 boxes. Domain, Private and Public.
7. REMEMBER TO DO THIS FOR ALL PnkBstr Files. Then save and quit.
8. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 and delete "Pb" folder.
9. Go to these 2 links:
http://websec.evenbalance.com/downloader/download.php?file=1
http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
10. Download and install both
11. Run Pbsetup.exe (the first link)
12. Add a game (eg. bf4)
13. Check for updates.

 

-Reinstall DirectX.
1:go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4\__Installer\directx\redist
2:Find file named DXSETUP.exe, right lcik and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR . Install it. It should update your DirectX install.
3: You might need to reboot computer first.
4: try to launch game.

 

Still doesn't work then....

 

-Update your Microsoft .NET framework.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851

 

Make sore your drivers and updated.

 

Get sure that you have disabled all ad and application blocking software in your browser and using the latest version of Adobe Flash.

 

For Battlefield on PC, please enable the following online ports on your connection:


TCP80, 443, 9988, 20000-20100, 22990, 17502, 42127
UDP
3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300


For specific instructions on how to open your ports, please visit http://www.portforward.com/ or contact your router manufacturer.

 

Also see this EA Help article for information on opening TCP or UDP ports: http://help.ea.com/en/article/opening-tcp-or-udp-ports-for-connection-issues/

 

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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With respect xxxo77o4906.

I cannot be bothered to do any of that and nor should I have to, DICE should be doing the work, not me, I paid £60 for software that I don't have to debug, that's why they have QA teams.

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Well, I just provided the steps that can help with the problem. You do not need to do them and are not asked or forced to do them. This is just an alternative to help you until the patch comes from the teams. It is better then just waiting and doing nothing but it is your choice if you want to do them or not. I just provided the means to help you and you should not be angry for that.Confusedmileywink: But you should not tell others not to do it as it could help them.

 

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Game disconnected: could not join server.
RECONNECTEA HELP
 
27 times since last post, just be glad I don't post every time it happens
 
tried all steps listed above, shouldn't have to, no noticable change.
 
I'm sure EA will give us all an extra two days of double XP  [I know, I crack myself up]
 
more to the point, whose idiot nephew of an exec thought up the idea of giving in-game benefits as a sop to folks who can't even get into the game.  Onto the B-Ark folks, were sending you on a trip.
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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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xxxo77o4906, sorry I'm not angry, not with you, I know you're just trying to help. Standard smile

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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to bad i already done all of that haha.... Did not help of course

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Re: "ERROR Game disconnected: could not join server."

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Its been 5 days now and still no response from the EA SPECIAL team haha. Lets see what they come up with haha -,-. Maybe he didn't get my email or is he trying to reproduce it? Who knows..

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xxxo77o4906 I as well as others do appreciate the effort, but I've tried all of those solutions and still nothing works.

 

I added the 'Smart Port Forwarding' app and applied the TCP and UDP ports and there was an improvement, but after an hour it was back to being just as difficult to join a game.

 

Whatever this problem is it's either PunkBuster or EA that initiated it. I had no problem connecting before 3 or 4 weeks ago. An update to one of those apps must have triggered whatever is happening. It's just so frustrating that there's no official acknowledgement of this issue for players and no attempts to fix it at the source.

 

As others have said, we shouldn't have to be messing with all these local changes to try and fix something the game broke.

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