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BUG: Failed to open server port!
Oct 23 2011, 8:39 pm
Every time i open my pager this message pops up
Oct 24 2011, 2:52 am
Yup, i've got the same problem.
Oct 24 2011, 8:19 am
It means the port is in use.
Oct 24 2011, 8:26 am
Actually it usually means the firewall is denying the pager the ability to open a port. (Unless you've set a specific port for your pager, and it's a low enough port number that Windows is apt to use it automatically, it is not in use.) Fix the firewall settings and all will be well.
Oct 24 2011, 9:15 am
Yeah, I was wrong it means it's unable to open that port, but anyway there is still a chance that it's being used already.
Oct 24 2011, 9:18 am
The chance of the port being in use is extremely low if the port was given a high enough number, and zero if the user never chooses a specific port for the pager. If this happens every time the pager opens, it's a firewall for sure.
Oct 24 2011, 11:19 am
I have no idea how to do any of those things, I'm using Avg's firewall though
Oct 24 2011, 11:21 am
Try disabling it.
Oct 24 2011, 11:25 am
Okay, the first thing you need to do is ditch AVG in favor of an antivirus program that works. AVG has been unreliable and extremely buggy for at least a year and a half now. I've had it completely kill my Internet connection just because its update didn't work. I recommend using Avast instead, which is also free.
Most likely though, the firewall causing the issue is the Windows firewall. You may have more than one firewall; if you have nVidia graphics card, that comes with a firewall too (which you should turn off). The firewall needs to be set to allow Internet access to dreamseeker.exe, dreamdaemon.exe, and byond.exe. All three programs should allow TCP traffic to go in and out. Your current firewall is denying the pager (byond.exe) the ability to accept incoming traffic. If the firewall also has a setting to keep track of a hash of each program in case they change, disable that setting--it interferes with BYOND updates.
Oct 24 2011, 11:57 am
Yeah i see what you mean i removed AVG and for some reason it's still active. Now for the windows firewall do i set a new rule and add those programs?
Oct 24 2011, 12:06 pm
Just kill the AVG process(es).
Oct 24 2011, 12:11 pm
Even more complicated stuff dude.lOl.
Oct 24 2011, 12:13 pm
Just open task manager you can do this by either right clicking on your task bar or by pressing Control+Alt+Delete. Then go to the processes tab and find anything related to AVG and hit the delete(del) button.
Oct 25 2011, 1:23 pm
So i did all that Lummox and it's still happening
Oct 25 2011, 1:25 pm
You did what exactly? A firewall is definitely the cause of this problem. If you've configured one firewall (it'd help to know which one), then you either didn't do it correctly or you have a different firewall interfering.
Oct 25 2011, 1:29 pm
I allowed all three through the windows firewall and i got rid of avg also
Oct 25 2011, 1:31 pm
If all three programs can handle incoming and outgoing traffic, then the Windows firewall is not the only firewall. If you have an nVidia graphics card, that has a firewall too, and you should remove it (the firewall, not the card). Your antivirus software may have a firewall of its own.
Jul 13 2012, 9:07 am
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I did all that and it still has a problem, This the first time i had this problem with byond in a few years
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