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I have been trying for hours to connect to El. I have been thru the forums. I have redownloaded el like atleast 6 times. And Nothing is working. I got me a Lap top finally and the first thing I go to download is EL. Think im gonna cry. I have turned off the firewall and such. But for whatever reason I cant connect. I only get as far as the rules page. I cant even find the umm ports. So i cant check them. and I have been all up and down my el files.

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[16:06:02] Error: Server profile not found in servers.lst for server: Lands\el.exe". Failover to server: main.

[16:06:02] Using the server profile: main

[16:06:02] Window size adjusted to 1018x736

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_multitexture extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_point_sprite extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_texture_compression extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_shadow extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_EXT_framebuffer_object extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_EXT_draw_range_elements extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_fragment_program extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_vertex_program extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_fragment_shader extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_vertex_shader extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_shader_objects extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_shading_language_100 extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat extension found, NOT using it...

[16:06:03] GL_ARB_texture_rectangle extension found, NOT using it...

[16:06:03] GL_EXT_fog_coord extension found, NOT using it...

[16:06:03] GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc extension found, using it.

[16:06:03] Couldn't find the GL_EXT_texture_compression_latc extension, not using it...

[16:06:04] Error opening sound configuration file

[16:06:07] Error: Can't open file "quest.log"

[16:06:07] * server www.eternal-lands.com filename http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst

[16:06:07] Downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst from www.eternal-lands.com

[16:06:07] Error: Can't open file "alias.ini"

[16:06:08] Finished downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst

[16:06:29] * server www.eternal-lands.com filename http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst

[16:06:29] Downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst from www.eternal-lands.com

[16:06:29] Finished downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates180/files.lst

[16:06:30] Failed to download (files.lst) 3 times. Giving up.

[16:06:30] * server www.eternal-lands.com filename http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates/custom_files.lst

[16:06:30] Downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates/custom_files.lst from www.eternal-lands.com

[16:06:30] Finished downloading http://www.eternal-lands.com/updates/custom_files.lst

 

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[16:06:07] The location of the data files in use is C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\ELstuff\Eternal Lands/

[16:06:07] Your personal settings and logs will be saved in C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents/Eternal Lands/main/

[16:06:07] Connecting to Server...

[16:06:29] Can't connect to server :pickaxe:

[16:06:29] Press any key to try again.

[16:06:29] Press Alt-x to close the game

[16:06:38] Connecting to Server...

[16:07:05] Can't connect to server :rolleyes:

[16:07:05] Press any key to try again.

[16:07:05] Press Alt-x to close the game

 

 

 

 

Just this kinda msg everytime. and i have tried movin my el folder around like i uesd to but nothing is helping at the moment. I Hate to post in help section but at this point I really need it.

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Seems to me that your EL client is working perfectly, so there is no need (and no point) in reinstalling it or moving folders around.

Rather, it seem that your port 2000 is blocked, probably by some antivirus software / local firewall / firewall on your router / firewall at your provider.

 

Try opening a command shell and typing the command

 

telnet game.eternal-lands.com 2000

 

If nothing happens, then your port 2000 is most probably blocked (and notice that the EL client is not playing any role). If you see the EL welcome message, then port 2000 is open, but the cause is something else. I would be very surprised though if you could see the welcome message. In the former case (no message), then you can only review the software installed on your machine (firewalls and virus chekers), check the OS settings, your router settings, or possibly ask your network admin or ISP tech support to make sure nothing outside of your machine is playing any trick.

 

If you see no message, and are positive that nothing on your machine is blocking port 2000, try the commands

 

traceroute game.eternal-lands.com

 

or

 

tracert game.eternal-lands.com

 

(depending on your OS) and post the output here: it might give an indication of what is wrong.

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this is what i have recieved this time.

 

 

 

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

 

C:\Documents and Settings\User>telnet game.eternal-lands.com 2000

Connecting To game.eternal-lands.com...Could not open connection to the host, on

port 2000: Connect failed

 

C:\Documents and Settings\User>traceroute game.eternal-lands.com

'traceroute' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

 

C:\Documents and Settings\User>tracert game.eternal-lands.com

 

Tracing route to game.eternal-lands.com [213.152.3.5]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1

2 16 ms 23 ms 10 ms 10.157.48.1

3 23 ms 25 ms 12 ms 68.6.11.154

4 7 ms 7 ms 6 ms 68.6.8.156

5 10 ms 9 ms 7 ms fed1dsrj01-ge500.0.rd.sd.cox.net [68.6.8.0]

6 25 ms 22 ms 22 ms paltbbrj02-ae0.0.r2.pt.cox.net [68.1.0.235]

7 34 ms 27 ms 24 ms ge-4-0-0.mpr2.sjc2.us.above.net [64.125.31.70]

8 94 ms 104 ms 91 ms so-2-2-0.mpr2.lga5.us.above.net [64.125.26.142]

 

9 159 ms 155 ms 155 ms so-3-0-0.mpr1.lhr3.uk.above.net [64.125.28.65]

10 168 ms 166 ms 167 ms xe-0-1-0.mpr1.cdg12.above.net [64.125.31.250]

11 177 ms 176 ms 180 ms xe-2-1-0.mpr1.fra4.de.above.net [64.125.24.5]

12 174 ms 174 ms 175 ms 79.141.34.174.available.above.net [79.141.34.174

]

13 191 ms 438 ms 189 ms ge11-0-0.tcr2.itx.fra.as8218.eu [62.93.193.86]

14 186 ms 185 ms 186 ms xe0-0-0.tcr1.itx.fra.as8218.eu [83.167.63.244]

15 312 ms 189 ms 191 ms 83.167.55.60

16 193 ms 193 ms 193 ms xe1-2-0.tcr1.rb.par.as8218.eu [83.167.56.178]

17 187 ms 187 ms 191 ms 83.167.56.181

18 200 ms 194 ms 303 ms 213.152.3.5.static.not.updated.as8218.eu [213.15

2.3.5]

 

Trace complete.

 

C:\Documents and Settings\User>

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Did you change ISP or internet connection type recently? Is this laptop connecting via the same internet connection you've always used?

 

Your traceroute worked fine, but telnet failed.

 

Pretty well guarantees that the problem is outgoing TCP connections on port 2000 are blocked.

 

If you're sure you've tried connecting with all local firewalls disabled, then the next step is to call your internet service provider and ask them if they're blocking outgoing TCP connections on port 2000, and if so, ask them to stop blocking.

 

If your ISP is the type that believes their clients are too stupid to be in charge of the ports they can connect out on, and you are unwilling to change ISP, Learner's proxy service is your best option:

 

http://el.other-life.com/support.php

(Scroll down to "Premium Proxy Service")

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I couldnt even find any port 2000 or port anything in any of my el files. i turned off firewalls and gave access for 2000 in exceptions etc. and i was on about 3 different wifi connections in different areas of the city. I was trying to find port 2000 in my el.ini files to make sure it was set correctly and couldnt find anything about any ports and i searched all the el files i could. I really do want to play tho. i have been waiting for this for over a year almost 2. Im gonna try again later. Im in class right now. think they frown on me playin games in class or downloading games either lol. Which i shall do again. and i am in a different location so im hopin it might work today.

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If you have the same problem at all three spots, and those are from different providers, almost certainly you have some software on your machine blocking outgoing connections. Again, this has nothing to do with your EL client, so it is of no avail searching among your EL files.

 

If all three hotspots were from the same provider, maybe your ISP is only offering mobile web connectivity (e.g., only HTTP, that is port 80), and not unrestricted TCP/IP access. To test this last possibility, try issueing the command

 

telnet time.nist.gov 13

 

if you get the current time of day as an answer, then you have full access (and we have to look for some other cause for your problem). If you get no answer, or the command is stuck, then most probably you only have web access, and in that case we have found the problem: you have to talk to your ISP to see how you can be allowed full access.

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I am running Vista and having problems, so I tried this, but 'telnet ....... ' is not recognized as a valid command, and I am at a public place, is it safe to say whoever is administrating the routers and stuff here (or the ISP) is blocking it?

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I am running Vista and having problems, so I tried this, but 'telnet ....... ' is not recognized as a valid command, and I am at a public place, is it safe to say whoever is administrating the routers and stuff here (or the ISP) is blocking it?

 

If you are using a public connection ie internet cafe, then yes, it is reasonable that the company owning the equipment is blocking it

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