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Old 01-22-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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For some reason whenever I try to play Battle for Middle Earth 2 I always get the "Battle for Middle Earth 2" cannot connect. I know why because of the game.dat file. However whenever I try to add the program to the firewall it says that the program already has rules when its not even on the list. Any ideas?
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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shut off the firewall. download zonealarm and AVG antivirus and have them running. that is all you need and they work perfectly.

Norton is a huge CPU hog, don't even bother with it.
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honestly, i don't use any firewall besides the one xp comes with, and it does me just fine.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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I don't use a firewall, I have a router and that's fine for me. I'd recommend not using norton because it's a major RAM/CPU hog and it's not that great at detecting stuff. Go with something better like AVG free or avast home edition.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:54 AM   #5
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Norton is gay in my opinion it's more like a virus than anything else
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:57 AM   #6
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Get rid of norton and use a hardware firewall, much more secure, and doesnt hog resources
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Default Re: Norton Anti-Virus Firewall

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shut off the firewall. download zonealarm and AVG antivirus and have them running. that is all you need and they work perfectly.

Norton is a huge CPU hog, don't even bother with it.
I wouldnt use zonealarm, XPs built in firewall works fine.

and if you can afford it, get a hardware firewall Raffaz is right on the money with that one.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:01 PM   #8
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I disabled the Norton Firewall but it still says "Cannot establish connection to Battle for Middle Earth 2 Servers."
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:04 PM   #9
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Sometimes happens with firewalls, disabled doesnt mean disabled. Try uninstalling it and see what happens. Also check windows firewall, for allow no exceptions checkbox
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