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Solo Multiplayer problem in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by The Magpie, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. The Magpie

    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    [​IMG] O.K., so having re-installed BG a little while ago, I thought I'd try creating my own party. Normally, it's fairly trivial to start a "fake" multiplayer game in BG: just connect to one of your serial ports and you're set. But whichever COM port & bitrate I try, the "Create Game" button does nothing. Trying the TCP/IP option is even worse, as that just makes the game crash to desktop.

    Does anyone in SP-land have any suggestions/workarounds? 'Cause I've got a bunch of characters with some pretty awesome stats (that took a while to roll) raring to go! :p
     
  2. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    Sadly, not so far (at least for BG1). I already had GameSpy disabled, and the IPX wrapper did nada. I'll try again tomorrow, just in case PLBKAC. So for now, I'm still open to suggestions.
     
  4. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    The answer to everything in life is on Google. It must be on there somewhere :-).
     
  5. The Magpie

    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    Well, I'll give that a go eventually, but I've come up with my own workaround for now: play Icewind Dale. :p
     
  6. MrMermaid

    MrMermaid Reality is merely an illusion, albeit persistent Resourceful

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    Have you tried the following?

    Start BG, skip movies and get to main menu. Then press Alt + Enter to enter windowed mode. Start multiplayer session (I always use the TCP/IP option). Follow options until game has started. Then press Alt + Enter again to enter full-screen mode again. Voila!

    This is the method that has always worked for me, both on BG and BG2. This is also why I avoid the Widescreen Mod, as it disables windowed mode.

    Bear in mind it can still take 15-20 seconds to load up the multiplayer session in windowed mode, so give it a few moments when trying.
     
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    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    Thank you MrMermaid, that worked a charm. :thumb:

    Have a :beer: on me!
     
  8. MrMermaid

    MrMermaid Reality is merely an illusion, albeit persistent Resourceful

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    Glad to be of assistance!
     
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