Allegiance Error Message: Your Connection to the Game Server Was Lost

SYMPTOMS

When you play Microsoft Allegiance, you may receive one of the following
error messages:

Your connection to the game server was lost.
Reason: guaranteed message could not be delivered.
Your connection to the game server was lost.
Reason: Pings are not coming back.

CAUSE

This behavior may occur if any of the following conditions are true:

  • You connect to the Allegiance game server through a proxy
    server or firewall.
  • You connect to the Allegiance game server by using Microsoft
    Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or Network Address
    Translation (NAT).
  • You are experiencing high Internet latency.
  • The Allegiance game server has lost its connection to the
    Internet.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order that they appear. If the issue continues to occur, continue to the next
method.

Install the Latest Version of DirectX

To download and install the latest version of DirectX, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Configure the Proxy Server or Firewall

For additional information about how to configure a proxy server or firewall for use with Allegiance, click the article number below
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

240429 DirectX: Ports Required to Play on a Network

Use a Direct Internet Connection

If you connect to the Allegiance game server by using Microsoft Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing or
other forms of NAT, connect directly to the Internet instead. Allegiance
is not compatible with Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing and some other forms of NAT.

Select a Different Allegiance Game Server

If the game server where you are playing loses its connection to
the Internet, click the Allegiance Zone button near the bottom of
the Allegiance game screen, click Games List, and then click
a different Allegiance game server.


If you are playing a free game, click the Free Games button
near the bottom of the Allegiance game screen, click Games List,
and then click a different Allegiance game server.


Note If you are playing a LAN game, click the LAN Gamesbutton near the bottom of the Allegiance game screen, and then click a
different Allegiance game server.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to troubleshoot network issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
819836 Games: How to Troubleshoot Multiplayer Issues
Eigenschaften

Artikelnummer: 259445 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 14.02.2017 – Revision: 1

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