Halo CE Multiplayer doesn't work when Parental controls enabled

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by mbrownah, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. mbrownah

    mbrownah Guest

    My son bought Halo Combat Evolved and installed it after we upgraded his PC
    to Vista. He could never attach to Multiplayer games - He could get a list
    of active games, but when he tried to connect, it timed out - no response.
    After trying several things, we disabled parental controls, and it worked
    immediately.

    The only thing we have blocked in parental controls is pornography web
    sites... all the games, no matter the rating, and unrated, are enabled.
    Single player Halo works fine, just Multiplayer is broken.

    He has installed all the latest Halo patches. Any ideas how to keep
    parental controls working, yet allow Multiplayer? I haven't found any
    details about parental controls that describe preventing online collaboration
    games.
     
    mbrownah, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. mbrownah

    Nyte Guest

    When running Halo, instead of left clicking or using the 'Games' tab, right
    click and 'run as administrator'.
     
    Nyte, Apr 24, 2007
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  3. mbrownah

    Tyler Cobb Guest

    Did you make sure that your firewall allows Halo traffic in and out? Run it
    as an Administrator and see if you get a firewall popup window when you try
    to connect to an online game.

    Tyler Cobb, MCP
     
    Tyler Cobb, Apr 24, 2007
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