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Xplosiv3

Compiled list of Workarounds

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Hi there, ive been following this project for quite some time and lurking in the forum just waiting for the day it came out.

We all know this game has its kinks and quirks that we're waiting to be patched, but in the meantime i thought this could be a thread

for temporary workarounds to various bugs.

 

There are multiple Threads on some if not all mentioned workarounds i have listed here, so thanks to the original posters.

 

However i cannot guarantee it will fix it tho.

 

I guess il just go right at it:

 

Singleplayer (SP) connection lost issue.

 

This usually happens if you try joining a Multiplayer game but nothing happens after clicking on selected server.

The method i use to avoid the connection lost error is to, first go back to the Main menu, click play, then host, after you have entered your own game lobby

you can just exit back to the main menu and start playing SP.

 

 

 

Actually i use this trick for unsuccessful join attempts aswell.

 

if you try joining a server but nothing happens, in my case atleast i cannot join any other server until i get an error message.

Simply go back into hosting your own game and exit, this will cancel your attempt to join, just make sure you dont click on the same server again.

 

 

Port error messages says port 2700-27050 needs to be open.

 

But you have allready allowed Takedown to access the internet in your windows firewall, and it reappears everytime you click refresh.

 

It seems to be no issue except the server browser itself thinks that since no hosts are available, then there is something with the router/firewall, but

from what ive later observed it looks like there are simply no one currently hosting a game that is in a lobby mode at the moment.

just keep going to the main menu and back into your browser repeatedly. if it still does not work the only thing left to do is exit the game and start it back up.

 

Oh and actually make sure you have Takedown on the allowed list, in your firewall.

 

 

 

This should now be disabled for everyone running the game after the patch.

The TTS voice is annoying the living daylights out of you?

 

It can be disabled by starting the 64-bit version of the game.

 

Default game folder is C:/program files(x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Takedown/binaries/Win64. Filename: TakedownGame-Win64-Shipping.exe

this can also help with the Multiplayer connection issues.

 

Make sure you are running a 64-bit Operating System tho.

Check under Control Panel>System.

 

 

Hosting a MP Server but no one can join.

 

Propper fix brought to this thread by:

 

Raptor thx for the misssing ports m8 :)

This is not a qoute, it is my own writing with missing ports added by raptor.

 

First, in your router, you need to enable port forwarding for your computer's IP and ports by logging into your Router as admin.

2700-27050 TCP/UDP

 

7777 UDP

13000 UDP

13650 TCP/UDP

14001 UDP

 

Then check your Windows firewall or 3rd party firewall to make sure the game is allowed to transmit data in and outbound aswell.

 

The DMZ method mentioned below should now be obsolete and not recommended.

 

But i have left it in just incase you have no luck with Port forwarding.

 

after Raptor mentioned ports i did not know (Added to the list above) was needed for hosting a TD server,

Thanks for your contribution Raptor now we dont need to use the pesky DMZ anymore.

 

 

If your Router has this option enable DMZ and add your computers IP to the DMZ list.

 

DMZ stands for "demilitarized zone" meaning your computer is extremly vurnerable to the internet in short terms.

 

 

So take great care doing this, even disable the DMZ function when you are not planning on hosting your own server.

More about DMZ on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_%28computing%29

 

 

 

Issues with weapon Loadout not saving.

 

Yet again no Guarantee's but my Issue was running Steam in offline mode because i had no Internet connection at that time.

I dont know if the Loadout config on the local computer is set to Read only or if the game Ignores this file and goes directly to steam's cloud service to look up you're saved Loadout data, or if it exists at all locally.

 

So make sure Steam is online/connected before you start up the game.

 

Sometimes when finished editing the Loadouts, a wild message appears, saying: all unsaved changes will be lost if you continue.

click cancel and push: Y

then simply go back to the main menu after that.

 

Sometimes when editing the loadouts the supressor for any weapon will not save the first time, simply go back into the loadout and add it again, should save the second time around.

remember to push Y acouple of times before going back to the main menu.

 

 

Weapon dissapears after switching between equipment.

 

Originally brought to this thread by:

Ding le dingo

If your equipment disappears and you can't select a gun, go close a door somewhere. That should fix it.

 

 

Originally brought to this thread by:

Captain Canadia.

 

There's this glitch where after you use a grenade or any equipment
the follows under the category when clicking "3" on your keyboard, your
weapon dissapears.


http://steamcommunit...s/?id=180717797


http://steamcommunit...s/?id=180717787


 


I know it's not really much of a fix, but after hitting the space bar
multiple times and pressing 1, I eventually get my rifle back. I
suppose trying with mouse wheel might solve this problem as well. Only
happened to me once to be sure what you can do to help but try to be
persistent though.

 

 

Feel free to add to this thread or help with corrections to it

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Hi Xplosiv3 and welcome,

 

I'm moving this thread to the technical part of the forums. Thanks for your post! 

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This post. This damn post. I love you.

 

Seriously though this fixed ALL of my problems and I am even able to host a server now! The DMZ fixed that straight up.

 

Cheers buddy!

 

(I will be hosting games in UK for anybody that wants to join just look in the server browser).

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There's this glitch where after you use a grenade or any equipment the follows under the category when clicking "3" on your keyboard, your weapon dissapears.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=180717797

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=180717787

 

I know it's not really much of a fix, but after hitting the space bar multiple times and pressing 1, I eventually get my rifle back. I suppose trying with mouse wheel might solve this problem as well. Only happened to me once to be sure what you can do to help but try to be persistent though.

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This post. This damn post. I love you.

 

Seriously though this fixed ALL of my problems and I am even able to host a server now! The DMZ fixed that straight up.

 

Cheers buddy!

 

(I will be hosting games in UK for anybody that wants to join just look in the server browser).

Glad i could help m8, ill make sure to stop by your server sometime.

 

Once again Capt. Canadia Thank you so much for that particular suggestion, ive been rendered helpless by this bug many times with no way out except death :(

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Glad i could help m8, ill make sure to stop by your server sometime.

 

Once again Capt. Canadia Thank you so much for that particular suggestion, ive been rendered helpless by this bug many times with no way out except death :(

 

Just a couple questions.

 

1. Now that I've accepted DMZ on my router how open am I to hazardous internet threats? (if any at all).

 

2. What IP does my server use? Is it my local IP?

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Great post you've compiled here. Thanks for all the intel and assisting in narrowing these issues down

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Just a couple questions.

 

1. Now that I've accepted DMZ on my router how open am I to hazardous internet threats? (if any at all).

 

2. What IP does my server use? Is it my local IP?

Well for your first question, your computer has very little if any security measures from the router itself, i would not recommend disabling your software firewall and/or Antivirus.

 

The server itself is uurmm.. both? hehe what i mean is you are behind a so called NAT with routing function, locally the server IP is something along the lines of 192.168.0.X ( Open up CMD, and type: Ipconfig /All , to find out what your local/private ip is)

 

NAT stands for Network Address translation.

in simple description, your internet service provider, gives you 1 public IP to use on the internet, but a so called NAT, is given this IP, and gives out other (private) ip's to your local network, so basically all your computers on your local network is seen as one single IP to the rest of the world. but they see each, with induvidual IP's addresses.

 

But to the one's trying to connect to the server see's a Public IP, basically the IP your router is configured to use.

To find that ip, just go to http://www.whatsmyip.org/

 

The ip at the very top is the Public IP your router/computer(s)/server is seen as.

 

 

And Stadler, im just happy to help ^^

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I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't see any cinematic videos or intros whatsoever. Only the 2 opening logos.

Has anyone actually seen the videos I'm missing? If so, is there a workaround for this one? I know that there are .bik files within the game that are probably for mission briefings. I've run both versions many times.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't see any cinematic videos or intros whatsoever. Only the 2 opening logos.

Has anyone actually seen the videos I'm missing? If so, is there a workaround for this one? I know that there are .bik files within the game that are probably for mission briefings. I've run both versions many times.

Briefing animations in solo play.

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Briefing animations in solo play.

But they didn't even show for single player. From what I've seen, they don't exist. Did you see them?

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But they didn't even show for single player. From what I've seen, they don't exist. Did you see them?

Sure, in Mission mode. There's like rotating images of security camera footage and stuff like that.

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1. Now that I've accepted DMZ on my router how open am I to hazardous internet threats? (if any at all).

 

Well for your first question, your computer has very little if any security measures from the router itself, i would not recommend disabling your software firewall and/or Antivirus.

Don't want to start a hardware vs desktop Firewall discussion here, but I do disagree with Xplosiv on this one. In the default configuration your router blocks every connection attempt incoming from the Internet. This way you can't host a server because connection attempts from clients are blocked.

Enabling the DMZ option of your router allows incoming connections, hence clients can then connect to your server. But this DMZ allows basically all incoming connections, therefore it allows as well certain threats to connect to your computer. So there is imo a security risk.

I personally prefer port forwarding over DMZ, because it allows you to open only certain, necessary ports. This allows clients to connect, but keeps unwanted connections which might be dangerous out.

Necessary open ports for a TD server are:

7777 UDP

13000 UDP

13650 TCP/UDP

14001 UDP

+ 27000-27050 for the server browser

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Don't want to start a hardware vs desktop Firewall discussion here, but I do disagree with Xplosiv on this one. In the default configuration your router blocks every connection attempt incoming from the Internet. This way you can't host a server because connection attempts from clients are blocked.

Enabling the DMZ option of your router allows incoming connections, hence clients can then connect to your server. But this DMZ allows basically all incoming connections, therefore it allows as well certain threats to connect to your computer. So there is imo a security risk.

I personally prefer port forwarding over DMZ, because it allows you to open only certain, necessary ports. This allows clients to connect, but keeps unwanted connections which might be dangerous out.

Necessary open ports for a TD server are:

7777 UDP

13000 UDP

13650 TCP/UDP

14001 UDP

+ 27000-27050 for the server browser

Oops it seems i have been to much of in a hurry, i think? what i ment by this, if DMZ is enabled then your router has little to no security control for inbound/outbound connections to or from the spesified PC/IP, if DMZ is disabled however the router will like you are saying deny unwanted connections and or possibly known threats.

Thus i said do not disable the windows firewall, or if using any other software firewall and or Antivirus while attempting to host a server (when DMZ is activated/enabled).

 

But your explenation is beyond a doubt well explaning about the issues with DMZ and i totally agree port forwarding is a far better solution.

I was not aware about the other Ports required outside 2700-27050, tho so after a quick search on the forums i went with DMZ.

I guess i was a bit to quick.

 

added missing ports and, edited hosting a mp server to use port forwarding instead of DMZ

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To be honest, i have not seen any video's either, just the two logo's 505 Gaming, and Serellan

 

You are not seeing the videos on the single player briefing screen?

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You are not seeing the videos on the single player briefing screen?

No sir. I've not seen any. Afterword I remebmered that there probably should have been, but the only "videos" I have ever seen are the opening logos: U3, 505 and Serellan.

I have run both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions on multiple PCs multiple times. None of them have ever yeilded to the fact that the any briefing video exists.

 

Any ideas?

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Holy ###### thats bad. This is the first ive heard of it. Can you post system specs. The bink videos should be playing for u.

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They are most likely just clicking through them.  They take about 5 seconds to load.  

 

To be more clear, you have to go to single player, then select the mission and accept, then on the next screen there should be an audio recording and a briefing video, but it does take a second to load. 

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I know the .bik files are on the computer, but no videos are playing. And I am not skipping them. It doesn't show any problems; it acts as if no videos even exist. I click single player select select next, it shows me the mission briefing text I click next two more times and it goes to load. It has been pretty quick by the way; just a few seconds for loading and I'm in the game.

 

Computer specs:

 

OS: 32-bit Windows 7

RAM: 4GB (3GB available)

Processor: Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 2.50GHz

 

OS: 64-bit Windows 7

Ram: 9 GB

Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 2.67 GHz

 

OS: 64-bit WIndows 7

Ram: 8 GB

Processor: AMD Phenom II X61045T 2.70GHz

 

OS: 64-bit Windows 7

RAM: 8 GB

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.50GHz

 

I have not seen any of them play any video once. Most of the time they play the opening logos, but that's it video-wise.

Sorry to break this to you. I don't know how many people are seeing the videos.

Thanks.

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