I can't connect to any servers, please help

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User Info: MrNinjaButcher

MrNinjaButcher
5 years ago#1
I got the game Free To Play, and I was able to play a few games, but now whenever I click play now, it says "Retrieving Server Information, Please Wait", but it never gets the info and I can't connect because the button doesn't appear. Same thing with browse servers: I click on it, but the server list never comes up.

User Info: Shadow Edge

Shadow Edge
5 years ago#2
It's possibly because of your modem/router. The game pings a lot of servers (thousands?). Cheaper routers can't handle that many connections at once so it tries to shut off some stuff, which is why you don't see pings and sometimes your internet connection just completely drops for a few seconds.

User Info: al_capowned

al_capowned
5 years ago#3
Getting the exact same issue. It's been "refreshing" for the last 15 minutes and I can't even view one server.

User Info: Shadow Edge

Shadow Edge
5 years ago#4
You can manually connect to a particular server if you want.

Browser servers via this site:
http://www.gametracker.com/search/tf2/

Copy the IP:Port, open the console, then just type: connect <IP>. Example connect 127.0.0.1:27015 (the IP won't work but it's just to show you how it looks like)

User Info: MrNinjaButcher

MrNinjaButcher
5 years ago#5
Shadow Edge posted...
You can manually connect to a particular server if you want.

Browser servers via this site:
http://www.gametracker.com/search/tf2/

Copy the IP:Port, open the console, then just type: connect <IP>. Example connect 127.0.0.1:27015 (the IP won't work but it's just to show you how it looks like)

Thanks for the help! But how do you open the console?

User Info: Oroborous

Oroborous
5 years ago#6
I've just been using servers in my history, but that wouldn't help new folks much. I'll have to try that site.
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User Info: zero7717

zero7717
5 years ago#7
~ key. Top-left corner of the keyboard. You might have to enable console in advanced options first.

User Info: tanblan2

tanblan2
5 years ago#8
I'm also having this problem. "Console" is not an option in the advanced options.
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User Info: Shadow Edge

Shadow Edge
5 years ago#9
It's under the Keyboard tab I think.

User Info: Noaharts

Noaharts
5 years ago#10
This thread made me smile. The community is actually helping.
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