This section describes some common problems you may encounter when trying to connect to server.war2.ru.
This article covers the following:
Connection to server.war2.ru failed
When you double click the War2combat icon it gives you a pop up saying “Connection to server.war2.ru failed, please check you network connection, firewall and try again”.
This message appears when War2PLoader (part of the anti-hack system) can’t establish a connection to the server, usually because server.war2.ru is down. Click on “Ignore” and the game will launch as usual; if you want to play online you’ll also need to switch to a backup server until the main server is back online.
Server.war2.ru is not in the Gateway List
When attempting to connect to Battle.net under the “Multi player game” section of the main menu, the War2.ru server is not available in the dropdown list of gateways.
If you aren’t using our custom Warcraft II client (War2Combat) then our server won’t be in the gateways list, for example if you have an originalWarcraft II: Battle.net Edition CD or a pirated Warcraft 2 BNE .iso file. The solution is to edit your registry to add our server (server.war2.ru) to the list.
- Solution #1: Download & install the latest version of War2Combat which will automatically add our servers.
- Solution #2: Download and run this registry file to automatically add our servers.
- Solution #3: Follow this tutorial to manually add our servers using the Gateway Editor app.
Stuck at “Checking versions”
After you click connect the logon process proceeds normally until “Checking versions”, then hangs indefinitely.
This problem sometimes happens as a result of a memory overflow on the server. The server isn’t technically “down” and you may see some people still connected on our status page, but no additional players can log in. The problem is usually fixed quickly; if it happens to you just check back later to see if the server’s back online, and switch to one of our backup servers if you want to play in the meantime.
UDP Packet Error
When you attempt to connect you receive the following message: “Your internet connection is either very poor or is not processing UDP packets through port 6112. You will be able to chat but will not be able to play games. Contact your Internet service provider or your system administrator for assistance with opening this port.”
This is usually a temporary problem that happens when your Internet connection is very slow. If it persists indefinitely try checking your firewall inbound rules to see if WC2 is being blocked. If you aren’t comfortable changing the settings you can delete the rules, then look for this prompt the next time you log on to the server and check both boxes.
Unable to Connect to Battle.net
After you click connect there is a 10-15 second delay then you see the message “Unable to connect to Battle.net. You may be trying to connect to an invalid Battle.net server.”
This problem happens when the server is offline, and has specifically been known to occur when the server is being hit by a DDoS attack. All you can do is check back later to see if the server’s back online, and switch to one of our backup servers in the meantime.
“Connecting to Battle.net…” Window Instantly Closes
When you select server.war2.ru in the gateways list and click on “Connect” the “Connecting to Battle.net…” dialog appears for a split second then you immediately get kicked back to the gateways menu.
This can happen for several reasons, however the most common is that your IP address has been banned from the server. If you have not to your knowledge broken any of our rules (for example, hacking or failing to provide a screenshot on request) then it’s possible that we’ve banned a range of IPs that happened to include yours. In this case it’s best to contact us about it so we can evaluate the situation and discuss a possible resolution.