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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:11:27 PM | IP Logged

It seems that lately, whenever I try to create a game in the Lobby I get a an error stating" Couldnt create a game, the name might already be in use". What name? And how do I solve the problem?


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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 5:24:29 AM | IP Logged

Hiya PDemery,

A lot of people are receiving that message lately, especially Windows 10 users.
Sometimes people can t host a game, but they can join other games.
Not sure how to solve that problem, i will put it also in the shoutbox, hopefully someone will know a solution for that. 

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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 10:37:48 PM | IP Logged

Are you talking about in Game Ranger? Once Game Ranger takes you into the game, you can change the lobby name to whatever you want. Try that. 

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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:18:41 PM | IP Logged

Thanks for the response, Gordo, but I don't use Game Rangers anymore. It kept bouncing back to desktop when more than 2 players played in the same game.
We use Hamachi now (four players meeting every Wednesday morning) and have had no real problems with it.
I did try creating a new ani (PC Player)to try to solve my problem, but still received the same error message. Weired. Anyone else experience this? As it stands now, I cannot set up a new game. Has to be someone else, unless I completely uninstall TW and reinstall,and not quite ready to go through all that yet :-)


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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:51:21 AM | IP Logged

edited by: nort2 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:10:00 PM
I had that happen years ago. I seem to remember it being some kind of conflict with a port issue. The more tech savvy people would know better.

Also, look at this post.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:02:37 AM | IP Logged

I believe I had that problem(I think) I had several libraries that I could not UNINSTALL. I messaged Gunpower61/Pat. Got the Registry Keys for said libraries. Went into the registry, deleted them. Reinstalled them. Things seemed to work fine, since. Not sure this will help with the problem. But check and see if you have libraries that will not uninstall. A word of caution...going into really not advised. 

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