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Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 12/7/2018 10:19:22 AM   
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downloaded wif after 4 years uninstalled because it was a piece of crap as first produced.

apparently, many netplay issues are now fixed.

i can't tell though, because i used to be able to login to netplay, but now i cant.

Unable to access Seeking Opponent database.

the product is even less functional for me than 4 years ago.

i have unified my accounts. username and password is the same as in the netplayreg.txt.

it seems to me a game that works shouldn't be this hard to actually play.

unmitigated piece of crap.

anyone have any ideas? i've tried the same things as others who had the Unable to access Seeking Opponent database message.




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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 12/7/2018 10:23:17 AM   
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Play by email much better

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 12/7/2018 10:45:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: majordefeat

downloaded wif after 4 years uninstalled because it was a piece of crap as first produced.

apparently, many netplay issues are now fixed.

i can't tell though, because i used to be able to login to netplay, but now i cant.

Unable to access Seeking Opponent database.

the product is even less functional for me than 4 years ago.

i have unified my accounts. username and password is the same as in the netplayreg.txt.

it seems to me a game that works shouldn't be this hard to actually play.

unmitigated piece of crap.

anyone have any ideas? i've tried the same things as others who had the Unable to access Seeking Opponent database message.








I was going to suggest this, there are threads about this. Long time ago I had the same problem and finally it seems it was a problem with my user/password for the server. I believe it was solved with an email to the help desk or whatever the name is.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 12/7/2018 12:07:33 PM   
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Yes currently the message I am getting from support is to try with the latest hot fix installed

So I will try that and see

We tried play by email for a while before uninstall , but this was irritating when there is supposed to in fact be a working netplay - there was supposed to be when it was first marketed .

But thanks for the heads up

< Message edited by majordefeat -- 12/7/2018 12:08:32 PM >

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 12/7/2018 6:02:28 PM   
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Is it possible your user name and password in the NetPlayReg.txt file are not exactly case matched the unified ones? That was a problem in the past, FREX "Player" as a username would not verify against "player".

Also, you could check with Matrix customer support to see if the username and password you originally used for NetPlay match your unified credentials.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/9/2019 9:53:42 PM   
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I just bought the game and I'm getting this same error. How do I fix it?

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/9/2019 10:30:28 PM   
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I just bought the game and I'm getting this same error. How do I fix it?

Sorry to learn that you are having trouble.

Can you provide some more information on when the problem occurs? The actual message would help us figure out what is wrong. A screenshot would be even better.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/9/2019 10:41:43 PM   
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It happens right after the main screen, just after I hit to go to the NetPlay forum.

I already registered. Note: This info IS DIFFERENT than my main Matrix/Slitherine login stuff.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/9/2019 10:54:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: GenChaos33

It happens right after the main screen, just after I hit to go to the NetPlay forum.

I already registered. Note: This info IS DIFFERENT than my main Matrix/Slitherine login stuff.

Ah, then that's the trouble.

You need to have the World in Flames NetPlay information (Username & Password) the same as your Matrix/Slitherine login.

The World in Flames information is in a simple text file that you can edit using Notepad (or equivalent): NetPlayReg.txt.

Please let me know if this helps (or doesn't help) you get into the NetPlay forum.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/10/2019 12:33:06 AM   
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All good now. Had to uninstall and actually re-install to a different location.

But was able to connect with friend/other player and played around with setup.

So now, we both must read many rules and tutorial videos before we bite into The Monster!

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/10/2019 4:24:57 AM   
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For your first game, the general suggestion is to use the Barbarossa scenario. Production might not work quite right here, but it doesn't really matter. Do not use the quick start setup, because the Russian set up in it is awful.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/10/2019 9:36:13 AM   
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My Slitherine/Matrix log in is major ball. Registering for the netplay server you are not permitted spaces so I cannot log in with the same user name hence I cannot access the Seeking Opponent database. Is there a solution for this?

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/10/2019 2:08:02 PM   
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Mine are different but it was all set up before the unified password system. The main thing is that what you use for Netplay matches what is in your two Netplay text files in your game directory. If you have not yet registered for Netplay you could set it up with something different.

But as I said mine were prior to Unified Password so if that doesn't work then you will have to contact Customer Support.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/10/2019 6:16:21 PM   
Shannon V. OKeets

 

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ORIGINAL: Majorball68

My Slitherine/Matrix log in is major ball. Registering for the netplay server you are not permitted spaces so I cannot log in with the same user name hence I cannot access the Seeking Opponent database. Is there a solution for this?

I agree with Paul - see if Customer Support can help.

When MWIF sets up the user name and password for accessing the NetPlay server, it only imposes the restrictions on the user name and password that the Slitherine server imposes. If I were t modify the program to accept embedded blanks (e.g., major ball), the Slitherine server would reject it.

How much aggravation would it be to change your Slitherine/Matrix login in to Majorball68? That looks to me to be the path of least pain.

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RE: Unable to access Seeking Opponent database. - 4/11/2019 1:42:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets


quote:

ORIGINAL: Majorball68

My Slitherine/Matrix log in is major ball. Registering for the netplay server you are not permitted spaces so I cannot log in with the same user name hence I cannot access the Seeking Opponent database. Is there a solution for this?

I agree with Paul - see if Customer Support can help.

When MWIF sets up the user name and password for accessing the NetPlay server, it only imposes the restrictions on the user name and password that the Slitherine server imposes. If I were t modify the program to accept embedded blanks (e.g., major ball), the Slitherine server would reject it.

How much aggravation would it be to change your Slitherine/Matrix login in to Majorball68? That looks to me to be the path of least pain.


Thank you both. Sent an email to Slitherine support and they were very quick at correcting the issue and changed my user name from major ball to Majorball68 for all my linked accounts.

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