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Old 11-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default "Please Wait..." - not syncing to server?

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About 2-3 weeks ago I started having issues connecting to MP servers, specifically with the game stalling on the Clouds screen with "Please Wait" shown below.

Sometimes I can connect, sometimes I'll try again the next hour or day and I can't. However the success rate on connecting seems to be dropping from 70% to about 20%.

Tonight I've tried and failed to connect to GAW, 104th, BlueFlag, TTI-Aus. All Caucasus maps.

The last message in DCS.log when it stalls on this screen is:
2019-11-05 14:26:20.663 INFO Dispatcher: loadMission Done: Сontrol passed to the player

And if it succeeds it will write:
2019-11-05 14:26:20.663 INFO Dispatcher: loadMission Done: Сontrol passed to the player
2019-11-05 14:26:20.663 INFO NET: sync seems good, telling server we are ready
2019-11-05 14:26:20.924 INFO NET: MsgClientInit(serverTime=49622.171759, modelTime=4996.565039)
2019-11-05 14:26:20.924 INFO NET: local time=47.924837, offset=49574.418087, error=0.005100, samples=16
2019-11-05 14:26:20.924 INFO NET: scheduled start at 47.748644
2019-11-05 14:26:20.924 INFO NET: MsgClientRun
(then more stuff)

What I've tried
I've tried repairing DCS, no change. I've also tried completely reinstalling DCS (and removing all files and \Saved Game\ data) without SRS/Tacview, still the same however. No mods are installed.

What I've ruled out
DCS is Open Beta on an M.2 NVMe, 64Gb RAM. It can load singleplayer lightning fast and has no trouble with FPS. I'd previously been playing DCS MP for about 2 years and built a new PC maybe a month ago.

My ping is around 110 to Aus and 240-270 to US servers. No wireless on local networking. No firewall messages.

Anyone have any ideas? It makes it difficult to hook up with a wingman when I'm unable to connect.

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Old 11-28-2019, 02:24 PM   #2
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So it appears to be linked to other internet activity. I'm on a 50mbit connection, but if there's a slow rate download going on (around 100kb/s) then it will have much more trouble syncing.

I'm surprised it takes this little to destabilize it, the other day I was playing AoE II multiplayer while the 16Gb HD pack accidentally downloaded in the background without me really noticing.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:31 AM   #3
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I have exact same issue but all the time not only if something is downloading. It works when I have a VPN enabled, which is weird. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Same issue here, unfortunately i wasn't playing for a month or two and when back it seemed not working properly anymore. Tried repairing and cleaning to no avail. As the others are suggesting, any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:05 AM   #5
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Pretty similar issue here as well. When I try to join a server I get a loading screen that lasts forever. It never gets to the point it tell me its loading the map or anything. I've tried router resets, checking my firewall, restarting both DCS and my PC, my network extender, repairing DCS. Nothing works all i get is, Loading.......
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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I was hoping in today update to be able to play again in MP. The wait was killing me so i tried some of the past suggested solutions to this problem. Like, delete the savegame folder, but it didn't work. Can we have a solution? Should we provide logs?
(EGG already did but i can do it too if necessary)

I'm not using any antivirus software and the firewall allows DCS to go through. I've been trying to solve it since i wrote my first post, a couple of days ago. Many people tried to be helpful but nothing worked. Depression starts to kick in!
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:24 AM   #7
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Not syncing means that UDP packets do not go through.
Check your firewall rules.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:24 AM   #8
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TCP/UDP are router rules isn't it? I'll go check them too, i'll let you know if it worked or not. Thanks a lot for the suggestion!
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:27 PM   #9
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I had a look at my tcp/udp rules, on the router i have both 10308 and 10309 open for DCS. I'm still at the loading screen, "please wait" and clouds. Same message in the log as the other users, "Dispacther: loadMission Done: Control passed to player", nothing else.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:46 AM   #10
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In my case if it was Firewall rules (Windows or router) it would be applying 100% of the time. But sometimes I can get in and sometimes I can't.

A couple of people (one here, and one on PM) have mentioned the problem goes away if they use a VPN, so I'll try this next time I see the issue.
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