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Spectating game leads to disconnected player (if they live in the same house?)

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  • Spectating game leads to disconnected player (if they live in the same house?)

    Ok, so I was playing a normal game and everything was going fine until my roommate wanted to watch my game. When he connects, my game freezes and I get disconnected from the game. When I try to reconnect, it says that the times I have reconnected is too much and that the server may not exist. However, my roommate is clearly watching the game I was in but shows that I disconnected. No matter how much I try, I can never reconnect on my computer. I have to go onto his computer to reconnect back to the game. Is this a problem with the spectating aspect within the same household or is it our internet/computer being weird? This has happened twice already and it is a bummer that we cannot play and spectate each other at the same time.

    Edit: Additional information - My roommate lives downstairs while I live upstairs. The way I worded it may seem like I am trying to get an advantage on my opponents but I can assure that I do not cheat. We do not use any form of communication (Ventrilo, Skype, etc.). My roommate just wants to watch my match in the comfort of his own room and have a view of both teams (without having to look only on what my screen has).
    Last edited by LameGamerTag; 02-21-2012, 03:24 PM.

  • #2
    Bump. Does this happen to anyone else or is it just me?


    • #3
      It shouldn't kick you for "cheating". Spectated games are 5-10min behind of the real action.

      Maybe some issues on multitiple connections from same ip? Not sure.


      • #4
        A lot of online games have problems with multiple clients being ingame on the same IP. It can get weird sometimes, and it almost always leads to someone getting disconnected as the other logs in. Battlefield 3 does this, though I've never had this problem with a Valve game...


        • #5
          From the Common Issues thread,
          When playing together with a friend at the same location (LAN), we both can't connect to the same server at the same time.
          This is generally caused by a low quality router that can't handle two different computers connecting to the same remote address using UDP while using the same source port. Please see this article for possible solutions,


          • #6
            Hmm interesting. We can play together but we can't spectate each other though. If my router can't handle two different computers connecting to the same remote address, then wouldn't it disconnect one of us? (I'm not really technologically literate so I might be misinterpreting the response.) Proof: We just played a game together earlier. The match ID is 6415264. I was Necrolyte and he was Dark Seer. We had no disconnection problems though my friend's DotA client froze in the beginning.