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Master Geek

#78810 8-Mar-2011 21:25
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Hey all,

I downloaded Crysis 2 on March 1st and havnt had any problems with the game till today.
Today when I tried playing the game I originally got a message from my AVG Antivirus software saying that the file 'CrySystem.dll' located in 'Program Files/ Electronic Arts/ Crytek/ Crysis 2 Demo/ bin32' was a virus, this seemed rather strange as AVG has never had a problem with Crysis 2 before. So I tried playing the game anyway but I got an error message saying that the game couldnt access the CrySystem.dll file, so I went into AVG and put Crysis 2 in the list of allowed files and also set the 'Resident Shield' section of AVG to allow this. I tried playing the game again and this time I managed to get as far as the login screen. But now whenever I try logging into the game, after about 5 mins of the game trying to sign in I get an error message saying 'An error has occurred. Please check your network connectivity.' I checked that the windows firewall wasnt blocking the game either but this wasnt the case. I have tried completely uninstalling and reinstall the game but this hasnt worked either. Also after going through the AVG settings and finally getting the game to at least startup I got a messgae saying I had to patch the game to 1.2 which I have done, which has also made no difference. It seems like something is blocking my internet connection to Crysis 2 as my network monitor is showing my internet speeds are never going higher than 1 or 2 Kb/s when trying to sign in today (Im not sure what sort of speeds they were yesterday when the game worked but they would have been fairly higher than that). I have also tried playing the game on a different Windows account but this makes no difference.

Any ideas? Thanks

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Master Geek

  #446808 8-Mar-2011 21:41
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Next time please try to use paragraphs, makes it easier for us to read.

I would say, uninstall the game completely, Then do an update on your AVG along with a full system scan to make sure you have no other virus' infected your files.

Download "Malwarebytes" too, and do a system scan with that, once you have scanned with both programs and everything is cleaned and fine.

Then try re-installing the game, make sure no other applications are running in the background and make sure to start the installation with Administrator.

Test the game, and see if everything is working. If not, Try disconnecting your Internet connection and playing the game then. Some games provide offline mode.

Let us know how you go, this might narrow things down for us.


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Uber Geek

  #446810 8-Mar-2011 21:45
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I'm assuming you are meaning the multiplayer demo?

I downloaded it through steam and it starts up fine, but when I just tried to sign in I get the same "Check Network Connectivity" error. Maybe the Crytek servers are having some issues?
Could anyone else who has the demo test this too?

Also, completely off topic...
DREAMTHEATER... rock on!!!
Sad that MP has left the band. :(
Will be interesting to see what happens next.

Sorry, back on topic. :)


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Master Geek

  #446858 9-Mar-2011 09:09
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Yea sorry about the lack of paragraphs. don'tpanic42 hopefully you're right and the servers will be up again soon, it'll be interesting to see of anyone else has the same problem. If not, ill give Cyrus' ideas a go.

And yea that was a sad day for DT.
Heard any news about who their new drummer is?

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Uber Geek

  #447010 9-Mar-2011 16:46
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Another thing that doesn't help is the fact that the game login system is highly confusing.

When you start the game you are prompted to enter in your "MyCrysis" nickname and password details.
There is a GameSpy logo down on the bottom of the screen. Initially, this led me to believe that if you had a GameSpy account, you could just log in using that. Apparently not.

You have to create a new "MyCrysis" account. I did this. I am able to log in to, however when I try to use the same details to log in through the game, it just produces an error saying...

"Nickname invalid. Your online name must contain at least three characters, and may only use letters, digits, and other valid characters. It also cannot begin with number, or one of the following characters @ + : #"

My nickname is two letters followed by two digits. As far as I can tell, my nickname is in compliance.

Why can't they just make things a little bit easier for fellow gamers?
Very frustrating.


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Master Geek

  #447030 9-Mar-2011 17:53
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Hmm I originally never had any problems with the login, process. I just used my same login details from crysis/ crysis wars and it worked first time.

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