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Druid42 needs help with CHAT.

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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I'm running the recaps for the current online game sponsored by ATS. I can't access the chat. I'd like help from the mods, as well as any tech savvy members.

As far as my specs go, (am geeky) I run XP and Mint 8 linux in dual boot. I have as browsers FF 6, IE, Chrome, Safari and Opera in XP, and FF 3, IE and Opera in Linux. I have checked everything pertinent as far as flash, java, popups, firewalls, and I don't run any AV software (viruses are a hobby of mine, I like to catch them for the zoo). I am 32-bit, 1.6 ghz, 1 gb ram, on a Thinkpad A30, and have all the latest updates for all my hardware. Everything, and I mean everything else, works fine, youtube, blah-blah, no other problems with anything anywhere, except this GD ATS chat thing. I've looked at the source given in the popup, can see the icon tables, and get the text box, but everything else remains grey. I refresh and wait. Wash, rinse, repeat. I watch network activity, and it fades away for that particular popup. It simply doesn't work.

If you look closely, I have tried 8 different combinations of browsers and os's for the past three days. I've read several threads about chat problems, and tried their solutions, but still no go. I am stumped for now on this puzzle, ate a piece of humble pie, and am now asking for help.

My default config is XP with FF 6.02. I'd like to get that working.

I use Pidgin to chat. I'll boot it up if ANYONE wants to help me, u2u for required info.

I really, really want to join the Enigma chat, but can't. I have been pulling hair for three days now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.




posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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how many ats posts do you have?

You need 200 posts to enter chat. Now if you have 200 posts and still can't get in I'd suggest using chrome as chat likes chrome best.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Hey its me over from the previous thread. I would love to get you into chat, you seem like an indispensable part of the game, being an integral leader in the main thread. I was hoping to give you some advice, but you scared me off saying you collect virus's for your 'zoo' hahahaha!!!

I have used pidgin before when I tried to dualboot my new $200 netbook and FXed up the BIOS (somehow... no clue) Thorn had a similar problem as you, I was addressing you both, Thorn got into chat... maybe you could converse with Thorn as to how he got in???

(on a sidenote, a small handful of us are considering Ventrillo or Mumble as either an 'ATS Mod Free' chat forum, or an alternative for members who cant get into normal ATS chat. No progress so far, let me know your personal feelings regarding chatting with other ATS members, I will try to act as a go-between as much as possible)

You are clearly very technologically inclined, is there anything I can do to facilitate your joining the ATS chat room? You are clearly an asset to the games progression, it is a shame we cant converse with you in ATS chat. Any suggestions?

::BTW I am going to mention this new thread in chat, to possibly post any results or suggestions.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Just for future reference, here is the post leading up to the creation of this thread.


Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by IntegratedInstigator

You need 10 posts to get into chat. I am using google chrome and am able to access chat just fine. If you could, post your computer specs, such as what OS are you using? (Windows, Linux, Apple, etc.... Windows xp, vista, 7, etc) What browser? (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc). Do you have a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system? Are you running any anti-virus software, if so what brands (Avast, norton, spyblocker, etc)

I am available for other chat methods for quasi-tech support, aim, skype, (facebook If I HAVE to), whatever you use for social networking. etc... someone more technically minded should probably assume this role, haha
edit on 24-9-2011 by IntegratedInstigator because: stupid spelling error


[sic] I meet the post reqs. As far as my specs go, (am geeky) I run XP and Mint 8 linux in dual boot. I have as browsers FF 6, IE, Chrome, Safari and Opera in XP, and FF 3, IE and Opera in Linux. I have checked anything pertinent as far as flash, java, popups, firewalls, and I don't run any AV software (viruses are a hobby of mine, I like to catch them for the zoo). I am 32-bit, 1.6 ghz, 1 gb ram, and have all the latest updates for all my hardware. Everything, and I mean everything else, works fine, youtube, blah-blah, no other problems with anything anywhere, except this GD ATS chat thing. I've looked at the source given in the popup, can see the icon tables, and get the text box, but everything else remains grey. I refresh and wait. Wash, rinse, repeat. I watch network activity, and it fades away for that particular popup. It simply doesn't work.

Ok, I am done ranting. I use Pidgin to chat. I'll boot it up if ANYONE wants to help me, u2u for required info.

I really, really want to join the Enigma chat, but can't. I have been pulling hair for three days now. I'm gonna start a new thread in Board Business & Questions, so let's take this conversation over there and post accordingly. Thanks to everyone who has addressed my chat issues. I appreciate it, but let's get back to the real purpose of this thread......

ETA: Here's the LINK.
edit on 9/24/11 by Druid42 because: added link


We really want you in here to chat, an active contributing thread member. We need you. Can anyone help?!



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:39 PM
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I'm not sure how to help ya, my friend I'm on a rickety old powermac... g5 at the moment.
Pretty surprised that I got into chat with it.

Hope ya get it worked out, it would be nice to have your input there.
T-



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:39 PM
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Druid

we would all really like for you to be in chat

i've explained the best i could as to what i do to get in
it's just a simple refresh for me

so i'm going to get pidgin and see if we can continue to figure this out

will u2u you once i've got it
Marshall



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Been there, done that, running all that. Didn't help. Told ya I have TRIED everything.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by Marshall Twinie
Druid

we would all really like for you to be in chat

i've explained the best i could as to what i do to get in
it's just a simple refresh for me

so i'm going to get pidgin and see if we can continue to figure this out

will u2u you once i've got it
Marshall


I am also willing to DL and set up pidgin. For anyone wondering, Pidgin is an open source, Linux driven, completely free IM software. Hopefully a pidgin quorum leads to your being able to log into ATS chat. PM me with your pidgin info, I will add it and wait.
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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OK, and thanks. I've also sent a compliant in to the mods.

I really appreciate your help.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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One thing i did was disable all addons within ff and went through a step by step process and its been working fine ever since. Obviously i enabled my addons once it was working.


edit: btw, for ats chat and stuff im running FF 5.0
edit on 24-9-2011 by cerebralassassins because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Druid42 , god you are way more tec savvy than I am, but sometimes the simple stuff works. Get a free copy of Ccleaner and run that . Might work



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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hey druid when and if you ever do make it in to chat stop by the main room and say hi .

Strange i get in jsut fine and im on an old beast of a comp about 9 years old and in computer age thats pretty old lol

at fist i just got to be civilized page and couldent figuer out wher to clcik acept from ther i had to change to veiw from 100% to 75% to fit it in the window

hope that helps. Im shur a mod will be along soon
...~ wher thers a will ther is a way~...
Good luck
Johnplays(blues)guitar.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by jplaysguitar
hey druid when and if you ever do make it in to chat stop by the main room and say hi .

Strange i get in jsut fine and im on an old beast of a comp about 9 years old and in computer age thats pretty old lol



9 Years old, that should be placed in a museum...rock on old technology.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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If you like and im sure you already know this simply launch Internet Expl. and enter ats chat, its the simplest way until you find a way via ff or opera or any other browser.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Tried IE too. In both XP and Linux. Yes, there is a version of IE for LInux. Sickening, eh?



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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He 's not lying, weve been asking for help in chat for you. You check your clocks? I'm sure you have..



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:11 AM
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druid

i sent ya the u2u with my details

Marshall



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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Heck, I even put my router into the DMZ to run through all the configs as well. NOW do you see why I"m asking for help?

I am going to downgrade to FF 5, and try that next. Many people are saying FF 5 runs fine to get into chat.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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have you tryed loading the "chat voyeur" first? no matter what the browser is that seems to initialize different than the regular chat.

im on linux and i use FF 3 and 3.6. i load the voyeur client first (give it a minute, its not the fastest loading thing in the world.it sits @ grey screen for a moment)

then once you see the chat, leave the window open and click the regular chat link, it will load the chat in the same window.

this is what i do everyday.



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