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Known Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Errors And Problems + Fixes

Error: I can't connect to the servers online - I get the message ""Can't Connect - The version you are running is different from the servers"

Fix:
1. Exit Red Orchestra
2. Go to Steam -> Files -> Change User
3. Steam will warn you, ignore and just hit 'Log out...'
4. Log back in when steam offers you a Log in screen
5. Launch Red Orchestra

Error: When I Start RO:O nothing happens

Fix:
1. Use this link to verify your cache steam://validate/1200
2. When Steam finished downloading the rest of the game, Start Red Orchestra normally

Error: When clicking multiplayer from within the game, it locks up
A firewall or smiliar software program is blocking the game from accessing the internet.

Fix: Run the game in windows mode by hitting the keys "alt" and "enter" once you are within the game. Then when you click multiplayer you will be able to see what program is asking to allow RO access and give it permission.

Error: No maps/servers show up on my map/browser list

Fix:
1. Open your RedOrchestra/System Folder
2. Delete all .ucl files
3. Restart Steam and RO

Error: After people die their bodies don't fall to death but stand up and maybe start walking

Fix: in your C:\program files\steam\steamapps\<username>\red orchestra\system\ folder delete all files with .upl and .ucl (try out engine.ucl first)

Error: When I launch RO, my computer crashes/reboots (Zone Alarm Users)

Fix1:
Run the latest Zone Alarm
Fix2: - Should no longer be an issue
1) Within the Steam UI, browse to File->Settings->Run Steam When Windows Starts and deselect this check box.
2) Close Steam
3) Find the shortcut to launching Steam on your desktop and add the following to the command line:
-clientbeta fs
Here is an example:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -clientbeta fs

Error: When I launch RO, my computer crashes/reboots

Fix:
1) Browse to C:\Windows\Prefetch\ and delete all files there ( .pf suffix) that start with RedOrchestra
2) Lockfolder users this program might cause problems with Red Orchestra on certain versions.

Error: C++ Library Runtime Error

Fix1:
1. Verify your cache
steam://validate/1200 <-- Use this link

Fix2: For SDK users
1. Remove SDK from your system, including the .gfc's related to it
2. Verify cache
3. Reinstall SDK

Error: I have set the rendering device to 'Software' and now my game crashed and every time I try to start it up again it keeps crashing

Fix:
1. Find the directory where Steam is installed (default it should be something like C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\
2. Go into \SteamApps\"your Steam account name"\red orchestra\System\
3. Find the file called 'redOrchestra.ini' and delete it
4. Find the file called 'user.ini' and delete it
5. Start up Red Orchestra normally, you will have to reconfigure all your settings after this fix, since you basically reset Red Orchestra to its default settings (iow player name, video and other settings)

Error: Game crashes on Resolution changes (This fix should also be tried for other graphical related problems)

Fix:
1. Find the directory where Steam is installed (default it should be something like C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\)
2. Go into '\SteamApps\"your Steam account name"\red orchestra\System'
3. Find the file called 'redOrchestra.ini' and delete it
4. Find the file called 'user.ini' and delete it
5. Start up Red Orchestra normally, you will have to reconfigure all your settings after this fix, since you basically reset Red Orchestra to its default settings (iow player name, video and other settings)
6. If you need to change the Rendering device again, only use Direct 3D or Direct 3d 9.0

Error: My game looks very blurry, textures look unsharp

Fix (turn off bloom):
1. While in game, hit 'Esc' to go to the ingame menu (If you are already in the Main menu, simply click on 'Configuration' and proceed with step 4)
2. Click on 'Game Controls'
3. Click on 'Configuration'
4. Click on the second tab labelled 'Display'
5. Make sure the check box of 'Show advanced options' is checked, this will make all the options on the roght tirn white instead of greyed out.
6. On the right in the 'Options', uncheck 'HDR Bloom'
7. Return to the game

You can also turn off bloom ingame by:
1. Opening up the console (hit ~ <-- tilde)
2. In the console type 'bloom' without the "
3. Close console by hitting ~ again

If you still think it doesnt look good and your system can have AA and AF turned up, try setting AA and AF on high settings in your system, it will make the game look much better (high end systems only)

Error: My game is running abnormally slow (ie: low fps)

Fix:
(We beleive some grafics cards have problems with DirectX 9.0)
1. While in game, hit 'Esc' to go to the ingame menu (If you are already in the Main menu, simply click on 'Configuration' and proceed with step 4)
2. Click on 'Game Controls'
3. Click on 'Configuration'
4. Click on the second tab labelled 'Display'
5. In the drop down menu 'Render Device' select 'Direct 3D' instead of 'Direct 3D 9.0'
6. Return to the game

Error: When I load most maps i kinda freeze and its like Im the only one on the server and I cant move I can only shoot.

Fix: You have timed out on your connection to the server, reconnect or find a server with a better ping for you. Or browse to Error: Maps take a long time to load and follow the instructions there.

Error: Master Server can not be found

Fix1: In the Server browser menu: Hit the refresh button
Fix2: Hit Alt + Enter to go to windows mode. Your firewall should be asking for permission to allow an updated Redorchestra.exe access the web. Allow it to

Error: This Game is currently unavailable. Please try again another time.

Fix 1 - process already run and needs to be "killed" first:
1. Quit Steam
2. Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Go to Processes (second tab) -> Find RedOrchestra.exe -> End process
3. Open Steam
4. Launch Red Orchestra
Fix 2 - Kerio Personal Firewall users:
1. Configuration > Network security > Find steam.exe and redorchestra.exe entries in the list and erase; choose ok
2. Manually create new entries for them or if you are using interactive mode wait for popup when restarting steam / roo

Error: PreCondition Assertion Failed

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