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Stronghold 2 and Stronghold Legends Multiplayer Problems

If you are experiencing issues with Multiplayer games not working.  There is a workaround for this problem.  

Set your exe file to Windows XP SP3 Compatibility mode and setup a multiplayer game via GameRanger as per normal -

You can do this by locating the exe file (default locations listed below) and following the additional instructions. 

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stronghold 2

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stronghold Legends

2. Right click and select Properties.
3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4. Tick 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:'
5. Select 'Windows XP (Service Pack 3)'
6. Click on OK.
7. Run GameRanger and either Host or Join a game.

 Stronghold Legends may be blocked from getting online. Due to your firewall not having ports opened. Some ports are required to play the Stronghold online.

It's also possible you can have two firewalls working such as a software one installed in Windows and a hardware one in your router. This could cause confusion for the game, if you have a hardware based firewall you may want to consider switching the software one off.

If you need help on how to configure your router, click here.

If you need help on configuring your firewall, click here or here.

The folllowing ports need to be opened to allow Stronghold Legends to run correctly:

Allow outgoing TCP connections to remote port 6667
Allow outgoing TCP connections to remote port 28910
Allow incoming & outgoing traffic via local UDP port 19966
Allow incoming & outgoing traffic via local UDP port 13139

Various software, such as an anti virus program could cause issues with multiplayer.



Microsoft have create a helpful guide for there own games, click here for help.



Stronghold Legends, requires a connection online if you wish to play LAN mode in the game. We also recommend downloading the version 1.2 patch.