I recently purchased Rome Total War: Gold via the Mac App Store on OS X Lion. I have had a lot of fun playing the single player campaign.

However, when I try to access multiplayer to battle against my friends by going to Multiplayer → LAN Battles, I get to enter my player name, but after that the game freezes for a short while and an error appears:

Failed to connect to LAN

The error occurs in the normal version as well as in Barbarian Invasion. My friend (on a Windows machine) does get into the lobby after entering his player name.

I disabled all and any firewalls and antivirus but I can't seem to solve the problem. How can I fix this error?

  • Even feral-interactive is having trouble discovering the issue. – Thizzer Jun 5 '12 at 7:54
  • Did you find a solution finally ? – Poujh Apr 21 '19 at 16:44
  • Unfortunately no, if I remember correctly it had something to do with combining windows/macos versions. – Thizzer Apr 25 '19 at 13:36
  • Can you traceroute the connection to the LAN host? Perhaps settings on your router are preventing (packet filtering, forwarding, etc) transit? – Tim S. Apr 26 '19 at 14:49

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