MSN Msngr Games - Known Issue List

From: Godiva (contactOBVIOUS_at_zonetechs.com)
Date: 08/05/04


Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 17:27:11 -0700

Elmo,
This is a list of known issues they are working to resolve. You may come
across some of them in the meantime.
http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Issues.aspx

G
"+Elmo_Tech" <elmogeek@iglou.invalid> wrote in message
news:4110D165.BF80AECC@iglou.invalid...
> Godiva wrote:
> >
> > Hi Jill,
> >
> > I received the following information in reply:
> >
> > The error indicates an error running one of the game library files
included
> > with the messenger installation (either missing or corrupted). The
suggested
> > solution would be to uninstall MSN messenger and reinstall it or simply
> > re-run the installation file and select the repair option. to do the
latter
> > it may be necessary to download the installation file to the users hard
> > drive then open the file to get the installation running.
> > If that doesn't correct the problem try reinstalling and/or updating the
> > macromedia flash web components.
> >
> > Note: It is suggested that you disable any antivirus programs when
> > uninstalling or reinstalling MSN Messenger. Sometime an antivirus
program
> > can prevent a program from properly installing.
> >
> > Also, if you check in IE, tools -->Internet Options---> under temporary
> > internet file, click settings --> view objects. In the downloaded
programs
> > folder you will see active X components for the games. (example,
Solitare
> > Showdown Class) If any component looks like
> >
> > {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF}
> >
> > it is corrupted and needs to be removed. You can right click a file and
> > choose properties to see if the Active X Control indicates a codebase of
> > http://messenger.zone.msn.com. This will tell you if the active X is
related
> > to MSN Messenger Games or another program you may have installed. To
remove
> > a corrupted Active X Component, right click the file and choose delete
from
> > the menu. Uninstall/reinstall Messenger. If you find a corrupted Active
X
> > related to another program you have installed, you will need to check
your
> > help/documentation related to that program for instructions.
> >
> > Best Wishes,
> >
> > G
> >
> > +_Godiva
> > MSN Games at Zone.com
> > Technical Committee
> >
> > "Godiva" <contactOBVIOUS@zonetechs.com> wrote in message
> > news:uB9SY5beEHA.1424@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >
> > > The error messages in Messenger, leave much to be desired. At least at
> > > zone.com when a launch fails due to ports, you get a failed to
connect,
> > > failed to launch or failed to detect <game> error message. I've sent a
> > > zalert notice to zMaster regarding Jill's error. May take 48+ hours to
get
> > a
> > > reply. Hopefully, as a longer term improvement of service, some new,
> > > informative, error messages can be added, as well.
> > >
> > > G
> > >
> > > ps. Elmo, the following MS KB page related to zone ports is gone.
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q159031
> > >
> > > +_Godiva
> > > MSN Games at Zone.com
> > > Technical Committee
> > >
> > > "+Elmo_Tech" <elmogeek@iglou.invalid> wrote in message
> > > news:410FEFD8.453AFC51@iglou.invalid...
> > > > Jill wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > the single player games do work, with no problems, no
> > > > > prompts(because i already have flash and stuff like that
> > > > > downloaded and installed) but the msn messenger games
> > > > > still do not work. As I have said before, when I click on
> > > > > one of the msn messenger game links to invite a friend to
> > > > > play, nothing happens. when I accept an invitation to play
> > > > > from a friend, I get the error message I posted previously.
> > > > >
> > > > > and I don't know what 'Heartbeat' is for I do not have it
> > > > > installed, nor do I have a link to it and nor am I
> > > > > interested, but I thank you for trying elmo.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm still having my problems, is there anything else that
> > > > > may work that I don't have to wipe my hard drive for?
> > > >
> > > > Did you add a firewall? Did you get DSL or cable recently? If so,
a
> > > > firewall or router could be blocking ports needed to communicate.
>
> So, with MSNM the Heartbeat component is replaced by ActiveX components
> for individual games? That would explain why there was no Heartbeat, I
> suppose.
>
> Thanks for the info Godiva; I hope this helps Jill.
>
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>
> +Elmo_Tech
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