Connection Failures

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Problem

GoodBlox client can’t connect to the GoodBlox game server


What Happens

GoodBlox fails to connect to the game server, showing the user an error message Error messages include “Could Not Connect”, “ID 14 Failure”, and similar User can “Visit Solo”, but cannot “Visit Online”


Why it Happens

Firewall

This is almost always a firewall problem, though it can be (in very few cases) the result of a low-bandwidth connection or a flakey wireless connection. You can rule out the wireless connection by switching to a wired connection if possible. If it’s not the connection, or if you can’t try a wired connection, assume it’s the firewall.

Slow Internet Connection / Big Map

If you are playing on the internet on really slow service, and the map is big, it can take a good bit of time to actually download the map. Give it a little while. GoodBlox can be played on a modem, but your experience is likely to be poor.

Empty Map / Place

If the map seems to be running.. but it is unusually devoid of stuff, then the maker was just lazy and the map did in fact load. The maker probably just didn't do anything with the map, so it is empty. You can tell when a map is done loading, a chime is sounded.

Bad Map / Place

Quite simply. the map is bad. something happened when the map was made, there is some bad script, or something is preventing the map from working properly. Inform the maker of the problem, there is nothing you can do about it.


What to Do

Make Sure You’re Using the Supported Browser

First thing to check, is see what browser you are using. Currently, the GoodBlox web site and the inbuilt browser you use in the GoodBlox Studio are using Internet Explorer, and that is all the GoodBlox can start from at the moment. Firefox and Opera are not yet supported, and you will have to either use Internet Explorer to open it, or go into GoodBlox Studio, where the page will open up. If you try to connect to a world without IE, you may get an error message that says "GoodBlox cannot start from your web browser," and that is the very error that this is.

Configure Your Firewall

See Firewall and router issues for trouble-shooting tips.

Contact Support

Once you have tried all of the above, contact support at [email protected] And be sure to tell them that you followed the instructions on the wiki.