I know this is an old game but I am very attached to it. I am experiencing a severe problem. After months of untroubled online play, tonight the game has stopped functioning on line. All seems normal regarding loading screens etc but as soon as I click "internet" everything freezes and I have to use Control Alt Delete to get the computer running again. The game is fine if I dont try to play on line.I am using Win XP Professional. My internet connection is sound with a regular speed of 5.5 mbts and a goood ping rate.
Well still getting nowhere. I have installed latest patch, enabled various ports in Win Xp Firewall, system restored to two weeks ago (when I know the game played ok on line)but still no joy. EA support just give a standard reply to connection problems. I'm reaching the point where I'm becoming reonciled to never playing online again.