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When I try to start up the game I am getting a Playnet.com add advising me to renew this domain. I have no idea what this is about and need some assistance.

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Seems to launch fine for me. Are you using the launcher program? Or are you using the website. We haven't needed to use the website for about 1.5 years now. Playgate and playnet don't seem to have anything to do with the mac client anymore.

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I still get the playnet domain webpage. What gives???

In order to reduce load DNS servers may cache responses for a certain amount of time in order to not have to constantly keep requesting the same information. There's also a cache on your computer.

Theses caches can take anywhere from minutes to days to clear.

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that using the redirect dond work i put it in run box click ok and it says windows cannot find notepad %windir ect ect

That's ok, you no longer need to do that. Just put "ipconfig /flushdns" (WITHOUT the quotes) in the box and hit ok. You should be able to then log into the game.

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Can you post how to get around this issue? I emptied the cache but still get playnet. I sure hope it doesn't take days to clear.

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Can you post how to get around this issue? I emptied the cache but still get playnet. I sure hope it doesn't take days to clear.

The instructions in my original thread will allow you to log into the game ASAP, just make sure you remove the line from your hosts file once you can get to www.playnet.com again normally.

http://forums.battlegroundeurope.com/showthread.php?t=206421

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where?

The "hosts" file in the "/etc/" directory. At the bottom of the file (you may have to create one) put "66.28.224.240 auth.playnet.com" (no quotes).

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The "hosts" file in the "/etc/" directory. At the bottom of the file (you may have to create one) put "66.28.224.240 auth.playnet.com" (no quotes).

Sorry mate you've lost me - where would I find the /etc/ directory on a mac?

At the moment i'm getting the Playnet.com screen in the launcher and it tries to connect but then quits. I'm running OSX Leopard.

Any chance step by step? Or is the server down?

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Sorry mate you've lost me - where would I find the /etc/ directory on a mac?

At the moment i'm getting the Playnet.com screen in the launcher and it tries to connect but then quits. I'm running OSX Leopard.

Any chance step by step? Or is the server down?

open a shell window, or command prompt or what ever OSX called it.

chdir ./etc/hosts/

should be from your root directory

the above works for all other *nix OS's so i assume OSX also

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open a shell window, or command prompt or what ever OSX called it.

chdir ./etc/hosts/

should be from your root directory

the above works for all other *nix OS's so i assume OSX also

Ahh you mean in Terminal - tried and it don't work. (-bash: chdir: command not found) nor edit ./etc/hosts/ nor edit /etc/hosts/

Will this problem go away?

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Ahh you mean in Terminal - tried and it don't work. (-bash: chdir: command not found) nor edit ./etc/hosts/ nor edit /etc/hosts/

Will this problem go away?

I typoed, very sorry.

chdir, or cd, im not very OSX fluent but i know *nix

so try

cd ./etc/

edit hosts

the entry to add is

66.28.224.240 auth.playnet.com

save file and flush dns or reboot.

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I typoed, very sorry.

chdir, or cd, im not very OSX fluent but i know *nix

so try

cd ./etc/

edit hosts

the entry to add is

66.28.224.240 auth.playnet.com

save file and flush dns or reboot.

edit hosts - command not found. What larks eh

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Ah HAAA - SORTED - flushed the dns cache and it logs on - same crappy Playnet screen on Luancher tho.

Using TERMINAL app (in Utilities) Type in one of the following:

OS X Tiger uses 'lookupd -flushcache' to flush DNS entries.

OS X Leopard uses 'dscacheutil -flushcache' to flush DNS entries.

Cheers for the help anyhow!

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Ok let us try again shall we?

GUI style even.

run this command from terminal (copy and paste if you like)

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts

Highlight this line and copy (control plus C)

66.28.224.240 auth.playnet.com

paste it as the next line in the hosts file.

Save hosts file

Open terminal and run this command

sudo niload -v -m hosts . < /etc/hosts

Done finished.

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sorry mate - forgot to add that flushing the cache sorted it (have edited previous post) - cheers for suggestions!

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