I reinstalled freelancer recently but I seemed to have encountered a problem, basically my game refuses to access the internet as if something is blocking it. I am aware of the fact that the global servers are down so I tried several methods to connect to a server, tried the workaround mod/patch, the FL direct IP program, xfire, adding the -s line but none of them worked.
I am running NOD32 and have allowed full access for freelancer to the internet, also allowed access through my windows firewall which is currently disabled and forwarded ports 2300-2400 / 2302-2402 on my router. The problem still remains though.
Interesting part is when I installed freelancer on my laptop and used the FL direct ip, the server I tried to connect to appeared in my list so problem isn't with my router/connection, but with my PC.
I think I read somewhere that it is either some file that is blocking freelancer from accessing the internet, or there is some file that is missing and it's required for freelancer to go online.
I ran out of ideas of what to do, scanned for spyware, cleaned up the disks / registry, but something is still there and its getting on my nerves.
Any help would be appreciated.