I'm sure other people have had these issues before, but it's hard to find information about it, since everybody seems to have their own kind of issue and own way of explaining it.
Anyway. My friends and I are big fans of the BG games, and we decided to play BG2:EE again, together in multiplayer with internet connection.
- First of all, one of my friends can't see the game that we created, on the list. The other two of us can see each other, and we can see a lot of games on the multiplayer games list. The last of us can't see the game, and he can't see the games we can see. He can, however, see different games - which is odd to me. Are there different game servers with different games depending on some kind of location?
- Secondly, and this issue has happened before when I played the game in multiplayer some years ago, the host crashes when we change chapters. So far, it happened after escaping Jon Irenicus' dungeon (just after the scripted sequence with the battle between Jon and the cowled wizards) and it happened again at Gaelan Bayle's proposition. We get the conversation, finish the conversation, the chapter changes (cinematic with voiceover) and when the cinematic is over, the host crashes.
In both cases, we've been able to work around the issue with the host sending me the save-game, I make a game, start it alone, pass the crash point, save the game, send the savegame back to the host, who then hosts a new game with my fixed save. (We tried having the host playing through the cinematic alone, without the rest of us joining the game, but he still crashed).
It is, however, a bit of a time-consuming work-around, and there's no saying how often this crashing will occur, so we'd rather be without it.
It should be said, that we are all running at Frame Rate 50 - we haven't tested it with a lower Frame Rate yet.