Hello. I could really use some input and advice regarding Netplay.
I'm suddenly running into a problem with Netplay that I simply cannot figure out. I'm absolutely stumped, so figured I would turn to the experts here in the Forum. Maybe somebody has some insight and could shed some light in regards to the problem I'm running into? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've been successfully using Netplay with (Nestopia/Snes9x/Genesis Plus) for quite sometime now, and I've never once had a problem. Netplay has been working flawlessly for me when using Emulator Enhancer v2.1 along with (Nestopia v1.3.4/Snes9x v1.5/Genesis Plus v1.2.8).
My cousin introduced me to Emulator ROMS and Netplay, and we've been having a blast playing all the old games online together. He's got a much older PowerMac G4 running 10.4 Tiger and he lives in Illinois, and I've got newer Mac Pro running 10.5 Leopard and I'm located in California.
Then just recently my cousin purchased a brand new Intel Mac mini (and using all the same software versions as before) we can no longer connect via Netplay. We receive the following error messages....
Error message received on the HOST side of Netplay:
Fatal Assesertion Failure
Condition: (network_latency >=3) &&(network_latency <=15)
Please e-mail me with this error message so that I can figure out what caused it
Error message received on the JOIN side of Netplay:
Unable to receive keys
An error occurred while receiving dta from the other player.
Network play will now cease.
So I thought well I'd do some troubleshooting...
My sister has a brand new Intel iMac and we are on the same local area network together, and when we try to connect using on Netplay using her iMac and my Mac Pro, we run into the same exact problem (as above). And so then I tried using my Macbook Pro and Mac Pro together (on the same local area network), and still the same problem.
On the surface it seems that having two Apple Intel machines, both running OS X 10.5 Leopard is somehow causing a problem when trying to use Netplay. But why would Netplay work when using an older PowerPC and and Apple Intel machine together? This has me absolutely puzzled!!!
When running two Apple Intel machines together, using Netplay, I've tried just about every combination of Emulator Enhancer and Nestopia (i.e. different version numbers from bannister.org/software), and cannot find any combination that will actually work with Netplay, when using two Apple Intel machines running 10.5 Leopard.
Am I missing something simple here? I have searched high and low on google, and cannot seem to find any info regarding this Netplay issue that I'm running into. I've got to believe that somebody else has encountered this same problem, or has experienced similar issues such as this?
Any insight you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your time.