Networking issues in Creeper World 3/ParticleFleet from macOS

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antijava

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For a couple of months now, I have been running into problems downloading 3rd party maps in these games.  The network connections would just time out.  I finally tracked down the root cause.  If anyone else is hitting this problem, turn off iCloud Private Relay.  It appear to block outbound traffic on port 80 (insecure HTTP).  I see this in macOS Monterey (12.2).  I hear it may be fixed in 12.3, but I'm not running it yet.  Private Relay is still a beta feature, so I guess this is just growing pains.  An alternative is to run a proxy like Proxyman or Charles Proxy when you are running the game.  They seem to be able to get around the bug since they are network diagnostic utilities.



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Re: Networking issues in Creeper World 3/ParticleFleet from macOS
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 11:18:39 am
Thank you for sharing this information with the Apple/Mac community.

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