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I am having trouble connecting to Dark Age of Camelot with Service Pack 2 installed. What can I do?

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Information

Mythic Entertainment has concluded internal testing of Service Pack 2. The "Single PC" version of Service Pack 2 will be fully supported by Mythic Entertainment. If you currently have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed on your PC and are still experiencing difficulty connecting to Dark Age of Camelot, please follow the below instructions on how to properly configure the Windows XP firewall.

Security Center

After installing Service Pack 2 you will be presented with a menu titled "Security Center". From the Security Center you will be able to configure three options; Firewall, Automatic Updates and Virus Protection. For Dark Age of Camelot connection issues you will want to allow the Windows XP firewall to grant access to the game client.

Below is the Security Center:



Within the Security Center window you will notice you can manage settings for the Windows Firewall. Please click on the Windows Firewall option on the bottom of the window. Once you have clicked on the Windows Firewall option, you will be presented with the following menu:



From this menu you will be presented with three options. The first option is to leave the Windows Firewall enabled, the second option is to not allow any exceptions when the Firewall is enabled and the last option is to disable the Firewall completely.

With the Windows Firewall enabled, you will want to create an "Exception" for Dark Age of Camelot. Please click on the "Exceptions" tab, at the top of the Windows Firewall menu. Once you have clicked on the "Exceptions" tab, you will be presented with the following menu:




As you can see in the above diagram, Shrouded Isles and Trials of Atlantis have been added to the "Exceptions" list and will be granted access through the Windows Firewall.

To add a Dark Age of Camelot game client to the "Exceptions" list, please perform the following:

First, click on "Add Program".

Next, click on the "Browse" button. A window will be displayed at which point you will want to locate the Dark Age of Camelot game client executable that you wish to allow access through the Windows Firewall. The default install directory for all Dark Age of Camelot game clients is C:\Mythic\.

The game client executable that you will be looking for is Camelot.exe. Once you have found the Camelot.exe for the game client you will be using, you will then need to click OK on the "Exceptions" menu. Once you have clicked OK, the game client the Windows Firewall should once again allow you to load Dark Age of Camelot without hesitation.

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