Hi, thank you for creating this thread, but I am unable to fix the problem even after going through the steps.
I am attempting to connect through steam, and usually I have to attempt it about 3-4 times until it connects, and it usually successfully connects, but now it simply will not. Nothing changed from today and yesterday when I was able to play. It simply repeats the message "Failed to connect to patch server" once the patcher opens.
I went through your steps, I am able to SUCCESFULLY connect in internet explorer to those files in the link you provided, and am UNSUCCESSFUL in connecting with Chrome or Firefox.
I tried flushing the DNS, disabling the firewall temporarily, and restarting my router. I am still unable to.
I am attempting to connect from my home. WIndows 7 Home Premium. A PC. My router is cisco model 157082028. My ISP is comcast. I've tried opening the executables directly from the steam folder, no difference.
I'd really appreciate some help. Thank you for your time.
Are you still experiencing this problem? I'm hoping it has resolved itself because I have no idea what could cause the FTP server to be accessible in Internet Explorer but not other applications.