I am on Debian GNU/Linux using the 1.9.1 Flatpak build
I can’t join any multiplayer games. I can host, but when I try to join a game by going into the netplay menu, the Retroarch window just disappears. The process is still running and doing apparently nothing, and I have to killdashnine it (SIGTERM doesn’t seem to work).
If I first run the game I’m trying to join and then go into the netplay lobby and try to join there, the game freezes for a while and eventually I see this in the logs: (IP address redacted, but it is correct)
[INFO] [Netplay]: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:55435 (direct) [INFO] [Netplay]: Connecting to netplay host [ERROR] Failed to set up netplay sockets. [WARN] Failed to initialize netplay.
The sockets thing makes me think that perhaps there is something funny about how the flatpak version is built, but checking here, I do see the proper
--share=network arg and creating and accessing sockets would also matter when hosting, which I can do.
So why can’t I join any games, only host?