[Self-Resolved Steam Panzer Corps v1.30] Cannot Issue Challenge - Error 46

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MilesPrower
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[Self-Resolved Steam Panzer Corps v1.30] Cannot Issue Challenge - Error 46

Post by MilesPrower » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Good morning/afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
A friend got Panzer Corps for Steam and we were planning to break into our first PBEM++ game. I myself was able to sign in to Panzer Corps multiplayer but when I issued a challenge, all I got was a cryptic window with a Message header stating "Unknown error occurred (code=46)".

I restarted Panzer Corps and got the same result, there was no antivirus in place blocking it and Panzer Corps had a Windows Firewall exception already in place. I heard that some issues are related to Internet Explorer, so I verified there was not any proxy set. Internet Explorer (though not my primary browser) can travel around with no hindrance. The Steam game cache for Panzer Corps was verified and came back as OK.

Then I looked into the log in my Documents folder under My Games\Panzer Corps\Log\Log.txt (I've obviously redacted my password for obvious reasons)

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Version 1.30 Steam (Sep 27 2016)
WINDOWS VERSION: 6.1.7601. Platform ID: 2. CSDVersion: Service Pack 1
IR_ReadData(URL='http://www.slitherine.com/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/get_version.php')
Server response:
0

21
IR_ReadData(URL='http://www.slitherine.com/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/auth_steam.php?client_serial=new&login=AdmiralPrower&password=[REDACTED]')
Server response:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>400 Bad Request</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Bad Request</h1>
<p>Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.<br />
</p>
</body></html>

IR_ReadData(URL='http://www.slitherine.com/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/games_list.php')
Server response:
46
IR_ReadData(URL='http://www.slitherine.com/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/list_challenges.php')
Server response:
46
IR_WriteData(Server='www.slitherine.com' URL='/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/issue_challenge.php?GameName=Spoils of War&ChallengerSide=1&FirstPlayerSide=2&InitialTurnNo=1&ChallengePassword=&ProductID=0&ArmyName=&ArmyPoints=0&ShowName=0&MiscData="311110        Axis      Allied                                "')
The following was returned by the server:
46

Server response:
46
IR_ReadData(URL='http://www.slitherine.com/PBEM/panzer_corps_pc/logout.php?serial_num=&password=slith_exchange')
Server response:
0
It seems to suggest perhaps something's either up with the server or somehow my iteration of IE.
--
Update, user (me) is an ID-10-T

So what I did was break out my original Panzer Corps Wehrmacht installer and code, then installed that for comparison
Tried signing in under the same credentials that I created in the Steam version
This time it kicked me back with an error on signin
So I tried my Slitherine login to rule out some universal networking problem; it worked and I could issue a challenge.
Reinstalled the Steam version, used the same credentials and it works. Phew.

Configuration
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 (3.5 GHz)
Memory: 16 GB
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Networking: Ethernet to cable Internet connection (business-class with 82.08 mbps download rate, 11.88 mbps upload rate), connection can host other games with no issues.

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