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Offline Ghost

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Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
So I live with one of my good friends, an old Freespace player from the days of yore. We're trying to both play Diaspora with a server that has a number of people on it ATM. Unfortunately, since we're on the same network, we can't play at the same time. Does anyone have a reliable fix for this?
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Offline Turey

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Under Basic Settings in the launcher, put "7809" into the "Force Local Port" box on one of your machines. It should work.
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Offline Ghost

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Under Basic Settings in the launcher, put "7809" into the "Force Local Port" box on one of your machines. It should work.

Roger. I will test this sometime tomorrow with him, as I don't have time tonight. Thank you for the input, though!
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Offline Ghost

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
=/ No joy on this solution. Anyone else know?

E: also, we can't even seem to get a LAN game going for just ourselves. =/ help me i am stupid
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 07:17:06 pm by Ghost »
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Offline karajorma

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Okay, if you can't get a LAN game going then you're definitely doing something wrong. To play a LAN game, all you need to do is turn off PXO from the button on the multiplayer config screen and enter each other's IP addresses (if you aren't on the same network, if you both have routers, you'll need IP addresses). If you're not seeing each other after that, check your hardware and software firewalls. I remember Zone Alarm used to cause me no end of grief blocking out the other PC when I was testing BtRL years ago.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 07:56:30 pm by karajorma »
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Offline Ghost

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Okay, if you can't get a LAN game going then you're definitely doing something wrong. To play a LAN game, all you need to do is turn off PXO from the button on the multiplayer config screen and enter each other's IP addresses (if you aren't on the same network, if you both have routers, you'll need IP addresses). If you're not seeing each other after that, check your hardware and software firewalls. I remember Zone Alarm used to cause me no end of grief blocking out the other PC when I was testing BtRL years ago.

We are on the same network. We're both connected to the same router. I'm looking at his computer now and he seems to have a serious problem; all he uses is Windows Firewall and it's refusing to update, so I can't change permissions.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Well I suspect that might be the issue then.
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Offline Ghost

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Re: Two roommates want to play Multi at the same time
Well I suspect that might be the issue then.

Possibly. I'll need to take a closer look at fixing whatever issue the firewall is having... I'll post back if I can get past that tomorrow.
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