5-12-10: Initial release.
I will keep this guide brief and short. You are here because you want to play Splinter Cell Conviction LAN online with your friends. This tutorial will cover the LAN method only. I will not cover the friend invite method.
Latest patch is 1.02:
Patch 1.02: Rapidshare
(Run the official 1.02 patch. Then copy all the skidrow items to the src/system folder. Make sure to type in a username in the “Skidrow.ini” and save it.)
1) Go to tunngle.net. Download and install tunngle. Register for an account.
2) Login to tunngle. Type ‘conviction’ in the search box and enter the splinter cell conviction room of your choosing.
3) Start the game.
4) Go to LAN and click on create game if you want to be host. If you are a client, click on a game in the server list and if everything works right you will be playing!
If you have issues hosting or connecting, please try the steps below:
1) Ensure that tunngle is number 1 in the network stack.
2) Make sure to port forward udp 11155 in the router. Although not required, it may help.
3) If you are using an antivirus software like NOD32 that has networking capabilities, disable it and try again.
4) I have seen cases where people have allowed Tunngle and Splinter Cell Conviction in the Windows Firewall and the game still does not broadcast. Disabling the firewall may help.
5) The worst case scenario is to turn on DMZ in the router for your specific IP address.
If you have any other tips, leave a comment.
1-11-10: Initial release.
1-12-10: Added my youtube video.
Foreword: There is nothing illegal about playing Warcraft 3 LAN online bypassing the Battle.net servers. I have a legit game, and I play on Tunngle with friends time to time. If you are a Hamachi user, I suggest you switch to Tunngle. There are more people and its easier to host!
I love DOTA. I love it so much that I play it when I am sick of playing other games. With that said, someone had requested a Tunngle tutorial on how to play this game online, so here is the tutorial. If you want to play DOTA online with me and the others, add my Tunngle username: Versatile.
1) First of all, make sure you have the latest game update. You can get the latest Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne update here.
2) Download and install Tunngle. Make an account. Sign in. If you are having trouble signing into Tunngle, then you need to port forward UDP 11155 for your computer. Don’t know how to port forward? See my video below:
3) Go to the Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne network. Or the Dota Network. To get there, you need to login to Tunngle. Then do Community -> Networks -> Browser -> Strategy -> Forward (Press 4 times) -> Double click on the Warcraft 3 network.
Easy to remember URL = http://www.tinyurl.com/l4dguide2
Garena username = versatileninja, Tunngle username = versatile
Foreword: As we all know, L4D2 right now is an awesome game. Similar to last year, I was involved with writing Hamachi and Garena guides for L4D1. It was good for awhile, but in retrospect it was a pain and almost a mistake to talk about questionable practices. The tutorials got so popular that WordPress caught on and we had a 9 day suspension which turns out because we had links to so called “cracks” and the articles were removed to keep the blog alive. If you want to continue with L4D 1, see the unofficial L4D site here.
Now that L4D 2 is here, I am going to take a different approach. WordPress staff or other questionable readers I have this statement for you. No way does this tutorial indirectly or directly facilitate illicit methods or devious acts of behavior (also known as piracy). This tutorial shows legitimate gamers how to play Left 4 Dead 2 online without having to succumb to Steam and be forced to use it for their gaming pleasure. This tutorial shows users how to host and connect to LAN games online without having to resort to Steam. If you believe this is a mistake, search google and see how many gamers are resorting to other needs to play games without Steam. Now the tutorial has become more valuable. Left 4 Dead 2 is a great game. Support Valve. Support “innovation”. – Versatile
11-30-09: Initial release.
12-1-09: Added information on name changing method. Added some Garena items because honestly, they need help bad.
12-2-09: Did additional testing and simplified the hosting process instructions. Determined sv_allow_lobby_connect 0 and sv_lan 1 not required.
12-3-09: Added master patch to 2003. Rewrote the whole tutorial guide to make it even easier to follow and adding personal zing.
12-4-09: Added Hamachi 220.127.116.11 instructions.
12-5-09: Added stryder 2003 patch. Added 2004 incremental patch (tried a new one). Added subtitle/ammo files and more to the troubleshooting section.
12-6-09: Made note about revloader. Please get rid of it! Made all download links dropbox.
12-7-09: New links in download section for 2004 patch. The previous 2004 patch per online scan has a virus in it, and my local AV did not detect it.
12-9-09: Added 2005 patch and stryder dec 8th update.
12-11-09: The master patch 2005 wasn’t working right. Fixed the download section and changed instructions. Added new stand alone. Added Tunngle instructions.
12-12-09: Added master patch 2006. Deleted name changing tutorial as it is now obsolete thanks to new standalone or stryder patch.
12-13-09: Added more links in download section and redone the instructions. Added misc. footage section, courtesy of Tunnglers.
12-14-09: Added different fix for the rzr-init file.
12-19-09: Added 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 patch file.
12-20-09: Added master patch to 2007.
12-28-09: Added my youtube video.
12-30-09: Added new links for 126.96.36.199 and standalone.
1-7-10: Fixed link for standalone. New update for standalone.
1-14-10: Added link for 188.8.131.52.
1-16-10: New standalone version T9.
1-18-10: Fixed link for standalone version T9 rev 3.
1-20-10: Standalone was updated. Fixed link.
2-9-10: 184.108.40.206 files and standalone links updated.
2-17-10: Fixed link for standalone patch.
2-23:10: Added new links for 220.127.116.11.
2-26-10: Added new links for 18.104.22.168.
4-15-10: Fixed a command for hosting error.
4-27-10: Added 22.214.171.124 links!
5-13-10: Added 126.96.36.199 links!
5-24-10: Added 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 incremental links!
6-5-10: Redid the whole download section.
6-26-10: Added L4D2 tunngle download section.
Note: This is a warm hello to all gamers who are looking how to play L4D 2 LAN online. Props goes first of all to the Tunngle team and the community there. Garena and Hamachi get no brotherly love. Read the rant below to understand why. Nonetheless, I decided to put up a quick Garena setup guide because they need help irregardless what the VPN program is and I am a nice guy.
9-26-09: Initial release
1-1-10: Added more hints. Removed youtube video until I upload the new one.
4-8-11: Added dropbox link. Added video tutorial!
11-25-12: Rewrote the whole guide, added new video link. All discussion about Chinese program is removed
When I initially wrote this blog post, I had a tutorial referencing a Chinese program that allowed you to play 1vs1. The problem with that program was that it was not stable, and it wouldn’t work right all the time.
Since 2009, I have found a GFWL keygen file that allows you to take various GFWL games and play them online. Rather than go through all the steps, everything that you need to know is at the Pastebin link below, and I have also pasted my youtube video as well. Enjoy!
Revisions: 9-18-09: Initial release. 3-24-10: Fixed video link. 12-4-10: Fixed intro picture. 10-31-12: Fixed video tutorial link. 4-30-13: Fixed video link.
Foreword: This is simply a guide to show users how to get this game working and running online with the LAN play without hassle. This is not meant to encourage or facilitate piracy. This is merely a guide to help gamers like yourself play this fantastic game online. ~ Versatile
The “Need for Speed” series is an excellent racing series, and the Underground series really takes it up a notch. This guide will show you how to play Need for Speed Underground 2 online using Tunngle. However, the same methods will work with Hamachi so I will write the instructions for both below. I have written this because the guides existing on the Internet is sort of lousy, so I decided to make my own.
How to Play Online [Using Tunngle or Hamachi]
1) Update game to latest version. Go to www.filefront.com for the official patches. 2) Go to the need for speed folder and edit server.cfg with notepad. The contents will look like mine below:
# # The server sends a ping message to the client every PINGTIME seconds # and the client is expected to respond within PINGWAIT seconds or # the server considers the connection to be dead and the client is # logged out. # PINGTIME=20 PINGWAIT=30 # # A client can only be idle for TIMEIDLE minutes before it is # automatically logged out. Even if a client is not idle it can # only be connected for a maximum of TIMEMAXM minutes. # Either/Both values can be set to 0 to mean that the server will # not timeout the client. # TIMEIDLE=0 TIMEMAXM=0 # # Limits how many times per second the LAN server will service requests. # Lowering this number will increase game performance for slower computers # at the expense of sluggish response time from the server. Valid range is # 1-1000. # LAN_THROTTLE=30 ##———————————————————————— ## DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING BELOW HERE ##———————————————————————— ACCOUNT=1 MASTER=1 SLAVE=1 REDIR=1 # # This line allows the server to determine on what interface to listen for # connections. It can be any publicly routable IP address (this is the case # even if the host is on a LAN that is isolated from the Internet). There is # no communication attempted with the IP address listed here. # ADDR=%%bind(“220.127.116.11″)
3) Now put a # sign in front of the last line so it looks like this:
4) Save the file and start the game! Host the game in hamachi or tunngle, and your friends will see it!
8-18-09: Initial release
Foreword: After two weeks of anticipation, I am very happy to bring what is considered the first interview ever on the Internet with the Tunngle team. Actually, what I did was send in my list of questions to Zax, who then filtered it on with the rest of the group to get the answers. Now we finally have something worth showing to everyone. I hope by reading this interview, it has given you some insight into what Tunngle is, and the main drivers behind it. I am so glad to have found Tunngle, and I wish I had found it earlier! ~ Versatile
Before I get started and show off the tutorial questions with the answers, I am sure there are some questions that some of you are wondering about so let me go through those first.
7-31-09: Initial Release.
8-8-09: Added hamachi network to coordinate tunngle halo 2.
8-9-09: Added registry download so you don’t have to do it manually!
10-10-09: Added teknogods beta 12 link and changed instructions.
1-15-10: Here is the teknogods beta 14. Download.
1-16-10: Added clarifications to tutorial about F12. Added a download link for additional “help” files. Added halo 2 video finally.
1-31-10: Fixed tutorial to have teknogods beta 15 link.
3-18-10: Fixed dropbox links.
5-17-10: Added teknogods beta 16.
4-29-11: Made it more visible for the network dll download.
8-14-12: Fixed link.
11-9-12: Fixed link for teknogods.
Foreword: With the recent discovery of Tunngle, I wanted to experiment to see what other games I can get working. After spending 2 hours figuring out that Hamachi does not work at all with Halo 2, I went onto Tunngle. By the time all is said and done, about 5 hours of frustration with fellow gamers helped me get to the solution I present in the article. Enjoy! ~ Versatile
Let’s face it, Halo 2 for PC was a big deal back in the day. When Xbox users got Halo 2 for the Xbox, it made the Halo 1 PC users very jealous. Now it came for Vista, and guess what? It wasn’t even a hit! LOL!
In today’s tutorial, I show you how you can use Tunngle to play Halo 2 online with your friends.
7-30-09: Initial release. Added another section for Underground Gamer requests.
7-31-09: Added World in Conflict and Warcraft 3 gamer request.
8-01-09: Added No One Lives Forever 2 gamer request, Far Cry 2, and Gears of War.
8-02-09: Changed the game request section slightly. Now it has a “Known to work Straight Up” part of it.
8-3-09: Added notes to the games section for quake 3 and call of duty 1.
8-7-09: Added Worms Armaggedon and Worms World Party to games section.
8-8-09: Added hamachi channel. I hope I am not going to regret this.
8-11-09: Added Call of Duty 2 and Gears of War to verified games list.
8-13-09: Added install Tunngle demonstration video.
10-31-09: Added a long list of games: Battlefield Vietnam, Borderlands, Demigod, Duke Nukem, GTA IV, Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Shift, and Underground 2; Red Faction Guerilla, Resident Evil 5, Section 8, Serious Sam – The SEcond Encounter, Splinter Cell – Pandora Tomorrow, Starcraft, Street Fighter IV, Titan Quest, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
2-7-10: Added Troubleshooting Tunngle Video
3-1-10: Removed old videos.
4-7-10: Yes, I am going to fix the pictures. Will do that tomorrow.
7-3-10: Added note to the game list section. There are lots of LAN games, so way in hell I will update this list for all the hundreds of LAN games I have tested.
Foreword: I am very excited. This is definitely one of my favorite posts for 2009, and as you read further, you will understand why. This guide is clearly not illegal. It is simply another method to enable users to play their LAN enabled games over the Internet with friends. No longer are you bound to be in the basement with your PCs to play LAN games! There is a reason why I spent two long nights working on this guide and the excellent video! ~ Versatile
If you follow this blog, or know anything about VPN programs, Hamachi is a great program that people can use to play LAN games with each other. In short, Hamachi was the king for implementing LAN games to play over the Internet. How it worked is people would join these networks, and Hamachi gives each user a unique IP address. When you launch a game, the game is tricked into thinking that everyone in the network is on the same LAN, and hence, you can see each other to play the game.
Of course, Hamachi has other useful purposes such as being a great secure chat medium, as well as being an alternative as a safe VPN to tunnel into your PCs and transfer files or encrypt remote transfers or remote administration.
Foreword: I have named this tutorial very strangely. The “Indirect Tutorial”? What is that supposed to mean? *smiles* Please recognize that the nature of this article is to simply open your eyes about this game, and what it can do for you, or what you can do for it.
I used to have a lot of great L4D tutorials here on WordPress.com, but I had to remove them to play by the rules. However, I am back to help fill that void of information you are seeking. Good luck, and let the Internet be kind to you. ~ Versatile
6-17-09: Initial release. Tutorial website link at bottom of the tutorial.
In November of 2008, Valve came out with another hit title since the Half Life 2 era. It is called “Left 4 Dead”, and because of it, now you see games like Dead Rising or Killing Floor. After playing the game hardcore for months, I have to say that it is a great game, and when Left 4 Dead 2 comes out in November of 2009, it will raise the bar another notch. Let’s spend out time with Left 4 Dead while we still have time to revel in the glory of it.
What is Left 4 Dead?
Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game. It was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve Corporation during development. The game uses Valve’s proprietary Source engine, and is available for Windows and the Xbox 360. Development on the game was completed on November 13, 2008 and was released on November 18, 2008 in the United States and on November 21, 2008 in Europe.
Main features include:
- Melee attacks.
- 4 player co-op.
- An assortment of guns.
- Available SDK map making kit.
- In game voice communication.
- Custom maps to download from the community. Popular site is www.l4dmaps.com
and more! See the full details at www.l4d.com.
Is there a Single Player?
Yes in a way. There are 4 campaigns, and each campaign has 5 chapters in it. Your goal is to go from point A to point B (the safehouse). At the final act of each campaign, you got to hold out until rescue comes to save you.
How about Online Multiplayer?
Yes, there is online multiplayer. You can host your own online games and have up to four people playing with you on co-op or survival mode, and up to 8 people on versus using Steam. If you have a custom map that your friend doesn’t, you will need to tell your friend to download the map offline first and then he can play with you. This right now is the only downfall of L4D, and maybe in the future they will have automap download feature?
Can Left 4 Dead be played without Steam? *wink*
Yes. It is called playing the game on a LAN network.
No, you misunderstood me. Can Left 4 Dead be played online without Steam? *double wink*
Oh, you mean can it be played online without having Steam? Yes, it can. However, you do realize that this is circumventing the Steam system. I have heard the argument from players who own the game that Steam players are bothersome, and they would like to try a different way of playing their game online. Perhaps with more mature audience. I have no argument against these cases. In fact, I want people to be aware of all opportunities to play their game online besides Steam.
Currently there are two popular ways to play your game online:
- Garena (most popular)
- Hamachi (second most popular)
Garena is starting to become the most popular online portal to help you play your games online.
Hamachi is another good way to play online. It is a virtual VPN solution that essentially emulates the LAN over the Internet so you can play with your friends by playing in what is called Hamachi networks.
How can I play Left 4 Dead Online with Garena or Hamachi? Do I need special patches?
Due to the nature of WordPress.com, I don’t think I am allowed to go into those type of details as that is frowned upon. However, I do recall in my past adventure that there are guides that explain how to play Left 4 Dead online with Garena or Hamachi. These guides come in the shape of text or video tutorials.
My recommendation is to learn how to use Garena. Hamachi is nice, but you have to mess with what is called VPN alias, and I have youtube videos on this subject if you want to learn more. The problem with Hamachi and Left 4 Dead is not the game, but finding people. Yes, there was an ogerlauncher program, but it is not updated for versions past 18.104.22.168 so it is broken. Finding people to play on hamachi is hard, and even if you do have people, they are always asking you to play at inconvenient times.
With Garena, people are playing day and night, and it is never ever hard to find a game going on, especially in the main USA room. How do I know so much about this? Because I lived through it and helped tons of people learn the method to play Left 4 Dead online legitimately. Just because you are not using Steam to play online doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong. So what if people want to play LAN games, or play LAN games over the Internet with their friends? Is that so bad? Some people think so, but I will leave the interpretations up to them.
If you can’t help us here, do you have a recommendation of where we can go then to learn?
Yes, I sure can. I want to reiterate that I do not support piracy, and some people may get clever and believe that Garena/Hamachi are tools to help people with their illicit needs. The tools themselves are legitimate, but what people plan to do with those tools can make their actions illegitimate. For example, bittorrent itself is not illegal, downloading/sharing copyrighted material is. The methods you encounter are to be held in the same regards. Please be smart, and don’t do something stupid. Thanks!
Here is the link: Left 4 Dead Tutorial Weebly Site
Note: This article is simply to make you aware of other online gaming alternatives. No way do we infer or advocate piracy. We are not held liable for what you may learn at other websites on the Internet. How you want to live your digital life is up to you, and the Underground Staff wishes you the best of luck on your journey.
6-9-09: Initial release
8-22-11: Added new disclaimer.
Disclaimer: The topics and ideas that are written below were just some of my insights that I myself have witnessed, as well as told to me by other male gamers. What I have stated does not mean that 100% of the male gaming population are douche bags. There are some docile male gamers out there, and then there are those that know how to respect girl gamers. Then there are those that don’t. This article was not written as real advice, as I am just a guy. I don’t have a degree in counseling or psychology, but I’m just telling it based upon my own male experiences. I could be wrong, or I could be right. What matters is that I have engaged you into a possible discussion, and that is all that matters. – Versatile
Are you a girl who plays games? Awesome, we need more gamers like yourself online since a majority of it is dominated by the male race. However, my advice to current and future game girls: Be careful of how you present yourself online. Let me explain below and why I am sick of the baggage that comes with game girls and them complaining once they start to get chewed out.
Pros of Game Girls
- Keep guys sharp. If you beat a guy, you can rub it in. A girl beat you! ROFL!
- New friendships. Guys who find out a gamer is a girl will act differently (for better or worse?)
- Playing with a girl is different than playing with guys all the time. Breaks up the tension.
- Can turn into a virtual gaming relationship?
- The sound of a girl makes some guys tremble to their knees. :0
Cons of Game Girls
- Some game girls are just frickin’ annoying. They talk and rant and talk some more about nothing, especially in Garena chat rooms (as an example).
- If a girl beats a guy, and they are mean, they will rub it in and hold it to you for life.
- Girls can be pissy and will rip on anyone who doesn’t follow their values/ideas.
- If a girl is harassed verbally or through online text, it causes a scene. More douchebag guys may take advantage of the event and start to participate in the online abuse.
- Girls may be treated different than male players solely for the fact the gamer is a girl and nothing else.
- Guys behave differently when playing with a girl? Cramps the guy style possibly?
- Some game girls really suck at playing the game. Then when they die, they blame it on themselves because they are a girl, or when it comes to games, it is expected the weakest player is the girl.
- Some game girls are not hardcore enough, and are so casual in their game playing that they are unreliable game players.
Advice for the new and current Game Girls
If you are a girl, and you are going to be playing online, please do not pick a name that somehow implies you are a girl! Why?
First of all, see the con list above. The fact that guys know you are a girl can change the dynamics of the game. Male players may not give their best, or if they do, they will try to outdo you in everything simply because they do not want their gaming ego to be hurt by a girl.
Secondly, do not pick a name that is girlish. A name like airgirl111 or SexyJessica is going to bring insult. Male players are going to make jokes and say you are a guy with a girl name. You may proceed to defend yourself and somehow prove to the others that you truly are a girl. Using a microphone makes it easy, but for those who do not have mics, it may not be easy in the end to prove you are a girl if that is important to you.
Thirdly, being a girl and letting others know is going to bring harassment in one way or another. Do not be surprised if guys start making sexual comments or jokes around you. When I am in these chat rooms reading it, I take pity on both the game girl as well as the people who partake in the activity. What is even more sad is that sometimes the game girl provokes others and encourages the “rough” behavior!
I don’t get it. Some people just want to throw sophistication out the window. If you are going to pick a new identity online, you can’t go wrong with a neutral name like Iknowtx3000sux, Peppers, Lightbulb, Hammer, RemoteControl, Screwdriver, HousePet, Drill, NonTool, and AfricanPancakes (actually people might think you are African so scratch that). Well, you get the point.
If you are a girl, and one day start bitching about how people treat you, then I advise you take a hard look at how you act online. Do you provoke others? Encourage rude behavior? Game name is girl like? Well, that is your fault and shame on you.
However, there are other game girls out there that are perfectly fine and people don’t harass. These girls are nice players, and although some of them have “girly” names, they at least act in a respectable manner like for example names like britney, xbladex, or ziggi.
What do you think? Am I off base? If you are a girl gamer, tell me what you think. I am interested in what you got to say!
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