10-21-14: Initial release
So I’m a big fan of total annihilation and supreme commander, so it was up my alley when I heard Planetary Annihilation was going to have LAN.
In the latest update, it does have LAN! Yes!
So how do you do LAN? It’s pretty simple:
1) Start the game.
2) Under the game settings, turn on the local server. This only applies for x64 bit machines.
3) Go to multiplayer, host a game or join someone elses game. When you host, make sure the visibility is set to public to other gamers can find you.
Note: If two players have the same username, when you join a game, it will disconnect the host from the client, and the client becomes the new host.
In order to fix this, you want to change your username. If you have issues with this, see my quick mini tutorial below:
1) Download a mp fix here.
2) Extract it into your x64 folder in your main Planetary Annihilation folder.
3) Start the game. Click Single player, and type in a username and password. Don’t worry if it says login fail, its not crtical.
4) Now go to multiplayer, and your new name has taken effect. Tell all your other gamers to do the same to get a unique name, and now you can have fun!
2/15/14: Initial release.
Did you know that you can play LAN with Starcraft II Wings of Liberty? This game has no real LAN, but thanks to a great program called Starfriend, you can do a real LAN party, or you can take it online and play too!
For more details on this method, go to Battle4sc2.com, or see my video tutorial below. Enjoy!
1-22-14: Initial Release.
For the past year or so, I’ve known a pretty dark secret about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for the the PC platform.
Using the ~14GB Call of Duty MW3 dedicated server tools, in addition to install respective game update patches and using the TeknoMW3 program, you can play online multiplayer for free, without buying the game.
In fact, if you use an older copy of TeknoMW3 (v188.8.131.52) with an older patch of the game, you can play single player campaign, as well as spec-ops LAN!
Why does the dedicated server tool have both the single player and all multiplery maps (minus DLC)? I have no idea. What I do know is that this same method worked with the FourlDeltaOne (who no longer exists).
So what’s left? Using TeknoMW3, you can continue to play online and have your good times.
Want to see the video tutorial proving this? See below. Enjoy!
8-10-13: Initial release.
I’ve been a Youtube creator since the 2009, and from 2009 to 2013 present day, I’ve been part of 4 Youtube channels: VersatileNinja, GameDexterity, vstPower, and now MoNeYinPHX.
I will spare you the reasons and history of why I have jumped from one Youtube account to another, but what I can tell you is that during these last 4 years, I have seen a lot of interesting things on Youtube. I’ve probably answered thousands of comments, and made over 1,000 Youtube videos on all kinds of subjects:
- Modding Tutorials
- PC Tech Tutorials
- Life Tutorials
- LAN Tutorials
- and more
3-17-13: Initial release.
Thanks to my friend royalgamer06, he showed me a cool trick in the Resort map that gives you a hiding spot that you probably shouldn’t have in the first place. In order to perform it, you got to be on orange team first, and then follow the video tutorial below and go from there.
3-14-13: Initial release.
I love LAN games. I love to snipe people. What better way to do that then meld the two together and have a lot of good times?!
Click tunngle link below for the latest up to date instructions, and also my video tutorial!
2-16-13: Initial Release.
I’ll keep it short. At the forums of the planetcss.com, they have what is called a junkies client. It allows you to download the entire CS:GO game, and then it has the ability to not only patch and update the game, but give a valid client.dll file that you need to play the game.
The best part? You can LAN with it in Tunngle!
See the video tutorial below that shows you where and how to get this game, and play it online. If you got to the youtube link, the text tutorial is there as well.
2-13-13: Initial Release.
Aliens: Colonial Marines just came out, and the game is a lot of fun. I’ll cut to the chase, see the video tutorial below.
Or click here for the Tunngle text tutorial wiki.
12-28-12: Initial release.
So these last few days I’ve been working on updating LANipedia v2, and I’ve added a whole bunch of new games since last time I had released the project.
But this time around, I’ve decided to change the way I am collecting and organizing my data. Using Evernote, it has made my life easier in regards to putting the data together, and it has the ability to export my notes into HTML format, which makes life so much easier in regards to making a final website product.
See below screenshot for sneak peak of how I’m using Evernote for LANipedia:
So what do we have? Left hand side you will see my notebook called “LANipedia”. In there, I have sub-notebooks from # all the way to Z.
In the middle, you see the “Notes” where basically each game is its own note. The right hand pane is the actual text information of the note, or in this case, a very specific game.
Next week I’ll make a new video and show off V2! Can’t wait!
So recently I was reading an article on Co-optimus.com where it said that Gamespy had decided to shut down several public game servers, which included Neverwinter Nights, Hidden & Dangerous 2, SWAT 4, and Star Wars: Battlefront.
To read more about the article, click here.
Of those 4 games, I know the first 3 has LAN. If some corporation shuts down your public server, does that mean you game is dead?
Hell no! Thanks to VPN gaming technologies like Tunngle or Hamachi, you can take your LAN game and put it online so that other gamers can join you. Just because another company decides to shut down your favorite game server doesn’t mean the game is going to die, and this is the very main reason why I support LAN gaming 110%.
In fact, 90% of my PC game library right now is games that has LAN. If it doesn’t have it, I don’t keep it for long term. Why is that? It’s because I love multiplayer, and I love LAN. There is something very fun and exciting about fragging someone in the game, knowing that they live in the same house, or in the same network.
If its a regular multiplayer match, destroying someone on the other side of the world doesn’t feel the same as if destroying your fellow gamer in a local LAN match. It just feels more…intimate in that regards.
Nonetheless, using VPN game solutions can help extend the life of games significantly. Unfortunately, not all games get LAN implemented into them. But at least the ones that do have them, you can be assured to have good times forever and ever. :)