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How To Play LAN With Planetary Annihilation


Revisions:
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!

Starfriend – Allows LAN Play With Starcraft II Wings of Liberty!


Revisions:

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!

MW3 Dedicated Server Tools – Play Online for Free


Revisions:
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 (v2.7.0.1) 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!

How To Play Aliens: Colonial Marines LAN Online Using Tunngle/GreenLuma


Revisions:
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.

How To Play Fifa 11 LAN Online Using Tunngle

Revisions:

11-28-11: Initial release.

3-20-12: Fixed the video, Youtube deleted the original. :/


Fifa 11 has LAN, and for the longest time people thought it would not work online with a popular VPN gaming service like Tunngle. Well, it turns out all you need to do is remember the disconnect trick! See the simple instructions below:

# ***************************************************************************************

Warning: Both the host and client must turn off the internet connection before launching
the game! The multiplayer wont work if that’s not done!

# ***************************************************************************************

Tutorial:

Installation:

Variant 1:
1. Install the legit version of FIFA 11.
2. Update the game to version 1.01.
Download: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/WYWL5YTL/FIFA11_PATCH101.exe_links
3. Install the crack if needed.

Variant 2:
1. Install a repack of the game that is version 1.01.

——–

Multiplayer:
1. Launch Tunngle and join the FIFA 11 network.
2. Press the Windows Startbutton. —> Control Panel —> Network and Sharing Center
—> Change Adapter settings
3. Disable all the network adapters except the Tunngle adapter.
4. Start FIFA 11. —> Online modes —> LAN Play —> Type in your Nickname
5. Minimize the game. —> Turn on the disabled adapters.
—> Restart Tunngle and join the same network. But do not restart the game!
6. Maximize FIFA 11.
7. Join or host a server. =)

# ***************************************************************************************

Want a video tutorial? See mine below:

How To Play Dead Island LAN Online (Tunngle Optional)

Revisions:

9-11-11: Initial release.

9-11-14: Fixed pictures.

11-21-12: Fixed video link.


You are here because you want to learn how to use LAN online. Maybe you are using Tunngle, maybe its Hamachi, or something else. Whatever the case may be, this is how you do it.

Note: Get latest files from tunngle wiki!

Tunngle wiki here.

Text Tutorial

  1. Install tunngle. Get it at tunngle.net, download the latest version, make an account, register, and then login to tunngle. You want to then use the search bar in the top left hand corner, and type in “Dead Island”. From there you will see a list of rooms like the picture below:
  2. Now what you need to do is to get a copy of smart steam. Download and install Steam Client from steampowered.com.
  3. Download SmartSteamand extract it into your Steam folder. It will look like my screenshot below:
  4. Now download and install Update #3.  Extract to Dead Island install folder. It will look like my screenshot below:
  5. Now run Smart Steam. Make sure to add Dead Island as a non-steam game.
  6. Run Dead Island game while inside one of the Tunngle rooms.  You can set Internet mode to Coop or Internet in the game options.
  7. Make sure to play through Prologue first. Afterwards, press escape. You will see “Game Lobby”. See screenshot below:
  8. If all is well, you will see people hosting game like this:
  9. Join any game and have fun!
Video Tutorial
Want to see it in action? See my video below:

Puush.Me – Free and Simple Way for Screen Capture and Online Storage Sharing

Revisions:

7-17-11: Initial Release.


Puush.me is a website that I knew about for quite awhile thanks to the recommendation of one my Youtube followers, but I never got a chance to try it out until recently as I was thinking of new tutorials to look at. Puush.me is basically a program you download and install, and with it, it allows you to do quick and easy screen captures of a program, desktop, or a selected area of your choosing.

In addition, you can also use it to upload files like .txt, .doc, .exe, and more to your puush.me online account. For free users, the max limit of free online storage for you is 200mb, but if you are using it host pictures here and there temporarily, then perhaps this is right up your alley.

Plus, the entire service is ad-free! Once you login to the puush.me account, you can see your online files, and put them in public mode or even private mode. Every time you do a screen capture, it will automatically upload the file online, and it will instantly copy the url link into your clipboard. From there, you can give it to your friends, put it on the blog, or wherever that you desire.

Below are some screenshots of the dialog boxes in question:

puush.me general settings

In the above box, there are settings on how you want the program to run, and how a successful puush can be done.

puush.me key binding settings

Here you can select your keyboard bindings and how you want to do it.

It is a pretty simple service. To learn more, see the video tutorial below:

How To Play Duke Nukem Forever Online (Steam/Smart Steam Method) [Tunngle Optional]

Revisions:

6-11-11: Initial release.


Hey guys, today I got my copy of Duke Nukem Forever, and surprisingly, the first thing I did was went straight to MP, instead of SP.  You have to do a fair amount of work to get the multiplayer to work online, but its painless.

For sake of time, please watch the video tutorial below:

If you are looking for a text tutorial, here is the quick and dirty version:

1) Install game.

2) Install Steam.

3) Get the Duke Nukem Forever multiplayer fix files. If you need the skidrow file (which is better than Razor1911 files), then you can find them all at the media fire link below:

Copy over the patch files.

http://www.mediafire.com/?5b71tngs60wae

4) Get in tunngle (if you desire) only if you want to let other people know you are hosting a game easier. Then use game browser to find a game, or use custom match to create your own!

 

imo.im – An Online Web Portal Instant Messenger (MSN, Yahoo, Skype, and more!)

 

imo.im login page

Revisions: 3-12-12: Initial release.


These last few days I have been toying around with my CR-48, and since this is a machine that is meant to be on the web at all times, I have to forgoe the use of local software.  One of the things that I traditionally use on my laptop or desktop is the Skype client.  However, did you know that there is only one service right now that lets you access your Skype contacts (and make calls) online without having to download the actual Skype program?

Yup, its possible and that service is called “imo”.  You can visit it at http://www.imo.im.

The website is pleasantly simple, and it doesn’t take much resources on the PC when compared to its competitors such as meebo.com or trillian.im.

You just login under one account, then you can start adding all your other clients and link them together.  The beauty of linking accounts is that one login automatically logs you into your other accounts with minimum hassle and pain free.

For instance, I login to my Skype account, and then the imo.im website will automatically connect my Yahoo, Jabber, and MSN accounts to go online without me manually logging into them. Pretty sweet, right?

This is a great time whenever I am on the run, or I am at a friend’s house and don’t want to download a client to only uninstall it before I leave. If you are a heavy or mild user of instant messengers, definitely check out imo.im!

[How To] Play Splinter Cell Conviction LAN Online Using Tunngle

Revisions:

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.

Downloads:

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.)

Tutorial Process:

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!

Troubleshooting Area

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.

Video Tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJlyjxERdsg

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