[How To] Play Gears of War Online With Tunngle For Free
8-11-09: Initial Release.
10-7-09: Fixed patch links. Added new youtube video.
12-16-09: Added my own special gears of war patch zip file with instructions.
12-20-09: Added new download link.
12-21-09: Fixed the mediafire link.
1-24-10: Added my gears of war video. Note, this is before Teknogods added Gears of War to their program. It is in V15 and above.
2-6-10: Fixed some misc. wording.
4-9-10: Fixed download link.
5-6-12: Fixed download link.
3-13-14: Fixed download link.
3-23-15: Updated download link to use zippyshare instead.
Foreword: People love gore, and what better game to showcase this than Gears of War for PC? I want to thank the people who have figured out how to make this game work, and I need to thank Jewbacon as I know he spent a whole day suffering so I didn’t have to. With that said, I hope to see you in Tunngle playing with the rest of the underground crew! Enoy! ~ Versatile
Gears of War for Xbox 360 was huge. It was a game changer in terms of making taking cover behind boxes fun again. With the success of the Xbox 360, it was a no-brainer decision to create it for PC.
In today’s tutorial, I show you how you can use Tunngle to play Gears of War online with your friends.
You do realize there is already online multi-player in the game, right?
Yes, it does have online multi-player. It is another one of the games that use the “Games for Windows Live” platform.
So, why would I care about LAN over the Internet when we can use the Microsoft servers?
I could have sworn I have been asked this question before, for a similar game. >_>
As it has been said before, there are situations when the Microsoft servers are very laggy, and it makes it difficult to find quality servers. There is a moderate group of Gears of War players online, but the community face is dying. Why play this when you can be rocking out hard with Gears of War 2 on the Xbox 360? The alternative to this is playing a LAN game in your basement, but now I present to you a better method and save you gas in the process!
How so? Easy, using Tunngle of course. Tunngle is a VPN solution that helps you play LAN games over the Internet. Let’s say hypothetically a hacker got your account, so now your game is banned. Are you doomed to not play with your friends? Of course not! We are going to be smarter than the system, and Tunngle will help with our goals.
Great point! I just wanted to be clear because I know someone who doesn’t need another ban…
Thanks for your support. As always, I do not support piracy, and neither should you the reader. By participating in it, we have no Gears of War 2 for the PC. *cries* Oh well, such is life, right? With that said, lets get started with the tutorial!
1) Download my patch. It has both official patches, tunngle registry fix, readme file, and crack files as required.
2) You need Tunngle installed and you have an account already. Learn more about Tunngle here.
Step 1: Install the latest update for Gears of War. Don’t forget to install the second patch that fixes the security certificate!
Step 2:Run the Tunngle registry fix. This adds entries to the registry so that the main adapter will be Tunngle and not anything else, as well as disabling the Windows Live account.
Step 3: Load Tunngle, and go to the Gears of War network or whatever network your friends is in.
Step 4: Launch Gears of War. Go to the versus or co-op and join or host a game!
Versatile, WAIT! Don’t log off yet! My user name is Player1. How can I change it?
No worries, I’ll guide you through on this one as it requires a little bit of extra work.
1) Obtain a hex editor program. I got a freeware one called XVI32. Download and install. Find it here.
2) Go to your Gears of War directory. (BACKUP YOUR OnlineSubsystemPC.u BEFORE PROCEEDING) located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Gears of War\WarGame\CookedPC (Default)
3) Open OnlineSubsystemPC.u with the hex editor and use Ctrl + F to find the line “player1”.
YOU MUST EQUAL 7 characters when changing Player1. If you try to be clever and use less or more characters, the game will crash.
If choosing a shorter name, put spaces for the characters left. For example, I changed “Player1” to “Versa(space)(space)”.
Save when finished. Now play the game with your new name!
As usual for the non-believers, or those who are too lazy to read, I have made a video tutorial for you. Here you can see me walking you through the steps and proof that I was able to join a game. Enjoy!