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LANipedia v2 – Sneak Preview!

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Revisions:

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!

This Is Why I Support LAN Gaming

Revisions:

12-18-12


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. 🙂

How To Play Modern Warfare 3 MP LAN Dedicated Server Online or Offline Using TeknoMW3

Revisions:

2-5-12: Initial release.

2-12-12: Added TeknoMW3 2.5 link.


If you have been living under a rock for quite some time. Modern Warfare 3 has a dedicated server package. The problem? If you want to do this true offline LAN with your MP server, it cannot be done.

Alas, team Teknogods made a TeknoMW3 loader that will allow you to play MW3 MP LAN server online or offline, using your real LAN, or have other people connect to you via a VPN program. In the loader, it has both the spec op mode, as well as the multiplayer mode too available.

For sake of time, you can refer to my pastebin link below for all the details on how to update your game, and use the dedicated server package. Later in the week, I will update this article with screenshots and text instructions on how to get your MP Dedicated Server up and running in no time.

Text Tutorial:

See link:  Pastebin Text Tutorial

Downloads: TeknoMW3 2.5:  Mediafire

Video Tutorial:

See video tutorial below:

How To Play Modern Warfare 3 Spec Op and Survival Mode LAN Online

Revisions:

12-10-11: Initial release.

12-11-11: Added Text Tutorial, no screenshots.

1-22-12: Fixed links for 1.4 game patch, and added 1.3 launcher mediafire link.

3-31-12: Fixed all video links.

11-21-13: Fixed links, added new video.


Thanks to Teknogods, loader 1.2 has been released and it allows you to play spec ops online without steam. This means you can use VPN programs, direct IP, or internal LAN for your spec op play fun.

For sake of time, please see the youtube video I did until I get a proper text tutorial written within the next few days.

Text Instructions:

  1. Install Modern Warfare 3.
  2. Download the following items:
  3. This is where instructions will slightly differ. If you are using a VPN program, then join the MW3 network. This can be in tunngle, hamachi, or whatever. If using direct IP or internal LAN, then go to step 4.
  4. Run the “TeknoMW3.exe”, click Settings, and setup your Name and FOV (field of view).
  5. Follow the instructions below depending if you are HOST or CLIENT:
    • HOST:  Select “I’m the host”, press “Start Game” and in-game press “Multiplayer”
    • CLIENT:  Enter the Host-IP, press “Start Game” and in-game press “Multiplayer”
    • If you need an IP address, ask the Tunngle room, friends, or whatever method you are using of the other gamers.
    • It is at this point that the HOST select the game options, and then start either one of the missions or survival mode.
  6. If there are game issues, ask the Tunngle room, hamachi room, or wherever you are playing.

Troubleshooting Tips:

What ports do I need to port forward?

  • Answer: For teknogods loader, UDP 3074 and 29184. If using tunngle, port forward udp 11155.

Video Tutorial:

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 Dungeon Defenders LAN Online Using Tunngle

Revisions:

10-20-11: Initial release.

10-31-11: Updated instructions.

11-1-11: Added pictures.


Hey guys, today I installed the Dungeon Defenders and it works perfectly online. After I installed the game, I was up and running in less than 5 minutes. This is how you do it:

1) Install game.

2) Inside your Binaries folder, there is a program called DunDefConfig.

3) Run it. In lower left hand corner, select Gamespy. Save.

4) If using Tunngle, get the program at tunngle.net. Make account, then login with the Tunngle program. Go over to any of the Dungeon Defender rooms. Finding the rooms will look like below:

5) Launch game. Create your hero, then go online, then go to open match. Then you can do quick match or custom match. From there, click LAN in the lower left hand corner, and either host or join a game. No need to use gamespy if using a vpn gaming solution.

See video tutorial 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:

Starcraft 2 LAN – Starfriend Method is Very Real and it Works! However…

Revisions:

7-12-11: Initial Release.

7-18-11: Updated comments.


Starcraft 2 gamers, its time to celebrate! My youtube friend Hidraga told me of a new fan site called http://battle4sc2.com, and this is a portal/forum site that talks about the latest development of Starfriend, which is a TW client that allows you to play LAN online with other people. Yup, and you don’t need to use Hamachi, Tunngle, or any other program.

There is only one caveat though: As of today (7-12-11), you got to download the Chinese version of the game, then download all the associated patches, and then you are good to go.

Don’t worry though, its really easy, and there are tutorials on this already. To learn more about it, go the following links below to get up to speed:

http://battle4sc2.com
Tutorial for Starfriend 0.43 with game links and clients
Starfriend 0.44 with english links

It is unknown in the future if users will be able to use a new version of Starfriend to use with their existing English copies. Time will tell! Enjoy!

Update 7-18-11:

If you start to read the comments here  on this blog, you really have to stop and question if the Chinese program is safe to use at all. The reason behind this move is that we know that China (just in general) is known to have caused global warefare in terms of cyber hacking. Although there is no proof yet that this Starfriend is corrupted, you just got to air on the side of caution.  Since the program is closed source, you don’t really know what is underneath the hood.

As a skeptic, I may not believe what is truth or not in regards to the security of this Starfriend, and if it is trying to hoard my data in the background.  Nonetheless, I am playing on LAN on a PC that has nothing to do with online financials and things of that nature, I will continue to use this program.

However, some of you might be weary of trying to play this, and I don’t blame you. If you do decide to try it out, then maybe what you want to do is keep an eye on your network activity and make sure nothing evil is coming in, or out of your PC. 😛

How To Play C&C Aftermath In Windows 7 32/64bit (No Dosbox!)


Revisions:
7-11-11: Initial release.

8-21-12: Re-wrote whole post. Showing off C&C Red Alert Aftermath tutorial.


So you love Red Alert, but you want to play C&C Red Alert Aftermatch on your modern Windows 7 machine? All you got to do is download the UDP version of the game, and you are good to go!

See the video tutorial below, and go to Youtube for the video description where the link to the game is located. Have fun!

Video Tutorial:

 

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!