3-13-13: Initial release.
The new Tomb Raider game is getting a lot of good reviews, and what better way to embrace it than to play it online? You got 4 different game modes to play with, and if you get enough players on your side, it is going to be a lot of fun.
So to cut to the chase, make sure you install the game, get the latest game update, patch with latest multiplayer fix, start steam using greenluma, and start playing!
See below for the tunngle wiki with latest information and my video tutorial.
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.
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.
- 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:
- Now what you need to do is to get a copy of smart steam. Download and install Steam Client from steampowered.com.
- Download SmartSteamand extract it into your Steam folder. It will look like my screenshot below:
- Now download and install Update #3. Extract to Dead Island install folder. It will look like my screenshot below:
- Now run Smart Steam. Make sure to add Dead Island as a non-steam game.
- Run Dead Island game while inside one of the Tunngle rooms. You can set Internet mode to Coop or Internet in the game options.
- Make sure to play through Prologue first. Afterwards, press escape. You will see “Game Lobby”. See screenshot below:
- If all is well, you will see people hosting game like this:
- Join any game and have fun!
4-5-11: Initial Release.
Everybody knows that Valve is one of the top game developer’s of all time. When was the last time they made a bad game? Yea, that is what I said.
However, not everyone is thrilled about the Steam platform. Some see it as genius, and some see it as a necessary evil. Despite what people may think about the program, did you know that there is a devout underground forum of Steam enthusiasts willing to undermine the Steam platform?
Welcome to CS.RIN.RU.
11-15-09: Initial Release
11-16-09: Youtube video shows dedicated server concept. Video added. Oh yea, new words about this space in your nickname fix.
11-17-09: Added someone else’s youtube that shows how to play MP online.
Important Foreword: This post was started by fellow Underground Author Chyea, who in all the best intentions loves the game in question that I am pretty sure any active gamer knows that I am talking about. I have stepped into finish it up since he is busy with real life responsibilities. With that said, no full fledged tutorial will be written up unless I have something concrete to talk about. I have seen the activity, and there is a lot of stuff that is going to happen the next few days. Trust me. It’s called the community versus IW. 🙂
Hence, this is just a proof of concept article only to get your taste buds moistened. An educational document if you will about a real story of real life game hackers who want to prove to the “man” that yes, the game will be modded to hell to bring back dedicated PC support as commanded by gamers across the world. I mean no ill will to Chyea, we just got to handle this smartly. Suspension, remember? >_>
Over the course of time when I am comfortable, I will change the title of the article and everything else as necessary to reflect current times. ~ Versatile
As we all know, Modern Warfare 2 has no dedicated LAN support, and if you search google or any news site you will see tons of articles on Modern Warfare 2 and the story about how it got cracked. I think it is pretty safe to start linking to these stories, don’t you?
News Articles on MW2 and Cracking and hacking:
So with that said, it is no surprise MW2 was subjected to a lot of piracy for those in the know. These same type of people have been looking for ways to take their copies online for dedicated server play and what not. What we have today (at least) is a work in progress that gives you 90 seconds of online Steam playing flavor before you get disconnected. The creator (and the competition) says they are working on ways to fix this, but they want to get their digital signature into it to prove they are the creator.
All I am for seeing is a long battle of hacker versus IW doing a cat and mouse play. Might as well give up and wait for Battlefield Bad Company 2 perhaps? 🙂
How to play this work in progress Steam fix for non-legitimate players:
1) Download the file, extract to the ROOT directory of your Modern Warfare 2, have steam running, and play!!! Note: 90 seconds of play is available right now until this fix gets updated. If it does, we will let you know.
No, we will not reveal the sources, as the more visible this gets, the more likely it won’t last that long.
2) Hamachi or Tunngle is NOT necessary.
VIDEO TUTORIAL (not Versatile, someone else’s)
New Notes: Add a space to your Steam Nickname. If you use the questionable file and play online with no space in your name, you get kicked after 90 seconds. Now add a space and you can play for a long time! Example: “PortalCake” turns into “Portal Cake”. Enjoy.
Note: Recommendation for using a fake steam account is very high.
Proof of Concept MW2 Dedicated Server Video!
If you are a gamer, you will know that today is huge because Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has been released. Reviews have been high for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and it is no surprise that some PC gamers are giving it low scores.
Here are some quick reasons why PC gamers got screwed:
- 16 maps. The max amount of players on any map is 9v9.
- No dedicated server support. Infinity Ward’s IWNet protocol controls everything. This means no mods and no customizations whatsoever.
- No console. You can’t even kick people.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you search Google News right now for Modern Warfare 2, there are thousands of headlines on this.
One headline that really got my sight was this one: ” Modern Warfare 2 Shunned by Several Digital Distributors Due to Steam ‘Trojan Horse’.
What does that even mean? If you bought this game retail from the store, you are FORCED to install Steam in order to play this game. The Steam protocol ensures your game is updated, anti-hacked, and everything else that comes with it.
Per Direct 2 Drive, an online distributor, they will not carry this game because of the inclusion of the Steam client. Below is their statement:
“We believe strongly that when you buy a game from us, you shouldn’t be forced to install and run a 3rd party software client to be able to play the game you purchased,” D2D explains in a statement masquerading as a listing for Modern Warfare 2 in its store. A representative later told Kotaku “We don’t believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse.” Source
What makes it worse is that if you had pre-ordered the game on Steam, you will have to wait until November 12, Thursday to play the game! What is even more hilarious is that if you went out to the store and bought the game instead, you will be playing it online right now. The retail version of the game also has Steam, so it makes absolutely no sense why pre-order purchasers are getting screwed over right now.
This signifies that DRM is not all it is cracked to be, and even innocent gamers are getting punished. With no dedicated server support on PC side, it is expected the game is going to be released online via torrents and some hacker group will figure out a way to mod the game and get dedicated server support going. It is just a matter of time.
Read more about the Steam debacle here.
It goes to show that Steam is not always welcomed, and when you have to tie gamer’s hands behind their back and force them to use a 3rd party client against their will, it makes you wonder if it is even worth the purchase.
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.
This post will be short and sweet. Did you know that if you are an Nvidia user or an ATI user, you can snag some free games from Steam?
Take a look at the screenshots below and see what you can get! Hurry, its a limited time supposedly. Just get it added to your steam account and it will be part of your account forever!
ATI users can get Half-Life 2 Lost Coast and Half-Life 2 Deathmatch for free!
If you are an Nvidia user, you got it even sweeter! You get a full copy of Portal First Slice demo, as well as Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, Lost Coast, and Peggle Extreme.
Want to get in? Click the links below for your video card. Oh yea, if you are an ATI user, you cannot use the Nvidia link to try to get Portal Slice. Steam is too smart to detect what kind of video card chip you are running.
Props goes to Hail2King for bringing this to my attention.
Nvidia Users: http://www.steampowered.com/nvidia/#
ATI Users: http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/
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Foreword: Before you jump to conclusions, this post is not about how to exploit steam to get free games. I was browsing youtube and found this video, which is obviously a scam. Being that this is Exploit week, why not take a break from writing exploits, and have fun with real life exploiters instead for a day?
If you think this is evil, then you are correct. If you think this is hilarious, great. If you think I shouldn’t do this, then screw off. I’m doing it anyway. It’s time for us to fight back! ~ Versatile
6-25-09: Initial release.
Being that this week is Exploitation week, I wanted to find a new exploit to talk about. Going to Youtube, I found this video, and I could not resist. Below is the video. The fun comes afterwards:
Here comes the fun part:
If you watched the video, steps three and four are very interesting. The screenshots are below:
Should I try it out? See what happens? Yes, why not! I am so ready to chew this guy apart!!!
See my Email below:
Well, what really sucked is that the email address in the video was totally messed up of course, so I did some guesswork and I found an email that worked.
So above is my email message. I sent it off and I did not get a bounce back, so I assumed the email is good. There are two things that can happen here:
1) The person has spoofed an email so he will get what I just sent above
2) This is an official Valve email address. I searched google but nothing came up so lets see if it is an official email. If it is, let’s see what Valve has to say. If not and it is the exploiter’s email, I am going to respond back and forth and mess with his mind. Expect updated pictures on this post as time goes on!
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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 leave the rest of the mystery to you. ~ Versatile
5-27-09: Initial release
5-29-09: Added the new link to the other tutorial website. >_>
It was bound to happen. With the success of Valve’s game of the year “Left 4 Dead”, it was bound that another zombie game would hit the market soon. Tripwire has the answer with their different game called “Killing Floor”.
What is Killing Floor?
Killing Floor is a mod for the Unreal Tournament 2004 video game, first released in 2005 as a demo, and full version, later that year. The mod acquired popularity after appearing in several game magazines. It is a survival horror first-person shooter based game, with Co-op multiplayer action. A retail version of the game was released via Steam on May 14, 2009.
To me, think of it as Counter Strike meets Left 4 Dead. Main features include:
- Killing zombies for cash.
- Fighting waves of zombies similar to Left 4 Dead.
- 6 player co-op.
- Each map has a “boss”.
- Available SDK map making kit.
- In game voice communication
and more! See the full details at http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/.
Is there a Single Player?
Yes, sort of. All you do is go as yourself and fight against waves of zombies until you reach the boss. You can earn perks this way too so you can unlock other achievements. Due note that there are no AI computer players to help you, so you are definitely on your own here.
How about Online Multiplayer?
Yes, there is online multiplayer. You can host your own online games and have up to six people playing with you on Steam. If you have a custom map that your friend doesn’t, your friend will automatically download the map from you. Left 4 Dead currently does not have this feature, so this is nice to have.
Can Killing Floor be played without Steam? *wink*
Yes, there is a LAN mode so you can play offline.
No, you misunderstood me. Can Killing Floor 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. In fact, as of today 5-27-09, Killing Floor was added to the Garena network!
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 Killing Floor 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 among my adventures on the Internet that there are guides that explain how to play Killing Floor online with Garena or Hamachi. Should I post a link to one of those sites? Would there be any harm in that? I don’t think so, do you?
Here is the link: [How To] Play Killing Floor Online – Garena/Hamachi
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.
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