How To Bypass Serial CD Key Check for Tom’s Clancy Raven Shield
11-18-14: Inital release.
When you host a LAN server, and when you try to join it, your game will prompt you for a CD Key. What do you do if you lost your CD key? Well, see the tutorial below which will help you bypass the LAN server serial key check and you can start playing right away with your LAN buddies!
1.) Open My Computer and go to your RavenShield\system directory.
2.) Open the GSRouters.dat file with Notepad.
3.) Change the line “CDKeyServerIP0=gscdkey-mtl1.ubisoft.com” to:
4.) Save and close GSRouters.dat.
5.) Open the RavenShield.ini file in the same directory.
6.) Browse to the line that starts with “m_szUbiRemFileURL” – it is about 6/10 of the way down, under the [R6GameService.R6GSServers] section.
7.) Change this line to:
8.) Save and close RavenShield.ini.
9.) CDKey check is now disabled (when it asks for a cdkey, just click the check mark, and wait 10 seconds and u will be joining the server. Now you can play real LAN, Tunngle, Hamachi, or whatever method you choose.
How To Play LAN With Planetary Annihilation
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!
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!
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 – Resort Map Glitch
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.
How To Play Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 LAN Online Using Tunngle
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!
Tunngle wiki with text instructions
How To Play Tomb Raider 2013 Online Using Greenluma (Tunngle Optional)
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.
How To Play Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Online (Tunngle/Greenluma)
Image courtesy of spong.com
3-2-13: Initial release.
Recently, the game Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army was released. The game is fun, if that is, you enjoy doing headshots on zombies. Anyway, this is a Steam game, but it works great online.
See the video tutorial below. If you need a text tutorial, see the tunngle wiki here.
How To Play Counter-Strike Global Offensive Online Using Junkies Client
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.
This Is Why I Support LAN Gaming
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. 🙂