View Full Version : LAN????? wtf
02-21-2005, 08:52 PM
My last post myteriously disappeared so here's what it was...
I'm in a university residence building where everyone in the building is on a LAN (other games work with this LAN). When we tried Far Cry it said that LAN games are restricted to local IPs only when we tried to connect to each other. So why can we see the game under the LAN tab and we're on a LAN but it won't let us connect???
02-22-2005, 05:46 AM
I believe that is the standard message when Far Cry is seeing a copied version of itself on the LAN. Every player must have his/her own unique CD key and copy of Far Cry.
02-22-2005, 11:22 AM
I don't understand. Is every disc of Far Cry burned differently? It never asks you for a CD key unless you try to go on the internet.
02-22-2005, 11:56 AM
Every CD set (or DVD) of Far Cry has a unique and individual CD key number. If two of the same show up on a LAN, one both or all will refuse to run. It appears that you are trying to use the same copy of Far Cry by more than one player in the same game or at the same time.
Doc may have more details than I can give you, but the error message you gave is the standard message when multiple copies of the same CD are trying to run at the same time on a LAN (a violation of the standard terms that you clicked through when you installed).
02-22-2005, 12:03 PM
You have hit the nail on the head S_N. And Bob, if you think just because a CD key is not asked for that u don't get checked, think again. People with soft firewalls (Norton, Mcafee, ZAP) might remember that when you first install FC, your soft firewall asks for permission to the internet BEFORE you try to click muliplayer. That is one of the reasons WinXP firewall is recommended to be disabled.
02-22-2005, 03:51 PM
Well is there a way to change the key just so we can play a few LAN games?? I don't think it's unreasonable to not want to buy the game for just a few games with some friends. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
02-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Simple answer: no
02-22-2005, 07:38 PM
02-22-2005, 08:06 PM
Here lemme be more of a jerk...Fix your sig. It's out of forum guidelines: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=836109392&m=361109973. First and only ban warning.
02-22-2005, 08:46 PM
Ahh the power trip.. good one.
I fixed my sig. It's now "around 10 lines" as is stated in the link.
02-22-2005, 09:58 PM
It also states to be within 500x150 pixels...ur not...try again.
02-23-2005, 01:29 AM
10 lines is more than 150 pixels high. And if you read it correctly it says "keep picture size around 500x150 and text sigs around 10 lines." My sig doesn't contain a picture, only text which is around 10 lines.
Do you enjoy this kind of power trip? Cuz I think it's kind of funny.
02-27-2005, 03:45 AM
I have the same problem and i REALLY REALLY want to play it on a LAN. I have an original bought copy. and we tried the same thing. A friend had a cracked copy., but it didnt work. But will it work if he buys the original version to?
would be very thankful if i could get a fast answer.
02-27-2005, 07:35 AM
02-27-2005, 08:58 AM
ahhh,,,,that sounds wonderful. But if it still dont work ill sew your *** :P
02-27-2005, 10:39 PM
I suppose you download music and warez for free too, Silentbobfarcry.
Tell you what, why don't you take a few years of your life, start a company, hire some people, and write a commercial software application. Then start selling it in order to get your investment back, pay your employees, your bills, and try to make a fair return off of the investment of your blood, sweat and tears. Do you think you would mind if a "few" people made pirated copies of your game and some LAN games? How many people pirating your software is "too many"?
Cripes, the game can be bought for under $20 at this point. If you and your friends have computers can run the game, you have some coin in your pocket. Oh, wait, your parents have the coin and bought the computer for you.
02-28-2005, 03:25 AM
Nicely put slugworth01, i totally agree. Nothing compares to a new bought original. I feel sorry for those poor people who have to download the game to be able to play it..haha.
02-28-2005, 09:45 AM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s27/smilies-5255.png - right on target Slug
03-05-2005, 01:14 PM
this DOCSEAL guy is bitter about piracy and he is also wrong about the LAN problem with FAR CRY. I have 2 different copies of the game and 2 different cd keys and our firewalls are disabled and everything else works fine, this game still won't allow you to play together. You have the same darn problem. OUT
03-17-2005, 08:10 PM
So is it some kind of glitch then? Cuz I have a real copy of Far Cry and the friend I tried it with had a different copy... same problem you're having Pres.Evil?
Edit: I just read in another post that you can type \connect *insert IP here* in console to connect to games... will this work to fix the LAN joining problem?
03-18-2005, 06:19 AM
When I ran an internet server on my LAN, that is what we had to do to connect to it. Joining it throught the menu was always flakey or not possible, but typeing the \connect command into the console worked every time. Make sure you know the server IP address. The standard port to connect to is 49001 and you usually do not need to specify it, but you can call that out in the connect statement also. It would look like \connect 192.168.1.100:49001
That should do it.
03-18-2005, 03:40 PM
I might just try this game on lan..see if lag is still there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
03-24-2005, 12:27 PM
This is just ****ed up. Doc seal or who ever it was told me that it would work when we both had the original. but NOOO! Still dont ****ing work...just so pissed of right now. IsnâÂ´t this the technical help forum??? Then where is the ****ing help?? gahh
03-24-2005, 02:50 PM
Obviously many of us have played Far Cry with no problems on a LAN after setting things up correctly.
You haven't provided enough details to get help. What machines, dedicated or listen server, what switch, operating systems, how are you trying to connect to the server, etc.
Remember, this is a volunteer forum. There are no UBI or Crytek employees supporting it.
03-24-2005, 11:07 PM
Sorry Aiya - this is a community help forum, not Official Ubisoft Support for Far Cry. That is where the ****ing help is.
03-26-2005, 02:36 AM
never mind, it works now anyhow. Had a friend over and he fixed it in 5 minutes, hehe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
And im sorry for my rude behaviour before. soz..i just got desperate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
03-26-2005, 02:42 AM
Nicely put gentlemen...
Please describe exactly what happens, both of your system specs and what device you are using for you LAN.
Also advise what if any hard (physical box) or soft (Windows XP, Norton PF etc) firewalls you have in place and what ports you have opened.
Finally have you tried using the console command that Gman describes above?
03-26-2005, 02:42 AM
Well that was a waste of my post hee hee!
Glad ur fixed, what needed doing?
04-11-2005, 02:06 AM
Yeah what did you do to fix it?
04-11-2005, 06:09 AM
Ok, the thing is. When we first tried to play FarCry on LAN we both had our Lan IPs automatically configured by windows. But then we changed it manually so that i had 192.168.0.1 and my friend 192.168.0.2 Then it worked like a charm. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
So to get it to work u just need to enter your IP manually.
But the sad thing was that when we at last got it to work and we were soo eager to play the COOP MOD we realised one thing....IT SUCKED :P
SO we ended up playing deathmatch for like 10 min, then we got tired if it :/
**** THAT COOP MOD http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
04-11-2005, 06:20 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Aiya1984:
Nicely put slugworth01, i totally agree. Nothing compares to a new bought original. I feel sorry for those poor people who have to download the game to be able to play it..haha.[
04-11-2005, 03:10 PM
Ok,I am now counting the hairs on my head as to how many times people are blaming ubi or the game or the...and the whole time it's been there own system at fault or they have screwed up a setting and I ain't bald yet but gettin there fast. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif