PDA

View Full Version : Dumbfounded about Multiplayer



RMCPILOT
03-14-2007, 11:51 PM
Hello everyone...

I've read the posts on multiplayer but am still totally lost. I've found no information on UBI's site about multiplayer, and the in-game function doesnt work...

I just want to play with ONE person (not many people) over a LAN and I cant figure out how. I'd appreciate any help...thanks guys!

RMCPILOT
03-14-2007, 11:51 PM
Hello everyone...

I've read the posts on multiplayer but am still totally lost. I've found no information on UBI's site about multiplayer, and the in-game function doesnt work...

I just want to play with ONE person (not many people) over a LAN and I cant figure out how. I'd appreciate any help...thanks guys!

FritzGryphon
03-15-2007, 12:00 AM
Does this one help?

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6791022932

If your LAN has internet access, you can host and launch the game on Hyperlobby. If you don't want people joining, set max players to 2.

Fireball_
03-15-2007, 05:27 AM
Although you could setup a server on Hyperlobby, it might be a little overkill if you're just trying to play with one other person.

Setting up a multiplayer session is very easy, once you figure out the steps. There's a group of 4 or 5 of us that connect like this every week over the internet. And sometimes I fly with just my son over our home network.

Basically, one of you acts as the host, by creating a server under 'Multiplayer', and the other player(s) would join the server under 'Multiplayer'. On a LAN I believe once you've created a server, there's even a search function the other players can use to find local servers.

What specifically is happening, or not happening? And we can go from there.

MaxMhz
03-15-2007, 06:13 AM
Both machines must have port 21000 UDP Protocol open - not blocked by a firewall or AV software.

Check conf.ini on both machines have
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
NET]
speed=10000
routeChannels=0
serverChannels=31
localPort=21000
remotePort=21000
SkinDownload=1
serverName=No Name
serverDescription=
remoteHost=
localHost=
socksHost=

</pre>

both machines must have the exact same version of the game installed
start multiplayer - create server on the hosting machine, load and start a dogfight game.

now start multiplayer - join server on the other machine.
in the server address enter :21000 and click 'search for local server'

That should do it.

PFflyer
03-15-2007, 07:56 AM
WOW, what other things in life dumbfound you?

I am curious.......

RMCPILOT
03-15-2007, 09:01 AM
FritzGryphon, Fireball, and MaxMhz;
Thanks for your help. I'll be busy for a few days when I'm on call, but I WILL check into this stuff ASAP. I've tried what Fireball suggested and it never found anything. I exchanged IP addresses and checked firewall exclusions and thats the main reason I posted...cause its weird...

PFflyer;

Other things? Maybe the immaturity of some individuals. Maybe the fact that that this forum isnt for your own insecurities yet some people still post brainless posts like yours. I am a commercial pilot and taking classes to get my CFI and MEI, so I dont have time to screw with reading 400 posts in a thread about how to do a simple task such as multiplay. A lot of them, I'm sure if you were involved, are going to be like reading through mud.

So, I honestly appreciate the three guys who DID give me something to work with.

Thanks,

Rattler68
03-15-2007, 11:25 AM
Zoing!

Wtornado_439th
03-16-2007, 05:50 PM
I like RMCPilots reply hehehee


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Thud_vols
03-18-2007, 05:14 AM
Welcome RMCPILOT. Not much I can add to your research except to make sure both of you are using the same version and current on the same patches.

Another common problem is the host being behind a router. If so, You will need to open up ports in Port Forwarding in your router software. Mine is a wireless router so I also need to make sure it points to my PC IP and not the IP of the other computers. (It routinely changes the IPs) Additional info can be found here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/1511047252 or on Page 44 of your Users Manual. There should be an electronic copy of the manual in your game directory on your PC.

Our squad has an annual party where we set it up for LAN use. If you still don't get the answer you are looking for please feel free to post your problem on our technical forum. I'm sure one of us can get you addicted, err I mean started. Just follow the below link. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

Darbo2
03-19-2007, 05:30 PM
RMCPilots you always get the idiots answering
just ignor em the are alot of very helpfull ppl online
if you every decide to go full multiplayer there are 3 main server finders
hyperlobby
all seeing eye
Xfire
other than that its just making sure your firewall allows port 21000 as mentioned above even so my router has never allowed me to host for some strange reason ??

hope you have more luck than me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
03-20-2007, 07:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RMCPILOT:
FritzGryphon, Fireball, and MaxMhz;
Thanks for your help. I'll be busy for a few days when I'm on call, but I WILL check into this stuff ASAP. I've tried what Fireball suggested and it never found anything. I exchanged IP addresses and checked firewall exclusions and thats the main reason I posted...cause its weird...

PFflyer;

Other things? Maybe the immaturity of some individuals. Maybe the fact that that this forum isnt for your own insecurities yet some people still post brainless posts like yours. I am a commercial pilot and taking classes to get my CFI and MEI, so I dont have time to screw with reading 400 posts in a thread about how to do a simple task such as multiplay. A lot of them, I'm sure if you were involved, are going to be like reading through mud.

So, I honestly appreciate the three guys who DID give me something to work with.

Thanks, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


OoooOoooo I like this guy.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Welcome aboard... hit the Essentials link in my sig..lots of good stuff in one place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

RMCPILOT
03-20-2007, 08:45 PM
Hey guys, thanks alot to everyone who posted help for me! I got multiplayer working quite nicely now! Thanks!

judgerw
03-20-2007, 09:04 PM
Heya RMC. Grats on getting it going. What worked?

RMCPILOT
03-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Well, a few simple things, actually that added up to produce confusion... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

&gt; We didnt have the same patched version...
&gt; We both had to open ports in our firewalls
&gt; My friend had an AV program that was blocking attempts to connect.

Thanks for all the help guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Even without considering this program's relative age, its really cool! Nice dynamics and graphics. I'm hooked...