Can't play Multiplayer.

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Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:35 am

Multiplayer don't work?
I am trying to bring a new player into the fandom, but we're having trouble accessing multiplayer.
I set up IPX Network game, he doesn't see it.
He sets up an IPX Network game. I don't see it.
I set up a UDP/IP with my IP address and port number which I relay to him, he can't see it
He sets up a UDP/IP with his IP address and port number which he relayed to me, I can't see it.
HOW DO WE PLAY MULTIPLAYER?!
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by Do_Checkor » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:50 am

are you talking about Descent3?
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by vision » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:40 am

Is port forwarding set up correctly?
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:47 pm

And it needs static IP on the server as far as I know. In D2 I tested the multiplayer with one friend (via Rebirth), it was ok (by now it is my only game in multiplayer). He set up the server and gavem me an IP and I connected to it.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by Krom » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:52 pm

Your friend either had his machine directly connected to the internet, or knew how to DMZ/port forward on his router. You need to read up on Network Address Translation on your routers and how to forward ports through it in order to run multiplayer games.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:34 pm

Yes, he had a server directly connected to the internet (with static IP of course), and we both connected to it; I have 4G mobile internet, so I don't think I can do some sort of port forwarding, although VPN like Hamachi could work (but I haven't tried it yet; because it is difficult to find someone to play with, this friend has very little time himself for Descent, he just showed me that it is possible). I am myself not a pro in network setup however, just like any hardware stuff, mostly software and math guy.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by LightWolf » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:54 pm

I just left that part up to someone who knew what they were doing last time I did online coop (Sirius IIRC). If you play online, maybe find the local tech genius and convince them to set up the game.

If you're playing locally then you shouldn't even need to worry about that. Just connect to the same router. That's what I've always done.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:38 am

Yeah, tried to give him my IP address and he come join the game I set up. He never saw the game.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:59 am

Maybe you can try to play with him or someone else over LAN (where you should not have problems with port forwarding or direct connection/white IP)? Probably it will work. Then you have to dip into this port forwarding crap, probably try using Hamachi VPN to ensure "direct" or "white" IP on the host machine (i. e yours). I once set up the direct connection for two PC's via Hamachi, and you don't have to be a tech genius to do it. But it was not for Descent, just to use remote desktop on another machine. But I am sure that Descent would work with a connection like this.
Also problems can be caused by using different versions of Rebirth or DX-XL.
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Re: Can't play Multiplayer.

Post by LightWolf » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:50 pm

If using LAN you should also be able to type the host's computer name if it asks for an address.
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