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Windows 7: Hosting games

29 Jun 2010   #1
theotherguy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
 
 
Hosting games

I've been trying to host lan games and its not working.. at first i thought it was just the game but now i've tried a few games and noone can even see my hosted games.. i have the firewall disabled but obviously something is still not right... anyone got a idea of what i have to do to fix this?


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30 Jun 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

How are you hosting the games?
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30 Jun 2010   #3
theotherguy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
 
 

just clicking multiplayer and host in what game i've wanted to play...
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30 Jun 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe you have to open some ports on your router? (so you can accept incoming connections)

please let us know which games give you trouble....
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30 Jun 2010   #5
theotherguy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
 
 

nah just trying to lan... not over the internet...

so far vegas2 and sins of a solar empire, and fear
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30 Jun 2010   #6
theotherguy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
 
 

just found out that not even my shared folders can't be accessed... so everything is being blocked
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01 Jul 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what antivirus/security/firewall software are you running?

have you tried temporarily disabling it?
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01 Jul 2010   #8
theotherguy

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
 
 

i running avg4free... nothing else
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01 Jul 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...and have you tried temporarily disabling it?

i'm pretty certain you will still have to open up ports on your router, even if you're playing on lan and not internet.

here's some info from sins of a solar empire website:

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Q: The game is telling me that I may not be able to host the game. What do I need to configure?

A: The default port Sins of a Solar Empire uses for hosting games is 6112 (TCP). The default port can be changed in the user.setting file (see power user settings in the technology section).

Make sure your router has this Port Forwarded to your computer's IP address or has UPnP enabled. All computers behind a router should have their own unique GameHostPort setup in case the original host leaves and a new host for the game is needed.

Here is an Example: (computers behind router):

Computer IP user.settings -> GameHostPort Router Port Forwarding Setting

192.168.1.47 6001 6001 -> 192.168.1.47
192.168.1.201 6002 6002 -> 192.168.1.201
192.168.1.35 6003 6003 -> 192.168.1.35

Q: Where can I get more help with setting up my computer for multiplayer?

A: We recommend you check out:PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model
repost if you need more help, letting us know your router model.
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