Author Topic: Router Resources for Gamers  (Read 8703 times)

Offline number6

  • Be seeing you.
  • Gameheaven Staff
  • Team Leader
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.427
Router Resources for Gamers
« on: August 27, 2003, 10:01:45 am »
Since so many people with C+C Generals seem to have problems with playing online multiplayer games with their routers I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic where all members can post online resources that may be helpful. I have done a little bit of searching on this subject today and thought I would share what I found. It was some intersting stuff. I will admit I am not the most savvy person as far as setting up a network so I will defer questions I can't answer to Gryphon.  

Anyways, I found out that some games like Age of Empires and Rise of Nations use Direct X netcode for peer to peer games. I believe the API is called Direct Play. I ran accross this forum in my search:

http://www.puffinsoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222&highlight=generals

And in this thread there is a link to this page:

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~trw/games/DXport/

Here is another good link from the author of the link above:

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~trw/games/nat.htm


I find it interesting that even setting your router up with DMZ that some games will not work correctly because the game is hardcoded to use specific ports.


« Last Edit: August 27, 2003, 10:02:35 am by number6 »

Offline gryphon

  • Just me...
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.733
  • nothing can seem fool to those that winn. ...
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 11:45:06 pm »
so I will defer questions I can't answer to Gryphon.

hehe, thanks for telling me in advance ;D ;)

For D-link routers there is a serperate firmware upgrade that will allow online gaming. You get the option for gaming to be turned on or off in the routers settings.
The latest firmware should be here I guess. :)
« Last Edit: August 27, 2003, 11:46:10 pm by gryphon »
Expect anything, and life will become boring...

Offline number6

  • Be seeing you.
  • Gameheaven Staff
  • Team Leader
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.427
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 03:57:20 am »
No problem Gryphon ;).  I certainly won't be much help in this board. I am trying to learn from what it discussed here.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2003, 05:30:23 pm by number6 »

Offline gryphon

  • Just me...
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.733
  • nothing can seem fool to those that winn. ...
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2003, 03:36:41 pm »
ok.
If you would like to know more about something, Linux or Windows let me know. . .and if I know anything about it I could try to make a topic about it if you's like. :)
Expect anything, and life will become boring...

Offline number6

  • Be seeing you.
  • Gameheaven Staff
  • Team Leader
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.427
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2003, 05:31:06 pm »
Well I don't muck around too much with network stuff, but I am sure I can come up with some questions ;)

Tura

  • Guest
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2003, 07:43:00 am »
Try using the virtual servers option in your router. To redirect specific ports to a certain IP (definatly needed for UT servers for example) So far that helped me get any game running.

PS: Oh yah and for direct play you have to set it as a special application (as i wrote in the forum too) unless someone can help me figure that one out you`d run along the same problems in the end though like i do with Baldur`s gate i have to assume
« Last Edit: September 08, 2003, 07:44:31 am by Tura »

Offline gryphon

  • Just me...
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.733
  • nothing can seem fool to those that winn. ...
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2003, 05:35:02 pm »
This might help in games that require DirectPlay. Use it at your own discretion.

http://www.puffinsoft.com/
Expect anything, and life will become boring...

Offline gryphon

  • Just me...
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.733
  • nothing can seem fool to those that winn. ...
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2003, 05:23:51 pm »
an article on Gamespy on hardware and software firewalls. . . some router issues aswell. Never know if they might come in handy . . .

http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml
Expect anything, and life will become boring...

Offline gryphon

  • Just me...
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.733
  • nothing can seem fool to those that winn. ...
Re:Router Resources for Gamers
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2004, 10:13:58 pm »
found the site a few days back .. think it has a few nice tutorials for home networks. . .. so you might want to check it out if you have the time. . ;)

http://www.homenethelp.com/
Expect anything, and life will become boring...