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We are doing a small PC Lan at an apartment, but a couple of the persons playing want to play from home. Is there any easy way to do this, that would not require all the players to install anything extra?
(I know hamachi exists but don't want to have everyone have to install anything extra.)
Aug 31, 2010 at 14:38
Joshua Enfield Joshua Enfield
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Setup a server for the game, such as a Quake 3 server. Then configure
Network Address Translation (DNAT) on your router.
Aug 31, 2010 at 14:42
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If you just want to give access to the game, then use Warner's solution, but if you want to make it act as if they're on your network, you'll want to set up a VPN.
Aug 31, 2010 at 14:52
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Configuring a VPN would be a good idea, but if you do not want
externals to install anything, the solutions may become tricky on your side
find out which ports are opened on your firewall/router (
LAN), and configure a IP tunnel. Then your friends should initiate the connection from their home, to your IP address / tunnel port
like Warner said, configure
NAT / DNAT, open a port that is forwarded to your local machine (on a port that your game understands!) then your friends again have to initiate the connection from home
Mentioning other solutions less likely to apply ...
if they live next door, a long network cable...
if they live
not that far, use a wireless router
Aug 31, 2010 at 14:52
Déjà vu Déjà vu
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