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March 3rd, 2007, 11:10 PM
Im using dom3 demo, and i have one question : I would like to play with my bro over internet ( he is living in another town) can anyone explain how can i do this ??
Thanks in advance
March 4th, 2007, 12:19 AM
One of you will host the game.
The easiest way is with the tcp/ip direct connection.
From the menu choose Network, then Setup Dominions Server, pick a port such as 9999, pick a game name, then an era (you only get Early). just follow the prompts.
Then drop the game to the bar.
Now you will both have to have premade gods using the "Game Tools". Then connect to the game using Network, the IP of the host machine, and the port number. Select a nation and when you are both in then hit start
The host machine is better off opening two copies of Dominions. One to host and one to play.
March 4th, 2007, 06:32 AM
so i have to open dominions 2 tiems if i understyand correctly? 1 to host and other one to connect to myself ?
March 4th, 2007, 09:14 AM
yes but thats no problem really.
March 4th, 2007, 09:15 AM
That is correct. After you both have joined and one of you pressed start, switch back to the "host" dominion, pick map and settings and press oki...then you are good to go.
March 4th, 2007, 01:48 PM
thanks a lot it worked very good ^^
It worked on my pals pc but it dosent work for me -_-
While i try to connect to the game i hosted it seems to be impossible. When i looked up this situation i saw that the IP dom3 uses when it makes my game is diffrent then my ip thats is used on the internet. Do u know why and what do i have to do for it to work ?
March 5th, 2007, 08:03 PM
March 5th, 2007, 08:17 PM
You might have a home network setup. The IPs for machine to machine inside your network might be different than the one used to talk to the rest of the world. Try using 127.0.0.1
There are commands you can use to see what IPs are being used. But running them can be a headache. Is this a windows machine? xp? Do you know how to open a DOS command window?
March 5th, 2007, 08:32 PM
yeah no problem with runing comand line. im on windows xp profesional. The problem is that i want to play with my bro over internet( he stays in another town them me at the moment)
And my modem is linked to my PC through the ethernetcable (connected to the network card i belive )
March 5th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Try opening a dos window and typing ipconfig
if it gives you an IP different than you show when you are out on the net, then use that IP to connect to your own host.
If you brother cant connect by using the IP you show when you are out on the net then you probably have a problem with your firewall
March 5th, 2007, 08:42 PM
so i have to use my local ip while my bro needs to use my net ip ?And those it matter with port i use?
March 5th, 2007, 09:08 PM
No the port should be the same. Its the same machine. It just might be using a different IP for "outside" vs "inside"
March 6th, 2007, 12:21 PM
thanks now its all clear^^
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