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-====== Games database and LAN info ====== +[[Games Database|Continue to Games Database]]
-Here I started to create a games database, intended to collect information on how to get games to run (especially older games on newer systems) and what might be important during setup. For some games, there are also some [[Server types#Dedicated Server|dedicated servers]] running on this machine. Their status can be seen [[https://www.mobile-infanterie.de/status.php|here]]. There is also a [[Teamspeak]] server running. +
-===== History ===== +
-It is a valid question, why one might need yet another games page on the internet. Well, for one thing, this Wiki is not just intended as basis of the games database. It also contains a lot of stuff of a more private nature, which helps me organize my stuff and data. But it is also intended to help with issues on LAN parties. The games database must be seen in the [[History|historical context]]. Some pages have download links for files and games, that are freely available. But all this might not help a lot without the information on how to get that stuff to run and what is possible with it. Especially older games have a tendency of causing problems right from the beginning, which often can be avoided. For instance, if a game requires  [[GameRanger]] or the installer won't run on an x64 system anymore it is useful to know that right from the start, and hopefully also, how to cope with that. The Wiki is an ideal way of sharing the experiences and solution strategies with others. This might help to keep problem solving time small when having the next gaming session. +
- +
-===== Technology ===== +
- +
-  * [[https://www.mobile-infanterie.de/status.php|Server status of Mobile Infanterie]] +
-  * [[:en:games:explorer_hack|Explorer Hack]] +
-  * [[:en:games:servertypen|Servertypen]] +
-  * [[:en:games:hotseat|Hotseat]] +
-  * [[:en:games:ipx|IPX]] +
-  * [[:en:games:programs_useful_for_lan_parties|Programs useful for LAN parties]] +
-  * [[:en:games:dosbox|DOSBox]] +
-  * [[:en:games:gameranger|GameRanger]] +
-  * [[:en:games:runas_spc|Runas Spc]] +
- +
- +
-===== Obsolete Technology ===== +
-  * [[World Opponent Network|WON]] +
-  * [[GameSpy]] +
-  * [[Tunngle]] +
-  * [[Evolve]] +
- +
-===== Services for online play ===== +
-  * [[Teamspeak]] +
-  * [[VPN]] +
-  * [[Radmin VPN]] +
- +
-===== Gameplay ===== +
-  * [[Nexuiz CTF Strategy]] (useful for games with CTF mode in general) +
-  * [[https://web.archive.org/web/20101213000136/http://alientrap.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=555]] (Article on teamplay and communications, to be incorporated here, at some point) +
-  * [[http://www.coopdb.de/de/news|Page about Coop games]] +
-===== Games ===== +
- +
-This is a List of games, that have a history of being played on our LAN parties. »x« means »yes, does have it/works with it«, »-« means won't work with it. »?« are open to be discovered/written down. »(x)« means, it is supposed to work, but has not been confirmed, yet. If you have some relevant information, feel free to add id. Details are supposed to be noted in [[:en:games:function_tests|Funktion Tests]] or the games articles. Please also note, with which versions the tests or steps were done. For instance, there are cases, where the GOG version of a game simply lacks the LAN capability, while the original did have it, where the LAN play is only working properly having certain patches installed. +
- +
-[[Quality Guide]] +
- +
-Klick on the columns headers to sort the list. <sortable 3phase> +
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-^  Game name  ^  Singleplayer  ^  Multiplayer  ^  Hotseat  ^  Coop  ^  Online  ^  LAN  ^  IP direct  ^  via lobby  ^  via Game- \\ Ranger  ^  MI  ^  Notes  | +
-^  [[:en:games:age_of_empires_1|Age of Empires 1]]|  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |untested| +
-^  [[:en:games:age_of_empires_2|Age of Empires 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |already played on LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:aliens_vs._predator_2|Aliens vs. Predator 2]]|  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |played only on LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:balanced_annihilation|Balanced Annihilation]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |Works in principle via direct IP, usually played via lobby| +
-^  [[:en:games:birth_of_the_federation|Birth of the Federation]]|  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:bridge_commander|Bridge Commander]]|  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |untestet| +
-^  [[:en:games:call_of_duty|Call of Duty]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  (x)  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |has problems with LAN play, like not being handed any weapon when spawning, the ZZZ bots are of poor quality| +
-^  [[:en:games:call_of_duty_2|Call of Duty 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  | | +
-^  [[:en:games:call_of_duty_-_modern_warfare_2|Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |untestet| +
-^  [[:en:games:conflict_denied_ops|Conflict: Denied Ops]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  -  |lobby server don't exist any more, LAN-play is buggy| +
-^  [[:en:games:conflict_global_storm|Conflict: Global Storm]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |used to be played via GameSpy, LAN play is untested| +
-^  [[:en:games:counter-strike|Counter-Strike]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |formerly lobby worked via WON2, lobby works with patching today as well| +
-^  [[:en:games:dragon_commander|Dragon Commander]]|  ?  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |practicly untested| +
-^  [[:en:games:dungeon_keeper|Dungeon Keeper]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  -  |requires [[:en:games:ipx|IPX]] in LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:enemy_territory_quake_wars|Enemy Territory Quake Wars]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  (x)  |  x  |online play only with account which requires a valid CD-Key| +
-^  [[:en:games:frontlines_-_fuel_of_war|Frontlines - Fuel of war]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |works via [[:en:games:vpn|VPN]], online play caused some trouble| +
-^  [[:en:games:ground_control|Ground Control]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |The required WON server are down, supposedly works via GameRanger| +
-^  [[:en:games:half-life|Half-Life]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:half-life_opposing_force|Half-Life: Opposing Force]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:have_a_n.i.c.e._day|Have a N.I.C.E. day]]|  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |played on LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:hexplore|Hexplore]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |Works only with Windows versions up to XP| +
-^  [[:en:games:ignition|Ignition]]|  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  -  |required [[:en:games:ipx|IPX]] in LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:jazz_jackrabbit_2|Jazz Jackrabbit 2]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:klingon_academy|Klingon Academy]]|  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:medal_of_honor_-_allied_assault|Medal of honor - Allied Assault]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |played on LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:need_for_speed_2_se|Need for Speed 2 SE]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |direct IP on the internet is untested| +
-^  [[:en:games:need_for_speed_-_underground_1|Need for Speed - Underground 1]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |requires running a lobby server which can only be connected to via LAN/VPN| +
-^  [[:en:games:need_for_speed_-_underground_2|Need for Speed - Underground 2]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |the internet servers are down, online play might still be possible| +
-^  [[:en:games:nexuiz|Nexuiz]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:no_one_lives_forever_2|No one lives forever 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |Only Coop, but that even via internet| +
-^  [[:en:games:openxcom|OpenXcom]]|  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  | | +
-^  [[:en:games:project_eden|Project Eden]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |untested with multiplayer| +
-^  [[:en:games:quake_3_arena|Quake 3 Arena]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:siedler_2_rttr|Siedler 2 (RTTR)]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[Sins of a Solar Empire|]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |At the moment, the patches are not available, although the corresponding webseite of the game still exists. +
-^  [[:en:games:star_trek_-_armada_1|Star Trek - Armada 1]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:star_trek_-_armada_2|Star Trek - Armada 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:star_trek_-_armada_3|Star Trek - Armada 3]]|  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:star_trek_-_elite_force_2|Star Trek - Elite Force 2]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:star_trek_-_voyager_eliteforce|Star Trek - Voyager Eliteforce]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  x  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:starcraft_broodwar|Starcraft (Broodwar)]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |works only with valid CD key. The original CD version has problems with graphics bugs, the Battle.net version works quite well.| +
-^  [[:en:games:stellaris|Stellaris]]|  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |   | | +
-^  [[:en:games:stronghold_crusader|Stronghold Crusader]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  (x)  |  -  |No GameSpy servers available any more, works with [[:en:games:gameranger|GameRanger]].| +
-^  [[:en:games:stronghold_crusader_extreme|Stronghold Crusader Extreme]]|  ?  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  x  |  -  |a more multiplayer optimized version of [[:en:games:stronghold_crusader|Stronghold Crusader]]| +
-^  [[:en:games:supreme_commander|Supreme Commander]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |GPGNet not available any more| +
-^  [[:en:games:supreme_commander_-_forged_alliance|Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |GPGNet not available any more, works via Steam| +
-^  [[:en:games:terror_from_the_deep|Terror from the Deep]]|  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:total_annihilation|Total Annihilation]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  (x)  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:ufo2000|UFO2000]]|  -  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  x  |only works with a dedicated server (also online) or via [[:en:games:hotseat|Hotseat]]| +
-^  [[:en:games:unreal_tournament|Unreal Tournament]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  x  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:unreal_tournament_2004|Unreal Tournament 2004]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:uprising|Uprising]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:virtua_fighter_2|Virtua Fighter 2]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |Works via LAN| +
-^  [[:en:games:warcraft_3_reign_of_chaos|Warcraft 3 (Reign of chaos)]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |online play currently untested, but supposedly works, as Battle.net still supports it| +
-^  [[:en:games:warhammer_40000_dawn_of_war|Warhammer 40000 Dawn of war]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |untested| +
-^  [[:en:games:warlords_1|Warlords 1]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:wolfenstein_enemy_territory|Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory]]|  x  |  x  |  -  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |singleplayer only with bots, it is unclear how to set them up| +
-^  [[:en:games:worms_2|Worms 2]] Original|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |LAN doesn't work properly, as the game never finds any open games, so essentially a [[:en:games:hotseat|Hotseat]] game| +
-^  [[:en:games:worms_2|Worms 2]] GOG-Version|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |  -  |network play was removed altogether, so only suitable for [[:en:games:hotseat|Hotseat]].| +
-^  [[:en:games:worms_armageddon|Worms Armageddon]] (New Edition)|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  (x)  |  -  |Looks on the local subnet, or gameplay via IRC-like network as lobby game| +
-^  [[:en:games:worms_world_party|Worms World Party]]|  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  x  |  (x)  |  -  |   | +
-^  [[:en:games:z_steel_soldiers|Z Steel Soldiers]]|  x  |  x  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  ?  |  -  |  -  |not played on LAN, yet| +
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-</sortable> +
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-  * **Singleplayer**: Is there some sort of singleplayer modus requiring no human players to play? +
-  * **Multiplayer**: Can the game be played with/against humans? +
-  * **[[:en:games:hotseat|Hotseat]]** : Can at least two players play on the very same computer? +
-  * **Coop**: Players are not necessarily required to play human vs. human. This includes playing all humans against bots, as well as special Coop modes, like playing a campaign together. +
-  * **Online**: Is the game playable online without the need for special means, like a [[:en:games:vpn|VPN]]? +
-  * **LAN**: Can the game be played on a local area network (LAN)? +
-  * **IP direkt**: Is it possible to enter an IP address or host name directly, in order to connect to an open server/match (not requiring some kind of lobby to first find the game)? +
-  * **via Lobby**: Open servers/matches can be found via internet [[:en:games:server_types#Lobby-/Masterserver|lobby server]] or on LAN via automatic ingame search for open games. +
-  * **via GameRanger**: Some games used to rely on [[:en:games:server_types#Lobby-/Masterserver|lobby server]]s which do not exist anymore (e. g. WON servers). To fill in that gap, [[:en:games:gameranger|GameRanger]] can be used for a variety of games. This way online play is still possible. +
-  * **[[https://www.mobile-infanterie.de/status.php|MI]]**: Is there some server running on the [[http://www.mobile-infanterie.de/|mobile Infanterie]]? +
-  * **Notes**: Additional information, which might help understanding the possibilities. More details are supposed to be explained in the article of the game. The combination of fields here usually already tell you quite a big deal. For example, when a game has multiplayer but no LAN play and no hotseat, it obviously is only playable via internet. On the other hand, having a Coop doesn't necessarily mean, the game requires a network connection of any kind, as hotseat is multiplayer as well. Of the combination of having direct IP connection available, but no internet play means, it can be played on LAN, but not via internet. This can only be circumvented with means like [[:en:games:vpn|VPN]] which can create a network connection with all players in the same subnet sind, but connecting directly via IP address. Lobby + no online play can tell you, that games in the local subnet are only found via lobby, but there are no internet lobby servers or connections available. Especially [[:en:games:ipx|IPX]] does not know any direct connection. Games can only be found by some sort of lobby mechanism. +
-===== Game series ===== +
- +
-  * [[:en:games:call_of_duty|Call of Duty]] +
-  * [[:en:games:conflict_series|Conflict Series]] +
-  * [[:en:games:counter-strike|Counter-Strike]] +
-  * [[:en:games:need_for_speed|Need for Speed]] +
-  * [[:en:games:star_trek_games|Star Trek games]] +
-  * [[:en:games:stronghold|Stronghold]] +
-  * [[:en:games:worms|Worms]] +
-  * [[:en:games:total_annihilation_mechanics#games_with_ta_mechanics|Games with Total Annihilation mechanics]] +
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