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Play Supreme Ruler 2020 online with GameRanger

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Hi all, just thought I'd let you know about a new multiplayer network I've created for playing Supreme Ruler 2020 (and SR 2010 and demo) online called GameRanger.

Basically, GameRanger makes it quick and easy to play your friends online.

It has full lobby support for over 500 different games and demos (including Supreme Ruler, of course), without the hassles and headaches that usually happen with network connections (eg. routers & firewalls).

I'm really excited to be releasing it, and hope it helps boost the Supreme Ruler community by allowing people to play that were unable to until now due to problems with opening ports, etc.

You can download it at http://www.GameRanger.com

[Edit by Moderator 11/14/08;]
[Edit by Moderator 11/28/08; GameRanger improvements have been made, instructions updated]
[Edit by Moderator 12/22/08; GameRanger now supports Global Crisis Expansion, instructions updated]

Supreme Ruler 2020 ver.5.4.1 Instructions

Host;
- Launch Game Ranger
- Open a room
- When all players are in the room, select start AND select host when you arrive that MP ingame menu (triggers client launches)
- Assign regions to players once they arrive in the lobby
- Launch game when all players are ready

Client;
- Launch Game Ranger
- Find an available game and join
- Wait for host to start the game AND to launch it
- select ready when your region is assigned

Supreme Ruler 2020 Global Crisis ver. 6.5.1 Instructions

Host;
- Launch Game Ranger
- Open a room
- When all players are in the room, select start
- Assign regions to players once they arrive in the lobby
- Launch game when all players are ready

Client;
- Launch Game Ranger
- Find an available game and join
- Wait for host to start the game
- select ready when your region is assigned
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Isnt Gameranger for Macs ?

[_]O Whoops,I spoke too soon, seems you recently went pc also.
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What makes this better than hamachi?
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K, Mecznick was kind enough to help me do a quick test of this system to see what it is like. It seems to work but there are some compatibility issues that mean you'll need to read some instructions before hosting a game. I'll be editing the OP to add these instructions.

This is also a simple system that looks relatively easy to support so we will be working with GameRanger (they have already contacted me) to try and make our programs work better together. It looks promising that we'll be able to make some changes to get around the minor compatibility issues that currently exist. These changes won't be possible in time for Update 5 though, we'll look to update 6 for this.

(I haven't tried SR2010, but it probably works a little better because it is a system more like what GameRanger expects to work with.)
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Anyone try this with 3+ people? How is the lag?
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We've gotten word from the folks at GameRanger that they have updated their system to better support Supreme Ruler 2020 multiplayer games. I have done a quick test in a solo game and it seems to be working well. I've updated the instructions in the OP.
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I've noticed that someone has started a thread for setting up games on GameRanger;

http://www.gameranger.com/forum/?t=337
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The GameRanger forums require the GameRanger application to be installed to access. That's why you're seeing that message.
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Well screw that. Cannot read the forums before deciding to download a third party program on my system. I think not.
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If there weren't any forums at all, you probably wouldn't complain at all, but either way, your loss.
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FYI, their forums are generally for discussing making games, I can understand why they keep that to registered/installed users.

I'm curious why your reluctant to install and try it? I did a quick google search after the first post, found a wiki and a few links that contained no warnings and was satisfied it wouldn't make my computer explode.
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Update, GameRanger now supports Global Crisis. Also, we've worked with them to improve the support so that when launching it now takes players directly into the lobby. (This improvement will be part of update 5 for the core game).

I plan to host a couple MP games in the next few weeks using GameRanger (now I just have to find the time to do it!).
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Going to try and make some time tonight, room is already open, plan to play in ~1:30 so @ about 9PM EST.
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anyone on game ranger?
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