Play Supreme Ruler 2020 online with GameRanger

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Re: Play Supreme Ruler 2020 online with GameRanger

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GameRanger is just a meeting Point it does not help if you are behind a router !!! It comes not with virtual network bridge like hamachi.

This is still a building site for BG, for multiplayer you need a virtual network bridge.

GameRanger is somthing like Allseeingeye, Gamespy etc. but I can not see any network bridging virtual adapter which is the only way to play Supreme Ruler behind a Router.

Hamachi works but it is painful because of the limitation of the rooms.

And to the beginning (first ~10 minutes) you have a horrible lag if you do not reduce the speed to slowest, afterwards it works well.
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probyte wrote:GameRanger is just a meeting Point it does not help if you are behind a router !!! It comes not with virtual network bridge like hamachi...
That is only partially true, I can host and I'm on a wireless NIC behind a router connected to a switch on my cable modem. And I've not done anything to my router settings.

Now I did buy a good Lynksys router that is considered excellent for gaming.

Have you tried the system and just ignored the warning that you're behind a router?
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I run an AVM Fitzbox 7270 which is a bit better then Linksys aka cisco consumer.

Can you explain how Gameranger is connecting my game with a game of someone other?
How Gameranger is bypassing the FW/Router?

Can you provide the Ports I have to forward for SR? Without this essential information it would be only work in DMZ mode or If I connect direct to the internet (or a VPN bridge like hamachi)
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Because we use DirectPlay (part of DirectX) for multiplayer connectivity there are no fixed ports we can give you.

I have no idea how GameRanger does it, I've not asked Scott how he programmed is product, all I know is it works for me and a number of other ppl. I've managed to get about 10 names in my friends list and that's just from picking up a few usernames from here on the forum or if I notice a game in progress.

And I'm not saying it is the perfect solution or works for everyone, just that it has provided us with far more connectivity than we originally had.
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probyte wrote:GameRanger is just a meeting Point it does not help if you are behind a router !!! It comes not with virtual network bridge like hamachi.

This is still a building site for BG, for multiplayer you need a virtual network bridge.

GameRanger is somthing like Allseeingeye, Gamespy etc. but I can not see any network bridging virtual adapter which is the only way to play Supreme Ruler behind a Router.

Hamachi works but it is painful because of the limitation of the rooms.
As I replied to your other post, you couldn't be more wrong. :)

GameRanger performs its magic without needing a virtual adapter. ASE, GameSpy, etc. do not even come close.
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hi,
I'm confused, i've tried to read and understand everything, could someone explaine what this is and what it dose that makes it so good?
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It is a system to find players to play against.

- Open GameRanger
- Look for an "open" room for Supreme Ruler 2020
- If none, open a new room and wait for ppl to join.
- When the room has all the players, the room creator launches the game and becomes the Host of a MP game.

GameRanger gets you into a MP lobby with someone without having to know their IP.
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So I take it Gameranger can work with routers...
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works for me...
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Works for me too. I always had problems hosting other Paradox games until GameRanger.

Question though: When we pick up and start Session #2 does everyone have to have a copy of the save? We all did this, but new players might be joining us. Would I have to email them the save ahead of time?
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Pax25 wrote:...Would I have to email them the save ahead of time?
yes. You could use a post here or page on the SupremeWiki to post a link to something like savefile.com
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Balthagor wrote:
Pax25 wrote:...Would I have to email them the save ahead of time?
yes. You could use a post here or page on the SupremeWiki to post a link to something like savefile.com
Thanks. The file was too big to post here (even when compressed), so I used savefile.com Hopefully people won't have a problem with this.
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how do I get over "cone NAT"?
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ok, not sure why, but having problems getting gameranger to work properly. I've played using hamachi with no issues however. Every time I try with gameranger tho, doesn't work. if someone else hosts, I get about 5 seconds of black screen then CTD. If I host, the other player gets a CTD. I've tried both with hamachi and with the vpn disabled. what am I doing wrong?
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Hello guys/gals i just wondering. i got a trojan from a virtual network service. What programs uses Virtual Network and if so does a trojan infect other computers if it not a Virtual Network program. Im sorry if this is off topic. i just get worried when my friends say "Lets play on gameranger!" now that id get a new virus or something. Help appricated ! XS
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