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whos played direct play?
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Author:  R. Woods [ Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:55 pm ]
Post subject:  whos played direct play?

and who wants to show me how? I want to try it!

Author:  mihalik [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm ]
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Drop a line to Rich Hamilton. He knows everything. :)

Author:  Rich Hamilton [ Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:09 am ]
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Far from everything... ;-)

There's a couple of steps to setting up an on-line game, and its best if both players are on the same version of DirectX, which is currently at 11 for Vista and above. This tutorial should get you going for setting up the game. It was written for a EAW title, but they all use the same interface and steps:

Then there's the issue of firewalls. Each of you will need to make sure you have the Direct Play ports open so that traffic can pass through. How you do that depends on the firewall you have...and there's so many that I couldn't even begin to walk you through that. The ports you need to have open are:

47624 to 47624
2300 to 2400
6073 to 6073

Really my favorite way to play John's games is in a multiplayer format over a LAN, and that because firewalls and latency are not an issue. Having 3 players or so to a side is a blast, as the multiplayer module allows you to assign specific commands to people so all players on a side can move at once. Really moves the game along. The problem is finding people who can allocate the time, all at the same time...

Author:  R. Woods [ Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:32 am ]
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that link is golden!


so when do we start?

Author:  Rich Hamilton [ Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:38 am ]
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Sorry, no time on this end...I can barely keep a PBEM match going these days much less hours allocated for on-line games! :-)

Author:  C. Hecht [ Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:52 pm ]
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@R. Woods
Put a request in the opponent finder section with details like what scenario you want to try and what time zone you are in.
If it works and you have a collection of small scenarios you want to try you could get through more than one scenario on a weekend and that might be interesting for some out there.

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