Then we thought we would try out 2. Using his IP since it worked for the first one. All our settings are the same, no one's firewalls are blocking anything. Then I go to connect to the game he created and get as far as "Enter Session Password' and I get a "Cannot connect' error. We're 100% positive the password was right (I mean we're sitting in the same room, looking at eachother's screens to make sure we don't mess anything up. I can only assume there was no issue with that.). I figure if we got that far, we MUST be at least connecting?
THEN we tried it without any password and now I'm just straight up getting a "Cannot Connect" error. It tries for a few minutes and then doesn't go through. We're both in windowed mode because it crashes otherwise and the single player works just fine so I don't think it's compatibility?
Also we tried that hamachi(sp?) thing when we were having issues with the first one and it didn't work (And I still can't explain WHY the first one actually started working but it does now every time without fail. Color me delightfully confused.) so I'm assuming it won't make any difference for the second? I'm not 100% clear on how it works but my understanding was it just put you on the same network? And we're already on the same network so...? Could it actually help or would it just be redundant?
I'm so confused and flustered.
UPDATE: Okay. So we tried Gameranger and wouldn't you know but it worked. Now I feel dumb. -_- I STILL don't understand WHY it didn't work with us being on the same network but problem solved.
Also is there a way to delete this? I hate to waste anyone's time.