Maybe I should try it - couldn't get the 2010 version to work. I don't even know what the problem was anymore but in the end, we all (including javokis) gave up at getting it to work on my machine.
What operating system are you running? If you can run the regular GOG Vampire redemption, this will work as well. Only difference is that you need to run the AOR icon.
Also too in the troubleshooting section it explains how to set up the networks etc. http://planet-vampire.com/modules/redemption/troubleshooting.php
"Connecting to Multiplayer Using Firewall And/Or Router
If you have a router then you might need to CONFIGURE YOUR ROUTER. You'll also need to configure your firewall. Vampire: The Masqurade Redemption transmits and receives network traffic on port 27960 using UDP and TCP. "
Then do these steps: http://users.telenet.be/mordredshaven/vampire_router
It'l work beautifully after you do those steps and restart your computer. Restarting your computer is key.
I'd really like to agree with you on that but, if you go to the "Vampire Planet" site, under "Redemption Games in Progress" following "Nanaloma", you'll see we all went through this. Its an enigma - something in my set up, I'm sure; probably such a small thing that we've all overlooked it. I have an older system, XP, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual, 1.8 Ghz, 3Gb RAM, ATI Radeon 3600 card. I don't have the game loaded at present but I'm going to try the 2010 version. That had been my plan anyway. Sometimes, getting it completely out of the head works wonders :).
I do appreciate the help - this has just been one frustrating thing for me and it shows. Oh, and as far as the firewall issues, I'm only SP - I have satellite I-net due to a very remote location (no werewolves yet) and that system isn't compatible with on-line play since there is a large lag due to transmitting to the satellite then to a ground station plus, being a shared system, bandwidth usage is severely limited and speed depends on the number of people using the satellite at once. I should have wireless cable access sometime in the not to far future but, not yet.