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My fiancee and I have been attempting to get a network game started on Windows 10, and even through following all the instructions we found on the forums and google concerning the GoG version of the game, what commands to input into dosbox and so on. We can't seem to get it to work, even tried virtual LAN apps like Evolve.

On windows 10 or perhaps the updated dosbox client it doesn't seem to play out command and prompt wise like the forums state it should, i'm not certain if this is the program, windows 10 itself, or simply me being a blithering idiot.

I've gone into the run multiplayer game option clicked Start Network Host Game, gone into the game, selected multiplaye > Network > start game, it sets up the network and says 1 Human player has joined the game... and thats where we get trouble. theres no place to put CONNECT user.ip.address in the DOSbox. and even when going into the prompt itself it doesn't accept commands that other users say work. I'm just hitting a bunch of dead ends and its mighty frustrating.

Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Heres a photo of the step we run into trouble on. no commands seem to work in that window such as CONNECT host.ip.address etc.
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Post edited September 09, 2015 by TheIceJackal
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TheIceJackal: Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!
Hmm...
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TheIceJackal: Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!
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Gydion: Hmm...
We gave that a shot but ill double triple check it when he gets in. I certainly appreciate the time you took to respond
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TheIceJackal: Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!
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Gydion: Hmm...
also i might mention that hes across the country. not sure how local IP would function there unless it was through a V-LAN, and we tried that.
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TheIceJackal: Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!
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Gydion: Hmm...
Yeah, no dice, it did not work. I'm honestly stumped...shame because I've been itching to play this and show him one of my childhood favorites.
Post edited September 12, 2015 by TheIceJackal
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TheIceJackal: Anyone have any ideas or advice? I mean, I'm fairly versed with networking and the fiancee is a comp sci student and this is still frustrating us to no end!
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Gydion: Hmm...
Again this is windows 10, things seem to be functioning a bit differently. I'm honestly running out of solutions and we've been trying everything.
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TheIceJackal: also i might mention that hes across the country. not sure how local IP would function there unless it was through a V-LAN, and we tried that.
That would make a difference. You would want to host the game on the V-LAN IP and both of you would need to have both routing & firewalls setup correctly.
If I'm not mistaken MoO2 is a supported game for GameRanger. You might have better luck using that. Also, if you have another PC locally you could try mutiplayer on the actual LAN which will be easier to troubleshoot.
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TheIceJackal: also i might mention that hes across the country. not sure how local IP would function there unless it was through a V-LAN, and we tried that.
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Gydion: That would make a difference. You would want to host the game on the V-LAN IP and both of you would need to have both routing & firewalls setup correctly.
If I'm not mistaken MoO2 is a supported game for GameRanger. You might have better luck using that. Also, if you have another PC locally you could try mutiplayer on the actual LAN which will be easier to troubleshoot.
Ill give those options a try, thanks so much for taking your time and giving a hand, means alot to us!