I can't play via direct IP because my Hamachi isn't working right now. Is there a way to know if a game has this feature on its page?
You or your friend just have to port forward, to mine together. Third party softwares like Hamachi aren't required in any of your systems.
It's not difficult like it seems (there's multiple guides on Youtube and Google, have a look), and you won't have to rely on Hamachi every time you want to play with your friend.
To make sure you did things correctly, you can use websites like this
, to check if the port is open or not.
I use a freeware I found many years ago, to check that, but the website above should satisfy your needs (if not, I can send you the download link. Just tell me).
I tried Hamachi once, and it was a waste of time and space in the HDD, tbh. Uninstalled it and learned to host a game the proper way, even if it was not the 'friendliest' option. Totally worth it, man.