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28 Apr 2010 03:50 #4967 by CrazyBillyBob
I'd love to See BFBC2 have LAN support by LanOC V7.0!


I have a hard time endorsing any "internet" only game for a tourney @ a LAN. Maybe I'm old-school but there are too many variables when play online from the same location...(read into this more LAG!)and admin headaches!

But alas all the good new games seem to be moving to this online only model to curb all the pirates, and make the games easier to port from (to) consoles .... Progress ;)

CBB

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28 Apr 2010 15:42 - 28 Apr 2010 15:43 #4979 by Lersar
Oh4sh0 wrote:

I think you should try to stay with games that people can LAN and there will be a large amount of gamers:

Good:
TF2
Flatout2
Cod4
Ut04 - Should try some onslaught games next time
Crysis Wars - Although not enough people seemed interested, or maybe there was a tourney going on at the time?

Too much CSS (always too much at every LAN)

Bad:
DOTA?
BFBC2?
CODMW2?

Could Add:
Serious Sam?
L4D - enough players?
Battlefield 1942/DC/2?
Fear?
Trackmania
GRID
Try a diff RTS? RON?


I agree to an extent, its undeniable that we have a great time with a full server of TF2. But I'm a huge RTS fan, which are typically limited to a smaller amount. I don't want to see them go away.

RON = Rise of Nations? Whats the player cap in it?

I'm also a big fan of L4D, but it has even more restricting player limits than some RTS even at it's max.
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28 Apr 2010 16:24 #4981 by Davey_Boy
I'd be cool with LoL too. Me, Shroud, and Harple have been playin quite a bit of that. Also, we did get a decent amount of ppl playing Crysis Wars. I'd be up for playing that for a tourny or just all-around more of it.

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28 Apr 2010 16:59 #4983 by Twodavez
Crisis wars is a good game with LAN support. Plus i think everyone can borrow a copy so there is no excuse not to be in the tourney :-)

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28 Apr 2010 18:07 #4987 by Shroud
Just a thought but for tournies and even big planed games we might want to try to stick to games that people don't have to go out and buy. Of course people are going to buy new games but i feel we could have bigger games if people were able to get it off the server. If anyone thinks of an older-ish game I can try to work my magic and "acquire" a copy of it. but I doubt I will be at th enext LanOC cause I will be working in tennesse over the summer. Also I don't know if anyone out ide of Star, Harple, and I have played it but Command and conquer renegade is a pretty fun fps that is old enough to easily get for free and can lan with only one file of it.

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28 Apr 2010 18:14 #4988 by technobear
we should consider some of the Free options that are out there. I put a post in the hot deals section, and WIKI has a whole page devoted to free FPS games..

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28 Apr 2010 20:38 - 28 Apr 2010 20:42 #4993 by Lersar
Shroud wrote:

Just a thought but for tournies and even big planed games we might want to try to stick to games that people don't have to go out and buy. Of course people are going to buy new games but i feel we could have bigger games if people were able to get it off the server. If anyone thinks of an older-ish game I can try to work my magic and "acquire" a copy of it. but I doubt I will be at th enext LanOC cause I will be working in tennesse over the summer. Also I don't know if anyone out ide of Star, Harple, and I have played it but Command and conquer renegade is a pretty fun fps that is old enough to easily get for free and can lan with only one file of it.

This is exactly why we really, really were hesitant about doing MW2/BC2 tournaments. Most the games played at the LAN, except TF2 which is $20 and discounted all the time, even to $2.49 at one point, are available. Plus I know both Wes and I have at least one extra steam account with a copy on it each. And I think ultimately we try to look tournaments the same way, which is why we felt UT2004 was a good option for FPS.

The thread Techno created on free games is a good list, too. If most are as good as Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, they're definitely something to consider. It'd be good to see that list developed more too if anyone else knows some. W:ET will be available on the LanOC server too, as well as anything else that we test.
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29 Apr 2010 03:57 #5017 by Davey_Boy
I remember playing a lot of C&C with Shroud, Harple, and Harple's brother Valeron. Those were some really fun times ;)

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29 Apr 2010 14:08 #5021 by Lersar
I would love to check out C&C4, but the DRM keeps turning me off.

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29 Apr 2010 15:46 #5030 by CrazyBillyBob
Come to think of it a Wolfenstine:ET Tournament would be allot of fun!

It's free, yes it's a bit oldschool but I think it would appeal to both the newer gamers (Come on you guys all play CS!!, and wolf:ET is way newer then that!) and us old guys (being of more nostalgic nature for us).

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30 Apr 2010 15:43 #5138 by Lersar
I haven't played much of it, but people tell me Borderlands has some pretty decent LAN capabilities... anyone whos more familiar with it give an insight?

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30 Apr 2010 18:06 #5162 by Shroud
It's adventure co-op but only four people a game.

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06 May 2010 18:27 #5528 by Leonresevil2
Updated, more organized and such, removed some that seem unlikely, and admitted that, with the beta out, no one wants to go back to SC1. I am a fan of free games, most older games, and getting in larger groups. I loved Flatout2 but the player limit was kinda tight. I would love UT2k4 Onslaught! Could do a tournament with that, and I've tested out some tweaks for that mode (since I love it) to make it play faster and more intensely, since there can be a lot of walking without killing at times.

I have to admit, I really want to get in some Rock Band. Been listening to songs I have, which I know are available for it, and I'd like that. Maybe in a mini lan.

As for the existing games, it's kinda becoming obvious that people like FPS, and there are a lot of FPS out there.

Also, know that games on the List are what I think are/will be popular. The list is NOT of tournament games (god, that would be a week-long lan), nor are they officially accepted by Wes and the staff. My intent for this is to talk about what we like, discuss, and try to get some ideas what is wanted by several people, and what people have and are willing to bring to play. I'm trying to help out the staff, and prevent an incident such as the infamous Madden tournament of long ago. ;) So, the more that people agree on a game, the better. If something seems to have no support, it will probably be taken off, or lowered to the bottom. The official List will be intended to tell people what will be playing there, so people can say "I have that", "I love that", or "Ooh, is that good?" and we will have some coordination in what is going on, instead of a room full of people playing all different games, and few of them playing with each other. Personally, that's what I dislike most, since you can do that at home playing online with whoever you want. A LAN should be about getting together to play together. Otherwise, it's like a party where everyone is texting their friends that are somewhere else.

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Better words never said.

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06 May 2010 18:53 #5537 by Oh4sh0
Yeah I wanted to do an Onslaught server too.

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06 May 2010 18:56 #5538 by Oh4sh0
Lersar wrote:

Oh4sh0 wrote:

I think you should try to stay with games that people can LAN and there will be a large amount of gamers:

Good:
TF2
Flatout2
Cod4
Ut04 - Should try some onslaught games next time
Crysis Wars - Although not enough people seemed interested, or maybe there was a tourney going on at the time?

Too much CSS (always too much at every LAN)

Bad:
DOTA?
BFBC2?
CODMW2?

Could Add:
Serious Sam?
L4D - enough players?
Battlefield 1942/DC/2?
Fear?
Trackmania
GRID
Try a diff RTS? RON?


I agree to an extent, its undeniable that we have a great time with a full server of TF2. But I'm a huge RTS fan, which are typically limited to a smaller amount. I don't want to see them go away.

RON = Rise of Nations? Whats the player cap in it?

I'm also a big fan of L4D, but it has even more restricting player limits than some RTS even at it's max.


I think RON's a 8-player one too. The only RTS I can think of that supports more is Annon1404:Venice which supports 16. But a game of that couldn't be played in a day, I don't think. Haven't played that with any more than 3 people.

L4D is pretty much the same scenario in terms of player limits, multiple servers could support more, but again the question of # of people having the game would be an issue.

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06 May 2010 19:03 #5540 by Tiffany
At the last lan there were 20+ people playing MW2 I don't see why we couldn't get a little competition going.. I didn't experience any lag... not sure about anyone else though..

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06 May 2010 19:07 #5541 by technobear
no ididnt experience any lag, and my checks on ping times ( habit because my home connection sucks) showed full bars for everyone. OF course we were doing private sessions and not gaming for xp on the public "servers"

i woudl think that if we could get a full 16 in a group we could connect to the normal servers and still get the map to ourselves.. and get xp.

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06 May 2010 19:07 - 06 May 2010 19:28 #5542 by Leonresevil2
Oh4sh0 wrote:

I think RON's a 8-player one too. The only RTS I can think of that supports more is Annon1404:Venice which supports 16. But a game of that couldn't be played in a day, I don't think. Haven't played that with any more than 3 people.

L4D is pretty much the same scenario in terms of player limits, multiple servers could support more, but again the question of # of people having the game would be an issue.


Age of Mythology I think can reach 16 ppl, maybe WarCraft 3 too. Those are shorter games (as short as the average RTS), and AoM is one of the few RTS I like (my favorite of the Ages games). We have tried AoM before, but it crashed when we had everyone going.

Edit: updated original post.

"You should the forums"
Better words never said.
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06 May 2010 20:48 #5549 by Lersar
Leonresevil2 wrote:

We have tried AoM before, but it crashed when we had everyone going.

Bad combination of a shaky network, bad host, and kaids. :)

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06 May 2010 21:02 #5550 by garfi3ld
Tiffany wrote:

At the last lan there were 20+ people playing MW2 I don't see why we couldn't get a little competition going.. I didn't experience any lag... not sure about anyone else though..


it was running over the network for sure. We were playing our game and part of the way through the internet slowed down and noone had any lag in game.

Wes

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07 May 2010 02:53 #5571 by Dreyvas
Starcraft Motherfucking II.

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07 May 2010 04:04 #5572 by Lersar
Dreyvas wrote:

Starcraft Motherfucking II.

+1

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08 May 2010 01:36 #5588 by Davey_Boy
Dreyvas wrote:

Starcraft Motherfucking II.


rofl :P

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01 Jun 2010 02:02 #6279 by Kurzuul
What about tribes next? it's free to download and i'm pretty sure it can hold a large amount of players. (plus my laptop will actually run that well, unlike Shattered Horizons >_> )

Also, to the preson who said there is an eight-player limit to TM: no. More like 30+.

We played it at the 5.5 lan but there were only like six of us.

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01 Jun 2010 03:03 #6280 by Lersar
Kurzuul wrote:

What about tribes next? it's free to download and i'm pretty sure it can hold a large amount of players. (plus my laptop will actually run that well, unlike Shattered Horizons >_> )

Also, to the preson who said there is an eight-player limit to TM: no. More like 30+.

We played it at the 5.5 lan but there were only like six of us.

Good to hear from you buddy!

TM = Trackmania?

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18 Jun 2010 18:54 #6683 by Kurzuul
TM is, in fact, Trackmania. Yes. :P

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17 Aug 2010 23:53 #8261 by J_E_R_O_M_E
Old post bump but is definitely relevant.

I like Battlefield Bad Company 2 although w/o LAN support would have to friend people and join together on servers. But isn't that the point to play with the people we are sitting around. That is why we r all there.

MW2 is always a good one. Although I would have to purchase it for PC. I've done all my playing on 360 for that game.

TF2 as always!!

Trackmania

And Flatout definitely. The last LAN was my first time ever playing it and I made it to the final round and got like 4th or 5th. I caught on quick and loved it!!

I still like the UT games or even an old Quake game

And anything free I didn't have before getting to the LAN LMAO!!! Always a plus...

"Where ever you go, there you are"


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18 Aug 2010 00:40 #8265 by garfi3ld
im going to move this into the new forum. We have another post in there also

Wes

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18 Aug 2010 01:07 #8266 by J_E_R_O_M_E
My bad!!

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18 Aug 2010 01:13 #8267 by garfi3ld
no problem at all, i was just trying to get it all together in one place :)

Wes

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