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Old 08-02-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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I have two laptops, I have a game and want to play it with 2 players.

How to set up a home network so we can play the game?

I have a wireless network router that currently provides wireless for both computers.

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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Depends on the game. Most games have a multiplayer section where you can set up a multiplayer game over a network. Just look for "lan play" or something along those lines.

As for the home network, if both laptops are connected to the router and can ping each other you should just need to create a lan game in the multiplayer section of the game itself.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:49 AM
 
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I had the 2 computers hooked up via an ethernet cable.

The game is command and conquer generals, I tried but was unable to get a game going, it seems the two computers do not want to talk to each other? But I did manage to send things via the shared documents folder back and forth between the computers.

The game has a multiplayer option then the next menu is to select from online or network. Then it has a diect connection option or select a game option for joining a game.

I tried on both computers to set up a game then join it but just get a "connection timed out" or "serial already in use" message.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I had the 2 computers hooked up via an ethernet cable.

..... I tried on both computers to set up a game then join it but just get a "connection timed out" or "serial already in use" message.
It sounds like one (or both) of your computers is expecting to connect to another by way of a serial connection (using a null modem cable) instead of an ethernet connection.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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I tried on both computers to set up a game then join it but just get a "connection timed out" or "serial already in use" message.

From some snooping I learned that Generals requires 2 different installations and serial numbers (serial) to work, even on a LAN.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I tried on both computers to set up a game then join it but just get a "connection timed out" or "serial already in use" message.

From some snooping I learned that Generals requires 2 different installations and serial numbers (serial) to work, even on a LAN.
Excellent, Tek_Freek! Serial number, not serial port.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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All the generals games have the same installation code and the instructions state that one disk can be used for multiplayer games on a network and online.

I installed the game on both computers.

I will try another multiplayer game to see if I can get that to work.

Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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All the generals games have the same installation code and the instructions state that one disk can be used for multiplayer games on a network and online.

I installed the game on both computers.

I will try another multiplayer game to see if I can get that to work.

Thanks.
That disk will alloow one computer to play on a network or online. If you want to play on two computers, then you must buy two copies of the game.

In order to activate games like this, it requires a serial number that is found somewhere in the installation package - much like Windows or Nero. And I'm sure we all know what happens if you try to install Windows using the same serial on two computer....
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Hi guys... i was just wondering if anyone could give me a step by step set up guide to set a network lan game for age of empires rise of rome , age of empires 2 or empires earth art of conquest? can u help me?
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