Guest JediIgor Posted May 15, 2005 Share Posted May 15, 2005 Due to recent discoveries it is now possible to play Star Wars Rebellion online if you are behind a firewall, if your friend is behind a firewall, or if you both are. To sum it up, you use Hamachi to get behind the firewall issue, and TCP/Com to make a virtual COM port that uses a TCP/IP connection. Here is the tutorial: Step #1 (get Hamachi)--Download latest Hamachi from http://www.hamachi.cc/download--Hamachi installs a Virtual NIC which lets you join VPNs on-demand. For "What is a VPN," see here. For how it gets around firewalls, see here. Step #2 (join network)--After installing Hamachi, join the SWR network.--name of network: swrebellion--password of network: starwarsrebellionhttp://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-neg0.jpg Step #3 (find a buddy)--Find the person you want to play with in the buddy list.--Your "Hamachi IP" will be at the top of the Hamachi window, that is the IP others will connect to. Your buddies' Hamachi IPs are next to their names.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-0.jpg Step #4 (get TCP/Com)--Download and install TCP/Com 2.0 from here.--TCP/Com is a program that makes virtual COM port to use over the Internet, which means instead of using a physical RS232 cable everything goes over a TCP/IP connection. Step #5 (configuring TCP/Com)--Run TCP/Com. Now one of you will be the server, and the other a client. --If you are the server, choose "This PC Will Act As A TCP Server," otherwise pick "This PC Will Act As A TCP Client."--For servers, make sure your Local IP address is your "Hamachi IP" address. I left local port as 1000. For clients, your remote IP is your buddy's Hamachi IP.--On the left pick an unused COM Port (I used COM4) and change the Baud Rate to 57600. A little lower check "Create Virtual COM Port."--Hit Activate.--When both people activate it, it should say "TCP/IP Status: (1)Connected"--If you are getting port errors pick a different COM Port, but make sure it's 1-4..http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-1.jpg Step #5 (connecting in SWR)--Patch vanilla Rebellion to 1.01 (for non-vanilla we can make a separate network)--Run Star Wars Rebellion, go to Multiplayer (head-to-head icon)--Pick "Serial Connection for DirectPlay" and "Setup Game" if you are the TCP/Com server, otherwise "Connect to Game" if you are the TCP/Com client.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-2.jpg--Choose the same COM port as in TCP/Com, don't change the other settings, hit OK.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-3.jpg Step #6 (let the games begin)--Pick a player name, and a game name. Hit the next arrow button.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-4.jpg--If you are server, I suggest IMing your friend and telling him to join, then patiently wait.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-5.jpg--Finally, your friend should connect if you are server, or you will connect to your friend if you are a client. Hit the check button to start.http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-6.jpg--Enjoy the game!http://www.swrebellion.com/images/swr-over-hamachi/step-7.jpg ======================================================================================= Things To Know: TCP/Com is a 30-day trial and will not let you use it for more than an hour on end. You need to buy it or somehow get it *fixed.*Hamachi can be used to play most games without using TCP/Com, but Rebellion does not or cannot bind to the second NIC. Therefore it never sees the Hamachi IP (I tried with IPX and TCP/IP, didn't work). But it always sees serial ports..Hamachi currently has a network limit of 12 people (although soon will go up to 16). Please stay in the network only if you are actively seeking out to actually play Star Wars Rebellion. In the few weeks I have made information about Hamachi active I've only seen two other people online and of tthose only one had SWR (guess who). We can always make two networks but then people would have to use MSN for matchmaking.I suggest going on Hamachi whenever you aren't doing anything important, that way people can see you are on and ready to play SWR. You can join other Hamachi networks (I'm in zsnes also) if you want, look at their forums Questions, Comments? Post Here when you join the Hamachi network. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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