PDA

View Full Version : LAN Party


LINK-ER
07-07-2002, 11:50 AM
I'm planning on having a LAN party at my house (mainly for JK2, Starcraft, Diablo, and DS). I really need to know what kinda stuff I need like, Hubs, Ethernet cards, etc... I know that everyone has to wag their computers and stuff though (and if someone's comp lags they're dead LOL). Thx for your help.

mInk3nine
07-07-2002, 11:52 AM
www.lanparty.com (http://www.lanparty.com)

i'm sure you'll find much info there

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-07-2002, 04:13 PM
Yes LANPARTY.com rox

You'll need a good HUB. I have a Netgear HUB with an uplink switch.

The biggest problems we have is DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF GAMES. Like Somebody isn't playing with JO2 v.1.0.3, etc. Make sure everybody uses the same versions to save yourself a headache.

darthbong
07-07-2002, 04:46 PM
HEADPHONES! dont forget the headphones, i made this mistake once...

NerfYoda
07-07-2002, 04:51 PM
Another tip: make sure you have your cabling, layer 2 & layer 3 designs in place on paper before plugging anythign in. If you can spare it build a lil computer to be a file server so you can keep the latest game patches, directx, whatever on the LAN. Also make sure that if ppl are showing up have a working computer... having to walk a guy through bid card jumpers or somesuch nonesense when youre trying to play takes all the fun out. :)

LINK-ER
07-07-2002, 08:55 PM
You don't have to have a broadband connection to the net to have a Local Area Network do you? All I have is Dialup.

darthbong
07-07-2002, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by LINK-ER
You don't have to have a broadband connection to the net to have a Local Area Network do you? All I have is Dialup.

No you just need the cards / cables / and hub. no internet connection is needed.

Skuttle24
07-08-2002, 02:41 AM
shouldn't this be in yoda's swamp?

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-08-2002, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by Skuttle24
shouldn't this be in yoda's swamp?

LOL, it should be. Oh well :)

Headphones are a must. It's annoying trying to guess which sounds are coming from your computer. :rolleyes:

Make sure your Local Network is the same on all computers. What OS are you running. Make sure to set it up for TCP/IP and Microsoft file sharing. If you want to transfer files you might have to right click on your Hard drive icon and select file sharing.

LAN parties are easy once you've done a few. We've had 30 person parties before. It's a blast! :D :D :D

LINK-ER
07-08-2002, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by Skuttle24
shouldn't this be in yoda's swamp?
I thought it belonged in Yoda's swamp BUT, Yoda's swamp is for stuff not pretaining to JK2. This is a JK2 LAN Party so it belongs in the JK2 General place.

NerfYoda
07-08-2002, 04:39 AM
Your party not may flow this way, but if you have booze use beverage containers that dont spill, or at least resist it. Never mind that it can fry a box, but having a beer soaked mouse.. umm.. smells.. :)

LINK-ER
07-08-2002, 08:24 AM
na no booze. I've had enough of that(parents. Eh)

deliboy007
07-08-2002, 12:34 PM
hey i heard a good protocol setup for LAN parties is to have everyone set NETBEUI as their first protocol andn TCP/IP as the second one. NETBEUI is supposedly faster in a LAN but it can't go on the web. use TCP/IP to go online. also inform people what games will be played mostly. it's just a touch frustrating to spend an hour getting everyone on the same page with games. if you have a switch put it in the middle with tables around it, so people won't be unplugging network cords. i may not know much about cabling but i am familiar with the things that make a LAN more pleasant.

James Brophy
07-08-2002, 03:26 PM
ive got 3 computers on a lan and we can all play online at the same time but we do have broadband...:p

Midgit Yoda
07-09-2002, 05:51 AM
I wish I could get Broadband. We aren't gonna be playin on the internet. We'll be playing through the lan. What tools will I need. I know I need Ethernet cards for each comp. Also I need a Hub. What else? Do I HAVE to have a computer that's the Server? If so can I still play on that computer too?

NerfYoda
07-09-2002, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by deliboy007
hey i heard a good protocol setup for LAN parties is to have everyone set NETBEUI as their first protocol andn TCP/IP as the second one. NETBEUI is supposedly faster in a LAN but it can't go on the web. use TCP/IP to go online. also inform people what games will be played mostly. it's just a touch frustrating to spend an hour getting everyone on the same page with games. if you have a switch put it in the middle with tables around it, so people won't be unplugging network cords. i may not know much about cabling but i am familiar with the things that make a LAN more pleasant.

NetBEUI would be fine for the whole windows file sharing aspect of a LAN party, but most games will run off of the IP or IPX protocols.

AuggieBenDoggie
07-11-2002, 12:53 AM
Yeah, ditch Netbeui or Netbios over TCP/IP.. Enable IPX for file sharing *ONLY* if your Broadband Internet connection is causing IP issues on the LAN. I WOULD recommend a dedicated server just for the fact that even at LAN parties, the HOST usually has a slight advantage. And any slow down the host has, everyone has, and the host usually recovers first.