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hi guys...this will be the first time i will be connecting my freind's pc to mine directly through a lan wire...

our main goal is to play lan games..
right now we tried to play borderlands on lan...and allowed it to send and recieve data over net in firewall..
then we created/hosted lan games in borderland.But the thing is we r not able to see each others games in lan section of bordrelands...
please tell me what im doing wrong...
i dont usually play on direct lan...i mostly play on garena.....
and if this helps....he is using win 7 32 bit and im using 64 bit version...
we tried using compatiblity modes but still no go.....
post #2 of 15
Make sure that 1. You have the same game version 2. Are you direct connecting both computers together? If so make sure that you are using a crossover cable, not a patch cable. If you only have patch cables try running them through a router.
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Hi Ghost,

I followed this guide http://zambinidirect.com/2009/12/pla...r-hamachi-lan/ and it worked like a champ.

Hope it helps you.
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Hamachi just fakes an online connection to think it's LAN. If you're really on lan you should not need hamachi.
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Make sure that 1. You have the same game version 2. Are you direct connecting both computers together? If so make sure that you are using a crossover cable, not a patch cable. If you only have patch cables try running them through a router.
i know what hamachi does...i usually use hamachi tunngle and garena to play on virtual lan's but never played on an actual(real) lan....

i have a few questions....
1) does having a different os a problem if we r trying to play on lan.

2)how to identify whether my cable is a straight cable or crossover cable.

can u please provide pics too to differentiate between straight and crossover cable.

3)and if i try playing on physical lan using hamachi or such clients then is it possible.
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Hi Ghost,

I followed this guide http://zambinidirect.com/2009/12/pla...r-hamachi-lan/ and it worked like a champ.

Hope it helps you.
thnx for the link gonna check it out...

but firstly im playing on physical lan and secondly i wanna confirm whether my cable is straight or crossover.

and lastly i want to know if my cable is straight and i dont have a switch/router,then is there any workaround to play the game...
post #7 of 15
It doesn't matter if you're using different OS systems. The first thing I'd check is to make sure you're both using the same version of the game. Did one of you patch and the other didn't? I've played 4player on my lan and never had a problem, so I'm unsure what your issue is, but start with the basics before you start tweaking.
Edit: Also, make sure neither computer is blocking the other with a firewall issue. Turn off both computers' firewalls since you're not going to need them on lan.
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It doesn't matter if you're using different OS systems. The first thing I'd check is to make sure you're both using the same version of the game. Did one of you patch and the other didn't? I've played 4player on my lan and never had a problem, so I'm unsure what your issue is, but start with the basics before you start tweaking.
Edit: Also, make sure neither computer is blocking the other with a firewall issue. Turn off both computers' firewalls since you're not going to need them on lan.
we both have same version and thnx for the reply...
i just heard about this crossover and straight cable thing,that if u have a straight cable u won't be able to play on lan...is it true???

now im gonna try again
....
post #9 of 15
Yeah anytime you are directly connecting from one pc to another you have to use a crossover cable for the data to go both ways. If you don't have one, the workaround is to run 2 patch cables through a router, to each PC. Here is what a crossover cable looks like, go by the order of the colored/striped cables inside the plug.
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post #10 of 15
also make sure you are running the same patch
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