Mac LAN Games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Haoshiro, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    I was hoping some of oyu could give me some LAN recommendations that will work on Mac/PC.

    So far I have:

    AvP2
    Halo
    UT2K4
    Warcraft 3
    Starcraft

    What other good LAN games are out there? Specifically non-Blizzard RTS games.... are there any?

    ~ Hao
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    America's Army and Enemy Territory are both good.
     
  3. Marathon4ever macrumors regular

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    Doom 3, Battlefield 1942, Call of Duty, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Quake 3, Urban Terror (best mod for Q3), Sin, and, of course, all the Marathons are all great multiplayer games.

    Some others I haven't tried multiplayer are Postal 2, MTX Mototrax, Tony Hawk 4, and Heroes 4, and Quake 4 once it comes out next month.
     
  4. ebuc macrumors regular

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    Don't forget the original Unreal Tournament.

    And a strong second for Quake 3: Urban Terror.
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    NetTrek is awesome. You'll have to set up some 512s running system 6 to get the true experience though....
     
  6. Haoshiro thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So no strategy games except perhaps Heroes 4?

    I see a lot of FPS... but I'd prefer _less_ FPS.... Halo, UT2K4, and Wolf ET are *plenty* ;)
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm just guessing here, because I don't know about the Mac-to-PC compatibility, but maybe Savage or Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds. They are both strategy games.
     
  9. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Age of Empires 2, and Rise of Nations will work Mac-to-Mac, but not Mac-to-PC.
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    What would I give to have some people playing Total Annihiliation again... damn that was a good LAN game.
     
  11. sillycybin macrumors member

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    buy Rise of Nations!

    Rise of Nations is a very fun multiplayer game. It is especially fun with many people online. More people need to buy this game. Rise of Nations is a very fun and addicting strategy game. sorta like a cross between Sim, Age of Empires, and Tropico with a lil chess like strategy involved. it is especially fun now since the online game client has been fixed so there is no need to for any port forwarding or anything.

    there used to be a problem for people with routers to connect to games but now that problem has been resolved.

    so... go out and buy it.
     
  12. eXan macrumors 601

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    Are you kidding? Doom 3's MP is so s@cky!

    To the OP: Starcraft and UT2004 should be enough :D ;)
     
  13. phill1234 macrumors member

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    I got a couple of macs at home and me and my buddies often play starcraft...
     
  14. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Playing WOW Lan wise is a more unique experience.

    Co -ordination on high end raids is improved massivly when you can talk to the guy next to you.
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You can't play it solely on a LAN though, right? Do you mean playing it on the internet, but with people sitting right next to you?
     
  16. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Oh yes, but get enough computers round and you can easily share a broadband connection.

    Arranging tactics is much easier by talking than typing, for example you don't need to worry about hitting the "Heal me" macro or button when the party healer is sitting next to you.
     
  17. budgej867 macrumors newbie

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    You'd better not have a "Heal me!" macro, hehe. Most healers ignore those and let the person die. :p
     
  18. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Im a Hunter, Mail armour, Major healin potions and Feign Death get me out of most scrapes.

    Also, the potion of run speed and aspect of cheetah is damn useful combined to put a lot of distance between yourself and danger in a short sapce of time.
     
  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ah.. so much time in college wasted sitting in front of Solaris boxes.
     

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