Mac + PC Mixed LAN Party Games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by iTookUrNick, May 3, 2009.

  1. iTookUrNick macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody!

    There have been a few threads on this topic before, but I believe it is time to update the list. "With what?", you may ask. Well, I'd like to ask that too!

    See if you can find/point out games that meet the following:
    1. Must have both a Mac (NOT bootcamp) and PC version.
    2. Must be able to interconnect between the two systems.

    For example, Warcraft III* meets all requirements, while Age of Empires doesn't (as you can only play among people with the same system). *[restrictions apply]

    It would be excellent if, together with a title, posters could link/explain any particular procedure needed for mixed systems lan play. Also, please tag the games you propose with attributes you deem useful such as retail/free, old/new, low/high-end graphics, genre, etc.

    I'm counting on all of you and the weath of your knowledge to compile this list, which I'll try to keep neat. May the posing commence.

    Confirmed Working
    Strategy:
    • Warcraft III (custom maps may disconnect)
    • Starcraft (PCs need patch 1.10 miniumum - latest patch is fine)
    • Red Alert 3
    Shooters:
    • America's Army (FREE)
    • Call of Duty: Original, United Offensive, CoD 2, CoD4: modern Warfare
    • Civilization IV ande Civ IV: Warlords
    • Doom 3
    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    • Heretic II
    • Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
    • Halo
    • Marathon via Aleph One (FREE)
    • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    • Prey
    • Quake: Original, QII, QIII Arena, QIII Team Arena, QuakeWorld
    • Quake Wars: Enemy Territory
    • Rainbow Six and RS: Eagle Watch
    • Rogue Spear and RS: Urban Operations
    • SiN and Wages of SiN
    • Star Wars: Jedi Academy
    • Unreal Tournament 2004
    • Urban Terror (FREE)
    • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (FREE)
    Others:
    • Diablo II

    Confirmed NOT working
    • Age of Empires II
    • Command & Conquer: Generals and C&C: Zero Hour

    Untested
    • Battle for Wesnoth (FREE)
    • Dungeon Keeper II
    • Rise of Nations
    • Europa Universalis III (and other Paradox Games)
    • Descent: Freespace II
     
  2. FRKT macrumors member

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    See now this is why I appreciate Blizzard. This, and no awful Cider ports.
     
  3. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

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    Red Alert 3 plays both online and LAN with PC/MAC.
     
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  5. imassents macrumors 6502

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    Even so, there are some descrepancies which cause a cross-platform issue. Due to the way certain triggers are handled on both systems, some custom maps may cause players on different platforms to disconnect. One such map is the DotA AI version (bots). As there are a vast amount of custom maps available, it would be impossible to list all the good/bad ones. If intending to play custom maps cross-platform YMMV.

    Starcraft need to be patched up on PCs to incorporate TCP/UDP connections. Pre 1.10 will not work.

    With all Blizzard games, players must be running the same patch versions.

    And, add to the list Quake III Arena.
     
  6. MasConejos macrumors regular

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    Both of these work:

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (free!)
    Quake Wars: Enemy Territory
     
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  8. iTookUrNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks and let's keep going!

    Thank you everybody for the feedback!

    It looks we got plenty of shooters so far. Less so other genres. Keep going people!

    List updated in the first post.

    PS: I didn't know Red Alert 3 had come out for Mac already. :)
     
  9. iTookUrNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No more?

    Is this everything we have out there?

    C'mon, we can do better!
     
  10. imassents macrumors 6502

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    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    (other expansions may also work)
     
  11. iTookUrNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    added

    added
     
  12. Jonnym macrumors member

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    Add americas army to that list, Cross platform play between windows, mac and linux

    Download here: http://25assist.com
     
  13. LukeG macrumors newbie

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    Urban Terror (www.urbanterror.net)

    Runs on Mac/PC/Linux, based on Q3A engine (but is standalone) and is completely free!
     
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  15. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Command & Conquer: Generals and Command & Conquer: Zero Hour are Mac to Mac only.
     
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  17. iTookUrNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for testing

    :(, but thank you for testing it.

    What else?
     
  18. tYsopz macrumors member

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    Won't Starcraft:BW work if both PC and Mac have newest version (1.15)?
     
  19. iTookUrNick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't answer that. I own neither the PC nor the MAC version. Hopefully the original poster will be able to assist you.
     
  20. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  21. imassents macrumors 6502

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    Starcraft originally used the IPX network protocol which is not supported in OS X. Patch 1.10 for OS X included UDP (TCP/IP) support so that OS X users could play LAN games. TCP/IP was added to the PC version a little after this also in a delayed update of patch 1.10. Any patch version earlier than 1.10 will not work over LAN. Anything greater will work fine (as long as the same version is used). The latest patch 1.16(.1) will work fine.

    You can get the Broodwar patches here
    (Mac)
    http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/broodwar/patches/Mac/Brood_War_v1161_OSX.zip
    (PC)
    http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/broodwar/patches/PC/BW-1161.exe
     
  22. bstreiff macrumors regular

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  23. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    I've LANed with Star Wars: Jedi Academy Before across platforms.
     
  24. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    Bump. Anyone know of any new cross-platform games?

    Star Wars: TFU? (I know it's not out until next week).
     

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