Warcraft 3, Need help hosting!! Please.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DetectiveHooker, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. DetectiveHooker macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    I realize there are other posts like this one but I cannot seem to get any answers from them. I've been searching online for a few hours now and can't seem to figure out how to host games on warcraft 3. I have a linksys router, I don't know if that is the problem, and I have a mac. I turned off my firewall, but it still won't work. I read previously that it is as simple as changing the game port to 6112 or whatever is found on warcraft, but I can't seem to find how to change a gameport on my mac.

    Please help, I am not good with computers and I just want to be able to host games.

    -Thanks :)
  2. imassents macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    In order to host you need to do a few things (all of these must be completed successfully for hosting to work):

    -you need a static IP address
    This is possibily the hardest part. Read it carefully.

    -your router needs to have port 6112 TCP forwarded
    Find your router in the list and click Warcraft to help with this. Please note that the guide will forward ports 6112-6119 - this is not needed. Just follow the steps and forward port 6112 TCP.

    -you need to allow Warcraft through the OS X firewall
    I'm not on my Mac atm, but it shouldn't too hard to sort this out. I usually just disable the firewall (allow all incoming connections) as the firewall doesn't work well with Warcraft.

    -you need to make sure Warcraft is set to use port 6112
    Launch Warcraft and go to options->gameplay. Check that the game port is 6112, if not, adjust it so it is.

    I can't go into more depth as I'm at work. But if you need more help, feel free to ask (possibily post you routers model number).
  3. DetectiveHooker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    Okay I'm stuck on the static ID. I followed all the steps easily until the end. "Then click the Find Static IP Addresses button." I don't have this button on mine. I found my DNS serves and put in an IP address but it doesn't come up with that option. I don't know if it can't work because I'm using airport and the tutorial is using ethernet? I don't see why that would be the problem but somehow I still just can't find the button. Also when I applied the settings my internet stopped working.

    Please help :/

    Also, I already turned my firewall off and made sure my warcraft was 6112.
  4. DetectiveHooker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    Disregard that last post :)
    I figured it out!
    Thank you so very much for the help :D!!! I'm happy now
  5. imassents macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
  6. StrawberryJam8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008

    Had similar problems before. Thanks for the details. I might try playing Warcraft 3 again now.
  7. Gwheeler23 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    I don't know

    ok so I have a Mac Osx 10.5.4 is that the same thing as a mac v10.4 I also don't want to f*** up my dads airport extreme anyway I also have a airport express that I don't want to mess up because my dad uses it for air tunes. I'v done the static IP adress all the way to the DNS severs I don't get what the mean by "give your isp a call" what is the ISP and what do I have to do to complete the last step what DNS servers should I use????? other than that I'm good if you could please answer quickly that would be really good that you so much!!!:)
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  9. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Don't bother playing WC3 anymore,
    too many map hackers and tie hackers
  10. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    It's not that bad. I noticed it the most in AT 2v2s but in random 3v3s I never noticed it.
  11. imassents macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    Woah, you're going to have to provide a little more information before you get a solution. First of all, both those Apple products are routers only. While this isn't much of an issue, an often over-looked aspect in hosting is the modem. Sometimes it is assumed that it is just a modem, which is not a good idea. Some modems are routers as well which means it's another device that must be configured. To help you out, can you find a make and model number of your modem please? It may be Linksys/DLink/Netgear/Motorola etc and the model number will be written on the device possibly on a sticker underneath (model/part number).

    As you have 2 possibly 3 routers, I will need to know how everything is plugged in (or wireless). For example, something like this would be very useful (it's also what I think your setup will be):

    Airport Extreme->Your computer(wired) + Dad's computer(wireless)
    | (wireless)
    Airport Express
    Air Tunes

    If you can provide a layout like so, I will have just a few more questions to ask regarding their configuration before I can post a solution.

    If you know the IP address of the Airport Extreme, you can use that (it's the router IP from system preferences). But it may be a good idea to leave it as it at the moment.

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