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Reykor

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Jul 27, 2011
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Hey guys. My friend and I want to play Warcraft III. He has a PC and I have a Mac. We tried "LanCraft" and he can join the games I host but as soon as the game starts, he gets disconnected. Any ideas?
 

Cougarcat

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Is there a reason you are using LanCraft? Lan should work fine out of the box. You may need to open the ports on your router that WC3 uses. (6112-6119.)
 

Reykor

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Jul 27, 2011
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Is there a reason you are using LanCraft? Lan should work fine out of the box. You may need to open the ports on your router that WC3 uses. (6112-6119.)

Thanks for the reply
We are on different networks. I already opened the ports 6112 both TCP and UDP on my router.
 

Cougarcat

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I'm confused, I thought your friend was the one with the PC.

Anyway, you could try Hamachi or this thing: http://noiz.yb.sg/testbed/

Quick google search brought that up, someone got it to work with WC3.

I don't understand though why emulating a lan would lessen your lag. I think you'd be better off improving your internet (use a wired connection?) and sticking to battle.net.
 

Reykor

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Jul 27, 2011
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I'm confused, I thought your friend was the one with the PC.

Anyway, you could try Hamachi or this thing: http://noiz.yb.sg/testbed/

Quick google search brought that up, someone got it to work with WC3.

I don't understand though why emulating a lan would lessen your lag. I think you'd be better off improving your internet (use a wired connection?) and sticking to battle.net.

Sorry for confusing you! Yes, he is the one with the PC. If he's the host, should I use that app? Or should I use that when I'm the one hosting?
 

Reykor

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Jul 27, 2011
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So we tested it and guess what, I get disconnected as soon as the game starts. :mad:
 

haiggy

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not sure if its relevant but recently any custom games you join that have a bot as the host you will get disconnected right at the start. blizzard has started disconnecting bots or something and as a result players get disconnected.

does what you are doing involve a bot of any sort? i've never heard of LanCraft. i've heard of hamatchi and it should be offline/LAN only so custom game bot shouldnt be affected but im not positive. this may be the case.
 

Reykor

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Jul 27, 2011
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not sure if its relevant but recently any custom games you join that have a bot as the host you will get disconnected right at the start. blizzard has started disconnecting bots or something and as a result players get disconnected.

does what you are doing involve a bot of any sort? i've never heard of LanCraft. i've heard of hamatchi and it should be offline/LAN only so custom game bot shouldnt be affected but im not positive. this may be the case.

No, no bots were added to the game. THanks for the reply
 
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