July 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm #12792
Hey Ralf, Will and I tried Fangorn today and couldn’t seem to connect, despite both attemting to host and type in the other’s IP address. Is there some arcane trick to this part of the procedure?July 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm #12799
Yes, there are a few tricks.
First off, if you are behind routers and use direct connection, you need to set up port forwarding for the ports used. It is difficult to give instructions on how to do this, because it depends very much on what router you use. Here’s a – probably way too complicated – article on the topic. In short, you need to make sure that incoming connections on port 4747 are forwarded to the local IP of your gaming computer.
Second, make sure that the WotR client is allowed through your Windows Firewall.
Third as an alternative – this is the easiest option to set up and most people use it – both of you can install LogMeIn Hamachi. This allows you to create a virtual private network which you can use to connect. The client does detect Hamachi and will even list the associated IP addresses in the chat window on startup if Hamachi is running.
I’d be happy to help out with setting this up if either of you wants to connect with me on Skype.July 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm #12800
Will’s on a PC and I’m on a Mac – is that an issue? And I presume Hamachi doesn’t work on a Mac.
Yep, that port forwarding article certainly does look complicated!July 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm #12801
Normally connecting from Mac to PC is fine – if there were problems with the client on the Mac, it was usually with running the correct Java version.July 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm #12842
Got better luck with Hamachi? I’d be interested to hear whether you got it working on the PC/Mac connection.July 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm #12843
Haven’t had a chance to have another try yet. I’d prefer to try and get it working without installing more unusual software on my Mac.July 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm #12844
If either of you wants to test the connection to a working setup (to perhaps narrow down problem areas), shoot me a message and I’ll setup a “listening” client here.July 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm #12845
Sure, I’ll try now. Can we communicate privately somehow? I assume I’ll need your IP address?July 29, 2016 at 9:07 pm #12846
Are you on Skype or Google Hangouts? You’ll find me on Skype under Ralf Schemmann.
I’ve sent an email with the IP address.
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