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St:BotF and Hamachi

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm
by TheDragon
My son has been using Hamachi for gaming with his friends. I tried it for St:BotF and it worked fine.

Anyone have experience with Hamachi? Any reasons NOT to use it? I am paranoid about software by nature....

Re: St:BotF and Hamachi

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:24 pm
by TheDragon
Ok. Worked fine was a bit premature. You have to do a little hoop jumping to get it to work.

I had to establish the Hamachi network. Disable my network connection. Start stbotf and get to the join screen. reenable my network connection. the I could finally see the stbotf host game over hamachi.

The big problem comes when you enter combat. stbotf essentially has to do some network connection stuff to enter combat and it fails because by default it uses the first network it comes this case whatever network you are really using for the internet.

What I need is a way to force ST:BotF to use the Hamachi network by default. Any chance this is a fixable problem? For example, I am already using DXWnd to run ST:BotF. Can DXWnd be modified to send ST:BotF's network communications to a particullar network?

I have a decent knowledge of networking issues and I would be happy to do anything I can to help figure this out. Either that or I have to find another way to run ST:BotF games over the internet.

Re: St:BotF and Hamachi

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:02 pm
by thunderchero
I think I have used Hamachi once, so I will not be much help.

iirc Hamachi still requires ports open.

most users currently use Game ranger for multi player connections. even using game ranger I suggest the proper ports open, but have heard game play without ports open but with more crashes/sync errors.

BOTF requires these ports;

47624 2300 2301 2302 2303 2305 2350 2400 TCP and UDP on all ports

Your router might have a preset ports if your list has "MSN Gaming Zone DX"

Re: St:BotF and Hamachi

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:04 pm
by TheDragon
I will check my router. But since Hamachi is functioning like a it possible something needs to be set there? I will have to investigate.

Is there a nifty How-To for Game ranger? I'd very much like to get multiplayer working over the internet.