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GameRanger: new place to play Birth of the Federation online

Post by Scott_Kevill » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:24 am

Hi all, just thought I'd let you know about a new multiplayer network I've created for playing Birth of the Federation online called GameRanger. It also currently supports:
- Star Trek: Armada II
- Star Trek: Armada II Demo
- Star Trek: New Worlds
- Star Fleet Command: Orion Pirates
- Star Fleet Command II: Empires at War
- Star Fleet Command II: Empires at War Demo
- Star Fleet Command III

Basically, GameRanger makes it quick and easy to play your friends online.

It has full lobby support for over 500 different games and demos (including the above games, of course), without the hassles and headaches that usually happen with network connections (eg. routers & firewalls).

I'm really excited to be releasing it, and hope it helps boost the Star Trek community by allowing people to play that were unable to until now due to problems with opening ports, etc.

You can download it at www.GameRanger.com

I welcome you to try it and see if it solves your networking problems.
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Post by Clampy » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:37 am

Looks cool mate. Ill have a butchers when I gets home from work mate.
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Post by thunderchero » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:03 pm

Welcome Scott_Kevill,

I have been working on a multi install of birth of the federation would or could your site support this? each mod has it's own guid and a prefix of:

BOTF:1.0.3 English
BOTF:Balance of Power
ect...

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Post by Flocke » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:00 pm

@thunder guid not guil ;)

Well, the GameRanger announcement sounds too good to be true.
Hope it's doing what you're promising Scott_Kevill!

There's not much about it on the website. No screens, forum not working, no information about how it's working,...
I'll let others have the risk to test it. :mrgreen:

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Post by JeanLucPicard1 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:37 am

Do any of you folks still use Hamachi? I have that and it seems stable.

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Post by jaruler » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:24 am

had used hamacia while ago and still have it for making history game but i find ewar a lot better.

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Post by ruthlessferengi » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:02 pm

SK, sounds great... what's the cost? anybody cares to try it out? i can't really try it out by myself.

got an account... seems friendly and thorough enough... even asks if i want to ban profanity from chat messages...

how does bronze version differ from other ones?

this looks safe enough with currently close to 250 users on line... looks sleek and easy...

just need someone else to try it out wiht me..
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Post by carcher » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:30 pm

just wondering ...has anyone tried botf in gameranger yet?
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Post by ruthlessferengi » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:19 pm

nope, can't get anybody to try it with
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Post by ruthlessferengi » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:19 pm

nope, can't get anybody to try it with
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Post by carcher » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:53 pm

i'll get it installed for the weekend.and then we can give it a go.if we can manage to bump into each other :) bloody timezones :roll: :lol:
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Post by ruthlessferengi » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:19 pm

carcher wrote:i'll get it installed for the weekend.and then we can give it a go.if we can manage to bump into each other :) bloody timezones :roll: :lol:
those cliches come to mind about distances, hearts and other sobby crap... but there will be a hollywood ending.. :)
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Post by carcher » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:15 am

tried gameranger last night,kimino hosted our game-which was a first for him as he can not host in warzone. the game launched first time(no messing with ports or firewalls btw)it was going ok untill i locked up in combat,we reloaded and carried on but every few turns we got the syn error message so eventually we gave up and went back to warzone :)

maybe it was just "one of those nights" but its worth trying again.
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Post by Scott_Kevill » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:29 am

Sorry about taking so long to get back. There's been a lot going on with the launch.
thunderchero wrote:Welcome Scott_Kevill,

I have been working on a multi install of birth of the federation would or could your site support this? each mod has it's own guid and a prefix of:

BOTF:1.0.3 English
BOTF:Balance of Power
ect...
I'll have to find some time to look into that to see what's involved.
Flocke wrote:@thunder guid not guil ;)

Well, the GameRanger announcement sounds too good to be true.
Hope it's doing what you're promising Scott_Kevill!

There's not much about it on the website. No screens, forum not working, no information about how it's working,...
I'll let others have the risk to test it. :mrgreen:
Yeah, the website had just been redesigned with an emphasis on simplicity, which is what GameRanger is all about. For what it's worth, GameRanger has been the standard Mac online gaming service since 1999. It's only new and unknown to PC gaming.
ruthlessferengi wrote:SK, sounds great... what's the cost? anybody cares to try it out? i can't really try it out by myself.

got an account... seems friendly and thorough enough... even asks if i want to ban profanity from chat messages...

how does bronze version differ from other ones?

this looks safe enough with currently close to 250 users on line... looks sleek and easy...

just need someone else to try it out wiht me..
It's completely free to play. The Silver and Gold accounts offer additional features, but are not required by any means.
carcher wrote:tried gameranger last night,kimino hosted our game-which was a first for him as he can not host in warzone. the game launched first time(no messing with ports or firewalls btw)it was going ok untill i locked up in combat,we reloaded and carried on but every few turns we got the syn error message so eventually we gave up and went back to warzone :)

maybe it was just "one of those nights" but its worth trying again.
Out-of-Sync errors are usually unrelated to networking. They tend to be due to the simulations in the game itself.
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Post by Scott_Kevill » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:50 am

Update: Added support for Star Trek: Armada I and Star Trek: Legacy as well.

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