TO SET UP A MULTIPLAYER GAME IN H&D
first thing to mention is that I, and all the
people I play H&D online with use ICQ to set up
who's playing and transfer ip addresses for TCP/IP
connection. ICQ is a chat program which allows
you to send messages to other people who have
the program and are online. Download the program
you would prefer to use heat.net or one of the
gaming sites for games then we can find out about
it for you. Just let us know.
a time to meet using the multiplayer message board
on this site.
Decide who is going to host. Ideally, someone
who experiences the least problems or has experience
in the multiplayer gaming in H&D should do this
to save time - H&D has a LOT of problems in multiplayer.
Also someone with a savegame in multiplayer is
good plan unless you are starting from scratch.
Everyone should start H&D or FFF (whichever you
have decided to play) and wait until the main
menu comes up …. Then hold Ctrl and press Escape.
This brings you out of the game and back to the
This is what the host should
The host of the game needs to find his IP address
for the game. Go to Start>Find>Files or Folders>
then do a search for winipcfg.exe.
Next the host should give his ip to the other
1 to 3 players. The ip number should look something
like this:- 22.214.171.124 IMPORTANT
- All the rest of the players should write
this down on a piece of paper - don't forget!
The host should then go and set up the game in
H&D or FFF -> Do this by going to Network in the
menu and then to settings. Change the top option
by clicking on it to "Internet TCP/IP Connection"
and make sure there is no ip already in place
below it. Underneath that type in a name for yourself.
Press escape to go back to the main network menu.
The host should then come out of the game (with
ctrl + escape) and once again using icq, tell
the players that the game will be set up in a
few seconds. Then disconnect from icq - this is
important, it can ruin games. Next, the host should
go back into H&D and press Connect, then Host
game and create a new game as you would in single
player unless you are using a multiplayer savegame
- then just simply wait - you should be on a screen
saying "waiting for other players…"
This is what
the clients should do.
Once the host has
given you his ip number get straight into H&D
and click Network game>Settings. Here, you need
to click through the first option to make it read
"Internet TCP/IP connection".
The next option below that is data. Here is where
you type the ip number that the host gave you
that you wrote down - double check it then you
type it in!
Then below that type a name for yourself to be
seen in the game. Press escape to get back to
the network menu screen - then Press Ctrl +Escape
to wait for the next ICQ message from the host.
When you receive the message saying it is nearly
set up disconnect from icq and go back into H&D.
Then with a bit of luck it should give you an
option to "Join ". Click it and don't
panic if screen goes blank here, be patient. Wait
for all players to arrive before the host should
click "begin game".
We hope this will help you get together for some
good multiplayer action, If you still have problems
contact me (Sniper)
and I will do my best to sort it out for you.