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Sunday, May 6, 2012

[ubuntu] Help with intructions

I am trying to make a LAN game of Warcraft 3 between an Ubuntu and XP. We are in the same LAN (we can play Age of Empires 2 together with no difficulties). However, when Ubuntu tries to join a game, it cannot see any hosted games. If Ubuntu hosts, XP cannot see games. I found that this is a known problem on Wine's website, but I am not sure how to do the instructions.



According to the instructions, I can add a gateway, OR to route some address to the my local network. Which one should I do for minimal effect on the network (I don't want to mess up anything)?




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How to fix problems related to the Local Area Network option?



If you try to play using the Local Area Network option, and do not see a game hosted from your machine on another or vice versa, and you are in the same subnet, this is likely caused by not having a default gateway. The game relies on sending UDP packets to the broadcast address and Linux will not send them unless there is a default gateway or another rule to handle them. To fix it, there are two methods:



Add a default gateway.

- OR -

Route 255. 255. 255. 255 to your local network.