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sdcruz
01-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Multiplayer cooperative play: For up to eight players via LAN


from http://store.ubi.com/item.jsp?item=008888681953&category=PC

thefalen
01-23-2005, 02:49 PM
Internet play is BS anyways unless the game was specifically designed for internet play (wwiiol for example).

Im glad that they dropped a useless feature. I am VERY glad however they decided to include LAN support. I for one plan on having many LAN parties with other sub captains taking on the RN and US Fleets in the atlantic and mediterranean!

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LLv34_Jani
01-23-2005, 03:59 PM
Can someone in the DEV team or a betatester please clarify the multiplayer?

if there is both Internet and LAN or just LAN.

thanks!

Capt.LoneRanger
01-23-2005, 04:14 PM
I'm glad there are other games than MassiveMultiplayer-games, that work really good on the internet, thefalen.

Of course they did not DROP that feature, that is nonsense. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif The fact that you can play SH3 over LAN automatically means, that you can play it on the internet, too, cause both use the same network-routines (TCP/IP). Instead of inserting an IP (Adress) of a computer in a local area network (LAN), you can also insert any IP, that is assigned to a PC in the internet.
The question is more what kind of lobby they will use. Of course it will be supported by UBI.com-onlineservice, but that is still so buggy that you cannot really play with this service. I hope Hyperlobby will reach out for the deep sea.

I guess the game will be supported by GameSpy-Lobby and/or ASE. Both are excellent platforms for online playing.

Warren_537
01-24-2005, 12:13 PM
Hmm, I am a little confused. Does this mean that I will not be able to play a multiplayer game over the internet? I hope I can as this is a feature that my friends and I are looking forward to.

blue_76
01-24-2005, 12:16 PM
like LoneRanger said above, a local area network or LAN uses the same protocols tcp/ip as that of the internet, so there is no reason why the game will not have the option to play over the internet.

Warren_537
01-24-2005, 12:20 PM
Ah, thanks Blue. I did not want to have to break the news to a 40 year old U Boat fanatic. It would have broken his heart not to be able to play online.

der|zerst0rer|
01-24-2005, 02:48 PM
Yea, what game would be released, in 2005, with no mp internet support? As mentioned above, that's nonsense - who ever came up with that idea?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Looking forward to coop-play! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

eddie_wood
01-25-2005, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
The fact that you can play SH3 over LAN automatically means, that you can play it on the internet, too, cause both use the same network-routines (TCP/IP). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are correct that a LAN and the Internet may share the same protocol i.e TCP/IP. However that does not mean that the game is actually playable over the Internet. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The game may not be playable over an Internet connection because of latency and bandwidth issues.

You may be able to connect to each other but that's about it! I had a look at the FAQ and it doesn't mention the Internet.

Ed.

Rockeye5
01-25-2005, 05:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Internet play is BS anyways unless the game was specifically designed for internet play (wwiiol for example).

Im glad that they dropped a useless feature. I am VERY glad however they decided to include LAN support. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well considering you do the same thing in SH3 on the LAN that you would do over the internet, I don't see how internet is BS and LAN is ok. I hope to play this game cooperativly with some friends, without having to go to the store, buy some LAN cables, convince my friends to haul their comps and cramp em into my room. I might as well just figure out how to mod the game for online.

Capt.LoneRanger
01-25-2005, 06:24 AM
Eddie, I doubt the code is that lousy. I can barely imagine any situation in a subsim, that needs more data being transfered in a single moment, than todays ego-shooters with 100+ players and the according projectiles and vehicles. Of course playing with a modem will be difficult, but I doubt there will be a problem if you have 128k or faster connection.

Keep the faith! They know as much as we do, that MP-ability is a major factor for the longlivety of a game, today. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

thefalen
01-25-2005, 08:08 AM
Yeah I was thinking what ed was thinking.

eddie_wood
01-25-2005, 08:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
Eddie, I doubt the code is that lousy. I can barely imagine any situation in a subsim, that needs more data being transfered in a single moment, than todays ego-shooters with 100+ players and the according projectiles and vehicles. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I do hope you are right mate, Internet play would be quite cool. However it is a concern that Internet play is not exactly being shouted about.

To be honest though, I couldn't care less about Internet play as long as the AI is top notch. I don't see much value in eight human players attacking a convoy controlled by AI, sure it might be fun to try, but would the fun last? The real fun would be Destroyer Command III http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ed.

blue_76
01-25-2005, 09:11 AM
well, i don't see why they would omit internet play if they have support for lan.. its only a few lines of code away. and ubi can provide the servers. plus, you have to think about the future.. an internet play for sh3 might not be as attractive now, but in the future they may combine sh3 with destroyer command.. this would certainly make a more attractive internet play for those who want to pit their skills against human oponents..

eddie_wood
01-25-2005, 10:05 AM
8 over LAN 4 over Internet is the word on Dev Chat right now!

stevenwhiting
01-25-2005, 10:19 AM
Yep in the live chat.