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First post, by DosFreak

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Going to be gone for quite a few months next year and will most likely not have personal internet access so I plan to setup some LAN games.

I'm a little out of date since all my LAN gaming was done with Quake, Duke3D, ROTT, Doom, UT, Falcon 3, Mechwarrior, R6, TV etc etc.

Ports, Maps, Addons, etc are welcome.

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Reply 1 of 21, by ratfink

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Other old ones of course - Warcraft 1/2/3, Diablo II

Dawn of War

+private WoW server is not too hard to set up in a basic state with mangos [whether it's worth playing or your cup of tea is another matter]

Reply 2 of 21, by dexter311

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There's a pretty comprehensive list of popular LAN party games at Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/lanparty/wiki/gamelist

Unfortunately it isn't complete in terms of the offline LAN support column.

Reply 3 of 21, by Procyon

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I hardly played any LAN games in my life but don't most games made between 1995 and 2005 support LAN?

But since you asked for some recommendations.
- A-10 Cuba
- Future Cop: LAPD
- Battlezone 1998
- Need For Speed (NFS 2,3,4)
- Freespace 2 with the FSO mods.
- Carmageddon 1 and 2
- Mount and Blade Warband non Steam version (I don't know if the Steam version requires online)
- Battlestations Midway/Pacific

Reply 4 of 21, by ahendricks18

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Left 4 dead 1 and 2 support lan. I tried it with my little bro's PC. Ran an ethernet cable thru a hole in the wall too!

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Reply 5 of 21, by leileilol

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There's those "Arena" games. <plug>OA</plug>, Q3A, Xonotic etc. QL's no longer an option due to Steam.

Saints Row 2 is LANable without the Gamespy service, not so much for 3 and 4.

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Reply 9 of 21, by leileilol

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I should mention I had terrible sync issues with Battledrome back in the day, so that might not be a good LAN party thing. Netmech should be dandy though, for the DOS version to get away from all those icky windows compatibility problems

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Reply 10 of 21, by sledge

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Age of Empires 2
Carmageddon TDR 2000
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Diablo: The Hell
Diablo 2
Get Medieval
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Micro Machines V4
NFS Porsche
NHL 2002
OpenRA (freeware engine for C&C Tiberian Dawn / Red Alert a Dune 2000)
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Rollcage 2
Settlers 2: 10th Anniversary
Starcraft
Trackmania
Unreal Tournament
Warcraft 3 (+ DOTA)
ZDoom

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Reply 12 of 21, by leileilol

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Zandronum 2.0 + samsara-git-940d110.pk3 + samsara_extraheroesv1.1ob3z22.pk3 might be a fun retro lan thing. It's pretty much a classic FPS Mugen in Doom2 (read: a big cast with no balance at all)

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Reply 13 of 21, by ahendricks18

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I am going to set up my old Core2Duo Mobo for a LAN party and I'm looking for some newer (2005-2011) games for LAN. I know I mentioned Left 4 Dead, but besides those I'd like to know some newer ones.

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Reply 14 of 21, by DracoNihil

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If you get Starsiege I strongly recommend the "Multiplayer Campaign" missions. They're hard as hell and require ALOT of people cooperating at once.

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Reply 15 of 21, by Tetrium

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Some of my more recent LAN games are:
FEAR (gets boring after a while when you have few players though)
UT3 (make sure you bring all the patches and the free titan add-on)
UT2004
BF2 (with AIX2 mod)

All of these are shooters though, I'm not really into offline RTS games anymore

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Reply 16 of 21, by Vince.Bloodworks

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Beside the good old ones(Doom, Heretic, Blood,...), here are some games I'm currently playing(LAN):

-Rainbow Six: Vegas 1 + 2*
-Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
-Rise and Fall
-Titan Quest + Immortal Throne(Really enjoying this one)

*Vegas 2 only supports 2 players in Storymode. Vegas 1 supports up to 4 players in Storymode.

There are 2x LAN-Party(4 Players) coming up in the next 2 - 3 months. The first one is going to be oldschool, so we're going to play these games:

-Quake III Arena(standard maps - FFA)
-Blood(standard maps - Bloodbath or DeathWish - Cooperativ)
-Quake(standard maps - Deathmatch and/or one of the mission packs - Cooperative)
-DOOM(Some selfmade maps(at least one Episode) - Deathmatch(alternative or old dm))
-Heretic: SOTSR(pretty sure about 'skill 5' and 'respawn'.. funny part: Dome of D'Sparil 🤣 )
-DOOM II(Can't wait for this one: Hell Revealed + Hell Revealed 2 - Cooperativ)
-Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic[Not sure by now]
-Jazz Jackrabbit 2[Not sure either but would be funny 🤣 . Have to check out Jazz+ or what it's called]

I set up some nice old PCs for this one and can't wait to get into it *.*

For the second LAN, we're going to play this:

-Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
-Diablo[not totally sure about this one by now..]
-Diablo II: LOD(Hardcore chars)[Not sure]
-Age of Empires 2: The Forgotten Empires(FFA or 2 vs 2)
-Rise and Fall(probably teamed up together vs AI because 2 out of 4 don't know the game ^^)
-Midtown Madness[Not sure]
-Age of Empires 3[Not sure(I hope not... xD)]
-Lamentation Sword[Not sure]

I hope you'll be fine during whatever you're going to do and all set up with some enjoyable games to kill some time. 😀

Reply 17 of 21, by DosFreak

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Spotted this today:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/1nwov … es_for_home_lan

Not sure how many work with no internet though.

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Reply 18 of 21, by Snayperskaya

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If you like FPS, try some HL1 mods:

* Svencoop (great fun and very challenging)
* Day of Defeat (+Shrikebot)
* The Specialists
* Firearms
* Natural Selection
Last but not least, the classic Counter Strike 1.5 is always great at lanparties.

Reply 19 of 21, by chinny22

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How about 2 player on the same PC?
Little Bro came over few months back and we played Mid 90's games like Dooms, C&C's, Warcraft's. BUT we also had loads of fun playing Micro machines 2, Rampart, Return fire when 1 PC was out of action for a bit