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Sjeng
Creating a multiplayer game in 2018?

Hello everyone,

A friend and I have been trying to replay NWN together, but we can't find eachother online anymore, since the Gamespy servers went offline.

We both have the GOG.com Diamond edition.

So I searched the web for a solution, and did all the following:

I installed the 1.69 critical rebuild patch https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/patch/169-critical-rebui...

I installed the 1.71 community patch https://neverwintervault.org/patch/nwn1/community-patch-171-final

I've installed NWNCX 0.2.9 from this page: http://www.neverwinternights.info/nwncx.htm

and added this to my hosts file:

199.193.152.27  nwmaster.bioware.com    # SkywingL's substitute listing server
198.23.165.35   nwn.master.gamespy.com  # Visavent's gamespy replacement

I can successfully go "online" and see a list of servers, and create a new game too. When making a game, the game will search for the server (which I assume is my own) and log on. But my friend can't see it, and even with direct connect through my IP with port 5121 he times out.

 

What are we missing? Thanks!

Calendel Sjengoliath - Elf ranger

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Tarot Redhand

To be honest I don't know too much about this but one question does pop into my head - Did your friend follow the same steps that you did? If not it is worth giving it a try.

TR

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thirdmouse

You don't need nwncx or the edits and such to host/join via direct-connect, so I'd guess it was a port forwarding issue. http://www.neverwinternights.info/dedicatedserver.htm#wininstr_hosting

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Sjeng

My friend also installed all the patches above, yes.

I checked the port-forwarding, and set NWN and NWNserver.exe to UDP instead of TCP, using all ports. (wasn't able to set specific ports).

I'll try it again while running the dedicated server program.

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Sjeng

So this is my current set up:

 

LocalExternal
IP AddressStart PortEnd PortIP AddressStart PortEnd PortProtDescriptionEnabled  
192.168.178.1551205299xx.xx.xxx.xxx51215300UDPNWN serverYes

Is that correct? (xxx is of course my external IP address)

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WhiteTiger

Forget port forward, go logme in hamachi (search in google for logme in hamachi )

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