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Anyone familiar with gameranger? Safe?

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  1. douglatins

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    http://www.gameranger.com/

    How does this work? is it like hamachi but for games? I´ve been meaning to try this. Any recommendations, thoughts?
     
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    Man I think I used to use this YEARS ago on my Mac. Anyway I would just use steam if I were you.
     
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    It's safe, but I'm the developer of GameRanger, so you don't have to believe me.

    Stardock has been recommending it for their recently released Demigod game, as you can see here.
     
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    so does this work like hamachi as a VPN, or is it merely a lobby system with IP/port listings to join the games?
     
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    It shares some surface similarities with Hamachi, but achieves its magic without needing to install network adapters or drivers, nor does it expose your whole computer to others, so it's a much safer and more reliable experience.

    You don't have the limitations of lots of mini-networks that Hamachi does, and it's a lot quicker and simpler. The games are launched from GameRanger, and you're automatically dropped into their multiplayer waiting screens (or directly into the gameplay for FPS style games).

    I guess you could think of it as a cross between Hamachi, GameSpy Arcade, and Xfire, but without the suck.

    Hello from Perth, btw. :)
     
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    sounds interesting. For games like say, supreme commander - where direct port connections dont work (direct IP join only works 1v1, you need hamachi to play with more players) will this work? (the games on the supported list, but i cant find a forum on your site to look for more details)
     
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    Absolutely, that's what it was designed for.

    There is a forum, but it's tightly integrated with the app (seamless login, etc), so the app must already be installed to access the forum.
     
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    ah. that would make sense.

    it asks for a location: does that designate what servers you see, or is it merely for profile use?
     
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    Only for profile and timezone. Timezone means that you'll see other users' local time correctly, and their last-login/logout time in your timezone, etc.
     
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    Uhm will try it then
     
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    i've signed up for it. wont be able to say how good it is til i can talk friends into signing up as well.
     
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    hey,,can u pls answer for my question......how the game initialised and connected automatically without our commands...IS there any chance of saving the commands and executing them........or do u need to crack that program....pls tell me iam interested in knowing that...((i have cross talk on it with my friend))
     

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