Well I tried since then, please read back my latest post (sorry, I overlooked the Quote button at first).The sky mods will be fine and if you just have the gamespy master server in your config file then that is fine too. My old router was a d-link which worked fine with Drakan but I did have to open the abforementioned ports. These on d-link routers are typically under the menu 'application rules' & 'port forwarding' you need to have both TCP and UDP open (any)
You might find the interactive d-link configuration page useful http://support.dlink.com/emulators/wbr2310/adv_appl.htm
The drop down box on mine had a setting 'user defined' but on the above it does not. Try leaving this and just type drakan1, drakan2 in the box so you know what the rules are for later.
Ah yes, we were both posting at the same time... I have edited my post.Now it doesn't let me save it. it seems to limit the settings to lan subnet as it says... (The computer list enlists only the computers at home even though I wrote in that Dutch server's IP with the 27900 port number.) Maybe I will just set up the normal server with the game's Host Game and invite 1-2 people or at least I will continue setting on the older computer only. When it's on, it's called Liuna.
But thank you for the help anyway
No-no, I most certainly won't turn the firewall off. Beside vulnerability, my family would panic...Ah yes, we were both posting at the same time... I have edited my post.Now it doesn't let me save it. it seems to limit the settings to lan subnet as it says... (The computer list enlists only the computers at home even though I wrote in that Dutch server's IP with the 27900 port number.) Maybe I will just set up the normal server with the game's Host Game and invite 1-2 people or at least I will continue setting on the older computer only. When it's on, it's called Liuna.
But thank you for the help anyway
The IP address you need to enter on the port forwarding page is the IP address of your computer not the game server for example 192.168.1.3 The error about the subnet is because you are entering a public IP address not a local address which is everything connected to your router.
What this does is when a remote (drakan server) is trying to communicate with your computer your router will normally drop the packet and prevent it from reaching your PC. The port forwarding rule tells the router to forward the network packet to a specific local IP address instead which would be your PC.
Application rules tells the router firewall to let packets through that use the specified ports. Sometimes this works on it's own but sometimes you need to tell the router where to send it as in port forwarding. You may have to experiment a bit.
Without knowing what your router's config page looks like I can't say what you need to type into the boxes to get it to work but here is some screenshots of my router's config (including my new zyxel) that may help:-
http://www.arokhslair.net/forum/viewtop ... f=2&t=3363
Try configuring port forwarding first and if still no joy try application rules as well. Turning off the firewall is NOT a good idea as this will let everything through not just Drakan and leave your network vunerable.
OK, guess I was being a bit too technical.
Note that if you are hosting a game for others in the world to play on then your firewall will need to work properly.
What I would do is go to your router's application rules page and enable ports 27045,27046 and 27900 first. Does not matter about IP addresses. Leave the drop down box with preset application rules as-is and enter the numbers manually. On the drop down box that says TCP/UDP/Any set this to Any. I'm assuming your router's set up is the same as the example here.
If this does not work then try port forwarding which is a little more complicated. Be aware not to confuse local IP addresses (start with 192.168.x.x or 10.10.x.x) with global / public IP addresses (everything else) which I think you may be doing. You are not telling your firewall to let a particular game server to access; instead simply opening the ports Drakan uses for multiplayer and forwarding data to your computer.
Okay, I may try but I'm afraid it won't be simple as my family may fear somehting might happen after opening the ports (we haven't done anything like that before so we are careful), but I will try if it will be possible. I already know the local adress. So I may not open those if it won't be permitted unfortunately, but still, thank you for all the help and infos.If you can play games okay on the same network / router then it is a firewall issue. Players outside your network (i.e the internet) won't be able to play on it but you and your sister will.
Use ipconfig at the command prompt to find your computer's local IP address. But for now try opening the ports under application rules and this may work so you can join other servers and players can play on your hosted server. You don't need your public IP address as this will change as you stated. You are mereley allowing everyone on the internet to access your PC on those specific ports.
I'd have a look at the router's manual for more info and d-link tech support - they are very helpful.
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