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Can same IP play games together online?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mark56, Apr 16, 2006.

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  1. Mark56

    Mark56 Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2006
    Hey, I browsed briefly through the other threads so if this was already answered forgive me :rolleyes:

    Starcraft is my game of choice, and recently I have just got a new computer with wireless internet. However, for the last 3-4 years there has been an ongoing debate within my family on who is the better Starcraft player.

    Today I was going to purchase another copy of Starcraft to install on my computer. There is a wireless network through my house. Before I made my purchase I wanted to check if I would be able to play with/agaisnt my brothers using two different computers hooked up to the same internet connection.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. AikidoNinja


    Oct 15, 2005
    You will be able to play over the network. When you go into multiplayer go in to the tcp/ip one I think(someone correct me if I am wrong) and you will be able to play as if you were hard wired together. Me and my brother play games against each other over our wireless all the time. Also, Starcraft doesn't require different cd keys if you are playing over a LAN so you should be able to just burn the copy you have and use the same cd key.
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    If you are not going online then you will be fine. If you are going to a game server, then it will cause problems. The reason is that you are going to have 2 or more computers using the same IP to contact the game server. Think of it as this:

    3 people are talking at the same time to one person. That one person would not know who said what and what they need. Likewise when if the information coming back into the router, the router may not know what information goes to what computer.

    Like I said, if you are playing together on a LAN (not internet) then you are fine.

    Aikido - please do not suggest copying a game. That is against the forum rules as we do not support infringing copyright laws.
  4. iLLegaL89


    Jan 27, 2005
    try using hamatchi

    a virtual Lan, you can use the same cdkey

    it has almost zero delay aswell so pretty much like linkin computers togeather
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