Do's And Dont's On A Lan

ZaggyZaggy NullPointerExceptionThe Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 3,653 mod
edited July 2005 in Off-Topic
My first lan O.o
So yes, I'm going to have a few day LAN party with friends of mine, but I have no experience with it, only thing I was told was to bring my PC, monitor, mouse and keyboard, LAN cable, USB hub, USB HDDdisk and my headset.

Any tips from the experienced LAN'ers?
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  • RobertoRoberto Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14591Members, Constellation Posts: 340
    sleep, eat real meals, don't hack, don't steal stuff, don't use physical violence (even against spawn campers), vary the games
    Bloop bloop, go take a nap
  • FaskaliaFaskalia Wechsellichtzeichenanlage Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31651Members, Constellation Posts: 2,405
    Dont forget to bring a power outlet and a pillow.
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  • surprisesurprise Join Date: 2003-01-16 Member: 12382Members, Constellation Posts: 674
    OMG, how old are you? your FIRST lan? i feel pity


    dont bring electric devices that use up much energy
    the whole circuit might go down tounge.gif

    dont forget a power-strip!
    (correct word? dict.leo.org ftw)


    and remember your coke tounge.gif
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    all your cds with your games would be helpful too

    that should be enough for now
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  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Members, Constellation Posts: 10,571 Advanced user
    edited July 2005
    Don't spend the entire time trying to leach pron off of people.


    Oh, and make sure all of your anti virus stuff is uptodate, b/c you can be sure that some one there sucks and has their puter compleatly infested biggrin-fix.gif
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  • Rapier7Rapier7 Join Date: 2004-02-05 Member: 26108Members Posts: 1,216 Fully active user
    Stock up on soda.

    Lots of soda.

    True LANers take it well into the night and past morning. No sleep for the win.
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  • surprisesurprise Join Date: 2003-01-16 Member: 12382Members, Constellation Posts: 674
    ah, god, a friend of mine is going to move and will make a lan-party at his new home

    this will be so great, lots of coke, pizza, no sleep, sitting in front of the pc in apathy
    the rest of the pizza will be breakfast tounge.gif

    and that for 1 or 2 days smile-fix.gif

    not to forget leeching my 160 gbs full
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  • SkinnYSkinnY Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7500Members Posts: 1,255
    3 simple rules.

    1. Don't sleep, what ever you do, do not fall asleep.
    2. Eat only pizzas... and not normal sized ones, family sized ones.
    3. Have fun, and bring alot of soda ^^
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  • FirewaterFirewater Balance Expert Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10690Members, Constellation Posts: 2,091 Advanced user
    Make sure you triple check everything you need.

    also bring backups of your software, particulary your OS, in case there is a problem.

    If you are competing, make sure you get sleep, and pal around with your teammates out of game.

    Also when competiting, use in game voice comm, and keep your headset on. I did the half ear thing in a CS tourney on LAN one game and I got destroyed.

    If not stay up.

    If you want to talk ****, make sure you can handle yourself in a physical confrontation, or not care if you get beat up.
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  • Rapier7Rapier7 Join Date: 2004-02-05 Member: 26108Members Posts: 1,216 Fully active user
    It's a damn LAN between a few friends, not a massive one where you actually have to pay a fee to get in, Firewater.
    RAHHH!!! BUFF SKULKS!
  • MoquiaoMoquiao Join Date: 2003-05-09 Member: 16168Members Posts: 2,949
    edited July 2005
    Striiiike two!

    anyways, yeah, ive seen people get beat up before... the internet is usually a lovely faceless place where you can say w/e you like. but at a lan party, you call the guy a hacking noob bastard., and he will most likely turn out to be the massive guy sitting in the corner, with his 4 massive clan mates.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Members Posts: 9,006 Fully active user
    If it's a small private LAN, bring as many network cables as you have. Somebody else WILL forget theirs, and you can score easy points by lending them yours.

    And wow, easy now Moquaio. Rapier made an assumption, no need to go flaming for that. Let's keep the thread civil.
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  • ScribblesScribbles Join Date: 2003-11-05 Member: 22323Members Posts: 630
    Allways keep an eye on your stuff. I've heard so many horror stories about people having hardware/CD's/CD keys stolen.
  • TyrainTyrain Join Date: 2003-01-03 Member: 11746Members Posts: 1,833
    Bring food, and don't foget your windows cd! It's very important!
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  • SandstormSandstorm Join Date: 2003-09-25 Member: 21205Members Posts: 411
    Put your cables and other loose items in a crate/box/container of some sort. Likewise, put any food/drink in a seperate crate/box/container of some sort.
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  • TestamentTestament Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Members Posts: 2,927
    edited July 2005
    Don't slam peoples heads into their monitors and then urinate on the sparking, twitching mess when they kill you.

    Or do. I forget.
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 3,653 mod
    Thanks for all the hints and tips, and I'm 19, so yea, I'm a bit late tounge.gif.

    Anway, I'm at it now, all working, except my shares, I can reach all my LAN buddies and they can all reach the rest except me sad-fix.gif .

    Any idea how to fix this.

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  • MetalcatMetalcat Join Date: 2004-08-11 Member: 30528Members Posts: 1,321
    woot have fun smile-fix.gif

    i think my first lan was when i was 12, or 11 or something, it was a massive lan with 40 people smile-fix.gif

    my dad hosted it smile-fix.gif AWESOME go sek
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  • surprisesurprise Join Date: 2003-01-16 Member: 12382Members, Constellation Posts: 674
    QUOTE (Zaggy @ Jul 29 2005, 04:09 PM)
    Anway, I'm at it now, all working, except my shares, I can reach all my LAN buddies and they can all reach the rest except me sad-fix.gif .

    Any idea how to fix this.

    hm, search via ip and/or computername

    change your network place to the one the other have aka 1 workplace for all

    if you have a similar os it should work

    if not and you want stuff from your friends let them give it to you (aka give write access to your hd and let them write it to your disk, but remember to set the correct guest-policies and password)
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  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 3,653 mod
    edited July 2005
    I tried with both simple sharing and non simple sharing, they always get acces denied, I liked my PC locked tight, but not now, at home I can share perfectly, perhaps it's the same workgroup? at home we have, although everyone else at the LAN has a different workgroup and they still share perfectly.

    -same IP range
    -same workgroup
    -disabled windows firewall
    -rights: Everyone - All rights
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  • DragonMechDragonMech Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 6,781 Fully active user
    The more Bawls you have the better. biggrin-fix.gif
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  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 3,653 mod
    edited July 2005
    QUOTE (DragonMech @ Jul 29 2005, 11:35 AM)
    The more Bawls you have the better. biggrin-fix.gif

    I'm eating Smiths Corn Nacho Cheese (thought it was Lays..hmm) with some sausage, and drinking my second Golden Power

    And my pc still refuses to share my wa....files.
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  • CondizzleCondizzle Join Date: 2004-10-05 Member: 32107Members Posts: 918
    I feel so left out. My parents rather suck when it comes to gaming and most of my friends wouldn't know Half Life from Mortal Kombat, in other words, no LAN party for me.
    dsf
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 3,653 mod
    QUOTE (Condizzle @ Jul 29 2005, 11:47 AM)
    I feel so left out. My parents rather suck when it comes to gaming and most of my friends wouldn't know Half Life from Mortal Kombat, in other words, no LAN party for me.

    Ahh well, it's just like online gaming, a lot more bandwith and I can slap them in the face (and get punched knock out) if I want too.
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  • GreeGree Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16454Members Posts: 182
    Don't take soda take Bawls.
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  • TrevelyanTrevelyan Join Date: 2003-03-23 Member: 14834Members Posts: 2,227
    QUOTE (Metalcat @ Jul 29 2005, 10:10 AM)
    woot have fun smile-fix.gif

    i think my first lan was when i was 12, or 11 or something, it was a massive lan with 40 people smile-fix.gif

    my dad hosted it smile-fix.gif AWESOME go sek

    you suck...



    Also... find/bring a GOOD chair when you go. and make sure you have at least a majority of the games they plan to play. and if you wear contacts bring some rewetting drops. don't forget to slap someone when they suggest to play counterstrike for the 289389598q73598723458972349867347698347698769857968589689asdfWTHwhy time in a row F#@KING HATE THOSE CS KIDDY NUBS WHO LOVE THEIR CS GO DIE ALREADY DIEDIEDIEDIE WHATS THAT YOU WON'T FOR A FEW YEARS LET ME SPEEDUP THE FREKIN PROCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *STAB*

    I also find fruit to be a great food to bring with.
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  • cshank4cshank4 Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13425Members Posts: 1,668
    edited July 2005
    Well screw that, he already tried it
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  • MausMaus Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5599Members Posts: 2,532
    Someone already mentioned to check your machine for viruses after the lan, but also be sure to check BEFORE the lan too. You don't want to be the fool who accidentally infects everyone's machine.
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    QUOTE (Condizzle @ Jul 29 2005, 11:47 AM)
    I feel so left out. My parents rather suck when it comes to gaming and most of my friends wouldn't know Half Life from Mortal Kombat, in other words, no LAN party for me.

    21 years of age here, nearly 22, never been to a lan party.
  • DragonMechDragonMech Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 6,781 Fully active user
    QUOTE (moultano @ Jul 29 2005, 02:17 PM)
    QUOTE (Condizzle @ Jul 29 2005, 11:47 AM)
    I feel so left out. My parents rather suck when it comes to gaming and most of my friends wouldn't know Half Life from Mortal Kombat, in other words, no LAN party for me.

    21 years of age here, nearly 22, never been to a lan party.

    You poor, poor soul.
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  • GreeGree Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16454Members Posts: 182
    edited July 2005
    Some people I know have started a LAN group at my college. They normally do 2 50+ person lans a semester. Last semester we tried to do a 300 person LAN but only about 150-200 showed up.

    Whatever you do don't take speakers; take headphones.
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