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Questions for the 250 LAN
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:04:34 PM »
Cant wait, this weekend is looking to be a blast.


The only "lan party" I have been to was at this year's magfest, and my son hogged the computer the whole time. So I have a few questions. 

What non-fps games should I get from steam before coming?  I'm not much of a fps player anymore other than the occasional planetside2. 

Will there be internet enuff to play minecraft on a inet server? I'm loving the new infinity pack.

My son's friend game's on a mac notebook, any issues with that?


Anything else I should know? 

See you all this weekend  :2thumbsup:

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 12:16:07 PM »
Not sure what everyone is planning on playing that's not a FPS, but http://intranet.fites.net/steamgames can give you an idea of how popular certain games are.

The connection should be good enough for online games including minecraft, but it might be a bit laggy at times.

And the Mac as long as it can play the games they want it should be no problem.

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 12:17:47 PM »
Hmm, non-fps games:

Check out this link on the intranet:  http://intranet.fites.net/steamgames

It lists all the owned steam games that everyone who registered on the intranet.  I would base your decision on how many people own the game you are interested in.  Non-FPS games: too many to list.  Go with popular games if you want to play multiplayer.

I would think there would be enough bandwidth for Minecraft....but don't quote me on that.  Every year, like clockwork, the first night of the LAN, don't expect much bandwidth to be available.  No matter how many times we say "update your games prior to coming"  there are always either people who did not update OR steam (steam games) will have an update the night before or morning of. 

MAC's shouldn't be an issue at all AS LONG AS the game you are playing has cross platform multiplayer.  Single player games (if you choose to play them) makes no difference.  As far as networking logistics....no issues there.
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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 12:45:03 PM »
Ive been too busy to try http://www.openra.net/ the free red alert clone, might have to try that out. 

Looking thru the list of what steam games attendee's have that are not FPS games I see CIV seems to be popular.
Anyone planing on playing it?  Ill get it if someone else is interested in playing.

How about Gauntlet, or AOE II, any takers?


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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 01:46:41 PM »
I would be down for some Gauntlet at some point.
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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 04:36:41 PM »
My fiancee and I really enjoy civ 5...might hit a match or two of it in between bouts of Dota. Just let us know. I'm pretty sure one of the LAN organizers Mahoney would play as he enjoys that game also.

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 10:43:13 PM »
Ok, gauntlet added and civ installing now, ill get a gamepad thursday at microcenter for gauntlet. 



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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 08:12:06 AM »
I'm totally down for some CIV gaming!
Eventually something cool will go in here. It's a matter of time.

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 09:31:53 AM »
I got the complete package so we can play whatever expansion you have also. 

And I was planing to hermit myself and just gorge on minecraft this weekend, Now I'm looking forward to it even more, might go get a new vid card for the spare machine I'm bringing for me.  Looks like I can pick up a Radeon R9 270 for a good price.

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 04:59:08 PM »
My rig runs solitaire on ultra high resolution!

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 08:05:25 PM »
LOL, just paid full price a few hours ago.   Wonder if they will refund the difference. 

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 10:33:00 PM »
Good luck with that one. I am surprised they gave me a refund on a game I bought. I hear trying to get a refund on a game is impossible. But they did come through with me a credited my steam wallet.

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 08:27:31 AM »
Good luck with that one. I am surprised they gave me a refund on a game I bought. I hear trying to get a refund on a game is impossible. But they did come through with me a credited my steam wallet.

I had this luck as well but because the game for the refund was a Crapty fraud release of Cities XL with just an X added to the name.  Good luck on the Civ5.  You will get your $30 worth of play out of it though.
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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 09:02:56 AM »
Yea, its been a long time since i played ir, and it wasn't any of the expansions, so ill get my money out if it. 

Now for the snopoclopsye to pass,  thanks snobama

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Re: Questions for the 250 LAN
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2015, 09:12:53 PM »
Well, I'm here at FITES ready for Civ V whenever anybody else is