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Monday, August 12, 2002 @ 8:55 PM PST

Dungeon Siege ~ GPG has "officially" release an update to version 1.1. Check the release here [link removed] for more information. I am currently downloading it, so I eagerly await word as to whether or not one of the fixes destroys the problem that I have previously outlined. I hope it does:

"Switched to 100% client/server model to be more NAT- and firewall-friendly."

Saturday May 4, 2002 @ 10:20 AM PST

Seems as though, if you are using Internet Connection Sharing and want to play, you must have UPnP Device Host Service and also SSDP Discovery Service. They detect and configure UPnP devices on your home network. If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to multiplayer games that use DirectX7(8), place these services to Automatic and ensure you download all security updates.

Tuesday April 9, 2002 @ 7:53 PM PST

Gaming Reviews ~ After playing Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 LOD for almost 2 years, I am in need of another hack and slash RPG that does not dddrrraaaaggg on with a story or have a turn based combat system that you can take a leak during and not miss anything... Funny thing is, I did take nature breaks in Dungeon Siege during combat and lived to tell about it! READ MORE...

Friday April 5, 2002 @ 9:55 PM PST

It seems as though Dungeon Siege has the same problem that plagued Pool of Radiance. If you have not read my Trouble Shooting Tips for POR HERE, then I will spell them out again. If you are using Internet Connection Sharing and allowing all of your computer's to use DHCP, Internet Connection Sharing will assign a IP address with a "dot-zero-dot" in it. For example: 192.168.0.72. You cannot join or host a LAN game with a "dot-zero-dot" in the IP address. Solution?

Here is the "To-Do" breakdown:

  • If you are using Internet Connection Sharing, ensure that the IP address (for the host or server) is as follows:
    • 192.168.0.1
    • 255.255.0.0
  • Change all IP's to not have a "dot-zero-dot" in the address (Not like 192.168.0.72, but 192.168.1.12 would work) with a submask of 255.255.0.0. Don't forget to add the address of your "gateway" and "DNS" servers on the client computers. (192.168.1.1 or what ever you put in step one.)
  • Create a game and enjoy!
  • NOTE: You may need to place your submask on the host back to "255.255.255.0" to surf the net, but at least you can create a game with no hastles.

Unfortunately, if you like using DHCP, you cannot due to Internet Connection Sharing not "easily" allowing a person to change the IPpool. Pool of Radiance released a patch to fix the problem, I am sure that they will do the same for Dungeon Siege.

Friday April 5, 2002 @ 2:13 PM PST

Dungeon Siege has landed in my hands. First impressions? Wow. I think I am not going to go anywhere for awhile. Seems as though that the resolution max is only 1024x768x32, but actually, this is a good thing. Everything looks GREAT and runs smooth (with simple shadows and EAX disabled.)

Tuesday March 26, 2002 @ 9:54 PM PST

Looks as though Dungeon Siege went gold on the 21st of March. The wait begins.

 

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