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Volstagg
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LAN for Mac Issues: Small World 2 Steam..?? Sun, 16 March 2014 04:19
I have been trying for the last week to get the LAN feature to work in the Mac Steam version,
and so far I just can't seem to get the two computers to 'recognize' the LAN. Crying or Very Sad


Issues I have eliminated:
1) Operating system limits (both upgraded to 10.9.2)
2) Both on the same network (they were on 2 different hubs)
3) Both on the sam account (they were n 2 different steam accounts, my son's an mine own)
4) Both have 'Steam Gate' setting to "open"
5) Tried w/ one computer online, one offline, and also both offline.

(And, just confirming: Confused
Is there a way where I can get the game to recognize a LAN 'guest ' if the two computersare signed into two different steam accounts,
or do they both supposedly work w/ one account on both computers, one online/one offline? I'm told the latter based on copy-protect issues...?)

I can get both computers to 'create' a game in offline mode,
but they simply will not recognize the existing game on the other LAN computer.
Ditto w/ one game offline, one game online.

What else can I try? Shocked

(History of my travails over the last week on BGG here~>
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/15199256#15199256 )


{Edit}

Still haven't figured out how to make it work, but i discovered a new 'quirk'.
My son and I can now play a solo game on my account simultaneously
(we couldn't a day or so ago: one computer automatically signed out).
The only difference: He is in offline mode, and doesn't get to use the Royal Bonus expansion.

It's weird, I tells yah: Just Weird....

[Updated on: Tue, 18 March 2014 08:04]

      
Volstagg
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Re: LAN for Mac Issues: Small World 2 Steam..?? Wed, 23 April 2014 08:20
So, more than a month later, and I still haven't resolved the issue.

Frustrating.
      
Yann
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Re: LAN for Mac Issues: Small World 2 Steam..?? Wed, 23 April 2014 18:02
I assume you are using two Macs, correct?

The Steam account does not really matter as far as Small World is concerned, except that Steam probably won't let you run two different computers with the same Steam account. It will probably disconnect one of them.

Assuming you have two Macs with two running copies of Small World 2, I would suggest checking the firewall of each machine. They might be blocking network traffic.

I hope this helps,

Yann
      
    
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