Multiplayer

 

Playing a game only by yourself will surely get booring after some time. That's why there's the option to play multiplayer games. Here's explained how to play multiplayer if you seem to have problems with it.


NOTE: Only TCP/IP is explained


NOTE: The best way to play Knights and Merchants online is to play KaM Remake!


 

Requirements:


  • A friend who's willing to play
  • Internet connection
  • Either game, both people must have same game and same patch!

 

First of all you'll need to decied who is going to host the game. By hosting the game it means that the game is running on your computer. The host must now find out his/her IP adress. There's two methods to do this, the first one is easier but some might feel that it will send your IP to publicity and that's why I've included a securer method too.

 

1. This is the simple way, just go to www.whatismyip.com and you should see a number combination which is your IP-Adress.

 

2. This is the more secure method to do it. Go to Start Menu and then choose run. Write command if you're using Windows 9.x and if you're using Windows 2000 or XP write cmd. A dos windows should appear where you will need to write ipconfig and after that there should appear some text and number combinations. Read the text that appeared untill you find IP-Adress and after that there should be a number which is your IP-Adress.

 

Now that you know your IP-Adress you'll need to tell it to your friend so that he/she can join your game when you start hosting it. After you have told it to him/her start your game and then choose"Start Multiplayer game". If you're using TPR the game will ask if you want to play via the Net-Games lobby or by Local Area Network. Choose Local Area Network. When you choose to play multiplayer in TSK it will ask you to enter your name and so does TPR now, so write the name you want to use in the game to the box.

 

Now it will ask for how you want to play the game online. Choose TCP/IP and then the host must press "Create Game" while the otherone chooses "Enter Game". As the host presses create game he/she will need to give a name to the server. After that he/she will get to the lobby where you can change the game options. The otherone that choose enter game will now be asked the IP-Adress of the host. Write the number combination you got from your friend and press OK. Then the game will start searching for theserver which your firend is hosting. (NOTE: Your friend must be hosting the server before you type the IP-Adress )

 

If everything goes well you should now have joined your friends server and now just adjust the options and then press "Begin!" In the game you can chat by pressing the trumpet and then just put a cross on the name of the one you want to talk with. By pressing the scroll you're able to adjust the diplomacy stance against other teams so that you can form alliances.

 

Now I just wish you good luck in the game!

 

NOTE: Don't ever tell your IP-Adress to someone you are not sure that you can trust, because he/she might try to hack your computer!