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    PlanetQuake | Features | Tech Tips | 6-10-2000
   

Tech Tips Mailbag

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by Love2Play

 

From: Marko
Subject: Internet Gate & Gaming

Hi, I've set up a network in my house.I have one machine setup as a server which is connected the the net via cable modem. the server is set up as a proxy and I can only access Q3A internet multi play off this machine. I was wondering if there is a way to configure perhaps Q3A or the proxy software (which is Internet Gate) so that its possible to multiplay from a net work out to the internet. any sort of help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time...

Regards, Marko.

You are not the first person to e-mail TechTips and GameSpy.com's TechTips with questions and difficulties using Internet Gate and Quaking.  This prompted me to try to seek help with the creators of Internet Gate.  I corresponded with Marco Maccaferri himself.  He was very straightforward with his answers and was generous enough to reply.  Here is some of our conversation:

Love2Play: Can you please include a FAQ on your Website to explain to Internet Gate users how to configure it to access online games? We are getting a lot of email, in particular for Quake 1, 2, and 3 from Internet Gate users that can't get around it to query servers to game.

Marco: The problem is that most games are not designed to be used by proxy
servers so they can be used only with direct connections. There are two
possible solutions to the problem using a 'front-end' program that
translates all TCP/IP requests to SOCKS connections to the proxy server.

You can find the SocksCap32 client from www.socks.nec.com and the socks
client from www.hummingbird.com. Both may be used to fix the problem,
however this is not guaranteed.

Love2Play: Are you saying that Internet Gate does not support the ability to enable the user to open certain ports for the computers to receive information  from those ports? For example, for the game of Quake 3, the ports the games are sent through are 27960-27970. Does your program offer that ability? To open those ports so that people who spent $50 for their game can actually play it? I already suggested to one person that they use Win98SE because it does offer security but does not block the ability to use the internet any way you choose...

Marco:  the target users of Internet Gate are not the gaming users but users that want to securely connect a LAN to the Internet and safely browse the web, download files and chat without problems.

If your users are happy with Win98se then go with it.

I am really impressed that Marco was so honest with me and am able to bring a straight answer.  It seems as though Internet Gate is not interested in the money potential behind us gamers.  I myself am sure glad GameSpy Industries, id Software, Valve, Activision and others are.  Those are the companies that not only make millions off of us but return the favor by listening to our needs.

Bottom line, International users: Internet Gate is not going to be accommodating to your game.  If you can figure out a work around, congratulations.  Otherwise, you wasted $20.


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