Multiplayer LAN Games between Vista & XP

Multiplayer LAN Games between Vista & XP

Post by dmluY2VudH » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:00:02

Has anybody been able to successfully play multiplayer lan games between an
xp box and a vista box?

I have tried it with Age of Empires II and Total Annihilation. Both games
play fine on single player but I can not launch a multiplayer game.

The two machines are networked through my router and are sharing an internet
connection and a printer. They can see each others shares no problem. I can
access files on either computer in either direction using file explorer.

But when I create a multiplayer game on either machine and try to connect to
it from the other machine I can not connect. I can see the game on the other
machine and the game tries to connect but eventually times out. The symptoms
are the same whether I create a game on the vista machine or on the xp

Has anybody else had this problem? Or rather, I should say has anybody been
able to successfully game over their lan with a vista machine and an xp

Multiplayer LAN Games between Vista & XP

Post by Catweazl » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:05:25

Is the Windows Firewall (or any other firewall) blocking them?


Multiplayer LAN Games between Vista & XP

Post by donba » Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:28:42

Yep, I just installed Total Annihilation today on my Vista machine and
it is networked through an older Netgear hub to my Win XP (Home version)
machine. TA works great (my son beat me in our first game!) My 1st
suggestion would be to disable firewalls on both machines. Then check
to see if your IP is setup with TCP/IP ver 4 on the Vista machine. I
also got Call of Duty 1 working in multiplayer mode with only some
issues with a few maps (not sure why -- it''s either Vista or my new
graphics card doesn't like them). Next I'll be checking Civilization:
Call to Power, Grand Theft Auto 2, and Battlefield.