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Eldruin

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Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« on: September 30, 2010, 12:16:54 PM »
do any of you guys still play the demo version sometimes?
iam a bit confused about playing the demo online!, can you actually join a game in progress? or is the reason i cant join games because  they neglect to set the forward ports? i read on this forum that you can join games in the demo but every time i try i get the timeout error...

also, i play often (use same name for player i use on forum here) iam sure i forwarded the ports for this silly router to 28000-28002 but no one ever joins. so i assume i may have done it incorrectly or no one try's :-\

oh and i have set this computer to a static IP, and set the forward the that IP.
and maybe another problem, i got a few computers on this network and when we search through LAN it connects, but use the search over net and it no longer connects, that's what makes me think it might be set incorrectly!.

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 12:50:28 PM »
You has get the timeout error.. because hosting server has incorrect setings for portforwarding or/and firewall rules.

Eldruin

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 01:04:52 PM »
so if the hosts port is set correctly you can join ?

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 01:07:07 PM »
Yes. (usualy that is :D)

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Eldruin

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 01:13:30 PM »
aww.. so not many actually set the ports correctly  :-[
no one really answered my question, do any of you still play it sometimes?

i did get one that was connecting once, but i don't think the person knew about Ctrl N :-\

hmm... did a bit of googling and discovered what perhaps my problem is, i have a belkin router with multiple internal IPs and to test if my port forwarding was working i tryed hosting a game and trying to loop back through the modem to join via wan to lan on the other PC. apparently belkin routers dont like or allow this for some silly security reason.

so i have absolutely no idea if anyone can join my server :-[
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 03:53:55 PM by Eldruin »

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 06:08:50 AM »
I'm trying to play Mars colony online, but I can't find any active server.  I've completed the first mission, and i'm starting on the second one.  I like the mars colony demo a lot, but i want to play with other people, but i can't find any active server.

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 06:43:22 AM »
The game's still in development, if you'd like to join us with the testing send Hyper a PM with a username and password.
The server is up over the weekend. :)

Eldruin

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 10:11:38 AM »
welcome lee937, no one else is playing the demo right now. that's why you cant find any other (people's) servers\games. has anyone joined yours while playing the demo ?

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 11:32:30 AM »
MCO isn't ready yet.
You'r propably talking about "Mars Colony - Demo" and not "Mars Colony Online".

MCO test server is on-line usualy on weekends.
New test = new (better!) game version needed to download.
That's why keep an eye out on this board: http://hyperkat.com/litterbox/index.php?board=8.0
Post Hyper your desired name and password if you wish to test with us. Otherwise, you won't be able to join in.
Basicly - you play the game with us, and if you find some bug's/glitches, you post them onto forum so that they may be repaired.

If you just play the demo, you propably won't find many peeple to join you at random. You would be better to find them on-line first. If yo have STEAM, you can join and play with Mars Colony fanclub.

At any rate: MCO is better than the Demo. It's bigger, more complex, more ppl can play, it has new equipement, outposts, dangers etc..
Ther's even an Easter Egg there....the oryginal Mars-base from Demo near the left edge of the map :-)

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 12:00:43 PM »
for lee937 and anyothers asking about joining\hosting demo version, i usually play the demo alote and use the same name ingame as on the forum here, so if you see my game join in ;)

i have tested  the portforwarding, you will be able to join, just remember to read the box and retry in a bit so i can enter name ;)

i really do wish they would remember to change the default name before trying to join, "change_me" wont show up lol
« Last Edit: October 06, 2010, 12:55:49 PM by Eldruin »

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 10:13:16 PM »
I still have the demo and I will keep it unless it messes up so if you want you can send the the server info and I will try to find it.   ;)

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 12:06:34 AM »
The new Challenger game has taken the place of that old demo. Watch the thread for a test release in the next week or so. It operates the same, 4 people can play.


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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 02:30:47 PM »
I love that old kindy-white design of modules (from Earth's materials). And outer water-hunting-wells too. Still need dual-hands water-bucket-carrying...
And there's so much work for one man in second chapter. Need some coworkers!
« Last Edit: January 18, 2014, 09:18:09 AM by Kugluck »

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Re: Anyone still play the mars colony Demo?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 08:50:09 PM »
I just checked the run log and yes people are still playing it.