View Full Version : Hamachi-setup, need for RWM?
So, a few friends are interested in playing diablo2, but they dont seem to enjoy bnet due to bots bots and again, more bots.
I was thinking about hitting up everyone with hamachi and start playing.
Do I need to use RWM (and if so, do everyone need it or just the "host"?)
What else do I need to think about?
Didnt find any topic regarding this, but might be that I missed it, even thou I looked through most of the stickies, its late here after all. :)
EDIT: Everyone got cds enough but one is missing cd-keys, do he need to get new ones, or can he use the same as one of us and still run with his own cds?
Hope for an answer.
Hamachi seems like a good idea, though I don't know much about that, I'm sure you'll find plenty of info on this forum.
For RWM: the people who have RWM installed will be able to make ladder runewords, the other won't be able to make them, but will still be able to use them. So technically, only 1 person needs it.
About the cdkeys, I'm afraid he'll need a set of his own. Not 100% sure about this though.
But, if you have the cd's, you can send them to blizzard and get a new pair+cdkey (iirc), price is 10$ or so though. There's a thread somewhere on the forum about what you can do if you're missing cdkeys etc. Forgot where though.
Here's a guide about cd keys: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=462145
He needs viable cd keys, but as far as I know, physical cds are interchangeable.
"Ladder only" runewords can only be made in games hosted by one who has a the RWM installed, so if all rws will be made during mp games, then only the host needs it. Of course, it's easy to install, so I don't see any reason why you can't all have it.
You can also play without RWM. :p
ok... the following is just hearsay as I use RWM & have never tested this, but I heard from reliable source that this will work.
even beyond the hosting with RWM & all, if they don't want to actually install RWM they can email runes+base to you, you socket the runes in-game, you email it back & the game will recognize it as the proper RW.
all the RWs are in the game code, the game just needs to think its on bnet ladders to make the ladder-only RWs. Once it has been made & the game recognizes it as such, it will remain that RW. It's like if you were on the ladders & made a ladder-only RW, then fell off the ladders it will still be that RW because it was made when the game had it enabled so it is marked as that RW, not a 'gemmed X'.
hope that helps/makes sense... I may try to polish it up a bit when I'm not nodding off.
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