Zombie Grinder is the debut game of TwinDrills, an indie game development duo made up of Tim 'Infini' Leonard and Jordan 'Jordizzle' Chewning. It's a multi-platform (windows, mac, Linux!) (also Free!) cooperative multiplayer arcade game, reminiscent in style and gameplay of retro games like 'Zombies Ate My Neighbors' and 'Super Smash TV!', but with the added benefit of some newer game mechanics - achievements, ranking, player-customization, rpg style stats and so forth. The game sports a variety of different game modes, from co-operative 'campaign' style levels, to wave maps and even the classic 'pvp' style game modes - deathmatch, capture the 'bag' and so forth. All of these mods are bristling with a variety of weapons and items, all lovingly displayed in Jordan's classic quirky pixel-art style.

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Feb 15 2012, 2:33pm Anchor

Some people currently do not know, or can't port forward on their router for whatever reason, and still wish to play multi-player.  The easiest option for these people is using a VPN program like Hamachi.  In most games to connect to a server you use a console command to directly connect to the Hamachi ip if you are in the host's network.  A simple GUI for entering the Hamachi ip will be greatly appreciated and will offer more ways of connecting to other people.  Another option for something like this is Tunngle.  The main difference here is to enter a Hamachi network you need to know the network's name and password, where with Tunngle you can make game, specific networks where people will host.  I think this addition will bring a greater audience to playing multi-player and will allow people to play who can't port-forward or don't have the know how.  Thank you for your time.

*Sadly as I can't post links you will have to find the information on these programs yourself.

Infinitus
Infinitus Developer
Feb 15 2012, 2:43pm Anchor

*points to manual IP button in join game menu*

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Feb 15 2012, 4:52pm Anchor

I did notice that. :D.  The problem is it is not allowing me to connect from manual ip.  When you host without port forwarding, it redirects you to an IP that isn't your local IP, correct?  If so the reason it isn't working is because Hamachi is set up to work off of your local IP and thus would cause complications.  Thank you for your time.

Edited by: 5paceManSpiff

Feb 15 2012, 5:21pm Anchor

I am not a big fan of Hamachi, but I could post a tutorial on port forwarding if you wish? It's very simple on Windows. Not sure about Mac or Linux though as you need to use the CMD to find your IPV4 Address ...

Feb 15 2012, 5:34pm Anchor

That would be very much appreciated.  I have had problems with my router in the past and that is the reason why I turned to Hamachi.

Jun 6 2012, 10:35pm Anchor

I too would really like to know if anyone knows how to set up the game with hamachi so I could host open games, there aren't nearly enough of those and I'd really like to have one going whenever I'm on... But it says I'm locked out and need to port-forward, normally I use hamachi for that, but I don't know how to config ZG with hamachi to make that happen.

Infinitus
Infinitus Developer
Jun 8 2012, 4:46am Anchor
asmoron wrote:I too would really like to know if anyone knows how to set up the game with hamachi so I could host open games, there aren't nearly enough of those and I'd really like to have one going whenever I'm on... But it says I'm locked out and need to port-forward, normally I use hamachi for that, but I don't know how to config ZG with hamachi to make that happen.

ZG currently does not send out LAN beacons, so the server browser will not show any servers running on the LAN (eg. running on a hamachi peer). However you should be able to connect to them fine (I do most of my testing between 2 computers on my LAN).

Just get someone on hamachi to host a game, go to join game, click manual ip, enter their details and try connection. That should potentially work fine, though I haven't tested it.

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May 14 2013, 4:20pm Anchor

I found a answer to how to make a hamtchi server first you use you hamtchi ip example 12.345.678 then you enter the port 12975 and then you host give you IP and port number to your friends then they can join make sure you havent got firewall or any antivirus blocking the game or no one can join hoped this help :D

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