New Mod Compile for classic game Ultimate Knight Windom XP

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This is old tutorial from Rejero 4 years ago. Only manage to try hamachi since its the easiest.

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This is a short introduction and the pros and cons of Hamachi and DNS Servers.

Hamachi
Pros


  • Able to establish a connection most of the time
  • Easy to set-up and use
  • Availability of 3rd Party Applications


Cons


  • Limited bandwidth of 8kbps for the free version
  • Makes your computer very vulnerable to attacks



DNS Server
Pros


  • Stable connection
  • Maximum bandwidth is controlled by host
  • Allows you to control and choose which ports you want open
  • Free version is enough for personal use


Cons


  • Slight difficulty in setting up
  • Troublesome to set-up everytime
  • Still makes your computer vulnerable to attacks coming from those opened ports



The comparison above leads to the conclusion that a DNS Server is better. Reason being, UKWXP is a game that requires a bandwidth of above 8kbps. Although it is troublesome to set-up, with experience you can properly set-up a server within a minute.

You would need:


  1. A modem/ internet
  2. Any web browser (eg. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Goodle Chrome, Safari) of any versions (eg. V5.0, V9.0, etc.)
  3. A standardised Windom Mod/ Game That has the SAME

    • Maps
    • Robo
    • Version





This is to prevent sync errors during the game. To play it safe, just get everything the same.

1) Run your command prompt
For Windows XP:
Start > Search > cmd > Enter
For Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
Start > Type in "cmd" without the quotations > Enter

Type in "ipconfig" without the quotations, to resemble the picture above, and press enter. A list should pop up. Scroll up until you see something like this:

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Record your IPv4 Address and Default Gateway, and depending on your type of connection (LAN or Wireless), record the one in the appropriate boxes. I am using LAN for this instance.

2) Open up your web browser and enter your default gateway into your web address (just type it in the address box).

3) Now, pay attention to this step. For me, I'm using D-Link as a modem, so a page like this would pop-up

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For users who knows their password, continue on to step 4. Otherwise, find your password here:
LIST OF DEFAULT ROUTER ADMIN PASSWORDS AND IP ADDRESSES.PDF
or here:
DEFAULT PASSWORD LIST


I can only give a guide here onward for D-Link users in port-forward. If you don't know how to port forward, neither do you have a d-link modem, go straight to step 5.

4) Now we are going to port-forward these ports:
Ultimate Knight Windom XP version 1.009 open TCP ports 2357-2362 and 3357-3362.
Ultimate Knight Windom XP Power Up Kit open TCP ports 2362-2366 and 3362-3366.

Combining both, we get 2357-2366 TCP and 3357-3366 TCP, so just forward these 2 ports.


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1) Click the "ADVANCED" Tab
2) Click the "PORT-FORWARDING" Tab
3) Now for this part,


  • Fill the name as whatever you want.
  • Fill the IP Address as the IPv4 Address that you have earlier on recorded down
  • Fill the TCP Ports with the range 2357-2366
  • Be sure to remember to check the tiny box at the leftmost, to activate the port!
  • Repeat steps i. - iv. with TCP Port 3357-3366
  • Save your settings



5) Okay, so you don't know how to port-forward. Doesn't matter. I found a splendid guide to teach you how.
Open up your web browser and go to PORT FORWARDING GUIDES LIST
Find the brand of your modem, then its model. For any of the modem you clicked, you should arrive to something like this.

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A guide should appear. Study it and follow the steps similar in step 4.


6) Okay, next you are going to need a DNS Host. If you go to Google and search for "Dns Host", an entire list should appear.
Here are some examples:
CLOUDNS
DNSSTUFF
DNS PARK
DYNDNS - DynDNS no longer provides free dns hosting
EASYDNS
ENOM
FREEDNS
GODADDY
ZONEEDIT
ZONOMI

Choose the one that you are comfortable with. I am using DynDns Host, so I would be giving a guide about it as well.
Well, sign up for whatever DNS Hoster that you have chosen. After that, create a host. For Dyn, you should come to a page like this:


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  1. For the host name, type whatever you want your host to be. I recommend nothing more than 14 characters.
  2. Choose the host server that you want. Anything is fine.
  3. Leave this alone. If you are using any other host, remember to select "Host with IP address", or if that is not available, select "DNS Host (A)", or anything else similar for that matter.
  4. For your IP Address , type whatever you see at where the arrow points to. For security reasons, I have censored out my own IP Address.
  5. Click Activate after it, and you are done for this section.



For tutorial purposes, I'm going to use the hostname: GKNIGHT@EXAULTUS.COM as an EXAMPLE.

7) Now, for ANY DNS Hoster that you choose, there should be a downloadable updater program that comes with it. For DynDns Hoster, it should be in a page like this

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Download your updater program, set it up, and let it run everytime you want to play windom.

8) Navigate to your windom server, and open it up. It should look something like this

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  1. Select All for the OS Language. This is perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT STEP, SO DON'T MISS THIS OUT!
  2. Select whatever server you want. It does not matter.
  3. Select the Game Mode that you want.
  4. Type the display message you want others to see when you are hosting the server and they are connecting to you.
  5. You can edit the maximum number of human players and AI units you want
  6. Leave this alone, unless you know what you are doing
  7. Once you are done, click OK and leave it alone.



Note: You can host multiple servers, but on the condition that the the Server Room Selection are different everytime you host a server. Maximum of 5 servers can be hosted.


9) Now this is the part you guys have been anticipating.
Go to your windom, and select Online Battle Mode, or the second last selection in the main menu. A window like this should come out

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  1. Enter your ENTIRE hostname that you have hosted earlier, which for this case would be GKNIGHT@EXAULTUS.COM
  2. Type in the name you want to be seen in-game here.
  3. Select your pilot with the arrows. Note that you can't change this ingame.
  4. Select the mech you want to pilot with the arrows. There is a "Random" Selection available here. You can also change this in-game.
  5. Click Log in!



Well, for most computers, it would probably lag and show "Ultimate Knight WindomXP Not Responding", but this is common, so don't worry about it. Just wait, and the server should be up. If anyone else wants to join you, just get them to have the EXACT same version of Windom, and for the hostname, just get them to type in your hostname, which in this tutorial would be GKNIGHT@EXAULTUS.COM, and woah la, you guys are playing online! :clap:


Notes:
Every time you set-up your server, make sure you check steps 1-4! If they do not corresspond, then redo them. You would also need to check step 8 as well.
If one person in-game has a laggy computer/lousy internet connection, then EVERYONE ELSE in the game would lag as well, to exactly how laggy the laggiest computer is!!

If you want to speed up the game, I recommend that you try this:
REDUCE GAME LATENCY ON WINDOWS 7 OR WINDOWS VISTA

I have tried it, and it works. So I hope it works for you to!

Tip: The Host Computer can Log in via 127.0.0.1. instead of going through the DNS server, which in this case is "gknight@exaultus.com". This should reduce traffic to the DNS host and allow for better gameplay (Theoretical, I have not tested it yet).

Have fun, and knock yourselves out!

Credits:
Rejero
Yomanman (AmechA), For his port-forwarding range

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