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NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« on: June 30, 2019, 08:31:00 PM »
I've been working on a patch that allows almost anyone to host games without ever having to log into their router, nor change any settings. It should be done now and I'm looking for some more testers!

To be able to test it you'll have to download the wsock32.dll below and place it into your game folder.

Both, the host and the player that likes to join the game will need to have the file in their game folder, it doesn't work if only one of them got the file.

Even if you've already forwarded your port and you can host games, you can still download the file (It will allow you to join games hosted by those that didn't forward the port).


It should work for around 80% of the players. It does very highly likely not work for those that often cause "conflicts" (Symmetric NAT), but you can give it a try anyways if you like.

It only works on the main .ru server, the backup server doesn't support it yet.


The file will probably be included in the war 2 combat installer in the future (After enough tests have been done...).

** Edit by mousetopher **

NOTE: after you install the file you still might see the message from "note" saying your ports aren't forwarded -- that's ok! as long as you have "HP" by your username on the status page then you're good to go :newthumbsup:




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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 09:29:03 PM »
amazing, great work !!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 11:23:32 PM »
Thx sir!!
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 08:16:30 AM »
i can't believe everyone was talking about holepunching as a hosting fix for years and then fois actually did it & nobody has anything to say about it xD anyone been using it yet? i just got it installed but I don't think enough other people have it yet
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 09:15:36 AM »
i can't believe everyone was talking about holepunching as a hosting fix for years and then fois actually did it & nobody has anything to say about it xD anyone been using it yet? i just got it installed but I don't think enough other people have it yet

WTF. This is clearly a hack that give some people an advantage, because if they can be the host then they can pick the teams. This is a real advantage, nobody can claim it isn't.

I demand that it be automatically updated from the official version. Putting the file in the WC2 folder it too technical. Maybe some noobs who don't understand pro strategies think this is ok, but IMO it is a hack and I would never use it.

fois is a hacker.



( this is sarcasm, just in case it doesn't translate ;) )
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 10:16:44 AM »
i can't believe everyone was talking about holepunching as a hosting fix for years and then fois actually did it & nobody has anything to say about it xD anyone been using it yet? i just got it installed but I don't think enough other people have it yet

WTF. This is clearly a hack that give some people an advantage, because if they can be the host then they can pick the teams. This is a real advantage, nobody can claim it isn't.

I demand that it be automatically updated from the official version. Putting the file in the WC2 folder it too technical. Maybe some noobs who don't understand pro strategies think this is ok, but IMO it is a hack and I would never use it.

fois is a hacker.



( this is sarcasm, just in case it doesn't translate ;) )

omg, lamby so salty
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 10:25:49 AM »
Salty emote added for lambchops ! :salty: :salty: :salty:
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 10:35:40 AM »
Now you're just making fun of me.

Cool  :thumbsup:
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 10:42:42 AM »
wtf you started it haha
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 10:45:25 AM »
added a shortlink for this thread http://en.war2.ru/holepunch spread the word people!
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 02:20:15 PM »
#wow #whoa
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 08:34:55 PM »
this is in a bad section of the forums... thats why nobody is talking about it. i didnt even know this thread existed until mouse said "en.war2.ru/holepunch" 10 seconds ago.
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2019, 10:32:05 AM »
i keep forgetting this was posted in the Mods section, that's probably why no one has really acknowledged it yet. so in case this is still news to anybody:

THE HOSTING FIX IS HERE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please discuss.
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2019, 12:06:57 PM »
I added it
 Anything else I should do?
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Re: NAT Traversal Patch - Hosting games without the need for port forwarding
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2019, 12:18:07 PM »
I added it
 Anything else I should do?

join war2, check status: http://server.war2.ru/status/ and make sure you have green HP for your account in the list of users. Then everything is fine for you!