Lan Party

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The next scheduled LAN Party is Saturday, August 19th 2017 at 2PM

Approximately every other month some members gather at the lab for a good ol' fashioned LAN Party. Internet speeds may be exponentially faster than they were a decade ago, but there's still nothing quite like being in a room full of gamers all playing together.

For questions about the event, visit the lanparty channel on the FamiLAB Slack.

For questions and discussion about gaming, visit the gaming channel on the FamiLAB Slack.

Games

This is a list of games that have been played or requested at previous LAN Parties. The list is not exclusionary, but to provide examples.

Blizzard Games

  • Overwatch
Team-based Class-oriented First Person Shooter
  • Starcraft
Classic Real Time Strategy game (now free!)

Steam Games

First Person Shooter set in the present
Free-to-Play, Class-based First Person Shooter
Steampunk-flavored cooperative game pitting airship crews against each other.
Cooperative First Person Shooter that pits teams against hordes of npc zombies.
Squad-based Battle Royale First Person Shooter
Classic First Person Shooter
First Person Shooter with lightsabers

Origin Games

  • Command and Conquer: Ultimate Collection
  • Titanfall 2
First Person Shooter with Mecha

Other Sources

  • Artemis Bridge Simulator
Cooperative gameplay aboard a starship bridge, ala Star Trek
  • Command and Conquer: Generals
Real Time Strategy game set in the present
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
Real Time Strategy game set in an alternate present where Hitler was assassinated pre-WW2 and the Soviet Union is fighting the Allies

"To Bring" List

Recommended

  • PC
Desktop, Laptop, whatever you have. We won't judge.
  • Monitor
  • Ethernet Cable
While we do have a fast wireless network, you'll get a better connection with less latency using our wired ethernet network
  • Power Cables
  • Power Strip
There are outlets galore, but sometimes you're just one short.
  • Keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals
gamepads, trackballs, joysticks, whatever floats your boat
  • Food, Snacks, Drinks
We have a vending machine stocked with BAWLS, other soda, and snacks; but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Optional

  • Console
Want to throw down in Smash Bros or get some split-screen fun in? Go ahead and bring it! (Also, we do have several consoles for use in the Lobby)
  • Television
Something to plug your console into
  • Console games
Gotta have the games to play, too.
  • OS disc/usb drive
There's always "that guy" at a LAN party that needs to reformat their machine. Sometimes "that guy" is you.

Resources

Patches and links to get games up and running for the party

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

The first Call of Duty game not set during World War 2. We occasionally use a mod that adds bots to the game for a fun and crazy experience.

(Insert bot mod link)

Command and Conquer: The First Decade

The First Decade is a culmination of Westwood Studio's Command and Conquer Series, ending with their last game, Generals, finished after EA bought their studio. It includes:

  • Command and Conquer
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert
  • Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun
  • Command and Conquer: Renegade
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge
  • Command and Conquer: Generals
  • Command and Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour
TFD Patch

We use an unofficial patch to bring all of the games up to date for multiplayer. The current version we use is TFD-1.03-Rev4

Red Alert 2

Red Alert 2 config file



We highly recommend The First Decade over the Origin Ultimate Collection, but we will work to ensure everyone can play together.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

An open-source freeware Activision game released in 2003. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Official Download Page

StarCraft

Original version now free!

Official Blizzard Download Page

Unreal Tournament

Contact Information

Cualer is currently the main driving force behind LAN Parties at FamiLab. Tagging him in the lanparty channel on the FamiLAB Slack is the best method of contact for questions