GameRanger offers online Tactics play

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The GameRanger multiplayer service, which has been available to Mac players since 1999, now expands to cover PC gaming as well, and Fallout Tactics is one of the 521 supported PC games. Owner Scott Kevill apparently has a special interest in this game since he's been dropping the news in person on various Fallout sites:<blockquote>I'm really excited to be releasing it, and hope it helps boost the Fallout Tactics community by allowing people to play that were unable to until now due to problems with opening ports, etc. The more barriers that can be removed, the more likely the community will stay strong, as new users won't be put off.</blockquote>In order to host and play games it is only necessary to download the client, while if you want a unique user ID, some extra functionality and an absence of ads, there's a yearly fee.
     
  2. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Too bad Tactics multiplayer is a broken mess of min/maxing. Were any of the premade character mods good or was the demo the height of balanced gameplay?
     
  3. Vandal delle 3V

    Vandal delle 3V First time out of the vault

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    Nov 7, 2005
    yea, min/maxing... but i can't deny the fact i loved FoT multi player back in the days the 56k was my only way to connect (with all its faults). i loved especially TB matches, though noone seemed to like it too :\
    i'm going to give it a try anyway, 'cos i've been missing FoT multi quite a lot :)
     
  4. SniperPotato

    SniperPotato First time out of the vault

    65
    Nov 15, 2008
    This is great news if there already wasn't a place to play tactics. One of the old guys that used to play on GameSpy made this. We're on usually once a day playing. It's called COOPnet. You can get it from here or here along with a ton of maps that we play.

    Edit: It's free and there's no ads.
     
  5. Tails

    Tails It Wandered In From the Wastes

    197
    Nov 18, 2006
    Yeah, CoopNet is the best way to play Fallout Tactics and many other games. Even of game bugs, playing Coop mode still is so much fun.

    Heh, in past I enjoyed playing FO:T on GSA some years ago... 10k REG, RPG, 2K Ladder, Coop... great experience. Cheers to all people from those days.
     
  6. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    But does it have a Wikipedia entry? That's what matters.
     
  7. Tails

    Tails It Wandered In From the Wastes

    197
    Nov 18, 2006
    Kecske, author of Coopnet, will do that entry soon.
    If it really so matters...
     
  8. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    The last time I checked, it was still 'chem spam + combat shotgun = win'.
     
  9. SniperPotato

    SniperPotato First time out of the vault

    65
    Nov 15, 2008
    Phil, that's only if you're playing 10k. We don't play that shit anymore. There's a ton of other crap we do that's more fun.
     
  10. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    I'm glad that many people have copies of Fallout: Tactics.

    No reason.
     
  11. Serbaside

    Serbaside Casual Vaulter

    69
    Dec 20, 2005
    I installed COOPnet but I do not see any other users in any rooms, is it usually like that?
     
  12. SniperPotato

    SniperPotato First time out of the vault

    65
    Nov 15, 2008
    Yeah, usually between 12 eastern to 4 eastern you'll find some guys. Otherwise add me on MSN or AIM and I'll tell you when we play.

    Edit: We had a full room today, it kicked ass. If you get a chance, please come to COOPnet and play. The community is great. :D
     
  13. FireFog

    FireFog First time out of the vault

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    Oct 31, 2008
    The CoopNet website seems to be down :(
     
  14. SniperPotato

    SniperPotato First time out of the vault

    65
    Nov 15, 2008
    It's still up. Here's a direct link to COOPnet HERE!!!
     
  15. Pretentious

    Pretentious First time out of the vault

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    Feb 3, 2008
    I never got the chance to play FOT online.


    Playing FOT coop sounds awesome, im gonna try this Coopnet.
     
  16. Master Munk

    Master Munk First time out of the vault

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    Jun 26, 2008
    shit!

    i use to play FOT back on my 56k But i left for a year and came back and gamespy was dead :(

    I use to be 10k , and the RPg maps
     
  17. SniperPotato

    SniperPotato First time out of the vault

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    Nov 15, 2008
    I was playing it on 56k from 2001 till 2006 lol.
     
  18. Master Munk

    Master Munk First time out of the vault

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    Jun 26, 2008
    oh shit! its sniper potato :O

    SS Munk

    Yea!!
     
  19. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    are people playing the retail version or is there some noteworthy patch that needs to be installed first?

    I just found my tactics disks when i rummaged through my old room at my parents
     
  20. kecske85

    kecske85 First time out of the vault

    3
    May 23, 2007
    We still use the 1.27 patch, as we did for the last couple of years ;)