Multiplayer Info One Sheet
This page is meant as a one-stop shop to get all relevant information for multiplayer gaming for either our weekly multiplayer sessions or for general multiplayer games, which we hope there will be more of. This page includes information for our Mumble voice chat server, contact info for our Evolve VPN and information for our Steam group.
Discord is a text and voice chat server that we've begun using in earnest for both. You don't need an app to join, you can use both text and chat in a browser window. We invite you to join our server and join in the fun!
Invite Link - https://discord.gg/dEfyMtP
Evolve is a virtual LAN service that allows everyone within the same "party" to be on the same virtual LAN, allowing theoretically any game that supports TCP/IP LAN play to work for multiplayer. You can read all about it on their official site and see all the games they support (which is incomplete as some games we've tested aren't listed here) on their games page
Currently their software is at 1.0 (though a 2.0 is in the works, it's in beta so we're not supporting it just yet), and you can download it here. Currently this is only for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
The Evolve information is as follows:
- Client Download - Official Evolve Site
- My Evolve Handle - Veloxi
- Our Evolve Group - Space Game Junkie
Once you've joined Evolve, send me a friend request, and then once friended, I'll send you an invite to our Party, which is the room we all need to be in to use the same virtual LAN. While Evolve does have voice support, we'll be sticking with Mumble for voice chat regardless.
PS. If you're running Evolve on Windows 10, you need to do a little fix to get the connection to the party up and running. First you need to join a party in order to install the virtual network adapter, then follow the instructions here or here to make it work.
A lot of multiplayer games these days use Steamworks as their backend, so we'll also be playing games via Steam as well. If you'd like to join us, or play games with other members of the group, head here:
- Steam Group - Space Game Junkie
To join the group, see which games in the group folks are playing, and post threads inviting folks to play games with you, if you'd like!