Author Topic: Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?  (Read 3265 times)

Offline Scorcher24

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Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?
« on: December 17, 2012, 05:45:22 AM »
I tried to play MP with a friend and we've never been able to connect to each other. Ports are open/forwarded and I really don't know why we timed out all the time. We tried both directions.

So it would really be much better if we could just host a game and join via Steam friends system because that always works unless you sit behind a really tight firewall.
I buy my games on Steam only and please don't take it the wrong way, but I kinda expect games to use it. Don't mean to be rude, but you know... entitled customer and such :P.

So if it is somehow doable without too much work I'd really appreciate if that is put in later on, even if it is after release.

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Re: Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 07:19:18 AM »
I don't think there's much chance, no. We use an entirely different networking protocol.
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Offline MouldyK

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Re: Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 07:25:30 AM »
Loads of games do not have Steam Intergration for their multiplayer and saying you expect your games to use them is actually rude.

Also, entitled customer is a pretty annoying term of late. xD


Have you tried connecting to any other multiplayer server on the game?

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Re: Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 10:25:24 PM »
Sometimes when I try to play multiplayer, my firewall blocks the game even if I explicitly allow everything involving the game. It's bad enough, I have to actually disable my firewall entirely in order for it to let anything in or out. Try that maybe?
And if I can solve the mystery as to why I have to do that in the first place, that would be wonderful.

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Re: Any chance for Steam friends integration for coop?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 01:33:57 PM »
Firewalls and routers are among the crankiest pieces of software I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. But no, Steam integration is not happening.

Those that can't work around their routers with port forwarding and firewalls usually resort to using VPN solutions such as Hamachi or Tungle.
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