Is it feasible to play Survival Multiplayer with just a small amount of people (say 2-3), through a wireless LAN connection? Does it still require the server software? Has anyone done this easily?
With the arrival of the recent updates to SMP, I wanted to try it out with some friends, locally if possible. I've found that most of the servers that I've seen being advertised and announced are often subject to rules and mods, which I'm not really interested in at the moment. Most of the ones I've seen are also focused on the creative aspect of the game, but I prefer that being a complement of the survival aspect. Now that health is mostly fixed I would like to try playing with some friends, but not necessarily (and hopefully) having to resort to outside servers. --- Yo buddy, Still alive? -Solo Wing Pixy, Ace Combat Zero
Yes it is possible, you just have to use your local IP's instead. My roommates and I do this, you do need to run the server on one of your computers though. --- Open your mind to much and your brain will fall out
It's basically one of the few things that's holding me back from playing SMP. Right now I prefer to just boot up my Single Player world and just go, since playing SMP would be to much hassle, and I prefer playing with friends. I might still try to convince a few to set up a local server amongst ourselves and play in a LAN. But it would be so much easier to just use TCP/IP and just play. --- Yo buddy, Still alive? -Solo Wing Pixy, Ace Combat Zero
My roommates and I did it a couple times, but you still need the server software. --- Babies smell like poop. They also smell like old milk and grossness. If babies didn't come from sex I bet people wouldn't even have them. Open your eyes everybody, babies are icky. -Elsporko
I actually host a server for friends and other people in my town to join, I connect to it with my own Intranet Protocol address 192.168.0.2 and my other room mates also connect to it with the Intranet protocol address. Friends at their homes and not on my home network connect with the Internet Protocol address 97.xxx.xxx.164.
Works like a charm. --- http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5542/internete.png It's impossible to insert another motherboard into one of the DIMM slots. - Wraithdagger444
You guys realize that TCP/IP is what you use to connect to servers as it is, right? I'm pretty sure you're looking to say LAN.
TCP/IP = The Internet LAN = Your home network
Seeing as you'd still have to have one person act as a server, I don't think releasing another branch of Minecraft would add anything, nor speed up the connection. There is no master server that Minecraft talks to during SMP connections. You host, clients connect. To achieve LAN play, clients just use the local IP of the computer running the server. --- http://www.909090909.net/ also did i just do a flip and landed on my head-NathanCopeland