I haven't owned a C&C game in a while, but I got this direct2drive this past weekend. I want to play with my friend and I remember that the older C&C games you only need to buy one copy of the game for LAN play with someone else. Can you do this with RA3 or does my friend need to buy a separate key.
Haven't tested that out yet, but I could play RA2 over LAN:I copied the music and movies to my harddrive, and I just booted the game on comp 1 with the disc. Then when in game, I pulled the disc out, and booted it on comp 2, no separate keys needed for that, only for online play. (over the internet)
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you need 2 keys to play RA3 online... don't think you can even play on LAN... but if you can, you'd prolly still need 2 keys.
you can play LAN for vurses games (under "network") i already played with a friend.
Did your friend have a separate key?
I'd find it hard to believe that you would be able to use the same key.
Im not sure with this game, it may be too new still, but to play LAN youd have to:
- each have a copy of the game OR
- have a no-cd crack for the game
- use a key generator to supply the 2nd code; this wont let you online, but you can play the game
thats typically how LAN would work, but like i said, I havent played RA3 yet nor do i know if those tools are available.
personally, i feel a no-cd crack and keygen are okay for wanting to play LAN. of course i know if those items were made public it would just create more pirating.
but for my household we would have to buy 3 copies of a game to play LAN
we actually did just that for RA2: Yuri expansion. like 5 CnC games for $20. so we just bought it.
but $50? and no demo to know how well we would run it. eh. i wanted it so badly too, but will wait til its $30 and has been patched.
Their morals, their code. It's a bad joke.
We installed the game at work for some LAN play and yes, turns out you need different keys for everyone.
Real flame sent to me:
"Go to english class more and learn how to type or maybe keyboarding class.??? Man I love how dumb i am. ???? lol"
you guys do not need the DVD in the drive, so a no-cd/dvd is useless, besides, the game is worth it, so tell your mates to buy the damn game.
The game is definetley not worth it since it blows in multiplayer.
"Huh?" / GWBush