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Netdraft
« on: October 09, 2003, 06:34:28 PM »
There's a new version of a shareware program that allows you to play Magic draft games online--and while we're at it, they're testing the newest version of a non-draft Magic program. These are both free, and sound like they could be a good way of bringing together various TWGers from across the world. There's no channels or matching service--it's all direct connections from computer to computer--but we can work out those details pretty easily.

Who's interested?

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2003, 06:49:12 PM »
sounds cool.
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2003, 07:11:35 PM »
ooo... Eric likey.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2003, 07:22:39 PM »
I would actually be prepared to play Magic if i could try it out like that. Maybe we should arrange to have everyone connect using that Netdraft program?
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2003, 09:41:22 PM »
I could be in.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2003, 10:56:12 PM »
Ok. I've got that installed (not hard) and I'm trying to figure out how to use it. Problem is, I'm not entirely certain what IP address I or anyone else is at in order to make a connection...problems, problems. Anyone awake out there?
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2003, 08:26:22 AM »
on a windows box you can run winipcfg (just from the run command in the start menu) and that should, among other things, tell you your ip number. I don't think that works on XP or 2k, but does on all others. nslookup shoudl work on your 2k or XP box.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2003, 10:07:29 AM »
Hehe. I guess I should have explained better. That gives me my local DHCP configuration within my router's local system, but that's not very useful, I think, in helping other people connect to me. And this neat little app I downloaded doesn't have a manual to it.

The Apprentice version of the game has this fun little line attatched to its manual though. "The host of the game will need to present their unique IP (Internet Protocol) address to the person joining." That's the sort of thing I'm worried about. Winipcfg doesn't give me that, unless I'm reading the tool wrong.
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2003, 11:14:45 AM »
oh, so NOW you want me to be smart about it. I haven't looked at the app. Does it need anything other than the host's IP? if so, then we might not have to muggle about with everyone's IP.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2003, 01:07:29 PM »
As far as I can tell, all you need is the host's IP--and as far as I can tell, Netdraft tells you what your IP is when you open the host window. what I can't figure out is how to set it to "Listen" for people trying to connect to you.

If we can figure out how that works, I'd be happy to host a game. We'll arrange a time, I'll tell everyone my IP via Instant Messenger or something, and then you can all connect. Sound good?
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2003, 05:17:20 PM »
sounds yummy to me.
I guess that means I should get around to downloading the client.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2003, 10:57:55 AM »
OK. We'll try the simple case first, though I don't really think this'll work. I started up a Netdraft game this morning at IP 192.168.1.101.

If anyone can reach me with that information, great. I'm just going to leave it open while I'm out for the day.
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2003, 11:39:40 AM »
I'm out today, but now that I think about it, I'm out almost every day until December.  Oh well, maybe then.

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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2003, 06:37:06 PM »
I can connect to your game.
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Re: Netdraft
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2003, 03:35:39 PM »
Not surprising, since we're on the same local network. Did anyone else try?
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