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1 week 1 day ago #2712 by subMOA
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Hi. It looks like the NeuWon project referenced here and on the GOG forums is dead so our group is trying to get SWAT 3 (GOG version with Last Resort) working over ZeroTier, but without much success so far. The strange thing is that another game we tried worked fine in LAN mode but for some reason nobody seems to be able to connect or see each other in SWAT 3.

ZeroTier has been referenced on these forums before and I'm wondering if anyone else has got it working and how they did it.

Thanks.

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1 week 1 day ago #2713 by Slippery Jim
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Sadly it does seem to appear that NeuWon is dead (website hasn't been up in a while). Such a shame because it worked pretty well considering.

I don't know ZeroTier at all but perhaps all the players didn't have their firewalls open properly for the game?

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1 week 21 hours ago #2714 by subMOA
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Thanks for the reply.

Sadly it does seem to appear that NeuWon is dead

That is unfortunate. Hopefully the source code from the Sierra employee is released so the possibility exists for someone else to take up the project.

I don't know ZeroTier at all but perhaps all the players didn't have their firewalls open properly for the game?

Eventually I found the solution in a youtube video (). If anyone else needs help, here is how we did it in Windows 10 and the process is likely very similar in other versions:
  1. Go to Control Panel >  Network and Internet
  2. Click Change Adapter Settings on the left
  3. Right-click on the ZeroTier adapter and select Properties
  4. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list, click Properties
  5. Click Advance
  6. Put a 1 in the Interface Metric box
Then you just click "ok" until all the dialog boxes are closed.

Once we did that on our machines the multiplayer worked flawlessly, just as if we were on the same LAN.

 

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1 week 1 hour ago #2715 by DarkSynopsis
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Nice, as I was reading this recall having LAN problems in the past even on actual LAN let alone virtual but don't think I ever messed with the interface metric, only learnt about that in recent years when I've wanted to prioritize what interface (Ethernet/Wi-Fi) is being used for internet.

Guessing SWAT3 just broadcasts on one adapter, do remember a program in the past called ForceBindIP which can force a exe to a certain interface but never tried it and doesn't seem to work on Win 11.

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6 days 2 hours ago #2716 by Slippery Jim
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Thanks so much for coming back and posting your success at getting the game to work. I am sure other people will find it helpful.

Can I suggest, if you have the time, to post around your findings. Perhaps on the Steam or Gog.com forums for Swat 3.

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