Ubuntu – How to give Wine / Crossover games access to LAN


I'm trying to do LAN gaming with Crossover for Linux, but my computer doesn't ever get found by other players in my network, neither does it find other players itself.

(I tried with 2 games, Battle for Middle Earth 2 and Anno 1602.)

Is there a general method for achieving LAN access for Wine?

Best Answer

You might be able to try Hamachi (unmanaged), since it creates a virtual LAN network. As far as Wine is concerned, I've only used Hamachi with Wine to play Diablo II TCP/IP, not LAN. However, I assume this would work, since I've gotten Minecraft LAN to work with computers out of my network using Hamachi.

So you'll want everyone you want to play LAN with to install Hamachi, and you all join a single network; Then, when you open a LAN game, if you connect using an IP, you'll want to use your Hamachi IP, which I believe usually is something like 5.x.x.x

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