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11-09-04, 02:43 PM
It was mentioned elsewhere and I thought it might be a good idea to have it as a sticky topic, things to remember to bring to one of our LANs, so here is the list.

Things to remember -Your machine :roll:
Keyboard & mouse
Mouse mat
Headphones (no speakers allowed)
Power cables (kettle leads)
Drivers CD (including Windows) just incase
Game CD's (or images)
Entrance feeOther things that are optional -Money for dinner
Joystick (if required)
Multi socket*
Digital camera
Update steam, exit but don't log out (before setting off)Things we supply are -Servers
Network cables
Tables and chairs
Network admin
PC help & advice
Free parkingThings we don't supply are -
Gaming ability
A lift to the venue
Lap dancersGames Preperation

Battlefield 2 Offline Account creation1. Goto the 'Manage Accounts' screen
2. Select 'Create Account'
3. Choose 'Single Player Account' - this allows you to play on LAN.
4. Type your nickname (this is what will be showin in-game, and cannot be changed afterwards)
5. Thats it - your own BF2 offline account ready to be usedSteam Preperation1. Log into steam.
2. Join a CSS game server to make sure it starts the update
3. Right click steam icon (might need to leave the server your on)
4. Select 'Play Games'
5. Right click Counter Strike: Source and select 'Properties'.
6. Check Amount Aquired is 100%
7. Disconnect from the internet and start a CSS server in Offline Mode.
8. Do not log outIf anyone can think of anything missing from any of the above lists, please post and I'll add them :)

* we have some, but if there are many people, we might not have enough
** At some LANs we will have some on sale, cans of coke, packs of crisps etc but not at all LANs

11-09-04, 02:57 PM
If your using Steam remeber to exit but don't log out before packing up your PC? If you still play CS1.5 it don't matter....


11-09-04, 05:21 PM
People will need to remember money to get in.

21-04-05, 06:33 PM
if you have any wireless things (keyboard, mouse) that take batteries, bring some spare batteries :D You can never have enough :tongueout:

21-04-05, 07:47 PM
also, bring a wired backup just incase you get interference from some where else

23-07-05, 01:18 PM
my apologies people :) need to remember to tone things down here. remember to run your antivirus before going, if you aint got one then get this - http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1 . not only for other people, but also so your comp works for the weekend aswell :)

23-07-05, 03:40 PM
eh??????? Whats that about then?

23-07-05, 04:37 PM
Remember to bring me lots of red bull and headaches pills :)

23-07-05, 11:17 PM
Forgive me, im a lan noob, but how does team communication work? One ear out of headphone n talk or do ya need a mic?

24-07-05, 12:28 AM
Shout ;)

24-07-05, 02:08 AM
And i think that it ended up being foul gestures and threats of physical violence for the opposition (i still remebr sc00bs).

too bad i cant HS you again this time, without jeapordising the team :lol:

24-07-05, 03:20 PM
Things to remember:

1) Grenades to TK my team-mates with!

Great idea Helios ;)

24-07-05, 04:35 PM
now now, making thisng up is not fun crips - but, thanks for the reminder :D

25-07-05, 10:01 AM

So long as SEL bring my pocket mine i'll be fine ;)

28-02-06, 10:00 PM
hey i dont get the steam offline thing

28-02-06, 10:13 PM
What don't you get about it? It's in steps? :roll:
Steam needs to be in "Offline mode" to play offline. And seeing that the LAN venue doesn't have any Internet access, you aren't going to be able to play in anything other than Offline mode.

There is always one person who either doesn't follow the steps correctly, or has the misfortunate of something mucking up resulting in the unavliability of the CS:S, and either a long drive or walk :P

28-02-06, 10:52 PM
Disconnect from the internet, start up CSS and check it lets you play in 'Offline mode'... we don't have an internet connection at the venue.

01-03-06, 11:05 AM
ok i have setup the offline mode now thanks

29-04-07, 04:22 PM
Caffeinated Soap

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06-05-07, 02:51 PM
my apologies people :) need to remember to tone things down here. remember to run your antivirus before going, if you aint got one then get this - http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1 . not only for other people, but also so your comp works for the weekend aswell :)

Not just anti-virus, but also run a malware check too. Again, a free tool is available here: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22262-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html

I've got a question though, what should I do with my firewall settings for a LAN event?

06-05-07, 06:09 PM
Really it depends on the firewall.

Theoretically, the LAN should be no different to playing on the web as it is the same traffic that is moving.

It can be a good idea to run one at a LAN as you don't know who is doing what to your PC. Personally, I don't have a firewall on my PC (home firewall is a corporate grade one, so PC doesn't need one).