Hey folks, how are ya? I’m posting this because I’m looking for some advice. We play a lot of older space games for my blog, such as X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, Sword of the Stars and so on, and getting these to work isn’t always the easiest. We typically use GameRanger, which is great when it works but it doesn’t always work consistently. We’ve used services like Hamachi for LAN emulation to play Sword of the Stars, but that’s just a pain.
So I’ve been looking into alternatives. I found Tunngle via searching for how folks play SWAT 4 multiplayer, and it looks like a pretty nice service. It looks as if, when everyone is in the same room, they can just play whatever game using the LAN emulation via an IP address, which sounds very appealing and would work with any game that uses LAN, so they say. Most of the games we try to play have LAN support, so this would be a boon. I’m also considering this one because a lifetime pass is affordable right now.
My podcast cohost, however, is all about Evolve, so I’ve tried it once or twice, and it seems okay, similar to Tunngle in a lot of ways but at the same time not as…good? Feature-filled? Something like that. It’s as affordable as Tunngle for the lifetime thingy, but I’m not sold on it yet.
Based on what I’ve seen and read, I kinda wanna invest in Tunngle so we can use it as something of a permanent, consistent way to play older, non-Steamworks multiplayer games.
That said, I don’t have extensive experience with either Tunngle or Evolve. We’ve used GameRanger extensively for X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, but that seems to be the only game we’ve used that consistently works on the service.
So I was wondering if any of y’all have any opinions on these services based on your usage of them that you wouldn’t mind sharing. :)