How to play Starcraft between two computers on a University campus?

Oct 31, 2006
  1. i love starcraft, but i can't access on campus. that's fine.

    so i tried to play starcraft with my friend (we both have laptops) and use the direct cable connection option. still won't work.

    i felt like a retard when i connected our computers with the cat5 cable...apparently i need a crossover cable (someone mentioned that to me).

    i'm not entirely sure what to do, so the main question is: how can i play starcraft against my friend without connecting to or the internet? do i need a crossover cable? thanks for the help or reading.
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    yes you do need a crossover cable since its only two pcs and no hub/switch device between them. Connect both laptops together and run the windows network wizard so its got the same IP group and workgroup name and then just setup a new lan game and all should be good.
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah that works ( what N3051M said ) because I tried to connect the same way but with Warcraft3 =P
  4. EOM

    EOM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    word. thanks a lot guys. i'll have to purchase it eventually
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