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Playing Guildwars simultaneously on the same lan.

By piercemyers
Jun 7, 2005
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  1. Hey everyone,

    I've only recently got a decent pc setup, and i'm a complete noob to online gaming.

    Just wondering, if i get a game (i'm thinking about guildwars) will i be able to play on two different computers set up on a home network at the same time. I know it needs a cd key, so will i need two copies to do this?

    Thanks.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,308   +265

    You'll need two copies and will probably have no problems using both from the same lan even if only 1 IP is visible to the outside world. Most games don't limit you to 1 instance per IP anymore, but back in the day when they did it was a real headache.
  3. piercemyers

    piercemyers TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, alright. bit disappointed i have to shell out twice, but i guess thats the way it has to be.

    Just wondering how the whole thing works though, do you have to key in your cd-key at startup, or do you have to register it or something?
  4. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Just install the game on the 2 machines, and when it askes for the cd key during install, just type it in. Load the game on the 2 PC's, and select multiplayer game>LAN and have one machine host the game, and the other machine will then go and join that game.
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    I would have to disagree with you molson. you cant install it on two mahines. After i installed Guild Wars on my PC, i thought what the heck, and attempted to install it on another machine. I could not even get past the setup, as soon as it asked for the CD key, i put it in and it shut down. So then i unplugged that machine from the internet and tried agian, it then said i needed to be connected to install. I would buy two copies of the game.

    Sean
  6. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Yeah you will need 2 different copies of the game, thats what I meant.
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    You should be able to install the game on two different computers. But you will need 2 different accounts to use both of them at the same time...

    I've so far installed GW on 3 computers, and it has not been any problem.
    But if you get a problem and have broadband/patience, just download the client from here and it'll install that way. Then all you need to do is enter your account info.
    If you don't have one, create one and use the cd-key to get access...
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    I stand corected.

    Sean

    BTW-MrGaribaldi What race are you in guild Wars?
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Human... What else are there :p

    I'm playing a Monk/Mesmer... It was supposed to be Me/Mo, but I somehow mixed it up a bit...
    Only gotten to level 16 so far, as I've only clocked in ~33 hours... But when I'm done with my exams the 16th of june.... :D
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Nice

    I am a lvl 7 Ranger/Elemntalist. I have only been playing for 8 hours lol. I am stuck in old Ascalon. lol And i didnt mean race, i ment well you know what i ment.

    Sean
  11. varan

    varan TS Rookie

    I may be getting a new PC soon. If I install Guild Wars on my current one; then
    get a new PC, will I be able to reinstall the game on the new one? I plan on uninstalling it on the old one first.
    Thanks in advance for you help.
     
  12. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    :wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
    You should be able to install the game on as many systems you like, without uninstalling first. The reason is that the key is bound to your account, not the installation...

    So as long as you don't try to create new accounts on each machine with the same key, you shouldn't have any problem...
  13. varan

    varan TS Rookie

    Thank you Mr. G,
    That info is most helpful!
  14. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    You're welcome!

    Now what are you hanging around here for?! Get back to the game! ;) :D
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