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Old 03-19-2017, 03:52 AM   #1
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LAN Game Server


Hi, I want to host a LAN game server.

What are my options ??

What do I need to search for a good solution?
 
Old 03-19-2017, 05:33 AM   #2
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I don't understand the question. Are you asking for hardware or software suggestions? Which game?
Usually, for LAN games, a standard PC is used to host the game -- that could be the PC of one of the players if their PC have the capacity. If not then any x86 PC with a reasonable processor and amount of RAM (say a couple of GB) and the relevant OS installed will do for most games.

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:07 AM   #3
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What do I need to search for a good solution?
it seems you answered yourself already:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=LAN+Game+Server
 
Old 03-20-2017, 01:49 PM   #4
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I want to show case the power of a FLOSS GNU/Linux computer.

A LAN party is not necessary.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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I don't understand the question. Are you asking for hardware or software suggestions? Which game?
Usually, for LAN games, a standard PC is used to host the game -- that could be the PC of one of the players if their PC have the capacity. If not then any x86 PC with a reasonable processor and amount of RAM (say a couple of GB) and the relevant OS installed will do for most games.
That really covers it. Backend game servers don't need to be anything more than a small VM usually.

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I want to show case the power of a FLOSS GNU/Linux computer.

A LAN party is not necessary.
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Hi, I want to host a LAN game server.
Don't understand - which is it? What exactly do you want? Try spelling out the end result and the purpose ahead of time, don't make us guess.
 
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Well, the problem is going to be ... "which game?" And, "does the vendor of that game support Linux as a foundation for their server?"

I would predict that they most likely do not. They probably picked one platform ... probably Microsoft Windows® ... and one development environment ... probably Microsoft Visual Studio® ... with which to develop "their server platform."

And, if you love their game, this is probably a "killer app" scenario: a case where "the need to run a particular application" drives a decision to purchase the necessary "operating system," and from there, an appropriate-to-you piece of hardware upon which to run it.

If you get a bee in your bonnet to compel the software to run on some other platform, well, perhaps you could do it, but ... "wouldn't you rather play this game?" It's rather pointless to become lost in "The Land of Zero Return-On-Investment."

Let the game-vendor tell you what to do, and do it. Buy(!) the exact version of Microsoft Windows whatever operating-system the game-vendor specifies, run it on an appropriately-powerful box (again, as they specify), install the software. Then, grab a box of popcorn six-pack of energy drinks and start doing what was the reason for all this in the first place: "start playing!"

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