OK, thanks to some help from wordzilla, I was able to locate many fellow gamers here at DC. Unfortunately, we have not setup a good system in order to cooperate and whatnot (Hamachi was good, don't get me wrong, but there is room for improvement).
In my spare time, if I am not coding, I play games. Lots of games. 50+ GB of games. But no one here has any of the games I have (and vice versa). What we need to do is make sure everyone has the same games so that we can all play.
Solution: Use Xfire to make a DC Gamer clan and utilize that to converse. "Xfire" is basically MSN/AIM (whatever you choose to think of) with voice chat, in-game instant messaging (no alt-tab
), and one-click-game-join (if I am in a Halo game, and Deozaan wants in, he can just IM me and let me know, then click a button and be in my game in seconds).
Obviously, this is an improvement over the tedious setup and working of Hamachi. Hamachi is only good, IMO, for setting up virtual LAN games (that is good, but why not play a clan game vs other people around the world?).
You can catch a copy of Xfire here (freeware): http://www.xfire.com/
- Just download it, and it will help you sign up when it launches.
To get things going on making sure everyone has some games in common, here is my current list...
(Freeware games are in bold, to help with choosing games if you are strapped for cash)
(URLs to game info are next to game names)Action/Shooters:Counter Strike 1.6 http://www.steamgame...p;AppId=10&cc=US
GTA San Andreas (Multi Theft Auto) http://mtavc.com/
Halo Custom Edition http://hce.halomaps....rg/index.cfm?fid=410
Halo 2 for Windows Vista http://www.microsoft.com/games/halo2/Sauerbraten http://sauerbraten.org/Driving:Drift City http://drift.ijji.com/index.nhn
Live for Speed (Demo is available) http://www.lfs.net/Midnight Club 2 (DEMO) http://www.rockstarg...s.com/midnightclub2/
Need for Speed Underground 2 http://www.ea.com/of...nfs/underground2/us/
Test Drive Unlimited http://www.testdriveunlimited.com/Online (MMORPG):Second Life http://secondlife.com/There http://www.there.com/