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    Hey folks. Long time, no see for lots of us. I've recently been turned onto Run 8. I do a lot of multiplayer stuff, but the one thing I can't figure out is how to actually host a multiplayer session; specifically how to find and share your IP address. Anyone on the up and up on this?
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    You need to know your IP address (you can google this), and to set up port forwarding I believe on port 15196 (I have it set but it's I can't remember). Someone can correct me on that one.

    Thanks

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      #3
      Originally posted by NW 1218 View Post
      Hey folks. Long time, no see for lots of us. I've recently been turned onto Run 8. I do a lot of multiplayer stuff, but the one thing I can't figure out is how to actually host a multiplayer session; specifically how to find and share your IP address. Anyone on the up and up on this?
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        #4
        Long time, my brother! Hope you guys have all been well. Basic gyst is, I'm working on a major operations overhaul for the Mohawk Sub and Selkirk Terminal that should breathe some better life into the sim. It super needs some scenery help, but I can overlook that for now.
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          Before you get too far into hosting your own, there's a decent handful of mohawk servers out there you can join (not as many as southwest but they do exist).

          Now if you do want to go forward and host your own run8 server, you will need Three IP Addresses:
          #1 - Public IP Address (you will share this IP with your friends) - To find this, google "What is my IP address" and google's pretty good about telling you what that is.
          #2 - Private IP address of the PC running Run8 - this is the address used locally in your home network - To find this, open a command prompt and type "IPCONFIG" (this will be the IPv4 address, and quite frequently will look like 192.168.0.2)
          #3 - The Private IP address of your router (This is found with IPCONFIG as well, it is the "Default Gateway" and is frequently 192.168.0.1)

          Now for the hard part:
          You need to log into your home router, and forward traffic for port 15197 from the internet, to port 15197 on the private IP address you found n step #2 above.

          This isn't terribly hard, but many people do not know how to get into the home router to configure it, so this can add an extra layer of complexity.

          Routers vary, but most will have a website of one kind or another.
          You may need to google that for your brand of router. (Some routers may have this info on a sticker on the underside of the router)
          If the router hosts it's website on port 80, you can just open a browser and enter http://<IP address from step3> (Do not type the <>)

          If the router uses a custom port for its website, you'll need to add that.
          For example, if the router uses port 8080,
          you'd enter http://<IP Address from step3>:8080 (Don't type the<>, but DO type the : )
          example http://192.168.0.1:8080

          From here the steps vary too much from router to router, but I suspect if you google or search youtube for your brand of router + the words "Port forwarding" you'll find a step by step tutorial that should walk you through everything for your specific router.

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            #6
            Originally posted by TrainSimJack View Post
            Before you get too far into hosting your own, there's a decent handful of mohawk servers out there you can join (not as many as southwest but they do exist).

            Now if you do want to go forward and host your own run8 server, you will need Three IP Addresses:
            #1 - Public IP Address (you will share this IP with your friends) - To find this, google "What is my IP address" and google's pretty good about telling you what that is.
            #2 - Private IP address of the PC running Run8 - this is the address used locally in your home network - To find this, open a command prompt and type "IPCONFIG" (this will be the IPv4 address, and quite frequently will look like 192.168.0.2)
            #3 - The Private IP address of your router (This is found with IPCONFIG as well, it is the "Default Gateway" and is frequently 192.168.0.1)

            Now for the hard part:
            You need to log into your home router, and forward traffic for port 15197 from the internet, to port 15197 on the private IP address you found n step #2 above.

            This isn't terribly hard, but many people do not know how to get into the home router to configure it, so this can add an extra layer of complexity.

            Routers vary, but most will have a website of one kind or another.
            You may need to google that for your brand of router. (Some routers may have this info on a sticker on the underside of the router)
            If the router hosts it's website on port 80, you can just open a browser and enter http://<IP address from step3> (Do not type the <>)

            If the router uses a custom port for its website, you'll need to add that.
            For example, if the router uses port 8080,
            you'd enter http://<IP Address from step3>:8080 (Don't type the<>, but DO type the : )
            example http://192.168.0.1:8080

            From here the steps vary too much from router to router, but I suspect if you google or search youtube for your brand of router + the words "Port forwarding" you'll find a step by step tutorial that should walk you through everything for your specific router.

            and it can be as simple of clicking on the HOST button on your F2 window once runv3 starts. For others to join give them in private your IP address from the website myip address.
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              #7
              I appreciate the help, my guys. I'm in the process of reworking the Mohawk and Selkirk operations since the Mohawk Line basically had none, and the Selkirk operations don't make much sense. New hump config, redone train symbols and spawn points, revised industry listings, and updated car forwarding to more accurately reflect that time period. Hence why I'd not mind having and hosting my own server at some point.
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