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Planning my next LAN gathering with a mix of gamers and non-gamers and looking for game suggestions. We have a mix of Macs and Windows computers.

 

Last time we met up, Nidhogg was a hit as it was very accessible playing it on a PC attached to a TV with 4 wireless Microsoft controllers.

We also played Monaco which was fantastic for the 4 of us who were more experienced gamers.

 

Thinking of picking up other accessible game titles for example, Towerfall, Gangbeasts, etc. would appreciate some suggestions!

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I know unreal tournament 3 can work with 4 players.

And I guess that's a bit more competitive than the the other games.

 

It would also be a nice opportunity to test whatever that 60KB ini I included in the page does make sense in at least one case, or it's just redundant or surpassed in every possible way by FoxMod

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In the case of LAN games remember that there there are certain technical limitations which might ruin your fun if you haven't planned for them. This might be requiring real internet access for hosting LAN sessions or checking the CD key (so you can't just install the same copy for every player); '90s-era games are actually better in this regard since almost all had a genuine LAN mode and many supported a "spawn" install that can join hosted sessions. Multiplayer is not always cross-platform even if the game states the same patch version.

 

The wiki pages note some of these issues when known.

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SWAT4 is a great idea, although it's not available on digital distribution anymore unfortunately. I forgot to mention we played a ton of Left 4 Dead 2, so SWAT 4 might've been quite good too. Maybe a more modern substitute would be Payday1/2?

 

UT 3 is a bit too competitive I think for newbs.

 

Will try:

Super Motherload

Tiny Brains

SpeedRunners

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At LAN parties I have with my friends we tend to play a lot of Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Garry's Mod (Trouble in Terrorist Town specifically). I'd definitely recommend TF2, it's a lot of fun if you host your own LAN server. Usually we end up playing plr_hightower, some of the best moments I've had in any game have come from there.

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*Jamestown

*Artemis might work via Wine.

*Mercenary Kings

*Battleblock Theatre

*Castle Crashers

*Madballs in Babo: Invasion

*Torchlight 2

*Any fighting Game

*Any of the Worms games

*Gauntlet

*Gotham City Imposters

*Magicka

*Monday Night Combat FTP

*Mount Your Friends

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