Dawn of War II Hamachi/Tunngle Guide

By   /   Jan 11, 2010

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a realtime strategy game developed by relic entertainment. Dawn of War II features tactical battles and role playing elements which make its multiplayer gameplay addictive. If you intend to play the game LAN online using Hamachi, you will have to follow the step by step instructions below.

Guide to Play Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II over Hamachi

Step 1
Install latest free version of Hamachi.

Step 2
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II uses Microsoft’s Games For Windows Live utility for multiplayer which is similar to Xbox Live. To play Dawn of War II over Hamachi, first you will need to do a connection override to make Hamachi the primary network adapter.

You will have to edit registry to achieve that, you can copy paste the required registry to do it automatically or you can manually edit the registry.

Automatically Override Network Connection
You can use this connection override registry to make Hamachi primary network adapter.

Manually Override Network Connection
1. Go to Run and type ‘regedit’, hit enter to get into registry editor.
2. Go to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\XLive’
3. Right click on the empty background and select ‘New’ then ‘String Value’
4. Now rename it to ‘Connection Override’.
5. Right click on ‘Connection Override’ and click modify to edit this string.
6. Type ‘Hamachi’ in ‘value data’ and press OK to save it.
7. Close registry editor, start the game, press Home button and go to ‘Personal settings > Network Information’. Now you should see Hamachi as your network adapter.

Dawn of War II Hamachi Blacklist/30ms Ping Patch
Dawn of War II by default can’t be played over Hamachi, as the widely used free LAN online virtual network adapter is blacklisted in the game as well as the game doesn’t allow connectivity for higher pings.
You need ping lower then 30 to get connected and play Dawn of War II LAN online. So in order to play Dawn of War II LAN online over Hamachi, you need to patch the game first.

1. Download TeknoGods.dll patch file from here.
2. Put the TeknoGods.dll file to the game folder.(E:/Games/Dawn of War II)
3. Now after you have pasted this file into the parent game folder, you need to edit the following registries for your operating system.

Windows XP
1. Go to run and type “regedit” and hit enter.
2. Now locate ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Windows’ and add “TeknoGods.dll” to ‘AppInit_DLLs’.

Note: To do that just right click on ‘AppInit_DLLs’ and click modify then add ‘TeknoGods.dll’ in the value data.

Windows Vista 32
1. Go to run and type “regedit” and hit enter.
2. Now locate ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Windows’ and add “TeknoGods.dll” to ‘AppInit_DLLs’.
3. Now right click on ‘LoadAppInit_DLLs’, click modify and add ‘1’ in value data, press OK to save it.

Windows Vista 64
1. Go to registry editor and locate ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Wow6432Node/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Windows’ and add “TeknoGods.dll” to ‘AppInit_DLLs’.
2. Now add ‘1’ in value data of ‘LoadAppInit_DLLs’.

1. If you have other entries in ‘AppInit_DLLs’ then just separate ‘TeknoGods.dll’ with “&”.
2. The game may freeze when you quit in that case kill the process using task manager.
3. Disable all your firewalls
4. Make sure you and your friends have the same TeknoGods.dll.
5. If you want find other issues while connecting to game you can read our Hamachi comprehensive guide on how you can configure Hamachi for video games.

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