How to Play Age of Empires III on Hamachi

If you’re looking to play the classic Age of Empires II with your friends, our Age of Empire III Hamachi guide is here to save the day.

Age of Empire III Multiplayer Guide

If you have been wondering that why you can’t play Age Of Empires 3 over Hamachi by following the traditional method then you must know that due to some built in network IP conflict in the game,it can’t be played on any virtual network adapter (IP) unless edited. If you’re still confused, do not fret. We are going to show you the method for playing AOE 3 successfully using Hamachi.

Age of Empire III Hamachi

If you don’t already know, Hamachi is an intuitive Virtual Private Network (VPN) program. Using Hamachi, you can create a Local Area Connection between you and the person(s) in your server. Hence, using Hamachi, you can play co-op Age of Empire III. Hamachi also allows you to set a password for your server and even set it to invite-only.

Important:
You should have the patch version 1.04 on your game to establish a successful connection without any disconnects and the Hamachi version of series 1.x not 2.x.It does not always work on the latter version of Hamachi.

Step 1|Hamachi Must be at top in Priority List

You should make sure that Hamachi network adapter is at the top of priority list in network connections. If you have Windows XP, you can do this by the following method: Open Control Panel and go to Network Connections. Select ‘Advanced’ from the menu at the top, then go to Advanced Settings.

Under ‘Connections’, Hamachi will be present, accompanied by your Local Area/Wireless Connection. If Hamachi is not at the very top, click the Green Up Arrow to move it up there, then click OK. If you have Windows Vista, you can do this by the following method: Open Control Panel and go to Network and Sharing Center. Click on ‘Manage Network Connections’, present on the left side of the screen. Holding the Alt key, click on ‘Advanced’, then go to Advanced settings (at the top).

Under ‘Connections’, Hamachi will be present, accompanied by your Local Area/Wireless Connection. If Hamachi is not at the very top, click the Green Up Arrow to move it up there, then click OK.

Step 2|Edit the User.cfg

Now go to My Documents>My Games>Age Of Empires 3>Startup and look for the file named User.cfg.If it’s not there then create one using any text editor like Notpad etc.Now add the following command in this text file:

//user.cfg
OverrideAddress=”5.x.x.x”

Here 5.x.x.x is your Hamachi IP displayed at the front Hamachi interface.Now close the file and save it on it’s current location.

Step3|Setting Up a LAN Game

If you have followed the procedure correctly then you should be able to play Age of Empire 3 Hamachi with your friends.You will be able to see your friends in lobby and enjoy the game :).

Troubleshooting

If somehow you can’t find your friends in the lobby the you should check the following things:

1. Make sure that the IP displayed in the lobby before connection is your Hamachi IP you have added. If it’s not then you must have done something wrong in putting the IP address or the complete command line.
2. When you create a new cfg file then make sure that you have named it as “user.cfg” and not as “user.txt.cfg.”

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