Shadowrun is one of the only games to have cross platform networking capability.It seems like cross-platform implementation didn’t go well thanks to PC keyboard mouse domination against console analog controls.
Even the mediocre PC gamers beat the crap out of pro console players of Shadowrun, which resulted in burying the cross-platform implementation all together.Anyway that’s history and you can still play it online, PC against PC, and following guide will help you get this game online using Hamachi and Tunngle.
Shadowrun Hamachi/Tunngle Guide
You need to download a registry fix made by “TeknoGods”. You can have it from here. The fix contains a loader and two registry files, one for Hamachi and other for Tunngle.
You can extract these files any where in your hard drive. After extraction, double click the respective registry file i.e if you are on Hamachi use “ConnectionOverrideHamachi” and if you are on Tunngle user the file named “ConnectionOverrideTunngle”. It is recommended that you restart your system after this.
The one who wants to host should launch Shadowrun and host the game using LAN option. Host doesn’t need to do anything else, not even use the “DLL loader”.
Those who want to connect to your hosted game need to minimize their game by pressing “Alt+Tab” key and start the TeknoGods loader(DLLLoad) file present in the files you unzipped earlier.
You can also start the loader first and then launch the game but I will suggest you do launch the loader after launching the game.
Go to to LAN option and search for the hosted game. Press F12 (for ping override) and you will hear “working”, join the game. Once you are in lobby, press F12, second time and you’ll hear “transfer complete”.
Enjoy the game.
- Make sure that Hamachi is at the top of priority list in your network connections.
- Both the host and the other players should be in the same network or room using Hamachi or Tunngle respectively.
- Your firewall should not block either your VPN (Hamachi or Tunngle) or the game.
- Your in game IP should be same as your Hamachi IP. To check that, launch the game and press “Home” key . Then click “Personal settings” and then “Network settings”.
Do let us know if you are facing any issues.