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New environment - we can play via GameRanger

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New environment - we can play via GameRanger

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 07:30  · #1
Hello everyone.

As I'm fresh player here and I can't play that game without stupid vpn key and also I have some Direct Draw errors (but I can play Settlers 3 on single player or GameRanger without any problems) - only here problems appear.

My suggestion for you is switch to GameRanger (https://www.gameranger.com) - it's a great tool for many games - everything works without any problems, but not so many Settlers 3 players knows about it :(

Tell me what you think about it.
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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 10:29  · #2
You want the whole system and all players to switch over because you cant wait 1 or 2 days for your vpn key and adjust some settings? Funny :D

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 11:20  · #3
I could sounds like that, but that's not what I mean... :P I think that GameRanger is better than current system, this one it's to complicated and not friendly for new users. If you wanna more players, it should be more friendly...

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 12:04  · #4
Where exactly is the aLobby too complicated or not user friendly?

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 12:26  · #5
- waiting for VPN key
- not correct support for modern systems ( windows 10, 64 bit in my case ), I have same error like here: cb3/quot-directdraw-error-dder…-solution/ and solution described there seems not working for me. That's problem with "aLobby", because game works without problems in single player or GameRanger (here is full support for Windows 7,8,10)
- I know that this game is very old, but interface of "alobby" doesn't have to be the same :P

I do not attack anyone, just it would be nice when we can play this way:
install game & multiplayer (ex. GameRanger) and just play..

I saw some comments from players which try to play with "aLobby" but it doesn't work for them, it would be nice when configuration and installation of drivers will not take sooo much time.

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 12:54  · #6
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- waiting for VPN key

I agree that this is not nice, as a new player you want to start playing right away. But this also is an effective measure against cheaters which we need to take - GameRanger & Co. do not fight cheating at all.

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- not correct support for modern systems ( windows 10, 64 bit in my case ), I have same error like here: cb3/quot-directdraw-error-dder…-solution/ and solution described there seems not working for me. That's problem with "aLobby", because game works without problems in single player or GameRanger (here is full support for Windows 7,8,10)

The aLobby has good support for modern systems (in fact even better one than for older systems).
The DirectDraw Error is in fact a bug of newer Windows and/or graphics drivers versions. Let me explain why: the aLobby allows for playing games using the CD and GoG versions of Settlers 3 - even in a single game players using either version can participate (GameRanger, once more, does *not* allow that!). To do that, the aLobby creates a new file in your Settlers3 directory called "s3_alobby.exe". Unfortunately, especially if you have more than one graphics card installed, if an external program tries to launch this new exe, Windows tells the launched exe that it has no 3D-capabilities - and hence Settlers3 claims that DirectDraw is unsupported.
The workaround is simple: go to your Settlers 3 installation directory and launch the "s3_alobby.exe" manually once - after that it should work also when started by the aLobby 8-)


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- I know that this game is very old, but interface of "alobby" doesn't have to be the same :P

As the aLobby is dedicated to only one game it makes sense to mimic the original UI. If you don't like that, you can always change the style in the settings :P (And BTW: Do you find GamRangers interface is modern? For me it looks exactly like a typical Windows application from 1998 :P ).

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Gepostet: 01.05.2018 - 16:28  · #7
There are over 200 active players here and they all should come to you?

And the Support ist very good and fast.

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