How can I set up a LAN game over Hamachi?

  • One of the perils of the tight Steam integration in Borderlands 2 that my brother and I discovered last night, is that if either of us lose our connection to the friends list server, our game goes down. When that happened to us last night, I decided to give Hamachi a try in order to create a LAN game.

    We downloaded Hamachi and got the vLAN set up easily enough, but my brother had no luck searching for the LAN game I had just created. The wikia article gives a couple of solutions, but I'm not sure if they're specific to Borderlands, or apply to Borderlands 2 as well;

    1. Do these solutions apply to Borderlands 2 at all?
    2. How do I either specify the IP to connect to or the NIC to use when searching for a LAN game?

    If those solutions don't apply, what is the solution for playing Borderlands 2 over Hamachi?

    the article linked is written for the original Borderlands, but the contents of the article itself is pretty generic and would apply to most games. It is possible that the ports used by Borderlands 2 have changed since the first Borderlands game though.

    @pixel: Specifically, I was referring to the last bullet point in the Solutions section, which I reference in the question.

    This guide is also for Borderlands (original) so I'm not sure if the command line parameters will be valid for Borderlands 2, but contains some stuff that might be worth trying.

    @pixel: boo work filter. Okay, I'll take a look at that tonight.

  • Great Boar

    Great Boar Correct answer

    8 years ago

    Well, I just got it working. (Kudos to jesseodonoghue on Youtube) Basically you need to do this. Change the path of the shortcut to:

    "C:\Program Files\2K Games\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32\Borderlands2.­exe" 5.0.0.0

    Where 5.0.0.0 needs to be changed to the Hamachi IP of the hoster on Hamachi. Note the host does not need to do this, only the connectors. And it works. Just tried it then... GREAT SUCCESS!

    I'm assuming that you do something similar when using the Steam version by creating a new shortcut in Steam and specifying the IP in the shortcut.

    First time I had to try this. Worked like a charm. Thanks.

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