How to set up cm01/02 for Network Play (windows 10)

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How to set up cm01/02 for Network Play (windows 10)

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First, the compatibility of your cm01/02 exe needs to be set to Windows XP Service pack 3.
Right click your exe and choose Properties, this screen should appear:

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choose the settings that are shown here, Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and if you haven't already, tick the Run as administrator box.

Champman was designed to be played on a physical network, all computers playing the network game should be connected by actual wires. To get around this we use a "LAN Tunnelling Program" called Hamachi. It tricks the game into thinking you are physically connected by LAN cable to the people you will be playing with.

You can download Hamachi here
It's pretty straightforward, Once downloaded and installed hit the power button and choose a username and generate your Hamachi ip. This is the tunnel that the game will use to connect to other players. The IPv4 address is the one we want, highlighted here:

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Next, delete the file in the championship manager DATA folder called "cpuinf32.dll"
[C:/Program Files/Championship Manager/Data/cpuinf32.dll]

Now, In the main Championship Manager folder find the ip.exe application. Double click to run this. It seems like nothing happens but this has created a file called ~net.OUT in the main folder which tells the Champman game which IP it should be using when playing a network game. Find this file and open it using notepad

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Below is my ~net file, you will see that the IP address matches the one in the Hamachi image above. You need to make your IPv4 address in your net file match the one you have generated earlier in Hamachi.

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To edit this file, sometimes it is easier to drag it from the champman folder to your desktop while you edit the IPv4 address. It will not let you save any changes to the file while it is sitting in the main Champman folder so drag it out and fill the IPv4 bits in with your Hamachi IPv4 address. There is one more step before you return it to the main Champman folder.

The ~net file needs to be write protected, to stop the game overwriting the IP address you have just modified.
So, right click the notepad file while it is still on the desktop, and choose Properties. The screen below will appear:

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Click that read only button and apply and the file is ready to be returned to you Champman folder.

Now, if you are going to be the host of your game, you have to turn off your firewall, allowing other players to connect to you. If you are joining a game this isn't as important but the host of the game must do this as they are basically the server that everyone connects to in order to play. If you start typing "firewall" into Cortana it will quickly give you the option you are looking for:

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Turn the firewall off (windows won't like this but override the warning it gives you)
and that's it! You are now ready to play a network game with CM01/02!
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I downloaded the game, did all the nescesarry thing to start a network game but still I get the message in the game that is is not possible to create a network game. Anyone a sugestion what to do?
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JanWillem35 wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:49 pm I downloaded the game, did all the nescesarry thing to start a network game but still I get the message in the game that is is not possible to create a network game. Anyone a sugestion what to do?
nes

Okay quick few questions,

Have you followed the guidelines

Have you got the correct Compatibility Mode

Are you running as Admin

Have you Hamachi running in background
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i'm double clicking the ip.exe but there is no sign of net.OUT... any suggestions?
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Dont double click it, right click it, and run it as admin, and a ~net file will appear - and then edit it to match your Hamachi as guidelines above
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I followed the step by step guide but was unable to create the game.

He tells me "The game was not created".

Windows XP SP3 compatibility, run with administrator, hamachi turned on, deleted the cpuinf32.dll file, modified the .net file with the parameters that Hamachi gives me, then I put the file in read-only mode, finally turned off the Firewall.

What have I forgotten?
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Which version are you using?

If ODB or an old update or Tapani, change compatibility to NT4.0 if running Windows 7, but if 8/10 then compatibility Windows95

If Nicks Patcher or Saturn,of any kind, you'll need to apply the 'Fix Network Issues' within the Misc Patches, and then change compatibility to Windows95
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Offside Trap wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:44 pm Which version are you using?

If ODB or an old update or Tapani, change compatibility to NT4.0 if running Windows 7, but if 8/10 then compatibility Windows95

If Nicks Patcher or Saturn,of any kind, you'll need to apply the 'Fix Network Issues' within the Misc Patches, and then change compatibility to Windows95
Thanks for the support, I solved it by applying the Misc Patch Fix Network and then I set compatibility with windows 95.

I'm using November 2020 + Nick Patch
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Offside Trap wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:44 pm Which version are you using?

If ODB or an old update or Tapani, change compatibility to NT4.0 if running Windows 7, but if 8/10 then compatibility Windows95

If Nicks Patcher or Saturn,of any kind, you'll need to apply the 'Fix Network Issues' within the Misc Patches, and then change compatibility to Windows95
Hi Offside Trap,

I created a network game with the following adjustments: (I'm running Windows 7)

-Set the compatability to NT4.0, run as administrator

-Playing the 2020 November Database with Nick's patcher v2.14 (applied 2020 patches/ All tested 2020 + Saturn Patches)

But on 27 December of the first season i get a crash!

I'm playing with a friend who uses the same adjustments.

Any suggestions?
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Have you applied the Misc Patch (within Nicks Patch) "Fix Network Game" this is a must, if you havent already. Personally, windows95 is always a safe bet on Compatibility, regardless what Windows you're running

have you tried holidaying past this date?
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Forgot to say, so long as the host has done the above, doesnt matter what the other joining player(s) have setup, or which DB, they'll be able to join to matter what, just ensure they have compatibility set as Windows 95
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Offside Trap wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:17 pm Have you applied the Misc Patch (within Nicks Patch) "Fix Network Game" this is a must, if you havent already. Personally, windows95 is always a safe bet on Compatibility, regardless what Windows you're running

have you tried holidaying past this date?
I've applied the Misc Patch "Fix Network Game" and selected windows 95 compatibility, but again i had a crash "v.3.9.68 league...cpp5596" on 27 December... :( :( :(

I will try to go on holiday to past this date and inform you again mate...

Thanks so much for your help!!!

EDIT: So i went on holiday... but i get the same error as before... :( :( :(
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Okay, thats a strange one, so my only pot shot here is that theres an error on the patches that have been applied, and not that of the Network Play, side of things. I think this will happen, even if this was a solo game, so... what Id suggest, do a fresh install
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