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Monday, January 31st, 2005
8:37 pm
Extended LAN Information
Alright, the LAN will be starting at 7PM on Friday, and will end sometime early Satruday morning. Please bring a headset, or headphones and a microphone if you have one, as I'll be hosting a voice communications server for the LAN this time. Speakers will be especially annoying with hearing people's voices in stereo.

A list of current possible attendees:
- Corey
- Stine
- Skitch
- Andre W.
- Various Robot House members
- Up to 4 WSU CoD players who Jeremy is on a team with
- Possibly a couple guys from my software engineering team
- Whoever else Seth may be inviting

As always, stay tuned to this group for any further details as they arise.
2:10 pm
Robt LAN 1.1
This Friday, February 4th, there will be a second, smaller Robot House LAN here. It's kind of a thrown together at the last momemnt thing, and will only last Friday. If you're interested, remember to bring your computer, an ethernet cable, and also a chair if you won't be comfortable sitting in our lawn chairs all day. I'll try to get an updated attendee list sometime within a couple days, but no guarantees on such short notice. Games are undetermined at this time but will probably include some Warcraft III and Command and Conquer Generals, along with a couple action games we have yet to figure out.

For first time attendees:

Our address is:
660 South Main Street
Springboro, OH, 45066

I believe that is St. Rt. 741, straight south of Dayton Mall. If you're coming from WSU, take I-675 south to I-75, then on the first exit of I-75 (St. Rt. 73), turn left (East) towards Springboro. Then turn right (South) on Main Street (St. Rt. 741) at the downtown stoplight. Our house is 660, across the street from the elementary school. It is just past the first light on the left.

Parking should be available here or across the street at the elementary school or church.

More information regarding the LAN (including the start and approximate end times) will be posted here when it is determined.
Monday, November 29th, 2004
6:42 pm
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
6:17 pm
Last Big LAN Update
Alright, here's all you need to know for this weekend's LAN at Robot House (and if this post doesn't satisfy, reply to it with any further questions).

Looks like we're going to get started at Noon on Saturday, people will be coming in throughout the day I expect. Some have to work (Aaron and Andre W. won't be able to play much), and some may be leaving early. The LAN will last through Sunday evening (perhaps leading up to Adult Swim), or until all the visitors leave, whichever comes first.

The address for Robot House if you've never been is:
660 South Main Street
Springboro, OH 45066

You can Mapquest that, or follow these shoddy directions: coming south down Main Street (aka St. Rt. 725), we are past the historical area, on the left, across from the elementary school.

As it's a weekend you should be able to park across the street, in front of the elementary school, if our driveway is full. I wouldn't suggest you park in the church's parking lot if you plan on staying through Sunday morning (for obvious reasons).

From Robot House:
- Seth
- Jeremy
- Nate
- Aaron (some)
- Al (possibly?)
From Abroad:
- Skitch
- Tim
- Andre W. (some)
- James
- Stine
- Andrew W.'s friend Colin (and possibly more)
- Seth's friend from 2600 whose name escapes me
- Jeff (possibly?)

We'll probably play RTS games early on as we need less players for them. Since we've got a balance of about half action gamers and half strategy fans we'll start mixing a lot of action games in once we have enough people to play them. If we can get everyone Warcraft III we'll try to play it when both Andre W. and James are here as they specifically requested it.

- Warcraft III
- Command and Conquer: Generals
- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
- Ghost Recon (we'll probably end up playing some of it by request, but we played so much of it at the last LAN I'm going to try to cut back on it in favor of trying other games)
- Unreal Tournament (original)
- Counter-Strike 1.6 (possibly?)

Have as many of these games as you can installed prior to the LAN, to save yourself some time. However, DO NOT INSTALL ANY PATCHES for any of these games, because I'm not sure what versions we'll be running at the LAN, and it's hard to rollback patches without reinstalling the game.

- Please keep non-essential power usage to a minimum (that includes lights, stereos, etc.), we're probably going to be pushing the power limits a bit (in that same vein, if you have any money to donate towards the power bill, it would be appreciated)
- Please keep internet bandwidth usage to a minimum as well (in our current setup, everyone will probably have access to the internet when they're hooked up, so please shut off any peer-to-peer programs you may be running when you're online)
- Noise should not be much of an issue to those outside the house, however, if people start going to sleep inside, please be somewhat mindful of that (note that this does NOT mean you have to stop talking, anyone who comes to a LAN expecting to catch a good night's sleep without the luxury of their own bedroom will probably be sorely disappointed)

The Obvious:
- Your computer (case, monitor, peripherals, headphones if you have them, speakers if you don't)
- Your cables (including the LONGEST CAT5 ethernet cable you own, so as to save us some trouble with arranging the setup)
- A power extension cord if you have one, to help us ease the setup
The Not-So-Obvious:
- Probably some money for food and/or beverages
- A sleeping bag if you're interested in sleeping, and don't want to risk not getting a couch
- A favorite desk chair if you have one, as we DO have spare chairs but they are flimsy, plastic, outdoor chairs that you won't want to LAN in for very long
- Most importantly, a lightweight desk or card table to set up on (we DO have places you can set up, but they are not what you would call "standard computing surfaces" and may be cramped, too high, too low, or not terribly sturdy), if it's a somewhat awkward thing to maneuver, we will be able to help you unload it and get it placed

So there you have it, that's all I've got for right now. If there's anything I missed, or anything you want to add, or just anything regarding the LAN in general that you'd like to talk about, reply to this post.
Monday, November 15th, 2004
3:16 pm
Not sure how active i'm going to be in ze Lan, but i wanted to raise the question of how cooperative will the network be playing C&C with more than 3 players? (it gets a touch laggy now) Any suggestions?
Sunday, November 7th, 2004
7:28 am
Could someone please ensure that the following people are notified of the LAN? Not sure how to get out to all of them, but these people I know would be specifically interested in coming if they can. I will bold the ones who have confirmed they are coming, and anyone else anyone wants to invite, please let me know so I can add them to the list. Remember, the LAN is November 20th through November 21st, and of course, anyone is free to come and go during that time as they need.

Andrew (Skitch)
Andrew (Not Skitch)
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004
7:14 pm
Games List
The current plan for the LAN is to have it starting Saturday, November 20th, and ending sometime Sunday, November 21st. Commuters will certainly be free to stay overnight, or just never go to sleep. This is the weekend after finals week, so those people who don't have a job (like myself) may be playing all the way through the weekend. Spread the word to those that you feel would be down.

The following are all of the LAN playable games that I currently know that we have available. Please respond to this post with any extra games that you have with LAN capabilities that all of us will be able to install (if you know what I mean). Also respond with any of these games that you would be interested in playing at the LAN, I will bold any games that will probably be played so we can work out some kind of idea about that. Games with question marks I'm not sure about, but we can try them to find out if they'll work.

Games List:

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield: Vietnam
Call of Duty
Civilization 3
Command and Conquer: Generals
Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun
Counter-Strike 1.6
Counter-Strike: Source
Diablo II
Doom 3
Dungeon Siege
Ghost Recon
Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (Hotseat)
Icewind Dale 2
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Microsoft Combat Simulator (?)
Neverwinter Nights
Operation Flashpoint
Pools of Radiance (?)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Rise of Nations
Rome: Total War
Soldier of Fortune 2 (?)
Starsiege: Tribes
Strategic Command: European Theater
Tribes: Vengeance
Unreal Tournament
Warcraft 3
Warhammer 40k: The Dawn of War
Worms Armageddon (Hotseat)
Monday, November 1st, 2004
5:40 pm
Right now I am looking at the weekends of November 20/21 or December 4/5 for the first official Robot House LAN party. All those who have opinions on these or possible other dates are invited to reply to this post with their thoughts.
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