The network game is one of the additional features of Barricade. In the unregistered version, it is possible to test network game for up to 5 games maximum, only 2 boards are available and the team games are not possible. If the program is registered, there are none of these limitations. Note that you must use one different personal license per computer when playing network games.
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What is better than playing against a human intelligence ? With a far from you friend ? With some people to be met ? A Barricade game server can host many players playing at the same time on different games, on different boards.
Network game includes the following features:
* Important: the author can suppress the official server if he cannot fund it with the bought licenses. However, the creation of a server by players (through the graphical interface of the game) will always be available. Thus, it will be always possible to play network game, through internet or on a LAN (private local network).
A public game server is a server accessible through internet. It is aimed at welcoming players located all over the world. It is visible in the public servers list.
There is at least one public server which is permanent: this is the official server provided by the author. The official server is available 24/24.
A personal game server is a server created by a player, from the application. A personal server is accessible from the private local network (LAN) of the player, but also by other players located on the internet (if the host is accessible from the internet).
If the player checks the "Public server" checkbox when he creates the game server, the server is visible by other (remote) players in the public servers list. In all cases, a personal server is accessible from other hosts located on the same local network as the server creator's host (it should then be visible in the local servers list).
If one knows the (IP or DNS) address of a server, whatever its type (public or not), it is always possible to connect to this server using the "Specific server" tab.
Tutorials contain videos as well as screenshots so that one can have an idea of what Barricade network game looks like.
If you do not have friends to play Barricade with, check out the forums. You will be able to browse players classified ads or post your own ad to find people to play with in the timeframes and boards that suit you.
Then you can use the integrated messaging system to exchange your contact information (mail/msn/skype...) in order to prepare your network games. To post on the forum or to access the messaging system, you need to register (free).
Another good way of finding people to play Barricade with is to tell a friend.