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Old March 18, 2009, 04:50 PM
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i'm surpirsed no one has tried to organize a HWC lan event :D
Not enough people + were spread fairly well all over Canada for it to have any level of success. Unless you mean "HWC Sponsored", in other words Organized/Advertised by HWC, kind of like how the PDX and etc are. I could see a medium sized one like that succeeding.

I'd be a curious and fun experiment, not sure if it would work out well though.
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Old March 19, 2009, 01:51 PM
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well there is a cheat with hamatchi. to link 2 16 person networks you get someone with two pc's, himatchi can see basic bridged nic and stop the two instances from linking up. but with the two pc each with a copy of himatchi on a lan both networks can see eachother so long as your nic's and himatchi are bridged. you will need a solid internet connection to support the traffic but it can be done. you can also have multiple people provide the bridge set ups but after you link 4 networks you create too much linking traffic and you loose to any slots to the linking process to make it worth while. BUT its good for getting an ~30 persont extra-lan game going. we may test a vpn extension to the next caplan for a few people, but as we would rather have you at the lan it will be an extra $10 for being lazy.
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Lower MainLAN 250 People May 17th - 18th 2009
Anime Evolution LAN 2 is a popular Add on to The annual anime con Anime Evolution. This year there will be over 7000 people at the new Vancouver convention center.
LAN 100 PC, 80 console
CapLAN is the longest running lanparty in Vancouver. Its a frequent casual lan hosted at Capilano University.
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Old March 19, 2009, 02:04 PM
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the main point to a vpn extra-lan is that you can play multiple games with a group of people just lik at a lan and you can host or switch to any other game at any time. a vent server will get you talking. NO WHERE NEAR as much fun as a lan but a good alternative to as aposed to conventional single dedicated server box.

One thing Im wanted to try was setting up a simple VPN with Caplan, Ctoan and a lan some where else ion vancouver. CapLAN has a full 100 up / 100 down connection to the internet right in to he main fiber line through the university, Ctoan has a similay type of connection. with that there is more then enough room to manage a vpn main point and then tunnel to any other lan in BC, Alberta, washingtom of origon. If we can get someone in eastern canada with a good university grade uplink then we can patch them in to. in short i would love to do a mass cross canada + northen us lan. getting 1000+ people on one network would be something to brag about. BUT lag is a big factor so the closer the connetion is to the fiber in the area the better. vancouver fiber to ottowa fiber is 20-30ms depending how many times you switch from any of the 8 fiber systems.
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Lower MainLAN 250 People May 17th - 18th 2009
Anime Evolution LAN 2 is a popular Add on to The annual anime con Anime Evolution. This year there will be over 7000 people at the new Vancouver convention center.
LAN 100 PC, 80 console
CapLAN is the longest running lanparty in Vancouver. Its a frequent casual lan hosted at Capilano University.
CapLAN 17 80 People TBA (September 2009)
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Old March 25, 2009, 01:32 AM
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If everyone's on school/university connections, that makes things a lot easier. They're usually well connected to each other (think BCnet or CANARIE here in Canada) and are very low latency (plus, they usually have serious bandwidth).
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i'd love to join in how ever i am on a 5MB DSL connection. i think my average lag is around 80-90ms sometimes it goes higher sometimes lower depending on where i am going.
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