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Post 11 Oct 2018, 04:32

Original Kam Multiplayer

Hey. I was wondering if the multiplayer for the original Knights and merchants (as in the TPR/TSK and not the remake) still works. Or if its ever worked. And if it did work but no longer works, when did it stop working. And also what was it like? Was it bad, like out of sync? Or was it unstable and frequently crashed? Just a thing about the old TSK/TPR that I wonder. Lastly When I click multiplayer i get this option to connect to "net games" but when i click it it just says connecting to server, the shortly after it says connection failed. Whats this about?
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Post 11 Oct 2018, 07:31

Re: Original Kam Multiplayer

It is possible to play original KaM multiplayer, because I've done it in the past. But the chances of finishing a game were not very high, due to the game getting out of sync or just general connection errors.
This was TSK though, I've never played original TPR.
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Post 11 Oct 2018, 12:23

Re: Original Kam Multiplayer

You definitely won't find any servers for TSK/TPR anymore. It's just a guess, but I believe that Net Games was probably a site used to host multiplayer servers for the original game, which would have long since shut down.

I played a bit of multiplayer on both TSK and TPR. TSK was much better: More balanced than TPR and connection on LAN seemed quite stable. I think I only ever had one game crash/drop. The game was simply bad though. Archers could shoot farther if facing the north than they would if facing south. In single player this was not a big deal, but playing against humans it was just a pain.

TPR was far worse. The game was already plagued with bugs and crashes, and this frustrating extended to multiplayer. The game would erratically go out-of-synch. Some packets would send while others wouldn't, resulting in very unexpected results. For example, you might not see a farm I built on 15 minutes, but you could see a iron smelter I made at 18 minutes.
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Post 11 Oct 2018, 13:39

Re: Original Kam Multiplayer

Never found a server with Net games, but TSK works in multiplayer LAN. Tough it was buggy, it was also the only way to play with friends and we had some good games.

But i also remember some awful sync bugs.
One time i rembember, I was playing with my brother and we were in the same room, same table(good old times sigh). After a short time, a militia battle began. I am winning very easily so i look at my brother, but he has a huge smile printed on his face. I actually don't undestand why but i continue playing. I destroy his buildings one by one(a little bit sadistic :P) but he doesn't change his facial expression. So i say: <<Well, I think the game is end >>. And he answered: <<Yeah, you don't seem to know how to play this game bro>>. And then we realized :lol:
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Post 11 Oct 2018, 14:42

Re: Original Kam Multiplayer

Black wrote:But i also remember some awful sync bugs.
One time i rembember, I was playing with my brother and we were in the same room, same table(good old times sigh). After a short time, a militia battle began. I am winning very easily so i look at my brother, but he has a huge smile printed on his face. I actually don't undestand why but i continue playing. I destroy his buildings one by one(a little bit sadistic :P) but he doesn't change his facial expression. So i say: <<Well, I think the game is end >>. And he answered: <<Yeah, you don't seem to know how to play this game bro>>. And then we realized :lol:


I had a very similar experience the first time I played multiplayer on TPR. Like very similar! :lol: Thankfully, the Remake was making very good progress by that point so I just had to wait 1-2 years for the multiplayer demo.
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