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Offline Yona-TYT

Proxy to load online games
« on: January 10, 2014, 04:22:34 AM »

Hello everyone..!


I was wondering if there is any way to use proxy service to load a game online.


The problem is that Simutrans uses direct internet connection and this is not working for me.  :-[

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Re: Proxy to load online games
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 11:47:20 PM »
That depends on your proxy. If the proxy leaves the connection open and does not set up a new connection with each packet it would work. However, if this is not the case almost no online game will work.

You can try to use a VPN tunnel. This should also tunnel through a proxy, if implemented correctly. Or use IPv6, which should also go through a proxy (but then there is only one server at the moment).

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Re: Proxy to load online games
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 05:46:07 AM »

No way.


Applications that do not have proxy configured (Address and Port) do not have internet access, it happens on my computer.

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Re: Proxy to load online games
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 10:37:27 AM »
It is very unlikely that a proxy forwards the simutrans ports. Hence a VPN over port 8080 should work. People also use hamamachi to play simutrans.

But a proxy means that many user get the same IP and a considerably extra delay. I am not aware of any games working with a proxy (apart from running in the browser by JavaScript, which is something entirely different).