View Full Version : DoD LAN Setup

24-12-2002, 10:41 AM
I've gone and bought Half-Life, and have DoD on a DVD-CD full of Demo games (Only DoD isnt a Demo!)

I've installed it on one PC, and tried to start a LAN game so I can play against myself, however, it comes up missing a DLL file (Sorry, Cant remember it off the top of my head).

Why wont it let me host a LAN game, and if I can host a LAN game, can I then play on the PC that's hosting it against the bots?

I've got 2x PC's that I wanna play against each other, and my 266Mhz Laptop, all networked, however, AFAIK, the server will check the CD-Key of your HL install and block you if two are using the same.
From what I understand, you can tell it not to check the key, how? Or am I totally on the wrong track there...

Basically, Id like to setup the 266Mhz Laptop (If its grunty enough) to host the game (Not being played on) and use my other 2 PC's to verse each other over the LAN, only there's just the one CD-Key/HL Install...

Can anybody help me out here?



24-12-2002, 11:17 AM
For LAN games WON authentication is not necessary. You can just use a key gen to make up some keys.

24-12-2002, 11:23 AM
* With BIFF's encouragement, Chilling_Silence decides to go off and install HL and DoD on his laptop to try and get a LAN game going *

Thanks, Will let you know when I next run into trouble (Its bound to happen).

Would I notice a difference if the Server was running 2K or 98 ( Am Dual-booting ) ??

24-12-2002, 11:52 AM
I get the same error when trying to host it on my new PC:
Could not load library c:\SIERRA\Hal-Life/dod/cl_dlls/client.dll

Thats when running a non-dedicatred server.

When running a dedicated server, it quits it?! Why?



24-12-2002, 11:54 AM
However, there is a client.dll in c:\SIERRA\Hal-Life\dod\cl_dlls\

Not using the /'s! Is there a INI file where I could change that perhaps?

24-12-2002, 04:25 PM
Chilling - I have a feeling that DoD requires Counterstrike to be installed first - try installing Counterstrike (also on that DVD if it's the same one I've got) and then install DoD and any patches if they're there and then try it.


24-12-2002, 04:27 PM
>>> AFAIK, the server will check the CD-Key of your HL install and block
>>> you if two are using the same.

Nah, you can use the same copy on numerous machines - the key is only checked when playing Online... but there's still the piracy problem if putting on more than one machine ;)


Pete O\'Neil
24-12-2002, 05:36 PM
hhhmmmmm..... that sounds familar. Chilling have you updated your version of halflife or is it the same version that came out of the box? try updating to the latest version.

Counter-Strike does the same thing when you aren't running a modern enough version of halflife. You are able to navigate the menus and setup a game but once you enter into a game in crashes and give an error concerning a .dll file.

26-12-2002, 10:11 AM
Thanks Pete, I tried that, but I realised Id updated with an older patch, and so I tried updating with the one off the DVD-CD, and it works, but only as a non-dedicated.


I'm after some DoD bots that I can do some whipping against, coz a 1 on 1 match isnt very fun, who knows where I can download some from?