Playstation 2 modem

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Simon Hamelin, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Simon Hamelin

    Simon Hamelin Auditioning

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    I just saw on IGN that Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 supported online gaming. The guy also said that while Sony won't release their modems until next year, a few third party manufacturers already did. He said they played the game online and apparently it was quite good.

    I checked on the web but I can't find anything on these modems. Anyone got one already or knows what's going on?

    Simon
     
  2. Eric Alderson

    Eric Alderson Stunt Coordinator

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    The book for THPS3 lists these:

    USB Ethernet Adapters (for cable/dsl)

    1. Linksys USB100TX (I am using this one)

    2. D-Link DSB-650TX

    3. SMC EZNET-USB 2102 USB

    4. SOHOware NUB100

    USB Modems (for dial up that is not AOL)

    1. Zoom FaxModem 56k USB Model 2985L

    2. USB Pocket 56k Netsurfer NMT00700

    3. MultiTech Systems MultimodemUSB MT5634ZBA-USB

    4. Actiontec Call Waiting USB Modem USB56012-01CW
     
  3. Simon Hamelin

    Simon Hamelin Auditioning

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    Thanks!

    How does it works?

    Can you meet people online to play or is it only peer-to-peer?

    Does it works through a firewall, on a lan?

    And which games currently support online gaming?

    Simon
     
  4. Dean DeMass

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    Simon,

    Up to 4 people can play in the same game. The only probelem you will have with a forewall is if you want to host a game. I have DSL and the time I spent online with it was great. Not one time did I experience any lag.

    As far as I know, this is the only game for the PS2 that is online at the moment.

    -Dean-
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    THPS3 is the only online game so far.

    I have a linkSys adapter for DSL, but I don't have any online PS2 games yet.

    Any word if FFXI will require a special modem or something?
     
  6. Eric Alderson

    Eric Alderson Stunt Coordinator

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    If you have ever used Gamespy to play online games, then you will have a general idea of how THPS3 works online since the online browser is "powered by gamespy". I didn't notice a chat feature but you can chat in game using the controller or USB Keyboard.
     
  7. Simon Hamelin

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    How do you join a game online?

    Is there a server list somewhere or do you have to know the person who starts the server?

    Simon
     
  8. Joel Mack

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    Simon,

    There's a server browser built into the software.
     
  9. Dave F

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    There are other, unsupported modems/adapters that work as well, but the NetGear EA101 ain't one of 'em. [​IMG] (I found that out the hard way).
    -Dave
     

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