Offline and LAN play

Discussion in 'Starbound FAQs, Q&A, and General Help' started by Lachee, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Lachee

    Lachee Phantasmal Quasar

    Hello all. I am very all interested in starbound and once it is released, I will be upgrading my internet to play it. However, that upgrade may not last forever.

    So I would like to know is LAN and offline game play supported?

    I have heard lots of rumours and speculation, mostly being formed in my own head, so I would like a solid answer, not just speculation. It could be a real downfall if I have to be connected to the interwebs to play.
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  2. warcore

    warcore Existential Complex

    you do not need to connect to the internet to play
    you can play offline
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  3. Zet0r

    Zet0r Twenty-three is number one

    Starting a server without port forwarding will basically make it restricted to LAN. If the devs somehow make it so you don't have to open ports, just put a password on it and only give it to friends. However I'm sure there will be some LAN-specific functionality.
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  4. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    You can play the game offline, and I'm pretty sure LAN is an option.
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  5. It would be cool if LAN was supported.
    Sadly less and less games support LAN nowadays.
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  6. Pentarctagon

    Pentarctagon Over 9000!!!

    Which is really a shame, since I make a point of not buying games that decide not to include LAN.
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  7. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Agreed. I think Starbound would have it, though.
  8. Sgt. Sprocket

    Sgt. Sprocket Spaceman Spiff

    Best probability is Starbound does what Terraria / Minecraft did where you can just type in a direct connect IP and go.
    In that case yes you can host LAN parties.
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  9. Argthrond

    Argthrond Oxygen Tank

    There will be both!
  10. LordRuin

    LordRuin Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I sure hope they make it so I don't have to open my ports n' all that just to play with my friends. ~_~

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