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how to link 2 computers together?

how do you link 2 computers together to play 1 game? im trying to play battle for middle earth and im using a computer and my friend is using a laptop

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    If your talking about playing a multiplayer game against your friend then you have to hook them up to the same network using a router. Then you both click multiplayer, then click local network or sometimes called LAN and set up a game. Or you could use a special usb cable designed to connect two PCs. However there are pricey and slower than a crossover cable ( http://www.laplink.com/cables/ ). Also, you cant use any usb cable or it will screw up your computers, you can only use a special one. Or if you dont have a router or you dont want to spend money on aspecial usb cable you can use a crossover cable found at almost any electronic store. This website I listed below will tell you how to use a crossover cable.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Connect-Two-Computers

    Once your computers are connected you both have to run the game. One person has to setup a game. And the other person has to join.

    Good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get yourself two nic cards a crossedover cat 5e ethernet cable and setup the network through the control panel

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  • tanj
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    need set up a network or something..

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