Custom Games with Friends

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  • INTRODUCTION
    This guide will teach you how to play with friends over the internet in a custom games match.

    GUIDE

    To add friends both people (you and your friend) need to do this:

    • Go to https://forum.plutonium.pw/users and search for your friend
    • Go to his profile and hit the green "plus" (+) button to follow him. If there is only a heart, that means that you are already following them, and can move on to the next step

    Afterwards, the person who wants to host the private match needs to do the following:

    • Open the game and open the serverlist (F10 or Home key)
    • Go to the network tab and check if UPnP is enabled

    If UPnP is Enabled:

    • Start a custom game (you have to actually start it; parties don't work. If the match does not start, you can force it to start by executing the command 'xpartygo' in the in-game console, which you can open with the tilde key)
    • Your friend should now be able to join by double-clicking your name in the Friends List (between the Server Browser and Network tab)

    If UPnP is Disabled:

    • Go to Windows Settings -> Network & Internet

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    • Click your connection ("Livebox-D3C0_5GHz 2" in this case, it will likely differ for you)
    • Set the Network Profile to Private

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    • Restart the game

    If UPnP is still disabled:

    • Forward the port that is shown to you in the network tab in your router (4976 by default, tutorial: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-port-forward-4163829)
    • Start a custom game (you have to actually start it; parties don't work. If the match does not start, you can force it to start by executing the command 'xpartygo' in the in-game console, which you can open with the tilde key)
    • Your friend will now be able to connect by opening the console and executing
    connect yourip
    

    (with yourip being the IP address you see in the Network tab or on https://whatsmyip.com/)

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