How to Play Multiplayer SOW Gettysburg

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How to Play Multiplayer SOW Gettysburg

Post by canuckgamer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:07 am

I bought SOW Gettysburg years ago from Norbsoft and yesterday decided to check it out again. It is updated to version 1.61. Played the first two tutorials and then was curious how multiplayer now works.

I created a player name and password. When I tried to connect to the multiplayer lobby, the following message appeared: "Not connected to server." Is multiplayer now only using direct IP or how does it work? Thanks.

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Re: How to Play Multiplayer SOW Gettysburg

Post by zakblood » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:19 am

you need to allow the program access to pass through your firewall, if it's blocked it won't allow the connection

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Re: How to Play Multiplayer SOW Gettysburg

Post by canuckgamer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:12 pm

Thanks for the reply but I already set it so SOW Gettysburg would be an exception for the firewall and it still doesn't work. For direct IP when I tried to map port the following messaged came up.

"Could not map port 31791 port creation failed. You will have to manually map your port to host games"

So it appears neither of the multiplayer options is going to work. It would have been nice when Slitherine acquired the SOW series if they had used the server they use for Field of Glory II PBEM for multiplayer SOW.

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Re: How to Play Multiplayer SOW Gettysburg

Post by El Swanto » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 pm

Like you, I was unable to enter lobby, but I was able to "join" using IP method.

There are two problems though:

1) there don't seem to be any multiplayer games

2) Slitherine couldn't care less. They continue to market these games knowing full well that the multiplayer function is useless.

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