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Q: Multiple instances in Dark Ages of Camelot ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Multiple instances in Dark Ages of Camelot
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: octaveus-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 27 May 2006 23:39 PDT
Expires: 26 Jun 2006 23:39 PDT
Question ID: 732981
My goal is to be able to run 3+ instances of DAOC (Dark Age of Camelot) on my 
computer at once.  

Here is a link to DAOC's main website:

My computer specs should be sufficient however DAOC has put an arbitrary 
limit which only allows 2 clients to run on one computer at any given
time.  So my question is how can I run at the very least 3 instances
of the game?  I have tried installing Windows/DAOC in Vmware and
Microsoft's Virtual PC but unfortunately the emulated machines dont
support any emulation of 3d graphics cards.  The best solution would
be a way to play 3+ instances without restorting to some sort of
computer emulation anyway.  How can I modify DAOC so it will not stop
me from running 3+ clients?

Thank you for your time

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 27 May 2006 23:45 PDT

Have you tried running the third instance on a separate browser,
using a proxy?


Clarification of Question by octaveus-ga on 29 May 2006 12:50 PDT
The user comment below was right. The game is not used from a browser
but is an exe file that launches its own client which connects to the
remote servers.

Clarification of Question by octaveus-ga on 04 Jun 2006 23:50 PDT
Is there a way to make windows not recognize the game.dll is running
as that may be part of the determining factor for DAoC recognizing how
many instances are up? The game will allow two game.dll files
simultaneously, but no more than that.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Multiple instances in Dark Ages of Camelot
From: simucal-ga on 28 May 2006 13:58 PDT
You dont open DAOC in a "Browser".  It is a standalone game with its
own client.  Please, only people who know what they are talking about
or have done some minimum research on the topic should reply.
Subject: Re: Multiple instances in Dark Ages of Camelot
From: roughknight-ga on 29 May 2006 10:14 PDT
Doing some research, the company's servers send out a ping to the
clients running, and each client seperatly pings back. A crack or
polygamy patch could be applied to your game exe to allow multiple
instances, but you will NOT be able to get past the server
ping-problem. This is why people trying to do the same on multiple
computers or computers on a router cannot run more than 2 instances.

P.S. The two exe was only a last minute addition of the game, so that
people playing together with ROUTERS could both be on at the same
time.. Your not suppoosed to use both for personal gain, because that
is cheep :P
Subject: Re: Multiple instances in Dark Ages of Camelot
From: simucal-ga on 29 May 2006 19:01 PDT
Roughknight, you dont know what you are talking about either.  

The company's servers do not send out a ping to the clients running
and this is not what prohibits multiple instances of daoc beyond 2
(all handshaking and data is sent over DAOC's private data socket. 
NOT a "ping".)  It wasnt implemented as a feature for people to play
together behind ROUTERS either.

As a long time DAOC player myself I have run 6+ accounts on the same
internet connection behind a router at once.  Three computers with 2
accounts each.  They allow 2 accounts so you CAN help yourself.  It is
obvious that you have never played the game as you would know that any
pvp gameplay is dependant on multiple accounts for buffs.

There is no "Polygamy" patch/crack publically available for DAOC. Just
because there is a Polygamy patch for MSN doesnt mean there is one for
another application.  If it were as simply as searching for a public
patch I doubt the poster would of even asked the question.

I would really like to know how to run 3 accounts as well.  If someone
out there with some REAL information I'll pay what Octaveus is paying
as well.

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