Dead Island MP fix!

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So some of you may be experiencing multiplayer connection issues when playing Dead Island at the moment. When jumping into the game it could say

Creating an Internet Session failed or something along those lines (at the office right now so can't check).

Basically if you're having those issues Hamachi definitely works and is super easy to enable. We actually use it for some other games too so might be worth installing, Here is how to get Dead Island working in the meantime anyway - keep in mind there is apparently a patch due out today that SHOULD fix MP but in case it doesn't this will get you through the weekend.

1) Download Hamachi Unmanaged for free https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/download.aspx

2) Connect to our network
Network name: mmgnserver
Password: mmgn

3) Windows 7 users will go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Centre

4) Left hand side of this screen there will be Network Adapters. Click here and you should see your LAN adapter and a Hamachi adapter also. Hit ALT and then go to Advanced Settings > advanced.

5) The top box will have network priortites. Make sure Hamachi is set to the top of the list. Click Apply and then close.

6) Run Dead Island and go to the options > online and change it from Internet to LAN and you're good to go.

To join each other you need to both be standing in the same area and be at a similar place in the quest line. This guide should be pretty right but if you have any issues just let me know.
Sounds like someone needs to open ports in their router.
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I'll just let someone else host the games then. :P

Doyl said: Sounds like someone needs to open ports in their router.



That's not the issue - we were all playing fine before the update. Once the update hit NONE of us can connect to any internet sessions and a large number of Steam users have experienced the same issue since the new update.

However there is apparently an update due out today or tomorrow that SHOULD rectify the issue. Funnily enough those who have the pirated version of Dead Island can play online with each other, due to the fact it's still the dev build LOL.
What about the issue with the game lobby being greyed out? I have not seen much information regarding this issue.
 
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