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July 9, 2006 7:08:27 PM

What is a lan party or lan computer?

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July 9, 2006 7:22:50 PM

LAN is local area network - I.E. most networks.

LAN Party is where 1337 types hang around. Basically just a group of people, each with a computer, playing network multiplayer games.
July 9, 2006 7:31:46 PM

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What is a lan party




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July 9, 2006 7:34:20 PM

Just like any other party, except people aren't walking around getting high, drinkin beer and getting laid, you are in a "room" with 8 or 10 or 20 of your friends, and your friends friends, sitting in front of computers killing each other, all on the same network being served by a computer in that same room.
July 9, 2006 7:51:10 PM

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What is a lan party or lan computer?


LAN = Local Area Network

LAN Party = 2-any amount of people playing on a Local Area Network of the ones I went to FPS games were most popular. But most any game can be played.
July 9, 2006 8:06:38 PM

Hence the popularity of small, easily transportable, yet highly powerful game-playing computers, and luggage to carry them. Another example is the Antec Super Lanboy case: smallish, made of lightweight aluminum, and has carrying straps included.
July 9, 2006 8:11:04 PM

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good times
July 9, 2006 8:50:27 PM

so you bring your own computer there?
July 9, 2006 9:07:33 PM

A Lan Party is a gathering of people who want to trade music... checkout the porn scene... steal keyboards and boast about rig configurations, key bindings and overclocking numbers. Oh yea, killing eachother too :twisted:

Many people come to Lans, geeks, closet geeks, dudes, chicks, robots disguised as humans etc.

They can be real fun.

'Bawls' are a must! (you understand if you have been to a lan)
July 9, 2006 9:15:08 PM

where are the lans being made and do you have to pay ?
July 9, 2006 9:20:35 PM

Try searching yahoo

[Your city] + Lan

There are sponsored lans all over the place which usually cost a little dough... some of them you have to make a reservation.


But also lans can be held by some dudes in their basement... set up some tables... get some routers hooked up and party down. Get the dudes mom to serve Bawls in her robe or something sexy/akward like that ;) 
July 9, 2006 9:44:12 PM

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Try searching yahoo

[Your city] + Lan

There are sponsored lans all over the place which usually cost a little dough... some of them you have to make a reservation.


But also lans can be held by some dudes in their basement... set up some tables... get some routers hooked up and party down. Get the dudes mom to serve Bawls in her robe or something sexy/akward like that ;) 


That's kinda the cool thing about a LAN, you don't need to have a big ass place to play. You can have a LAN in your house, in a basement, hell if you have generators you can have one in the middle of the woods although it might not be that great of an idea.
July 9, 2006 10:10:30 PM

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What is a lan party or lan computer?


A LAN party is a prolonged period of time (72 hours?) where a group of like minded individuals lock themselves in a room and consume enough beer and take away foods to feed an entire regiment of soldiers.Then comes the caffiene.
July 10, 2006 2:18:44 AM

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah... Maybe robots disguised as chicks.... :wink:
July 10, 2006 2:50:34 AM

Quick question: Is it possible to have a LAN party over a wireless network? Or does everything need to be wired together with Ethernet cables? Also, at LAN parties, does everyone need to have the game installed on their PC, or is the PC acting as a thin client, accessing the program from the server?
July 10, 2006 3:12:25 AM

wireless on LAN is Horrible , and yes everyoe has to have the game

its the sad truth :cry: 
July 10, 2006 3:15:16 AM

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wireless on LAN is Horrible


Because of the network speed? I know Ethernet can do up to 1GB/s; the fastest for a wireless network is like 300MB/s, right?
July 10, 2006 3:16:04 AM

lol, you can have LAN party over a wireless network, but thats really bad.

and yes, obviously u gotta have the game in yoru computer... or else how are you suppose to compete with each other and boast urself... ie "bragging rights".

if you dont own that game, chances of being in that LAN party would be really shameful, esp when ur friends rape you... 1000000 to 1 ahaha
July 10, 2006 3:18:58 AM

there is also a chance of Network interference by airways and cellphones and other stuff

it could be done but i dont think its reliable

-lag
-ping spikes
-network loss
-expensive
July 10, 2006 3:34:10 AM

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there is also a chance of Network interference by airways and cellphones and other stuff

it could be done but i dont think its reliable

-lag
-ping spikes
-network loss
-expensive


That sucks.
July 10, 2006 4:17:18 AM

:wink:
July 10, 2006 4:58:34 PM

I haven't had a LAN party for ages, think i might organize one. Just last time i was still finding empty red bull cans a week after they had all left :-P
July 10, 2006 8:05:36 PM

but cant you just get into a bf2 or w/e game server and play into this one server just take it over kick everyone and you can do it at your house?
July 10, 2006 8:18:25 PM

ahh yes Redbull and pizza boxes stacked high trash talking like no other



man i have to host another Lan


here is pic of some friends LANing at my house :D  more computers on the other side
July 10, 2006 8:47:28 PM

do you need to bring your own monitor?????!!!
July 10, 2006 9:27:19 PM

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do you need to bring your own monitor?????!!!


Of course. A LAN party is a collection of gamers (or people that want to be gamers but lack the money to make a decent gaming system [ :oops:  ] ) that get together (usually at one of their homes, the bigger the area, the better) and connect all of their computers together to create a network for gaming.

You bring your own computer, your own input devices (keyboard, mouse, joystick, etc), your own output devices (screen, and headphones [speakers are a HUGE no-no]), and sometimes even your own chair (check with the person hosting the LAN party if they'll have class three chairs, otherwise unless you can stand cheap-o plastic desk chairs, bring your own). The majority of LAN parties are filled with most people playing the current hot-game, and the rest socializing with bragging, file-trading, and questioning and comments on people's rigs being the high lights.

I made it sound like some form of social experiment, but really they're fun when you don't have anything you'd rather do on your Saturday night but play some Quake, consume huge amounts of junk food, trade your best porn pictures, show off your beautiful hidden wires, and then stare in wonder as the only girl in the room kicks all of your butts while you were busy staring at her a--... ;) 
July 10, 2006 10:49:09 PM

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...then stare in wonder as the only girl in the room kicks all of your butts while you were busy staring at her a--... ;) 

Just note that actually having a live (not screen) girl in the room is pretty rare...
July 10, 2006 11:40:08 PM

Rare, but all the more reason for nerd-inbreeding. No, I'm not talking about keeping it all in the biological family; I'm talking about finding a nice, sweet, owning nerd girl to make nerd babies with...

...In a perfect world. :( 
July 11, 2006 12:11:46 AM

Actually the LAN party is a political/religous party that's really into gaming. They invite you over to play games (they provide the monitors), but then they want you to join their guild(cult) and they take all your money and you have to follow all their rules (you can't get laid).

Wireless LAN party meetings are possible but only if you have a wireless mouse and keyboard, also you probably need a window and a pair of binoculars.
July 11, 2006 12:29:33 AM

Most Lan Parties are at someones house...

I have hosted up to 18 people not including myself!!

Great fun and a very good social event.
July 11, 2006 12:49:30 AM

We share a few monitors between the few houses that actually host.

My friend and I have usually about eight monitors on hand as first come first served. They are not the best monitors but they are big (oh man are they big... ouch).

I will have to get some pics up so people can see... Uber has some nice pics.

My friend and I both have HD projectors that we use as our monitors 118" (big disadvantage since everyone can see where you are, better be good at it ;) )


You need a few things to throw a successful party.

a) Network switch preferably a 10/100 WIRED setup ;) 
b) Space (everyone cramped and they do not like to come back)
c) Food (nothing healthy) ;) 
d) Drink (nothing Decaf) ;) 
e) Extra cables (all kinds, cause people forget)
f) Extra set of headphones (again they forget)
g) Extra mouse ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
h) Fans (it gets hot quick (bodies and space heaters don't mix) ;) 
i) Tables
j) Chairs
July 11, 2006 1:14:10 AM

I've had 8 people playing off my cisco 1130ag access point, no probs whatsoever, me and the wife sit on the wired lan. Ping times on my network are always 1ms or less between ANY two machines even wireless to wireless.

Just gotta have the right equipment, it's fun playing older rts' on the deck in the middle of the night :) 
July 11, 2006 1:46:48 AM

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What is a lan party?


a place where virgins meet.



ha.
July 11, 2006 12:23:10 PM

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but cant you just get into a bf2 or w/e game server and play into this one server just take it over kick everyone and you can do it at your house?


I dont really understand!
July 11, 2006 12:27:29 PM

I'll tell y'all what is fun, an xbox Halo/Halo 2 lan Party. Get around 32 individuals that actually play the game in one house and have some massive games going on. Fun and frustration TO THE MAX!
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