Through this post I wanted to let you know that it is possible to play Stronghold Europe in multiplayer as well! It can be done the same way you play Stronghold Crusader:
- You can do it using GameRanger, and to accomplish this, you and your friends should rename Stronghold Europe.exe to Stronghold Crusader.exe, and then you can play it just like you would Stronghold Crusader.
- The other way is using Internet TCP/IP Connection for DirectPlay. In other words, you can play it without any multiplayer gaming service. To accomplish this, you and your friends should all start Stronghold Europe, and go to MULTIPLAYER, and the host should tell other his IP address (which is being displayed just after you hit this MULTIPLAYER from game many). He hosts the game, and other type in the hosts IP address, and join his game.
Like I said, you don't need any multiplayer gaming service for this, but you would need a way to communicate with each other, and for that you can still use GameRanger, or anything else.
Also, you should make sure Stronghold Europe is not being blocked by your firewall. If the gameis failing to find the hosts game, it is possible that hosts game or yours is being blocked by firewall, or perhaps even both. If you would like to find some players to play with, visit our forum.