I have a question about setting up multiplayer LAN servers.
I've tried to set up a LAN server that is broadcast from my Mac's local network; creating a computer to computer network, using the Mac as a router. But this doesn't work; the server doesn't start up at all. Do I actually need to be connected to the internet? Or is this happening for another reason?
I've set up other servers, which appear as LAN in the multiplayer menu of Doomsday. But these servers don't seem to be LAN, as I experience fair amounts of latency playing on them and this shouldn't be the case if they are LAN (presumably the latency occurs because the wifi in my area is not fibre optic).
This is why I'm wondering if it's possible to set up a true LAN server. Do you think my Mac may be blocking the Doomsday Shell somehow? It's running MacOS Sierra, 10.12.6.
If I got a wifi router and used it to create a local network, do you think it would be possible to broadcast a LAN server that way?
On the whole, I'm enjoying the ease of installation and the UI is amazing.
I'd love to do some big LAN parties so it would be awesome to have a stable set-up that I can use anywhere.
I've had trouble with certain wifi networks not broadcasting servers properly, hence the desire for LAN. But I don't want to spend money on a router if it won't work, so if anyone can be of any help it would be much appreciated.