Update: If you are having trouble with this tutorial you can do the following –
- Try following some of the tips provided by Alien X in the comments section
- Visit the Blink7 page on the newest available patch for network gaming with Age of Mythology: (click here)Â
Important Note –
Try this tutorial first, and if it does not work for you then try AlienX’s suggest listed below in the comments section (thanks to AlienX!)
Tutorial: Internet Gaming with Age of Empires 3 and Hamachi
Age of Mythology typically defaults to the internal IP address rather than the Hamachi address during network play. This behaviour can prevent players from hosting multi-player games over Hamachi networks. Luckily there is a workaround â€¦
Open Hamachi and record the IP address
Right click on the windows Start button. Click on the Explore menu item. Windows Explorer should open.
Navigate to directory where Age of Mythology was installed. By default, the game installs to the following directory:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesAge of Mythology
Right click on the AOM.exe file. Click on the Copy menu item
Minimize all windows. On the desktop, right click and click on the Paste Shortcut menu item. A shortcut named “Age of Mythology” should appear on the desktop.
Right click on the “Age of Mythology” shortcut. Click on the Properties menu item.
Click on the text box beside the “Target” label. Modify the text box contents by adding the following switch:
Where x.x.x.x represents your Hamachi IP address.
For example, if you installed Age of Mythology in the default directory and your hamachi IP address is 22.214.171.124 then the text beside the Target label should read as follows:
“C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesAge of Mythologyaom.exe” OverrideAddress=126.96.36.199
Click on the OK button.
Double click on the desktop icon to load Age of Mythology
Click on the Multiplayer button. Click on the Lan / Direct IP button.
Select a user name and click on the OK button
Click on the Host button.
Verify that the IP beside the “Alternate IP” label matches your Hamachi address (note:The IP never matches on this machine, but multiplayer gaming still works when I provide my real IP to other people. The same may be true of you).
You are now ready to host an AOM game using a hamachi address.
Regarding the note above, please share your experiences with this solution so the detail can be conformed re: the last slide.