How to play on-line without EA's match-zone ?

dipbhattacharya

Youth Team
i have played through EA's match-up zone last few titles.........but it seems that it is possible to play with other player directly without Ea's match-up zone.....

What are the steps for that ?:(

Plz tell me....i'm dying to play online:rockman:
 

G2000

Youth Team
Direct IP works provided that you have the following:

- Patch for F2k4 v1.1 installed
- Both you and the person you will play against have identical versions of the game. If you added patches/mods on your version and the other person does not have the same patch/mod installed the game you will eventually get disconected.

Note:

For anyone behind a firewall or router make sure you have the following ports enabled (these worked for me)

UDP 3658
TCP 10400 - 10499

Additional ports as per EA

TCP 13505
TCP 10400 - 10499
TCP 443
UDP 3658 - 3659
UDP 6000 - 6001
 

sneakybeaky

Club Supporter
Playing somewhere other than EA's Matchup

UK's Premier Online IP League
For the last 4 years we have been running a Fifa Online League.
This year, there is a totally new site, featuring a Ladder and 3 Leagues, the Premiership, Serie A and Champions-League.
The site features a Chatroom , Site Messenger system and Internal email, all for contacting players and arranging matches.
We connect by IP connection, to do this you will need to download the Fifa Update patch.
Most matches are played during the evenings and at weekends.
Later, we will be introducing a dedicated server with the programming, to allow genuine 2 v 2 player matches, connecting 4 seperate pc's together, a truly different Fifa experience!
Anyway, come and check us out, before EA bring in charging for their matchup!!!
If you have any questions after joining, contact me by sending me a Private Message from Your Accout page.Im here to help you, im online , on the site, most nights , along with the regular players, my name is sneakybeaky, look forward to seeing you.
www.fifa-champions-league.com
 

dipbhattacharya

Youth Team
Thanx guys............for these valuable informations.......... :)

To start with......i just want to play a direct IP match.......


But i need to know a bit more........

1.link to f2k4.1 patch

2.HOW to get a IP address for my pc?:(

a. Is that the DNS no i had for my internet provider.

b.I contact them ...........but they say it gives different IP adress
to my pc whenever i get connected to internet:rolleyes:

very confusing :confused:

Sorry guys.....the fact is i never give much intereset on on-line
gaming .......so i know very little..........

But i will learn quickly.......if u help me........surely:rockman:
 

NerazZurRo

Youth Team
First of all if you're in India you'd better find some players from around your region like Korea, China etc.. because the connection with Europe is gonna be laggy.

If you want to know your IP: Either type "ipconfig" in a command-prompt window, or load up a FIFA game and go to the Direct IP screen where it well tell you ur ip (after installing the patch), or simply go to www.whatismyip.com
and yes it changes every time you connect to the internet.

To install the patch, go to start - programs - ea sports - fifa2004 - check for updates and it should open up a browser window and start downloading the patch.
 

dipbhattacharya

Youth Team
Thanx a lot NerazZurRo.............so it is getting clear to me.......thanx.....

That means i simply cant fix my IP adress ......like my email address.........and if i wnat to play on-line .........first .i have to log -in.........second i have to get the IP adress.........and 3rd........i connect with that with others........ok?
:confused:
 

NerazZurRo

Youth Team
If you're hosting then you need to give the other player your IP and wait for him to connect. And vice versa, if the other player is hosting you need to take his IP and use it to connect to his machine.
If you're hosting you should turn off any firewalls you might be using. It's also worth mentioning that the player with the better connection should host. For example if you have 56k and your opponent ADSL then he should host because otherwise the connection will be too laggy.
And yes your IP will change everytime you log on, unless you ask your ISP for a static IP which you have to pay for, but you don't really need it.
 

icandy

Youth Team
I tried to download FIFA's patch to implement the IP feature, but whenever I try to install it I get an error that says "old file does not exist" and it aborts the installation. Are there any workarounds to this?
 

dipbhattacharya

Youth Team
Originally posted by NerazZurRo
If you're hosting then you need to give the other player your IP and wait for him to connect. And vice versa, if the other player is hosting you need to take his IP and use it to connect to his machine.
If you're hosting you should turn off any firewalls you might be using. It's also worth mentioning that the player with the better connection should host. For example if you have 56k and your opponent ADSL then he should host because otherwise the connection will be too laggy.
And yes your IP will change everytime you log on, unless you ask your ISP for a static IP which you have to pay for, but you don't really need it.

Thanx NerazZurRo,G2000,sneakybeaky ........:rockman: ur posts made all this very simple.........thanx to others also.........

But now.........where i can get players willing to play with me..............:(
as i said.......i had bad experience with EA and dont want to go there..........
 


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