Age of Empires ('97)
I haven't been able to upgrade from Parallels 7 to 8 yet (ugh), but curious if there's an obvious work-around for this... Get ready to chuckle: Microsoft Age of Empires ('97).
I don't play games (of any sort, frankly), other than this from time to time.
My family loves it, and it's sort of a tradition to get all the old PC's set up for a big family time w/ the kids - with Macs running Parallels slowly replacing all our PCs.
Launching AoE in Parallels (Win7), the game says its IP address is 10.211.55.5 (http :// screencast. com /t/TPehL4zlVKI )
In Win7, ipconfig shows the same, with a lot more info than I'm used to seeing on a native PC... (http :// screencast. com /t/J2R2rUEbxu )
All this is running on a Mac, which has an IP address of 192.168.0.105
When I launch the game on a networked PC (WinXP), and enter the host IP, it never finds/sees the server app. So it can't join the game.
On that 2nd computer, if I ping the Mac IP address, it gets a response.
...If I ping the Virtual machine IP address (10.211.55.5) it times out.
I turned off the Mac firewall.
I turned off the Windows Firewall.
The virtual machine (Win7) is running Security Essentials, but I don't see anything there that could be blocking it (it uses Windows Firewall).
The 2nd computer (WinXP) has no firewall running, either.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
btw - Windows7 is installed in Parallels as 64 bit, and AoE is of course 32 bit. But it runs fine in single-player, so I don't think that's related.
Last edited: Mar 24, 2013