Back in July, an announcement from Jim Vessella brought an exciting patch for the community. LAN mode.
What is LAN mode?
LAN mode will allow you to play with your friends on a local network. It will also provide an alternative way of playing online if you use a VPN. A big advantage is the ability to enable Remaster Mods and use them online with others.
Step 1 - Download a VPN
We'll use Radmin VPN as an example here, it's free and allows you to create your own personal networks with a password. Remember to do your own research before installing third party software. If you have a better alternative to suggest for this article, please contact us in our Discord channel.
- Download and install from the Radmin VPN website, once installed, you'll see it appear in your system tray.
- Open the app and select the “Network” tab across the top bar.
- Here you are able to join an existing network, or create your own private network for your friends to join.
Step 2 - Launch the Remasters on Steam
When launching Tiberian Dawn or Red Alert you will have the option to select “LAN Mode” from the main menu.
LAN Lobby listing view
When a player is on the same network and you're both in LAN mode, you should now be able to see them when they create a game.
LAN Lobby game view
You can report any bugs you observe via the following channels: