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Author: NOVA (KINGKOTA666 [at] HOTMAIL [dot] COM)
Date: 05-Dec-12, 23:50:27
Hijack away.....

As to the source code, no we never got source code for anything related to ROM2/Allods2. But Vladimir Chebotarev did create his own HAT program from scratch (he wrote it in assembly code) after having reverse engineered the entire packet protocol used by the game. So he has the source code for his own HAT program. Perhaps he could port that over to Linux (if he hasn't already). He hosts most of his files/info on his own home UNIX machine. He goes by either Exlend or Exc!ton on your forum (if you're looking for his posts). His hat program also has a settable trigger for auto signup that does not require web access to auto create user accounts. Any account entered when logging on which does not already exist get's instantly created if this flag is turned ON in your HAT config file).

You can find his site at:


All of his valuable info and files are there.

Once again a thousand apologies to everyone for my limited helpfulness, but I'm still reeling from my computer hdd/system crash where I lost virtually everything from the last 8 years of my life (which was all on that one computer). I'm having to rebuild it all one small piece at a time (where even possible).

Author: Ronnie|Slayer (magnetronnie [at] gmail [dot] com)
Date: 05-Dec-12, 22:50:03
Sorry if I'm hijacking this topic, but I have a short question NOVA..

Is it possible to run the Hat server and servers on a Unix/Linux machine? I know Hamachi is available for Linux, although it's still a beta version.
I contacted Lith about releasing the Hat source code some years ago and Ben Chamberlain (people from the old the Lith forum might recognise his name) told me to contact Nival, because they didn't have it.
I'm not sure if I ever did.. can't find any old e-mails about it, so probably not.

Did the Russians players perhaps reverse engineered it? Or did Nival release it after some time? Shouldn't be too hard to build it into a Linux app if we have the source I guess?

The reason I'm asking is because this website (and many others) run on my own dedicated server so I have full control over the server. If it's not too hard I can try and setup a 24/7 Hat. Connect it to a PHP script to allow auto-signups and run a status script.
Author: NOVA (KINGKOTA666 [at] HOTMAIL [dot] COM)
Date: 05-Dec-12, 21:31:24
I will give a ridiculously truncated response here. If you need/want more detailed info, please find me online on MSN (kingkota666@hotmail.com)

For ROM2 Multiplayer gameplay, it comes down to server/client issue. One of you MUST act as the server and the rest will be the clients. As such, the server person must create the map server first (nothing will be visible to any clients until then). Go through the on-screen prompts for MultiPlayer and when it comes to the IP box, just leave it blank (or you can enter your own IP address). You will then be given a list of all the ROM2 game maps in your ROM2 folder. Choose one (I suggest it is an EASY level map since you will all be creating brand new characters and they can only enter EASY level maps). Once you select a map and then choose OK, your game will start. From that point, any of your friends can duplicate your process, except they will HAVE to enter YOUR IP address. They will thus be able to join your "server" in progress.

A MUCH better way of playing ROM2 online is of course to set up your own dedicated ROM2 MASTER (HAT) server. This dedicated server can thus host up to 200 maps at once and each of you can join or leave any of the maps at will. Only the dedicated servers need to keep running and they can run empty. By contrast, in MultiPlayer mode, once the HOST player leaves, everyone get's booted out because the SERVER has now effectively closed, you can only run one map at a time, and you ALL must play that same one map. Setting up a HAT master server is much easier than you think. I can help you through that too if you like. Being able to have a two-way dialogue is much easier to get all this accomplished. I'd use skype or any other chat system, but my computer fried and I'm left with just Windows MSN Live now (and emails).

Good luck. If you do set up a HAT, I hope you make it public so the rest of us can play too.

Author: the.gray.fox (the [dot] gray [dot] fox [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Date: 04-Dec-12, 23:45:16
You have come to the right place.

But you must have patience. I myself am no expert of rom2.
Other users here are (NOVA is a dependable source, I would say) and can certainly point you to the solution.

So stay tuned.
Meanwhile it would not hurt if you would take your time to read some of the old posts of this very section of the rom2 forums. Plenty of multiplayer-related knowledge awaits just a few pages ago.

Author: Jason (jasonlavinger [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Date: 04-Dec-12, 03:39:30
So I am trying to figure out how to play online on the Multiplayer option.
My brother and I want to play on together on the same maps.
I've tried entering the same IP as him, but its like there's no1 else there..