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Online Derby Tutorial For Vista Users
« Thread started on: Jun 16th, 2010, 2:30pm »

I know you said you dont know how vista all works, but here is the information , so if you ever have someone ask you how to get going on Vista heres the stuff:

First off to play online you must be using version 1.22 of the game. It says the version in the bottom right or left (not sure which) corner. If you have the 1.00 version of the game, pm madmax for a link to update the game FOR FREE to 1.22. To play you dont have to disable the windows firewall. all you have to do is add ports to it. To do this follow these steps:

Click the windows icon in the corner to open the start menu. Click on all programs at the bottom and then click on accessories. Then right-click on the command prompt and select "run as administrator". This is very very important or else the ports will not open. When the black box displays copy and paste these (one at a time into it) and hit enter:

FOR /L %I IN (2300,1,2400) DO netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="DDF8%I" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=%I action=allow

FOR /L %I IN (2300,1,2400) DO netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="DDF8%I" dir=out protocol=tcp localport=%I action=allow

FOR /L %I IN (2300,1,2400) DO netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="DDF8%I" dir=in protocol=udp localport=%I action=allow

FOR /L %I IN (2300,1,2400) DO netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="DDF8%I" dir=out protocol=udp localport=%I action=allow

You also have to add port 6073. To do this click the windows icon again. Click control panel. Double click on windows firewall. On the left hand side of the window it says "Allow A Program Through Windows Firewall"-click it. This will display:

Click add program and find where you have the game saved to. Double click the game. Then click on Add Port, which is right beside the add Program button you just clicked. In the Box that appears, add the Information as I have in the picture below:

Click OK.

Click Add Port again. Enter the Information as I did below. Make SURE you Select UDP where it says Protocol-this is VERY IMPORTANT.

This is all you need to do for Windows Firewall. If you are using Mcafee Antivirus, I've found it is just easier to turn off the Mcafee firewall when playing. If you are using Norton, you don't have to do anything with it.

The next Step is ONLY if your computer is connected to wired or wireless router. Go into your routers settings. In your Internet Browser, type You will be prompted for information to log into your router. This will be the information you specified when you set up your router. Once logged in, go to the Applications & Gaming Tab. Click on DMZ. Click Enable. For source IP address, make sure any ip address is selected.

Then open the command prompt as described before. Type in:


This will bring you a list of information. Look for a thing that says IPv4 address. It will be something like Write this number down or memorize it. Where it says destination, enter the number that you just wrote down where it says IP address. Then click save settings.

This should be everything and you should now be able to play DDF8R online. Obtain the IP address from one of the forums its posted on, or else PM me (pipesrmylife) or madmax about setting up a private test. Then open the game and click Multiplayer and join using TCP/IP and enter the IP address and Click Connect. If everything worked right a game will appear and you must click it and choose join.

Good Luck!!
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