Is there a way to manually set my IP address?
I just discovered that my favorite online multiplayer game works over LAN for local play. But I don’t know anyone near me that plays it, and the game uses your IP address to identify you in local play. So I was wondering if their was a way to change my IP address and make it the same as my friend’s IP, and try to connect to each other. This could let us play in a 1on1 match, rather than having to play through the matchmaking server.
Is it more complicated than this, or do you think it might actually work? I’m not too computer-savvy, so please give me some insight so I can get a better understanding of how I can go about doing this.
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