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Friday, March 3, 2006
GameRanger 4.5 Released
7:18 AM | Evan Holt | 10 comments

GameRanger the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service that allows you to host games, track them and chat has been updated to version 4.5. The biggest change in this release is the ability for bypassing of modems and routers so that no configuration or port forwarding is needed to host or join games.

Here's the list of changes:

Added bypassing of modems and routers so that no configuration / port forwarding is needed to host or join games. Anyone can host or join now
Added more new reliability features to in-game voice
Added support for hosting games while hosting internet sharing to joiners on the same local network
Joiner games terminate immediately when host aborts so no one is left in the game
GameRanger no longer prevents screensavers activating or iChat going idle
"Ghost" games no longer appear in the game list when only the demo was installed
Doom 3 server list now shows v1.3 servers
Worked around an OS bug that occasionally caused the Browse button to freeze
Worked around an OS speech bug that was causing GameRanger to crash while in a game
Improved the quality of most plug-in icons
Green dot shows immediately before launching game
Changed the "started a room" server message to "opened a room"
Fixed a disconnection that happened when launching a game that you were already in
Fixed expired Premium members leaving offline buddies still hidden
Fixed some unreported crashes and other issues on OS X 10.0 and 10.1
Fixed the Setup Assistant allowing long or invalid nicknames that the server would reject
GameRanger requires Mac OS 8.6 or later. Premium membership (which allows ladders, rankings in-game voice communication and more) costs $49.95 U.S. per year.

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