Software

Updated 12/17/2010

What this page is about:

This page is designed for two purposes.

  1. To provide information on the different games we tend to play
  2. To provide general information for useful (free) programs that can help the LAN party go smoothly.

We will generally have the latest patches already downloaded and available on the LAN, but it will speed things up if you have these games installed and patched upon arrival.

Also, this page will probably not be updated very often, as such I have provided links to the official locations for patches where I can find them. While this page will not be updated on a regular bases, the games are, even if an older version is listed here, we will probably be using the new version at the LAN party.

The Games

While we have played other games in the past, and I might have accidently omitted a couple games from the following list, these are the games we are most likely to play at future LAN parties.

  • Counter Strike: Source

    • Provided through steam, so the version will be whatever version is latest.
    • Available Here
  • Left 4 Dead

    • Provided through steam, so the version will be whatever version is latest.
    • Available Here
  • Left 4 Dead 2

    • Provided through steam, so the version will be whatever version is latest.
    • Available Here
  • Team Fortress 2

    • This game is also provided through steam and therefore will remain up to date.
    • We will probably be playing some custom maps, these will be provided at the LAN party.
    • Available Here
  • Call of Duty 4

  • Battlefield 2

  • Battlefield 2142

Favorite Freeware

What follows is a list of programs that we feel will help get your computer ready for the LAN party. They are also just good programs to have around in a pinch. This section is also still under construction.

  • Anti-virus

  • Registry Cleaner(s)

    • As you use your computer and install / uninstall programs, edits are made to your registry. Over time those edits build up and conflicts emerge. These conflicts can lead to all sorts of issues.
    • CCLeaner - One of my favorites, I use it on a regular basis to clean up my registry. It does not catch everything but it does a good job.
    • Eusing Free Registry Cleaner - On occasion where I have had a problem that CCleaner did not catch, I use Eusing to find the problem.
  • Disk Image readers

  • File Transfers

    • For distributing files across the network: DC++
  • Did we miss something? Send us an email: contact@lanslidegaming.com