Whats so bad about hamachi?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mathew Sky, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Mathew Sky

    Mathew Sky Doctor Bones

    Seriously, the only people that don't know how to use it hate it, am I right?
     
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  2. WolfMimir

    WolfMimir Cursed Skull

    do ppl hate it? i had no idea :eek:
     
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  3. wifidudejj

    wifidudejj Cursed Skull

    i hated it for that exact reason and now that i get how it works i dont have to have a rage.jpeg up all the time
     
  4. Mikoto Misaka

    Mikoto Misaka Voodoo Demon

    No, you're wrong, Hamachi is easy as hell to use, people just hate it because why should you download a whole new program just for multiplayer servers with crappy connection.
     
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  5. Mathew Sky

    Mathew Sky Doctor Bones

    better than nothing
     
  6. Mikoto Misaka

    Mikoto Misaka Voodoo Demon

    *Better
    God that irritated me
    Anyways, dedicated servers are WAY less laggy than Hamachi
     
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  7. Mathew Sky

    Mathew Sky Doctor Bones

    edited, sorry and yes i agree but i use it last resort when the port isnt forwarded yet
     
  8. Mikoto Misaka

    Mikoto Misaka Voodoo Demon

    It is good for when you can't find any servers that work.
     
  9. eil

    eil Green Slime

    hamachi is often an only solution to play with someone having router problems/dynamic IP :)
     
  10. Imnotahuman

    Imnotahuman Cave Bat

    That statement. It makes me very...... sigh.
     
  11. Rainbow

    Rainbow Green Slime

    Useless shit which limits people to download a VPN system just to play one measly game.
    Port forwarding isnt that hard, there are even program's to make it simpler.
     
  12. Kelp

    Kelp Moderator Staff Member

    Hamachi doesn't seem to work all the time, but it's better than nothing. Personally I would only ever use it if my ISP did not allow manual Port-Forwarding

    The main reason I dislike Hamachi is because it is a potential security risk.
     
  13. gigimoi

    gigimoi Green Slime

    Hamachi is barely more risky than forwarding a port.
    If it doesn't work, a restart fixes that
    Some ISPs do not allow port-forwarding/Static IP setup

    Hamachi is no more laggy than any other server, except dedicated.
     
  14. Allie

    Allie Green Slime

    Yeah, I agree with Kelp. I've had some major issues with it in the past.
    Getting a server client is definitely better.
    I only hate it when people sell some stuff and say "Come to my server, Hamachi ID..." Hell no, I ain't gonna come to Hamachi, I just want to log on the server, so I just usually invite them to mine. Some people often hesitate and end up not selling.
     
  15. th3squirr3l

    th3squirr3l Fire Imp

    Better than "nothing"?
    You guys sound as if you think Hamachi is the first option...

    And, "the only people that don't know how to use it hate it"?

    Are you serious? It's completely the opposite!! Only people that can't figure out port forwarding use Hamachi. Honestly, port forwarding is rather simple. I'm not sure why people have so much trouble with it.
     
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  16. Mr.Person

    Mr.Person Moth

    Because people who join your hamachi can access your computer and fck it up badly. Also access all files. That's why I've stoped using it.
     
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  17. kirabook

    kirabook Ex-Min Staff Member

    Not necessarily true I forwarded my ports easily, but still had problems due to the company we have. And I'm in college and forwarding their ports is a big no no, there's not much I can do. Some people use hamachi because they don't understand how to port forward, but I think a lot of people just don't have many options.

    I quite dislike having to have something else to host my server, but I am still looking into other options. No way I can afford to buy a dedicated server and my attempts at finding a free provider has failed.

    I use hamachi because it's the first one I've come across, I rarely play with anyone other than my brother anyway, I'm not one to go through the trouble of getting on someone elses hamachi server.
     
  18. Kelp

    Kelp Moderator Staff Member

    Hate to seem like a jerk, but Port-Forwarding is a lot more secure than Hamachi.

    Hopefully you know the difference between a WAN and LAN. Wide Area Networking (Port-Forwarding option) and the Local Area Networking (Hamachi). Now, while Hamachi is still typically not Local Area it does create a virtual one, meaning that if you do not have the proper security and the person on the opposite end knows their way around networks then your files could be at risk.
     
  19. Mario Dan

    Mario Dan Green Slime

    I'm hoping for a future update that Terraria can handle this problem by himself.
     
  20. Kraiten

    Kraiten Eskimo Zombie

    You're*
    God, you're irritating.
     

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