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LAN Party: Hosting the Ultimate Frag Festby William Steinmetz
Synopses & Reviews
Invite a few friends over to save the world
Been thinking about a LAN party, but not quite sure where to start? Well, relax. Buy this book, and youve already started. Everything you need to know is herenot only the necessary networking technology, but also the social stuff to make your frag fest an unqualified success. Heres the scoop on setting ground rules (what and why), power plays (the plug-in kind), locations (your apartment or the VA hall?), getting connected (hubs, switches, and routers, oh my)even what to order on the pizza.
Some secrets you'll learn
How do you hook up fifteen computers without blowing a fuse? Where do you find the space for all the PCs? How do you deal with cheaters and what's the best way of promoting your LAN Party? LAN Party answers these and many other questions as it guides readers through all of the steps necessary for throwing a great LAN party.
About the Author
William "The Ferrett" Steinmetz is an avid and eminently qualified gamer and LAN party participant, planner, host, and author. His gaming philosophy? "If it moves, shoot it."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Elements of a Good LAN Party.
Chapter 2: Setting Your Party’s Parameters.
Chapter 3: Choosing a Site for Your Party.
Chapter 4: The Complete Preparty Timeline.
Chapter 5: Saving Money on Your LAN Party.
Chapter 6: Avoiding Power Failures.
Chapter 7: The Least You Need to Know about Networking.
Chapter 8: Networking for Large Groups and the Internet.
Chapter 9: Sample LAN Party Layouts.
Chapter 10: The Least You Need to Know about Configuring Your Computer.
Chapter 11: Staffing Issues and Common LAN Party Roles.
Chapter 12: Setting Up a Dedicated Game Server.
Chapter 13: The Complete Day-of-the Party Timeline.
Chapter 14: Legal and Safety Issues.
Chapter 15: Something Just Went Wrong! Fixing Party Problems.
Chapter 16: Cool Things to Do at Your LAN Party.
Appendix: The Party Checklists.
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