This post is a guide that explains how you can play Broodwar with your friends on LAN using a free VPN software Hamachi.

This guide is for Windows only.

Hamachi Setup

  1. Go to https://www.vpn.net/ and download the install file by clicking “Download”
  2. Install hamachi.msi on your computer
  3. Setup an account and login to “LogMeIn Hamachi”
  4. Create or join a network
    hamachi_network

Broodwar

  1. Install Broodwar (From whatever source..)
  2. Download ChaosLauncher. This is a launcher that you will use to launch Broodwar. You can find the download link on the right of this page (http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/Chaoslauncher)
  3. Extract ChaosLauncherp.zip into the Starcraft folder
    starcraft_dir.PNG
  4. Download and extract ForceHamachi (http://r-1.ch/forcehamachi-1.1.zip). This is a plugin that ChaosLauncher to use to force Hamachi. Place forecehamachi.bwl file into the ChaosLauncher folder.
    chaoslauncher_dir.PNG
  5. Run the ChaosLauncher as an administrator and run starcraft making sure of the followings:
    1. In “Plugin” tab, forcehamachi is checked off
    2. In “Plugin” tab, click update to ensure up-to-date version of ChaosLauncher
      chaoslaunhcer_plugin.PNG
    3. In “Settings” tab, ensure installpath to Starcraft is correct
      chaoslaunhcer_settings

Troubleshooting

Using Windows 10 and not able to see a game? Refer to http://wiretuts.com/how-to-get-games-to-work-with-hamachi-on-windows-10/.

The specific sections you want to look into are:

  1. Hamachi Adapter Tweaks
  2. Can’t see or connect game server that is hosted on Hamachi network

That’s it! Have fun 🙂