Greetings! While the forums are down, Peter was kind enough to allow the blog to serve as a place to offer insights into ERA.
It would be interesting to know, from those who are continuing their gaming sessions remotely, how are you doing it?
For those who use are wondering, ERA can be used for remote sessions, even though it’s not specifically designed for it. Managing this is not trivial, but unless your Internet provider blocks certain applications, it can be done.
The only thing you must do is allow ERA to be seen from outside your local network. When you use the Adventuring module and your players use the Character status module, all are accessing the same port in the local network, normally provided by a router or the Internet provider modem. What you need to do is “open” that port to the outside world, by telling your router or modem to do a “port forwarding”.
There is a comprehensive guide for a large number of devices at https://portforward.com/router.htm .
In case your Internet provider requires you to forward only ports in a specific range (ERA uses 7777 by default), you can configure that by adding the line
ServerPort = NUMBER in your ERA/RMC/ERA-RMC-Settings.conf or ERA/RMFRP/ERA-RMFRP-Settings.conf.
Let us know in the comments if you tried this or other approaches to remote play and how did it go.
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For specific troubleshooting you can always write to the support account: era–firstname.lastname@example.org .