Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare: Mac Version. Creating a LAN?

November 30

Hi everyone. I have been doing a little research, and have come up empty. I received COD4 Modern Warfare for my Mac for Christmas. Game works wonderfully. I now would like to do two things.
#1) Create a LAN to play this game with the grown children. I have my Mac (MacPro3,1 OS X 10.6.2) connected to LinkSys Ether-fast Cable/DLS router. Cable modem is also a LinkSys: 'Ether-fast Cable Modem'. On the other end is another Ethernet cable to connect the kids computer.
Both connections are to the router. The MacPro is the first computer in the network. If that even makes a difference. I don't know. I already have another computer in this network, and it can share my printer through this setup, works fine. It's a Power Mac G4, which I will disconnect from the network, so I can plug it's ethernet cable into one of the kids late model Intel Mac Laptops. (The G4 cannot run the game) I want the kids to connect their laptop(s) to this network. Then I want to launch the game, with my computer acting as the server, so that they can join the game. Is this possible, with the described software, and setup? If I have left something out, please ask, and I will try to describe further.
#2) I have read that the Mac cannot act as a server, even over the internet, for this game. Any truth to that? Would it be, because it's a port, I guess? I don't know. I would like to use that option, to run a game when the kids are away at college,(I have 3 boys) that way we can play remotely, in a password protected server environment, where only we 4 are in the game.
Thanks for your consideration in helping me try to solve this one.



You would probably be best taking your issue up directly with 'Call of Duty' they have a user support forum.

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