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#1 2014-01-31 09:26:43

Vegeta9001
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I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Hello guys I got a big problem here...

I got this game on steam and It was fun so I decided to buy it on steam for my brother account too so we can play and try to rob each other houses just for fun to challenge each other, but we were surprise that we *CANNOT* play both at the sametime since we live in the same house so same connection... I guess...

Each time we play at the same time and try to make decent houses and we click done we *Die due to inactivity* and then our house is been rob forever and we have no choice, but to quit the game.

If I make the house on my PC with MY steam account and then quit the game and my brother connect on his PC and his steam account he play with MY house... So yeah impossible to rob each other house which pretty much kill the fun for us...

Is there a way for us to play at the same time and with two different houses or I just buy this game for my brother for nothing? sad

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#2 2014-01-31 10:02:42

colorfusion
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

It sounds like one of you is accidentally using the other person's account when playing the game. Make sure your login codes are your own and not eachothers.

Being on the same connection should not cause these problems, only being on the same account.

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#3 2014-01-31 10:09:55

Vegeta9001
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Yes we do have the same *Download code* How do I change the code for my brother?

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#4 2014-01-31 10:11:52

jasonrohrer
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

So... did you ever play the game through YOUR Steam account on your brother's PC or vice versa?

If you ever did that, the Steam Cloud would have downloaded YOUR account settings to the other PC.  But Cloud is buggy about how it replaces files when a different account runs on the same PC.  So, your account files are probably still there.

The fix is kindof a pain:

1.  Have your brother run the game on his PC through Steam.

2.  WHILE the game is running, find the game folder (Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/CastleDoctrine).

3.  Go into the settings folder and delete downloadCode.ini

4.  Quit the game.

5.  Wait a minute for steam to synch this file deletion to the cloud.

6.  Run the game on your brother's PC again.  It should pop up a message about creating an account on the server.

7.  After that, your brother should be connected to HIS account.

8.  It should keep working when you run the game later, because his account settings are now stored in his Cloud.

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#5 2014-01-31 10:20:12

Vegeta9001
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Thanks it seem to work now we both have our own house. big_smile

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#6 2014-01-31 10:28:28

jasonrohrer
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Steam cloud...  hmm


Anyway, happy to help!

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#7 2014-01-31 11:41:42

Vegeta9001
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

It worked he was able to test my house and die like a noob, but the problem now is when kill myself to make another house for him to try again with some new kind of trap he cannot find my house in the list is this normal?

Is there a limited amount of time he can try houses made by me even if I killed myself and made another one?

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#8 2014-01-31 12:17:26

jasonrohrer
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Yes, the server does that PRECISELY to prevent brothers from doing what you guys are trying to do!  :-)

If you rob a house, and then the owner dies later, you can't see their "next life" house for 24 hours.

Otherwise, you could just rob a second account over and over, respawn it for $2000 each time, and get "free money" that way with two accounts.

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#9 2014-01-31 13:00:13

Vegeta9001
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

Yes I thought about that, but all we wanted to do is testing each other trap then we kill our character and start new characters make new houses and so on do the same thing again for fun, but I guess we have to wait 24 hours each time. =O

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#10 2014-02-01 22:57:25

ZenRose
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

If you are just interested in playing around with clever traps trying to fool each other you could make traps out of the appropriate types of lights and play on the honor system.

Not as appealing but cheaper and less likely to cause a 24 hour lockout.

You could have robbery races.  Like the first person to successfully rob $5000 from one house wins/gets a point/is the best.

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#11 2014-02-02 09:02:39

Zalethon
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Re: I cannot play with my brother with this game? (Big problem need help.)

If those time limits are handled server-side, you could set up your own server and change the limits? (I can't help with that, but just know that it's a possibility)

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