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Multiplayer Edit

Rise of Nations features a highly customizable multiplayer mode. Up to eight players can play in a game with a variety of modes to choose from, with AI filling spots at the server host's choice. A new feature that was introduced into the game was the ability to use homemade scripts in online play. The scripts are able to be made in the built in script editor, and came with a pre-made script that disallowed silos.

On Microsoft Windows Rise of Nations uses the GameSpy matchmaking service, and also works with GameRanger.

On Mac OS X, Rise of Nations uses GameRanger as a matchmaking service.

The LAN networking, implemented on both platforms, provides a system for people on the same network to play together. There is also a Direct-IP option, allowing non-networked players to connect without the use of GameSpy.

Cross platform play is not supported between Windows and Mac users.

Port Forwarding Edit

To make sure that these ports are open or to open these ports, contact your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). If you are the administrator of the network, view the documentation that is provided with your networking software to determine how to open these ports.

Rise of Nations requires that the 34987/UDP DirectPlay port be open to play a Local Area Network (LAN) or Direct Internet multiplayer game.


In addition to this port, to play through GameSpy Internet Matchmaking the following ports must be open:

     80/TCP

   1077/UDP

   6500/UDP

   6667/TCP

  13139/UDP

  27900/UDP

  28910/UDP

  29900/TCP

  29910/UDP

  29920/TCP
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Built-in Taunts Edit

Want to mess with your opponent in multiplayer? In chat mode, type in a number between 1 and 100. The game has 100 pre-programmed comments in funny, creepy, thrilling voices that you can make ring in your opponent's ears. The list below shows all the pre-programmed ones.


Number 1-10Edit

1. Yes
2. No.
3. Maybe.
4. I need Food.
5. I need Timber.
6. I need Metal.
7. I need Wealth.
8. I need Oil.
9. I need Knowledge.
10. Do you need resources?

Number 11-20Edit

11. Little help here...
12. This noob's rushing me.
13. Build more troops.
14. Build a wonder.
15. Work on your economy.
16. Work on your air force.
17. Work on your navy.
18. Wait for my signal to attack.
19. Attack!
20. Let's get 'em.

Number 21-30Edit

21. Guard my artillery.
22. Move troops here.
23. Grab some territory.
24. Gonna boom.
25. Gonna rush.
26. Wanna ally?
27. Wanna make peace?
28. Of course you know, this means war...
29. Pay up or die.
30. Prepare to be crushed.

Number 31-40Edit

31. Who shall we attack?
32. When shall we attack?
33. Where's the enemy?
34. They've got air power.
35. Ships ahoy!
36. I spy a spy.
37. Rare resources for the taking.
38. The city is going down.
39. Check out the timer.
40. Let's set up shop.

Number 41-50Edit

41. Wanna bet?
42. It's on.
43. Was that supposed to hurt?
44. Have you fixed your little problem?
45. Good luck with that.
46. Let me know how that works out for you.
47. I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you.
48. Classy.
49. Play the tutorials, noob.
50. Wake me up when you're done.

Number 51-60Edit

51. Get outta my face.
52. Leave me alone.
53. 'Cause you need that.
54. Is it over yet?
55. Do your parents know you're up this late?
56. You okay over there?
57. And stay out!
58. Bwa ha ha ha ha!
59. Have fun stormin the castle.
60. Random! Random!

Number 61-70Edit

61. RanDOM! RanDOM!
62. Let the game begin.
63. Dude, we know who you're going to take. Just pick 'em and get on with it.
64. Which part of "Click in" didn't you understand?
65. What's the holdup?
66. Ahhh.
67. Unh Unh Unh.
68. Ohhh.
69. Ughhhhhhhh.
70. Unh!

Number 71-80Edit

71. We're doomed!
72. Wanna give up?
73. Victory is mine!
74. Oww! My eye!
75. Not in the face! Not in the face!
76. Coming.
77. Be right there.
78. On my way.
79. I'm trying to send some help.
80. Gotcha covered.

Number 81-90Edit

81. Check.
82. It shall be done.
83. Let me get right on that.
84. Sweet.
85. You da man.
86. That's what I'm talking about.
87. Consider it taken care of.
88. Sounds like a plan.
89. Groovy.
90. Red

Number 91-100Edit

91. Blue
92. Purple
93. Green
94. Yellow
95. Light Blue
96. White
97. Orange
98. Aaaaagh! The Humanity!
99. Let me get that for you.
100. They keep on rising!

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