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Multplayer (Playing Over VPN) Launcher .bat File

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Game Version: AoE3

I've been playing on LAN (via OpenVPN) with my friends for a long time. After a few ip changes(on vpn clients), it became a hussle for everyone to first look at the assigned vpn ip, and change the shortcut to the assigned address and launch the game. So after 1 or 2 (3 tops) hours of googling, i wrote a tiny little bat file which checks the ip and then launches the game with overrideAddress parameter.

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When bat file first runs, it checks for a file named VAR_1.TXT under %APPDATA% directory(C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming)

If file doesn't exist, it wants user to select a directory(AOE3 main directory i.e:C:\Program Files (x86)\Age of Empires III - Complete Collection). It saves this directory to the VAR_1.TXT file mentioned above.

After that it checks for the assigned ip address and launches the aoe3.exe with overrideAddress parameter.


First run your OpenVPN client, connect to server, see that you've been connected and assigned to an ip address, then launch the .bat file.

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