Cry of Fear

Cry of Fear

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[Outdated] Finding and Hosting Servers without VPN (Hamachi)
By Thotslayer Ornstein
Guide to hosting and finding matches, and if you don't port-forward what are safer alternatives to Hamachi.
Finding a Match

If you have tried to play Cry-of-Fear on coop, you may notice a lack of servers.
However, there is a solution for you eager people!
Click here[], you will be taken to a server list. To connect, copy the IP from the webpage. Open the console in Cry of Fear with the tilde key. It's the ~ key to the left of the one and above the Tab key. Type in the console, 'connect x', with no quotations and replace x with your ip, which you can paste with Ctrl+V because you copied it earlier.

Have fun, if you are able to connect. If you cannot connect, then either it's you or the host. Most likely the host, they really need to fix this.

Creating a Match!
To get your wonderful game hosted on your uber-speed connection, you'll need to port-forward.

What does that mean?
Everything has a 'port' or designated number it uses to connect, every port sends different data, because different programs use different ports, or else you would get your game connections sent to your internet browser. When you 'forward' a port, the router passes the infomation through the network like a normal connection. For example, port 80 is for internet browsing, and port 25 is for emails. Since these ports are both used for common tasks, people will try to attack you through it. That is why ports 80 and 25 are the most heavily defended, most commonly blocked ports. This is why people have firewalls and anti-virus programs with online defences.

What about security risks?
It's only a connection into your network, unless you have a program recieving the information, it's useless. If you think this is a massive security risk, let's take a look at Hamachi. Hamachi opens many ports, that's why it works for many programs. It also means people can activate almost ANY programs on your computer that are active, posing a MASSIVE security risk.
If you DO need to use a VPN program, Tunngle and Evolve use game-lobbies, only opening the ports used by the game. It's safer and simpler, and the security risk is no more dangerous than regularly browsing the internet.

How do I do it?
Do not download's software to auto port-forward. It is bundled with adware.
Here[] you will be taken to a guide on how to port-forward your router. Find the manufacturer on the router, and find the model, usually printed on a label or the box. Once you have entered your model number, look for the game 'Half-Life: Steam', and follow the website's guide.

If you do not port-forward or cannot, your match will NOT show up on the game-monitor lists, and you WILL have to use Hamachi or another VPN (Virtual-Private-Networking) Service.

If you did not port-forward, please read the paragraph about security risks.I highly recommend that you stop using Hamachi. Tunngle has game-lobbies, which are safer and support up to 256 people, although you can't make your own networks.
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bjarne_h Jan 26 @ 5:37am 
Cry Of Fear Co-op (Solo) 20:24
-[FF]-BluealienWilson(G.E.W.P) Sep 11, 2016 @ 8:35am 
You could use the Server Browser

You can get it on ModDB
Thotslayer Ornstein  [author] Aug 11, 2016 @ 9:02pm 
@MagikPenguin apparently the whole website is gone, unfortunately this means that method of finding servers will no longer work
Solar-Powered Dog Aug 11, 2016 @ 6:44pm 
404 Not Found does that mean there are no servers?
some random dude Jul 17, 2016 @ 8:55am 
MAX Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:30pm 
Thotslayer Ornstein  [author] Feb 17, 2015 @ 3:49pm 
@mort the gamer

There is no cry of fear link, I just checked. You're looking for the listing that says 'Half-Life: Steam'.
FaZe Potato Feb 17, 2015 @ 12:36pm 
i went to dat website but it said that an error has occured when i clicked on the cry of fear link
Thotslayer Ornstein  [author] Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:34pm 
@Dr_mus please elaborate
Dr_mus Jun 7, 2014 @ 9:56am 
you are misinformed about ports.