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Our portable LAN party solution

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The holidays are usually devoted to a lot of gaming, especially when my friends from high school fly home from the States. This is a set up of 5 portables running on a home WiFi network – two of which are Macs. The objective was to run through Diablo II: Lord of Destruction from the start and get as far as we could.

The most interesting part was installing Diablo II on two OS X machines and networking them with three other Windoze portables without having to run Parallels or BootCamp. I’ve talked about CrossOver for Mac OS X before and this is what we used to do a native install of Diablo. Original Blizzard installers are usually compatible with both Mac and PC but it was way too geeky to resist doing a native Windows run of Diablo on OS X. ๐Ÿ™‚

So yeah, if you’re wondering how far into the game we got … age (and carpal tunnel) dictated the best of us and we got as far as Act I, defeating Andariel.

Please don’t judge. We’re just regular geeks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Armani Exchange sells designer clothes, LAN accessories, etc

If you live in the Alabang area and have need for paraphernalia for your next LAN party … or Internet cafe, you’d probably want to check out Armani Exchange. Yeah you heard me right. Not Columbia. Not Silicon Valley or PC Express. But Armani Exchange.

It isn’t apparent from outside their latest window concept display.

But when you go in and have a closer look, you’ll see what I mean:

Just remember: White-Orange, Orange, White-Green, Blue, White-Blue, Green, White-Brown, Brown. ๐Ÿ™‚