ProStreet Game Client
Prerequisite: The PC LAN Game Server MUST be running on one PC connected to the LAN before selecting LAN in the ProStreet game. See below for instructions on how to start up a PC LAN Game Server.
LAN Game play option can be found on the main menu.
Step 1) PC LAN Game Server Auto-Discovery
When LAN is selected, ProStreet will automatically discover and connect to the LAN Game Server running on the LAN.
If not found automatically, the player is presented with a screen to manually enter the IP Address of the PC LAN Game Server in case the server is running on a different subnet.
Step 2) LAN Account Creation
ProStreet PC LAN play requires each player to create a user account on the LAN Game Server. The username and password are case sensitive. All LAN statistics and leaderboards collected during LAN games are associated with each players account.
Note: LAN play does not require an internet connection and does not use EA Nation user accounts.
Step 3) Login
Login using the created LAN account.
Step 4) Lobby Screen
After login, the user is presented with the LAN lobby screen which shows a list of all active games (1 or more players) running in the ProStreet LAN Server. From the lobby screen, either create a new LAN game or join an existing LAN game.
If the ProStreet LAN Server has not been configured with enough game servers, then an attempt to create a new LAN Game will fail. In which case, see below for instructions on ProStreet LAN Server configuration.
ProStreet LAN Server
The ProStreet LAN Server provides the following functionality:
- Hosts up to 32 simultaneous games of 2-8 players per game
- LAN Player Account Database
- LAN Leaderboards and Game Statistics
- Game Results Web Server
- Game Results RSS Feed
Note that only ONE PC connected to the LAN should host the ProStreet LAN Server.
ProStreet LAN Server System requirements:
- Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0. Can be installed from:
Step 1) Startup ProStreet LAN Server
In the ProStreet install directory, run the following application:
<ProStreet Install Directory>\Online\Launcher.exe
E.g. "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed ProStreet\Online\Launcher.exe"
Step 2) ProStreet LAN Server Configuration
In the ProStreet LAN Server window, select “Settings->Edit”. The following options are available:
- Max Create Games: (Default 1)
- Server Port: (Default 10104)
- HTTP Port: (Default 8080)
- RSSFeed: (Default Enabled)
Select the number of games that the server is to host. Maximum of 32 games can be hosted. Select “OK”. Server must be restarted for changes to take effect. Restart server by selecting “File->Restart”.