Multiplayer in Heroes of Umbra is played over a network. To host a game, simply choose Start Game after selecting a character.
Local Multiplayer Edit
If you are playing with friends and you are all on the same network, simply note the local (or internal) IP displayed when the game begins and have your friends enter that IP under the "Join Game" section of the character select screen.
Online Multiplayer Edit
To invite friends over the internet, you'll need to forward the required port (TCP and port 24234 by default). If you have a firewall, you'll also need to ensure an exception is made for the corresponding port. Then, give friends your public IP. Your public/external IP is not displayed in-game.
To change the port, edit the generated Settings file and re-launch the game.
If you are unable to connect to a server, here are a few common solutions:
- Ensure the ports match. If you're trying to connect to a server on a custom port, the default settings are insufficient.
- Ensure your firewall is not blocking either outbound (for joining) or inbound (for hosting) connections from the configured port (default 24234). An easy way to rule if your firewall is the culprit behind connection issues is to simply temporarily disable it and see if you are able to connect.
- Ensure you're running the same version of the game as the host.
- Ensure you've typed the IP correctly. There is an e in heroes. ;)