How to Play Multiplayer Games on Windows 8/8.1 (Like Counter Strike, NFS:MW)


Have you recently upgraded your computer’s operating system from Windows 7 or earlier version to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Are you facing difficulties in playing games like Counter Strike (1.6, Condition Zero, Source, Global Offensive GO) or NFS(Need for Speed) Most Wanted or other NFS series game with your friends on WLAN/Wi-Fi just because you cannot find option to create Ad-hoc network or Hotspot anymore? There is no reason to worry now. Now you can play Serious Sam, Quake, Unreal Tournament 2004, Red Faction, Quake III Arena, Team Fortress 2, Halo, Warcraft III, Age of Empires Series, Flat Out 2, Left 4 Dead Series and many more with your friends over WLAN/WiFi.

Today, I’ll help you in setting up Counter Strike Server or Need for Speed: Most Wanted server or any other game server on your Windows 8/8.1 so you and your friends can play over WLAN or WiFi.

Contion Zero Multiplayer Setup

If you wish to Create Ad-hoc Network on Windows 8/8.1 follow the links given below.  Article contains complete guide on Connecting and Creating Adhoc Network (Hotspot) on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Connect and Create Adhoc Network in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to Play Multiplayer Games

NFS MW Adhoc Network Setup Win 8/8.1

If you face any difficulties while going through the tutorial, feel free to comment. I’ll surely help you out. Even I’m a big Counter Strike fan. I don’t want to stop playing multiplayer games because of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. I hope they release a fix for same very soon.

Enjoy Gaming!

13 thoughts on “How to Play Multiplayer Games on Windows 8/8.1 (Like Counter Strike, NFS:MW)”

  1. All our laptops are connected to a router(Dlink through we access internet).Servers created in one laptop is shown in others but after sometimes it shows a message connection lost! why? plz help…

    1. Just start Left4Dead and go to Multiplayer LAN. Ask your friends to connect to your adhoc and you’ll see their computer there.

  2. i am using to play the cs 1.6, with wlan . but it can not connect the three devices at the same time… if the first two one connecting than my device doesnt shows the another device.

  3. Hi There,

    We are trying to create a LAN game of CS:GO over an ad hoc wireless connection. We keep getting error messages when one of us tries to join the server saying “failed to connect to game server. this game server restricts clients to connect from internal local area network only”. We are certainly on the same network as we are able to play other LAN games. Any idea what we are doing wrong?

  4. i have connected ethernet cable to pc window 7 & to laptop windows8 we have try cs it works but nfs shows connection lost msg then what i have do for…

  5. We have no servers….. Only have lan…. And we wanna play nfs most wanted 2012 …. Plz help…. Also for fifa 15 if u want… Plz..

  6. Nfs most wanted the game has to b installed to play multiplayer….if not right click on d application n run in compatibility for windows xp..this will sove the problem

  7. I have done all this but cannot create server please tell me what next can I do
    Please tell me the next step after doing this in detail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *