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Trying to play Team Fortress 2 at work and the Windows machines can't connect to the Mac machine's server and vice versa, when we create a local server.

Tried connecting through the console directly to IP.

Tried setting sv_lan to 1.

Server won't repond. Says "connection failed after 4 retries."

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Did you make sure that the firewalls on both were set to allow incoming connections? –  CyberSkull Dec 31 '11 at 1:08
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This shouldn't happen. But there are tutorials online to make a legit local server. But instead you could make a online server with a password. Then it would be a private server for your friends.

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