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February 17th 2024
11am-8pm

Event Logo

February 17th 2024
11am-8pm


LANCON, powered by The Big LAN! LANCONs are our new events with more of the original LAN PC gaming you remember mixed in with modern classics, and The Big LAN is thrilled to be working with the team at Syndal Baptist Church and their fantastic venue. Join the fun, meet fellow gamers, hang out, and play some classics with us at LANCON!

18+ only. This is a drug and alcohol free event. In the main LAN area only power and network access is provided, please bring your full PC (including monitor), console (including monitor), or laptop.

588 High St Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150. Lots of on site parking available!


Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to our winners!

Arrive & Setup
Arrive at least an hour before the first tournament you'd like to join
Arrive at least an hour before the first tournament you'd like to join
Sign Up
We'll take sign ups in person when the tournament is scheduled to start
We'll take sign ups in person when the tournament is scheduled to start

Schedule

Click each tournament listing for more details

runs throughout the day

Rental PCs

Rental PC tickets are now available. You bring the mouse, keyboard, and accounts, we bring the computer and monitor!
Just select "Rent-A-PC" instead of a BYO PC ticket when purchasing. Supplies are limited.

Rental PCs

You bring a keyboard, mouse, and accounts* that own your games

We provide a PC, monitor, cables and quick downloads of all our supported games!

Select a "Rent-A-PC" or a "Premium Rent-A-PC" ticket when purchasing for our next event, then just arrive an hour before the first game you want to play is scheduled and our friendly staff will help you get everything set up. Get access to everything The Big LAN has to offer without needing to carry your PC!

As a bonus for LANCON Rental PCs include Quake 3, SOLDAT, Warcraft 3, Unreal Tournament 99, and Ruthless Conquest for free!

Premium Rental PC

Featuring either a GTX3060 or RX6600 paired with an AMD 3700X thanks to our sponsors AMD, Aorus, and CoolerMaster!

BYO mouse, keyboard, and peripherals required.

Premium Rental PC
  • Part

    Spec

    CPU

    AMD 3700X

    RAM

    16GB

    GPU

    Gigabyte GTX3060 or RX6600

    Storage

    512GB NVME SSD

    Monitor

    Dell 24inch 1080p 60Hz

  • Game

    Settings

    FPS

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    "Enhanced" Graphics and UI Mode

    60 (Capped)

    Halo Infinite

    Ulta Presets

    60 (Capped)

    Counter Strike: Global Offensive

    Highest

    180 - 220

    Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

    Ultra

    120

Rental PC

Classic Rental PC

A 6th Gen Intel i7 paired with an Nvidia GTX1650 means out PCs are perfect for you to compete with on esports settings at 1080p.

BYO mouse, keyboard, and peripherals required.

Yes, it can run Crysis

  • Part

    Spec

    CPU

    6th Gen Intel i7

    RAM

    16GB

    GPU

    Nvidia GTX1650

    Storage

    256GB M.2 SSD & 500GB SATA SSD

    Monitor

    Dell 24inch 1080p 60Hz

  • Game

    Settings

    FPS

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    "Enhanced" Graphics and UI Mode

    60 (Capped)

    Halo Infinite

    Low Presets

    60 (Capped)

    Counter Strike: Global Offensive

    Medium

    120

    Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

    Ultra

    120

* You'll need to bring an Epic and/or Steam account that owns the games you want to play. The Big LAN does not currently provide keyboards, mice, or any additional peripherals (mousepad, headphones).
Each PC has Steam, Epic, Riot, and Discord clients pre-installed. Just log in and pull your games of choice from our super fast cache and file server. All games supported at the event are tested to run at (at least) 60FPS, 1080p on their automatic settings (generally medium). All machines will be reimaged after the event to remove any personal data. Depicted hardware are an example only, provided equipment may have a different appearence while meeting the same specifications.

Bring Your Own PC Ticket

A Bring Your Own PC (BYO PC) ticket lets you access everything The Big LAN has to offer. Your ticket includes a seat at one of our rows of tables, an ethernet (network) cable that is already linked into our network (Wi-Fi is also available), two power points (one for your PC and one for your monitor), and a 3'x3' space to set up all your equipment in. You can connect any device you'd like including a laptop, desktop, Xbox, PlayStation, ROG Ally, Steam Deck, or Nintendo Switch, however a Windows based PC is recommended to get the most out of the day.

BYO PCs

A BYO PC 5+ group ticket is also available and is exactly the same as a BYO PC ticket but with a discount for bringing so many friends! Please note that this ticket type is not able to be combined with any spectator tickets or Rental PCs, but if you contact us via Messenger or Discord we can help customise you the best deal for your needs.

Spectator Ticket

A spectator ticket lets you access the event and includes lunch and dinner with us. You won't get a space for a PC/console nor access to the network or any tournaments. A spectator ticket is best for people who want to watch the games, hangout with their friends, and play a boardgame or two.

Spectate

Rocket League

Rocket League Doubles

Single Elimination Tournament
Entry welcome on all hardware types and all controller types (BYO PC ticket required to enter)

Game Mode: SOCCAR
Arena: DFH STADIUM
Team Size: 2v2
Bot Difficulty: NO BOTS

Mutators:

Preset Settings: CUSTOM
Match Length: 5 MINUTES
Max Score: UNLIMITED
Overtime: UNLIMITED
Series Length: 3 GAMES
Game Speed: DEFAULT
Ball Max Speed: DEFAULT
Ball Type: default
Ball Size: DEFAULT
Ball Bounciness: DEFAULT
Boost Amount: DEFAULT
Rumble: NONE
Boost Strength: 1X
Gravity: DEFAULT
Demolist: DEFAULT
Respawn Time: 3 SECONDS

Prizes

Ruthless Conquest

Send the fleet to capture planets and expand your empire, until you vanquish them all! Completely free, tiny download, join us in the next big LAN game! 6 players per game FFA. Works on mobile via the Wi-Fi as well!

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Quake 3 Arena

The king of arena shooters. We'll have dedicated Free for all Deathmatch servers on the LAN ready to go, and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down into 4-6 player servers (depending on total attendance) and take the top players from each into the finals.

Tips & Help

If you're using the steam version of Quake 3 Arena you'll need to install the v1.32e patch to join our server. You can download it from moddb here or ask the tech team to help you on the day. If you already have 1.32e installed you're good to go! Just boot the game, press the ~ key, and type "/whatversionisthis" to check which version is currently installed.

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Straight from the 90s, 4 years before SOLDAT, it's the 2D chaos of Jazz Jackrabbit 2! Grab a copy from Good Old Games (GOG) and join the chaos!

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SOLDAT

Soldat is an exciting unique side-view multiplayer action game. Little ragdoll soldiers fight against each other on 2D battle arenas using a deadly military arsenal. This is what multiplayer was invented for.

We'll be hosting FFA lobbies and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down depending on total attendance and take the top players from each into the finals.

Unreal Tournament 99

We'll have dedicated Free for all Deathmatch servers on the LAN ready to go, and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down into 4-6 player servers (depending on total attendance) and take the top players from each into the finals.

Tips & Help

Please note Unreal Tournament 99 (also known as GOTY Edition) is no longer available for purchase through online services including Epic, Steam, and GOG. You can download a copy of the game including driver fixes for modern devices here (only available on our local file server at the event) or use a fully updated version you previously purchased on Epic, Steam, or GOG.

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Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy

Jump back into this early 2000s classic for a free for all battle! Jedi Master level force powers and all weapons on, of course.

We'll have dedicated Free for all Deathmatch servers on the LAN ready to go, and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down into 4-6 player servers (depending on total attendance) and take the top players from each into the finals.

Tips & Help

Please note we will be running an unmodified local server and hence you'll need either an original retail, Steam, or GOG copy of the game. Nintendo Switch or PlayStation ports will not be compatible.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo 2: Anniversary FFA Slayer! We'll host the games on the LAN ready to go, and you can vote on the maps you'd like to play. We'll break the field down into 6-8 player servers (depending on total attendance) and take the top players from each into the finals.

Please note Halo 2: Anniversary does not automatically install as part of The Master Chief Collection on Steam. You need to either select it as DLC through Steam or install the add-on from within the game's menu. The Xbox Gamepass version installs Halo 2 Anniversary automatically.

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Tips & Help

Switching to LAN
1. Select "Options and Career" in the bottom left corner
2. Select "Settings" at the bottom of the menu
3. Select " Network" on the top row of menu options
4. Press the arrow next to "Xbox Live" to change it to "LAN"
5. Press back at the bottom left of the screen
6. When prompted press "Save Settings"
7. On the main menu press the button at the top right of the screen next to your name and rank
8. From the menu that appears on the right of the screen select the player you need to join and pick "join".

Checking Installs

1. Select "Options and Career" in the bottom left corner
2. Select "Settings" at the bottom of the menu
3. Select "Gameplay" on the top row of menu options
4. Select the options below each game for the components you need
5. Press accept in the bottom left of the screen
6. The download will start and appear at the top of the main menu. If the download is running slowly ask The Big LAN team for help.
Please note only Halo Reach multiplayer is installed by default.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires FFA Regicide

Prizes
Brackets

Single Elimination Bracket

Host

A player from each round will be responsible for setting up the server with the correct settings.

Lobby Settings

Lobby Name: The Big LAN #[1/2/3]
Visibility: Public
Players: 8
Set Password: biglan
Allow Spectators: Yes
Hide Civilizations: Yes
Spectator Day: None
Server: Local LAN
Data Mod: Definitive Set

Game Settings

Game Mode: Regicide
Map Style: Standard
Location: Random Map (Land Maps & Water Maps)
Map Size: Giant
AI Difficulty: Hardest
Resources: Standard
Population: 200
Game Speed: Standard
Reveal Map: Normal

Starting Age: Standard
Ending Age: Standard
Treaty Length: <None>
Lock Teams: No
Team Together: Yes
Team Positions: No
Shared Exploration: No
Lock Speed: Yes
Allow Cheats: No
Turbo Mode: No
Full Tech Tree: No
Record Game: Yes

Pausing

A game can be paused by any player in the following circumstances:

1. Server instability that cause clients to disconnect from the game.
2. A player's client crashes or fails to load at the start of the game.
3. If a single player is having client issues. A player may use a different computer if they continue to have client issues.

Players should not abuse the pausing feature. A match should not be paused for more than 5 minutes.
A game can not be paused more than 3 times in total. In rare circumstances a game remake may be considered.

NOTE: The player that paused the game must give notice before resuming the game.

Game Remake

Players can opt to remake a game during the first 10 minutes of the match with approval of the tournament admin.

Tips & Help

Joining a LAN game

1. Select "Multiplayer" on the main menu
2. Select "Join Custom Game" at the top right of the menu
3. Select the "Server" drop down on the top right and select the bottom option, "LAN"
4. Select the game from the list and then click "Join Lobby"


No games in the LAN lobby
1. Make sure the game is allowed through your firewall
2. Try switching TheBigLAN network to "Private" rather than "Public" by selecting "Network & Internet Settings" under the network option from the task bar, selecting TheBigLAN, and choosing "Private".
3. Try connecting directly to the server via a Steam invite from another player. The tech desk will be able to help you do this.

Golf with your Friends

Collisions on, jumps enabled, top players in each game progress to a final round to battle it out. It's Golf with your Friends at its most chaotic.

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Board Games

Grab a game from our library and set yourself up with friends old and new!

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Blood on the Clocktower

During a hellish thunderstorm, a scream echoes through the sleepy town of Ravenswood Bluff. The townsfolk rush to investigate and find the beloved local storyteller has been murdered, their body hanging limp from the clocktower. As blood drips onto the cobblestones below, a realisation slowly dawns… a demon has been unleashed, killing by night and taking on human form by day.
Can good find the demon in time? Or will evil overrun this once peaceful town?

Blood on the Clocktower is a game of murder and mystery, lies and logic, deduction and deception for five-to-twenty courageous players and one devious storyteller. A social game played in person, seated in a circle, each player receives either a ‘good’ or ‘evil’ token with their unique character on it. Good players share information to solve the mystery whilst evil players lie about who they are and what they know. The good team wins if they can piece together their knowledge, trust each other, and execute the demon. The evil team wins if the demon can sow distrust, evade detection, and wipe out the village.

Join us for games of Blood on the Clocktower with our expert storytellers. Games will start from approximately midday and run for 1-2 hours each, must end by 7PM, entry with any ticket

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The Famous Dice Game

A battle royale with dice!

Line up and roll the dice, can you roll high enough to make it to the next round? Make it through a full set of D&D dice in a game of pure chance skill!

Warcraft 3

The biggest RTS of its time exactly as you remember it. We'll be playing FFA matches with 4-6 players in a single elimination bracket. Top players from each game will progress to the final.

We'll be using the original Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, not Reforged. You'll therefore need to acquire an original copy of the game which can nolonger be purchased or downloaded through battlenet. If you're unable to install a copy we will be able to assist you on the day.

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