The Mystery LAN

September 9th 2023
11am-9pm

The Mystery LAN

September 9th 2023
11am-9pm

Join us at Dandenong Baptist Church for an all new LAN event, powered by The Big LAN! This is a drug and alcohol free event. Only power and network access is provided, please bring your full PC (including monitor), laptop, or console (including monitor). Tournament sign ups occur on the day at the start of the scheduled time.

Plus introducing THE GAUNTLET! We bring the gear, you bring the skills. Play your way through 5 party favourites for prizes and bragging rights.

16+ only. Under 18 requires parental permission.

25/27 James St, Dandenong VIC 3175


Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who attended! Full resolution photos can be downloaded here.

Schedule

Schedule

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Arms Race


Race against the room to get to the golden knife in this classic mode! Single elimination brackets with the number of players progressing per round dependant on the total number of players.
Please listen carefully to the organisers for direction on which server you should join.

Prizes

Tips & Help

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 disabling all network interfaces besides the one you are trying to use. For example, CSGO will default to your first ethernet port for server advertisements regardless of if you are on Wi-Fi or a secondary interface.
4. Try connecting directly to the server via IP. The tech desk will be able to help you do this.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires FFA Regicide

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

All Modes

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.

Valorant

5v5 Standard Rules

Prizes

The Big LAN always aims to maintain expected competitive rulesets while maintaining accessability for new players. As such we'll be running an either single elimination or double elimination tournament dependant on the number of entrants, each round being a single first to 13 game.
Maps to be decided by agreement between teams at the start of the round. If an agreement cannot be reached the map will be randomised.
Each team will need a team captain who will add the opposing team's captain as a Riot friend, allowing both teams to join the match.


Tips & Help

Installing

Please note Valorant does not support caching. If you need to install the game on the day please head to our file server and select 'local server' (only available at the event) to download an up-to-date set of files:
1. Download VALORANT.exe and VALORANT.zip from the Riot folder.
2. Export the contents of VALORANT.zip to C:\Riot\VALORANT (or your install location of choice).
3. If you don't have the RIOT client installed, run VALORANT.exe. Otherwise simply launch the RIOT client. Sign in and select Valorant from the list of games.
4. When you get to this screen, select already installed and then navigate to the "live" folder within the folders you just exported from the zip file.
5. The RIOT cliet will appear to attempt to download for a moment, and then declare Valorant ready to run!

install help

Rocket League

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

Settings

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!

The Gauntlet

The Ultimate Challenge

Play your way through a series of mini tournaments in select couch classics, get points for every mini tournament you win, and take out the ultimate prize!
Not feeling competitive? No worries, you can skip the games you don't want to play and jump in where you please.

All equipment provided, entry with any ticket!


Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla

Mode: Default settings.
Settings: 3 stock, 4 player games.
Map: Selected via in game vote.
Winners of each heat will progress to the next round until we have a winner!

Making a semi final - 1 point | Making the grand final - 2 points | Winning - 3 points

Please note only the default characters will be available


Gang Beasts
Gang Beasts

Mode: Melee mode.
Settings: 4 player games, random map.
Winners of each heat will progress to the next round until we have a winner!

Making a semi final - 1 point | Making the grand final - 2 points | Winning - 3 points


Screencheat
Screencheat

Mode:"My first deathmatch".
Settings: First to 10, FFA, 4 player games.
Map: Random.
Winners of each heat will progress to the next round until we have a winner!

Making a semi final - 1 point | Making the grand final - 2 points | Winning - 3 points


Tricky Towers
Tricky Towers

Mode: Race.
Settings: 4 player games.
Winners of each heat will progress to the next round until we have a winner!

Making a semi final - 1 point | Making the grand final - 2 points | Winning - 3 points


Trivia
Trivia

Classic The Big LAN Trivia, gaming and pop culture questions with Khoot!

1st - 3 points | 2nd - 2 points | 3rd - 1 point

Stardew Valley

Gold Rush

Stardew Valley scores can be entered throughout the day!
Start a new save on the day. Only saves dated as created on the day of the event will be accepted.
Play for an hour and collect the most money you can. Save/Pause the game after an hour, and put a screenshot of your score into the Stardew Valley channel on our Discord.
Start a new save and try again! Highest score submitted throughout the day will win!
Single Player saves only.

Chess

Rapid Chess

13+2 rapid chess, all equipment including chess clocks provided.
Entry welcome to all skill levels and with any ticket.

Prizes

Speedcubing

Show that Rubriks who's boss

Entry open to all with any ticket!

Prizes

VR Corner

Try out the HTC Vive Elite paired with the powerhouse ZOTAC GTX 4090 GPU and play VR favourites including Beatsaber!

VR

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!