Here are the patchs, and work arounds for Multi Player in DSII

I have tested these on both win7, and win8 boxes, and as near as I can tell so far it works fine on both. :)
Hvaing said that... Do this at your own risk if you computer catchs fire, and brakes in 2 peaces I'm not responsable for iether peace. ;)

I use 3 steps to get as much MP out of DS2 as possible. ;)

First Step is to add a line to the Windows Host File. The file can be found here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Open the host file with notepad, then ad this line to the end:
' 127.0.0.1 dsiege2.available.gamespy.com ' A simple copy/paste well do it. :) Now save it.
But it says I don't have permission to change the file...?
Right click on the Host file. Go to the security tab. Click the edit button. Click users to highlight it.
Put a check box in the Full control box. Then apply. Now you can save the changes.

The 2nd is a bit more envolved.
You need a hack called tntds2c2
Once you have that Downloaded You need to unpack it with win rar or some other extraction program
Then you need to Find the DS2 Directory on your computer. If you bought through Steam it should be here:
C:ProgramFiles(x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/DungeonSiege2
In this folder find an aplication (EXE) file called DungeonSiege2.exe.
Right click, and rename this file to DungeonSiege2bu.exe
Then Copy/paste the Crack DungeonSiege2.exefile in its place.
Then open DSII from desktop. You should now have access to the multiplayer part of the game.

And Finely.
There's an unsupported 'old school' mode in multiplayer, allowing up to 8 players to play simultaneously.
To enable this, add 'oldschool=true' (without the ' ' quotes) to the command line, or the .ini file.
But Gid where is the whatsit n i file, and where does one find it?
Well that is a good question, and here is the answer. ;)
Go to C:\Users\Gideon\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2 Broken World\
and use note pad to open the DungeonSiege2BrokenWorld configuration file.
Then just paste 'oldschool=true' at the bottem of the document and save it.

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