Network Utilities

Opening Ports for Decay: The Mare using Your Router

Decay: The Mare is a First-Person, Puzzle, and Adventure game published by Shining Gate Software, Daedalic Entertainment released in 2013.

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Decay: The Mare has the following genres of gameplay.

  • In a first person style game the main viewpoint is from the player looking forward. This can be either a first person shooter or a first person driving game.
  • Puzzle games require players to solve a variety of puzzles ranging from logic to patterns to words and numbers. They are sometimes timed and sometimes do not have a time limit. Some puzzle games have a level progression built in to them and others are more in the arcade style.
  • Adventure games are very heavily story driven. You are usually the main character and are the one who discovers the true plot as the game progresses.

Forward Ports for Decay: The Mare

When you are playing Decay: The Mare you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and frequently even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to find your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Decay: The Mare Require

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Decay: The Mare are as follows:

Decay: The Mare - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Decay: The Mare - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

Decay: The Mare - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500

We have guides that are custom tailored for Decay: The Mare that will show you the necessary ports.

That's all it takes to forward your ports. Have more games that need a boost? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.