Forwarding Ports in Your Router for OpenTTD

Thumbnail image of Port Forward Staff
Port Forward Staff
September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

OpenTTD is OpenTTD Team's Strategy and Management game released in 2004.

thumbnail
thumbnail

When you play OpenTTD you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward OpenTTD

When you are playing OpenTTD 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 on occasion 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:

How to locate your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate 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 general process for forwarding a port is:

Ports To Forward for OpenTTD

The ports for OpenTTD are as follows:

OpenTTD - PC

  • TCP: 3979
  • UDP: 3978-3979

OpenTTD - Steam

  • TCP: 3979, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 3978-3979, 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for OpenTTD that will show you the specific incoming ports.

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

More From Port Forward