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How to Port Forward Serious Sam: The Second Encounter

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter is a First Person Shooter game published by Gathering of Developers, Devolver Digital released in 2002.

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter offers 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.
  • In a shooter the player must have a very fast reaction time. Usually there is a weapon held out in front of the player that is used to target other players or enemies. They can be either single player or multiplayer. The single player versions usually have a short storyline with minor RPG elements. Call of Duty and Battlefield are some very popular examples.

How to Port Forward Serious Sam: The Second Encounter

When you are playing Serious Sam: The Second Encounter 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 intermittently 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 network router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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 process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the applicable box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter

The ports that need to be forwarded for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter are as follows:

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter - PC

  • TCP: 25600-25616
  • UDP: 25600-25616

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter - Steam

  • TCP: 25600-25616,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,25600-25616,27000-27031,27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter that will show you the incoming connection 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.