From Emperor's Hammer Encyclopaedia Imperia

GameRanger is a software for Macintosh and Windows created by Australian developer Scott Kevill, which allows multiplayer games to be played online and provides social features such as chat rooms and voice chat. GameRanger was first released in July 1999 and can be downloaded on their website at

GameRanger is available for the following platforms: Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11.

GameRanger is used to connect players in multiplayer games online such as X-wing vs. TIE Fighter or X-wing Alliance, which features a chat room to talk with other players similar to IRC chats.

GameRanger can be compared to similar clients such as Hamachi, LogMeIn, and GameSpy. When GameSpy closed, GameRanger supported all the games previously supported by GameSpy.

How to launch GameRanger and host a lobby[edit]

Open the application and click Launch. You will be met the lobby screen, from here you can click Host button and select the game and game options. Once you select the game and options, you can host the lobby and invite friends or other players to start a game