What is GameRanger?
GameRanger is the easiest way to play your friends online. GameRanger is a free download for Mac and PC that lets you play over 700 games and demos online with friends and opponents worldwide. GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings.
Created by Scott Kevill and opened to Mac gaming in 1999, GameRanger is the longest-running multiplayer online gaming service on any platform. In 2008, GameRanger expanded into PC gaming receiving widespread enthusiasm and acclaim.
How to Use GameRanger to Play Online Games?
First download and install GameRanger on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and Mac OS X. Then you need to create a new free account.
GameRanger will prompt you to create a new GameRanger account or use an existing one, and you will need to enter your valid e-mail address. You should use the address your friends are most likely to know.
Now you need to activate your account and log in. Within minutes you should receive a confirmation e-mail to activate your GameRanger account. If it’s not in your inbox, try looking in your junk folder, and mark it as a trusted-sender, or “not spam.” Adding the sender to your address book is also a good idea.
You can also invite your friends to play online games. To do that under the community menu, there are various options to invite your friends to try GameRanger. You can also search to see if they already have GameRanger accounts.
If you want you can host or join a game. To join an existing game, select a game room from the list and click Join Game. If the game room has a green dot next to it, then it is already playing. Some games do not allow you to join if they have already started. Alternatively, you can create a new game by clicking Host Game.