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LAN Parties at SDL HQ (Casa Bonita / Brian's House)

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This thread is dedicated to discussing LAN parties at my house, as most of you have been there I'll keep this short. For those of you who haven't:

LAN Layout:
Photos during LAN give you a good idea of the layout:
http://www.meetup.com/lanparty-158/photos/25916198/
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUEN1XzGT5k

Garage is set up with a number of chairs, and tables year round for LAN's, along two walls and down the middle in a row supporting 16 players, and an additional 2 if we setup another table.
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Overflow seating:
In the back patio we've added blinds to allow people to comfortably be placed on tables outside. We have a dedicated 20 amp breaker and gigabit internet running to the back yard so they have the same quality of play as the people in the garage:
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On the side of the house we have a large canopy with even more seating. Again a dedicated 20 amp breaker and a gigabit internet line ensures no one has trouble with the internet or power.
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The house is pre-wired (by me) for gigabit Ethernet, I also have a stable WiFi connection now. We have also pre-mapped the electricity for the house to accommodate all the computers plugged in.
Our Router is a 25 port Gigabit Mikrotik CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HX3KNWC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
For switching we have 3 full Gigabit 25 port switches for the 3 main LAN areas, with the support of 16 port full gigabit switches if we need more ports.

Food nearby:
We commonly pick one of the nights of the LAN to order from the local pizza place, Fattie's pizza.
They have buy one, get one free on any large. So we often get 4 large's for a crowd of 6-10 people and we feast all night.

There are tons of fast food places, as well as our favorite take out Mexican place "Lolitas" not more than 5 min from my house.

Crashing accommodations:
People who plan on spending the night are welcome to crash, I have two couches plus a single seat recliner to crash in. I also have sleeping mats we can put out if requested. First come first served.

Hardware Infrastructure:
Teamspeak 3, 200 person NPL license
Fileserver for sharing over 3.5TB of games / files / patches / music / movies etc.
10 Dell Optiplex loaner rigs; Core 2 Quad q6600's 2.4ghz 4gb ram nvidia gt 740 Superclocked 2gb video cards.
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If you have any questions or comments please leave them in a reply below:
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Posted Mar 16, 13 · OP · Last edited Oct 26, 15
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Hi my husband and I have signed up for this weekend's LAN party and were wondering how long our ethernet cables should be and what games we should download before arrival. Also, should we bring cash for pizza and how much if so? Thanks!
Posted Jan 29, 15
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None needed, and it's usually $5 for pizza :-)
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Posted Feb 4, 15 · OP
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Hey, my friends and I were looking into this. The only problem is that we age from around 15-18. We can have an adult be legally responsible for us. If you can't take any minors thats totally understandable.
Posted Apr 18, 16
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Not a big deal, you should check out our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171877622830371/
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Posted Apr 19, 16 · OP
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