I have been using Aster to play local multiplayer with two monitors and two workstations for a while now. Here is a list of games that I have tried. If others could contribute to the discussion that would be great!
For all the steam games I created a second steam installation by copying the steam.exe and steamapps folder to a new directory. This fixed a few games for me
Games that work perfectly
- Left 4 Dead
- Payday 2
- Borderlands 2
- The Division (UPlay)
This works fine because UPlay allows two instances to run without Sandboxie!
- Unreal Tournament (GOG DRM-Free version)
- Vermintide 2
This works but only in the "modded realm" (which you choose from the launcher). Playing the regular mode uses EAC which causes the problem.
All modes work including matchmaking. I got a kicked a few times at the end of a few matches. I got an error about a "pure" server and a .vpk file to matching the server. It works almost perfectly though and I will test more.
- Deep Rock Galactic
Not sure why this doesn't work. The game can run on one workstation both with and without Sandboxie. But when I try and open two at once the second instance is met with this error screen.
It seems to be game specific. I might email the devs about it since it's a great local coop game
This is really disappointing since I just want to host a coop LAN server without using the BattleEye anticheat but this isn't an option when using Sandboxie
- Ring of Elysium
Again an issue with the anti-cheat and Sandboxie which is a shame since this is my favourite BR and it's F2P.
- Steam does not let you run multiple clients simultaneously, even with different Windows users logged in
- Sandboxie doesn't allow programs running in the Sandbox to hook in with anti-cheat software or install drivers ect
I think we need to solve one of the two problems listed above for more widespread use. I am happy to test more games that people suggest.