STEP 1: Get a copy of Vampire: the Masquerade – Redemption, and install it. It’s always super cheap at Gog.com. Make a backup copy of your cleanly installed game. It’s only around 2 GBs, and this will save you a lot of hassle.
STEP 2: Download the latest version of Tunngle, a program we use to simulate a LAN connection so we can play games together. It’s a free program that uses ads for support.
STEP 3: Ask your storyteller which mods you should install to play their games. There’s a list of commonly used files here. Some storytellers may also provide you with a specialized pack or list of files to install. Mods are generally installed into your main gaming directory for Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption. If you play in more than one chronicle, it is wise to make separate copies of the gaming folder with a separate shortcut, so you will always have the mods installed you need without worry about switching them out in fear of conflicts.
STEP 4: After you’ve worked out any particulars about your character with a storyteller, start and login to Tunngle. On the list to the left, choose RPG, then scroll over to Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption, and click on it. If you don’t see your storyteller in the room or see a red x by their names, you may have to do a little troubleshooting.
STEP 5: Start Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and choose multiplayer, and then LAN. Now you’ll see a character creation screen. Here you can choose from a number of skins for your character.
STEP 6: After creating your character, hit ok, and you’ll be in a room with a list of available games. Join your storyteller’s game. If for some reason you crash after character creation when trying to join a game, simply restart the game and try again. This is an occasional issue, but will most likely not impact your gameplay after the initial crash.
STEP 7: Enjoy the roleplay!