Frequently Asked Questions
Oasis Secure Gaming Network
Oasis uses Peer To Peer (P2P) technology to connect devices without opening a security hole in your firewall. Port Forwarding will allow anyone who knows your IP Address to connect directly to your computer. Port forwarding is limited to one local machine per port number, whereas Oasis can support any number of machines with the same port number. Plus, Port Forwarding won’t give you voice communications or the ability to swap Minecraft Resource Packs and Saved Games.
A VPN connects a remote computer to your entire network, which means that in addition to your game of Minecraft, the person connecting to you also has access to any files that anyone on your local network might be sharing, your network printer, your smart thermostat or even your Roomba vacuum cleaner. Oasis lets you pick and choose which of those things you want remote computers to have access to.
Versions of Oasis are usually backwards-compatible, so even if your friend has the full version of Oasis and chooses not to upgrade for some reason it should still work. We strongly recommend that you stay current with updates because we are constantly adding features, improving the user experience and beefing up security. Any of your friends using the free Oasis client will be updated automatically next time they connect to you.
We’ve tried to identify all of the popular Multiplayer games, but sometimes we miss one. You can still share it by finding out what port number the game uses and clicking the “add custom” button to manually specify where your game is shared. Please also drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what game you are playing so we can add it to a future version of Oasis!
You have not added the recipient to your list of peers in the Email app. Open up the Newbound Email app and then click the “Peers” tab. Make sure you are connected to the Recipient’s device (it will appear green in the button bar at the top of the page… If not, click it to connect). The recipient’s email address should appear in the list below. Make sure the checkmark is checked and click “Save”. Now when you send email to the recipient it will be routed over the Newbound Network.
Only devices that you are connected to, which have the Push To Talk app installed, and which have granted you permission to talk will show up on your Push To Talk. Make sure you are connected, and that the remote device has granted you with permission to talk.
Yes. You can install the software on as many devices as you like. If you have a registration code, you can use it to register up to 5 devices. Unregistered installations will function normally for thirty days after which point the trial period will be over and the premium apps will stop working until you register.
Open the Newbound Security app, click on the “Devices” tab and select the device you wish to grant additional privileges to. Then check the box next to each permission you want to grant to that device and click the “update” button.
Every once in a while something about the combination of a certain app, your device and the device you are trying to download from just will not succeed in transferring the update. We are aware of this issue and are working to fix it as soon as possible. If you have another computer with the Newbound Network installed, try installing the update on that machine, connecting your two machines over the Newbound Network and then updating from the other machine. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have this issue remedied soon.