i don't think i was clear. i did not say vpn. i mean virtual network connections, vnc. it's like teamviewer, ultravnc, and google has a version now. this is where people connect to a single computer and they are sending their keyboards and game controllers and mice signals and the host computer thinks it's inputs from the same computer. i've done this often when playing old console games with emulators with friends in different locations. it would take some testing, but it's totally possible. i've noticed that 2 people cannot use the same exact controller when doing this, and most keyboards don't like multiple inputs at once, so only one person could use a keyboard and the other people would need game controllers of some sort.
it would take some testing and setting up, but it's possible. i forsee a lot of bugs with game controls because of the driver problems in linux with game controllers i've noticed. i don't know if there is an easy way around that.
either way i have a great suggestion for an fps game to add to game night i'm about to post on this game forum section. i really think openarena should be added. please comment under my new thread about openarena if you want to write something about only openarena.
this is an edit:
i always reread messages, and i noticed that the very last thing in deckard's last post was about wan. with wan, i think you could use tunneling and set up vpn to play multiplayer. this of course would be a more elegant way to handle multiplayer. for the time being, you can use vnc to play any game which only supports local multiplayer. as i wrote google has a version, but i've only ever done vnc with gaming on windows. i've done vnc with linux but never tried a game. i don't know if linux will throw a fit with vnc and tuxkart. just needs some testing before integrating tuxkart into game night, that's all.