What is RFLAN?
RFLAN is a network computer gaming event, held multiple times a year in Perth, Western Australia, organised and run by Red Flag LAN Fest Incorporated. RFLAN brings together gamers of all ages and levels over two action packed days every few months, giving them the opportunity to prove themselves in many competitions and socialise with other like-minded people (otherwise known as 'Lanners').
From an attendee’s point of view, computers are set up on tables and connected together with network cables. Tournaments comprised of many attendees are then run, with prizes for the winners. Essentials such as power, network, tables and chairs are supplied, with food gand drinks available for purchase throughout the event. Attendees are able to stay overnight in the venue, either sleeping or staying awake, then pack up and leave the next day.
Entry is subject to Red Flag LAN Fest Incorporated Official Terms and Conditions, displayed here
Where is RFLAN held?
Cannington Agricultural Halls, Cnr Station St and Albany Hwy Cannington
1) Turn off kwinana freeway onto manning road heading east (left from north)
2) At albany hwy, turn right (theres retravison ahead, and a car yard on the right)
3) Go past westfield carousel on left, and theres a grassed area, take the next left onto station st
4) Turn left into the carpark
1) Turn off kwinana freeway onto leach hwy and turn right, heading east along leach hwy
2) Keep going until you get to manning road and turn right, again heading east
3) At albany hwy, turn right (theres retravison ahead, and a car yard on the right)
4) Go past westfield carousel on left, and theres a grassed area, take the next left onto station st
5) Turn left into the carpark
Does RFLAN supply the computer or do I bring my own?
RFLAN is a bring your own (BYO) computer event.
Who can come to a RFLAN event?
RFLAN is an all-ages event. Parents are encouraged to contact us if they have any queries.
The venue is wheel chair accessible and has allocated disabled parking spaces.
How long does the LAN run?
A typical Red flag event runs for approximately twenty four to thirty six hours over a two day weekend.
What should I bring to a LAN?
* Computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and its power cords
* Non-surge protected power board (like the $2.50 bunnings ones)
* 10 meter network cable
* Headphones. (No speakers.)
* Driver and software cds, game install cds, spare keyboard/mouse/power cables.
What can't I bring to the LAN?
Basically anything that isn’t required for you to use your computer.
Goods that are prohibited from our events include but are not limited to:
* White goods (bar fridges, freezers, kettles, microwaves, eskies, etc)
* UPS systems and surge protected power boards
* Alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons
* More than one computer or monitor, including laptops and servers
What doesn’t my entry fee entitle me to?
Behaviour considered by the organisers to be disruptive to other players.
Material which could be classified as 18+ must NOT be displayed on your monitor at any time.
What does my entry fee entitle me to?
* 1 Seat,
* 0.8 meter wide area of desk space,
* 1 network port and
* 1 power point.
Can I prepay?
Yes. See the event details for more information.
Signups are full. Can I still come?
We only guarantee a seat to those who pre-pay. Entry then is based upon first-come-first-serve, dependant on seat availability. Most RFLAN events are now usually full from pre-pays.
What do I need to do to prepare my computer for a LAN?
* Ensure that your computer is running with the latest security, game and driver updates
* A full scan from an up-to-date virus scanner.
* Labelling your equipment to prevent mixing it up with others
* If you have Steam installed, make sure you put it into �offline� mode beforehand.
How many computers can I bring?
With a seat, you get enough room and enough power for a single computer only. Should you need another computer for something, please contact us.
Can I bring a game server?
No. Only RFLAN servers are to be used. Any 3rd party servers should be run on the one computer paid for by your ticket. Additional computers for server use are not allowed, unless a separate ticket is purchased.
Can I bring alcohol?
We are an all ages event, and as such do not allow the consumption of alcohol at our events. We also reserve the right to eject those under the effects of alcohol, who can cause security problems.
Can I bring two monitors?
No. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Can I bring a large screen monitor/TV?
No. The size limit for screens is 30". You must be able to fit all your equipment within the allocated space.
Can I bring speakers?
No. Attendees are required to bring headphones for listening to their computer’s sound.
How long should my network cable be?
Ideally, your network cable should be around 10 meters. If you are unable to get a cable any longer, you may be limited as to how far along the table you can set up. Any less than 5 metres is likely to cause problems.
Can a friend and I share computers?
For security reasons, spectators are generally not allowed to play on people’s computer. Exceptions can be made for family members or other circumstances. Please see an admin at the event for more information.
Do I have to wear my wristband?
Yes. Wristbands are our means of identifying people at an event. It is important that you wear your wristband on your non-mousing hand, clearly visible to passing admins.
Can I sleep at RFLAN?
Normally yes at Cannington Halls (this may change at other venues). There is enough room in the venue for some people to sleep on the floor. The gates into the venue are locked at night, so you can sleep in your car as well. We recommend a sleeping bag and pillow. There are shower facilities at the venue as well.
What food is available at a LAN?
In addition to various food runs, we have a range of ice cold soft drinks and snacks available at our kiosk. Coffee, pizza and other goodies are usually available to order through the internal website (www.rflan.org).
How do I order pizza/breakfast?
When pizza/breakfast orders are announced, go to the internal website (www.rflan.org) and place your order (under the 'food' section). You will need to pay for it at the kiosk before orders close to ensure you receive it.
Can I bring extra food or drink to sell?
No. However, if you are interested in running some kind of food or drink business at our events, please use the contact form on our website to arrange something with us.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes. It should be noted however, that we do not provide facilities for cooking or storing food. Eskies etc, that might leak, should not be used.
What competitions are run?
A competition timetable is published on the official website, detailing the time and format of each competition.
Are there prizes? How do I win them?
Red Flag’s valuable sponsors often donate prizes to give away at the event. You can win them by entering the competitions/tournaments that are available. For more information see the forums.
How do I join tournaments at the LAN?
To register for tournaments at our events, use the internal webpage (www.rflan.org). From this website, you can log in and join competitions.
What is a novelty comp?
Novelty competitions are typically ways we get you to get out of your seat and embarrass yourself in front of everyone else in exchange for a prize. These occur throughout the LAN and are announced before they run.