How to Play Serious Sam: SE in GameSpy Arcade
You can play Serious Sam: The Second Encounter online through GameSpy Arcade, which comes conveniently bundled with the game. If you haven't done so already, insert your Serious Sam: The Second Encounter CD and install Arcade now. Then, to play Serious Sam: The Second Encounter online, just follow these simple instructions:
Launch GameSpy Arcade and Go to the Serious Sam: SE Room: Click on the GameSpy Arcade link in your Start Menu. When the software starts, you'll see a list of games and more along the left-hand side. There's plenty to do, but there's time for that later: Click on the Serious Sam: SE button on the left to enter the Serious Sam: SE room.
Find and Join a Serious Sam: SE Server: Once you're in the Serious Sam: SE room you can meet or greet other players and find servers. The top half of the application will list all of the available servers, including the number of people playing and your connection speed (measured by something called "ping." The lower your ping, the better.) Double-click on a server of your choice to join. Serious Sam: SE will launch and automatically connect you to the server you selected. Let the fun begin!