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bo_diddy

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Hi Guys,

I'm having trouble trying to set up a game of Warcraft II on a LAN. I have to try and get IPX networking or something along those lines working in order for me to do it. The option in the game says in order to play a game 'All computers must be connected to an IPX-compatible network'. How would I do this on Windows XP Home Edition with the 2 computers connected through a router (we share broadband conection). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time...
 

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You just need to go into Control Panel, Network Connections, and select Properties of your LAN connection. Click the Install button and select the NWlink IPX/SPX protocol from the list. Do that on all the systems, and you'll have an "IPX-compatible network". :)
 

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Thanks heaps Mr. John! You've just snapped my 3 day streak of trying to get this game to work! Thank you very much :)

- Bo Diddy
 

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JohnWill said:
You just need to go into Control Panel, Network Connections, and select Properties of your LAN connection. Click the Install button and select the NWlink IPX/SPX protocol from the list. Do that on all the systems, and you'll have an "IPX-compatible network". :)
I stand corrected JohnWill. I guess IPX still does have some usefullness yet.
 

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See that! :D I was laughing when I remembered you saying that. :D
 
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BTW one thing not mentioned is make sure your router supports IPX/SPX if your running one :) just a helpful hint in case you set it up on all the clients and it still doesn't work.
 

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Well, the router really doesn't need to support IPX, just the internal switch. I have never seen one that stumbles over IPX or NETBEUI. Hopefully, he doesn't expect to play this game over the Internet with IPX, that would require setting up tunneling, and I suspect that's more trouble than it's worth! :D
 

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JohnWill said:
Hopefully, he doesn't expect to play this game over the Internet with IPX, that would require setting up tunneling, and I suspect that's more trouble than it's worth! :D
Now you are starting to make me feel old! :rolleyes:
 
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LOL at work we run IPX for our AS/400 connections and we had someone who tried to put in components that didn't support IPX. This was the worst 3 days of my life waiting for the right parts to show up.
 

bo_diddy

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Yeah I can actually use IPX Networking and play over the Internet without making any other changes! So just letting you guys know that...
 

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Amazing, I didn't realize that would work. IPX is routable, but I thought it would surely get lost somewhere along the way. :)
 

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I just pulled out one of my old Nascar games and it said on the System Requirements. IPX compatible network for 3-5 users. I never did try playing it over a network. Always just played by myself.
 
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