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Last response: in Networking
July 6, 2001 1:04:33 PM

I have two computers, at home. Networked. I don't know a great deal about networking. Both computers are running windows 98SE.
Thhe Problem is with one of them, whenever I try to start network games (unreal tournament, baldurs gate, anything!)
I get errors along the lines of -
"winsock: could not open socket"
"socket error"
etc. They were working fine before, but something has gone wrong somewhere. Any ideas?

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July 6, 2001 3:52:59 PM

What networking protocols do you have installed? If you don't have IPX or TCP/IP (whichever is needed for the game), you won't be able to play it.
That could be the problem, but it's very possibly something else.

My Athlon can beat your Ferrari off the line.
July 6, 2001 11:47:45 PM

I have 'TCP/IP' and 'File and printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks'.
July 9, 2001 5:39:15 PM

Baldur's Gate might use IPX (anyone know?), so try installing that protocol.

Right click on Network Neighborhood-->Properties
Click on the "Add" button, go to protocol, choose IPX/SPX, and away you go.

My Athlon can beat your Ferrari off the line.