IPX in vista

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  1. failurbydesign

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    I want to play Red alert 2 and the CNC first decade, but the older games require ipx..how do i get this wokring in vista...
     
  2. fitz

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    IPX/SPX is not supported in Vista.

    That being said, you can try the steps below at YOUR OWN RISK. This only applies to 32-bit Vista. I haven't seen any workarounds for 64-bit Vista.

    If you do this, take backups.

    Requires: MS Windows XP (SP2):

    1)
    Create new folder named 'temp' to root of your Vista drive ( C: ).
    Copy the following files from XP (or expand from XP CD) installation:

    Windows\System32\drivers\nwlnkipx.sys
    Windows\System32\drivers\nwlnkflt.sys
    Windows\System32\drivers\nwlnkfwd.sys
    Windows\System32\drivers\nwlnknb.sys
    Windows\System32\drivers\nwlnkspx.sys

    Windows\System32\rtipxmib.dll
    Windows\System32\wshisn.dll
    Windows\System32\nwprovau.dll

    (Following folder is hidden)
    Windows\inf\netnwlnk.inf
    Windows\inf\netnwlnk.pnf

    to C:\Temp,
    and to corresponding Vista folders.

    2)
    Control Panel->Network Center->Manage network connections.
    Right-click your LAN connection and select Properties.

    Click Install..., select Protocol and click Add...

    The NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS protocol may be listed on the Network Protocol list.
    DO NOT SELECT IT.

    Click Have Disk... Browse to C:\Temp. Select netnwlnk.inf.
    Click OK.
    Select NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS from the list.
    Vista will tell you that the publisher could not be verified.
    Click Install.

    If all goes well, the protocol should be now installed.
    Restart computer.


    edit: Novell does have a client for Vista but seeing as it only supports Novell 5 and above, I'm guessing it's TCP/IP only.
     
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    yea i ran across that in a few forums while searching Google..i guess ill try...
     
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    so what goes in the temp and in the corresponding folders?