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IPX in vista

failurbydesign

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#1
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...
 

fitz

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#2
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.
 

failurbydesign

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#4
IPX/SPX is not supported in Vista.



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.

so what goes in the temp and in the corresponding folders?
 

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