PC Card Compatibility - Networks
Andrew Rawnsley offered the following advice on getting Doom and other similar games to work using an IPX network in May 1996. Don't be surprised, however, if it doesn't work; it is apparently quite hard to find the appropriate drivers and get everything working correctly.
You need the Aleph 1 network drivers for 25ukp or so. By default it's set
up suitable for IPX network packets. You then need an IPX packet driver
and packet driver support code. Unfortunately, most of the pd IPX drivers
fail, so I'm using those supplied in an old demo of Novell Netware. You can
also look in your Windows directory for various IPX related files, as some
of these come in handy.
(Of course, if you already have an IPX Novell network, then the above doesn't
Once this is done, (and loaded - write a batch file unless you like loading
100kb of drivers in your bootup!) you should be able to convince Doom etc
to work over the network. N.B. Net Doom is very slow, slower than single player
Doom. Net Heretic and Hexen are rather more playable.
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