[Wine] Red Alert / Red Alert II / Tiberium Sun: Overriding wsock32.dll to avoid IPX

Gert van den Berg wine-users at mohag.net
Sun Nov 30 14:17:03 CST 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes
<alex at thehandofagony.com> wrote:
> All the games work, but IPX requires root privileges, as you say. For Command
> 6 Conquer Gold/95 there is a modified version of the game's networking DLL
> that uses TCP or UDP; this DLL works in Wine.  You could try to use that DLL
> for the other C&C games and see if it works.  Please post your results here.
I have that on my C&C 95. (No one wants to install it to test though...)

That DLL is only included in C&C and Red Alert. (And it seems that Red
Alert 3.03, which integrates a newer WestWood Online client into Red
Alert might not be using it anymore...(The IPX fix for Red Alert 3.03
is a wsock32.dll, not a thipx32.dll))

Thipx32.dll do not contain Microsoft version information, so it is
probably a Westwood DLL...
> You can find the other AppDB entries on the 'Browse Apps' page and use its
> search function.
> I belive Westwood Online uses TCP/IP for communication.
Westwood online with a PvPGN 1.8.4 server (Linux version) seems to
work, at least sort of... (More a PvPGN limitation than a Wine
issue...) Setting it up takes a while to figure out (If anyone want to
try it, read the PvPGN forum, the documentation is non-existant...)


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